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Ron Glass, 71 - Barney Miller
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jdunlop
2016-11-26 23:23:23 UTC
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Ron Glass, a prolific TV actor known for playing Ron Harris in the sitcom “Barney Miller” and Shepherd Derrial Book in “Firefly,” has died. He was 71.
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2016-11-27 05:37:09 UTC
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Ron Glass, a prolific TV actor known for playing Ron Harris in the sitcom “Barney Miller” and Shepherd Derrial Book in “Firefly,” has died. He was 71.
And yet Abe Vigoda...oops...never mind.
Michael OConnor
2016-11-27 12:28:56 UTC
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I think Hal Linden is now the only surviving major cast member of the series.
jdunlop
2016-11-27 13:22:25 UTC
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Max Gail and Gregory Sierra are still off topic, as is Barbara Barrie,
A Friend
2016-11-27 13:23:36 UTC
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I think Hal Linden is now the only surviving major cast member of the series.
Max Gail, who played Wojo, is still alive at 73.

Barbara Barrie, who played Miller's wife, is still with us at 85.

Gregory Sienna, who played Chano and was in the main cast until he left
the series, is still here at 75.
RH Draney
2016-11-27 13:39:59 UTC
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Post by Michael OConnor
I think Hal Linden is now the only surviving major cast member of the series.
Max Gail, who played Wojo, is still alive at 73.
Barbara Barrie, who played Miller's wife, is still with us at 85.
Gregory Sienna, who played Chano and was in the main cast until he left
the series, is still here at 75.
Yes, I remember not long ago seeing Max Gail pop up on an episode of
"Scorpion" as an ex-military pilot who let the team borrow one of his
collection of supposedly-scrapped airplanes for a mission but only if he
was allowed to fly it for them....r
marcus
2016-11-27 20:25:21 UTC
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Ron Glass, a prolific TV actor known for playing Ron Harris in the sitcom “Barney Miller” and Shepherd Derrial Book in “Firefly,” has died. He was 71.
"Blood On The Badge"
Louis Epstein
2016-11-27 23:35:42 UTC
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Ron Glass, a prolific TV actor known for playing Ron Harris in the
sitcom ???Barney Miller??? and Shepherd Derrial Book in ???Firefly,???
has died. He was 71.
"Blood On The Badge"
His character left Barney Miller's 12th Precinct to become a writer.
I long hoped he would show up at the 12th Precinct on Castle
(which starred his Firefly cast-mate Nathan Fillion...as a writer)
to reminisce.

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The World Trade Center towers MUST rise again,
at least as tall as before...or terror has triumphed.
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2018-10-18 02:19:59 UTC
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Ron Glass, a prolific TV actor known for playing Ron Harris in the sitcom “Barney Miller” and Shepherd Derrial Book in “Firefly,” has died. He was 71.
"Blood On The Badge"
Which his character took to calling "BOB" for short.

This past weekend, they showed the "Liquidation" episode of Barney Miller (S7 EP22), in which Ron Glass' character Harris loses the appeal of his libel case involving his novel and has to begin liquidating all his assets to pay the judgment against him. He shows up at the precinct house unhappy, severely depressed and very drunk. As others try to cheer him up, he turns angry and argues with them. Then he pauses and turns to Barney Miller and loudly announces "YOU ARE LOOKING AT ONE MAD NIGGER!". The entire room freezes.

It was shocking and moving then and it would be shocking and moving today on broadcast television.
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2018-10-18 11:24:53 UTC
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It's interesting that the word aired at all on the broadcast you saw (Antenna TV?). Sanford and Son airings a few years ago on one station -- TV Land, I think -- deleted the word from the 4 or 5 episodes in which it appeared when originally broadcast and which are on the DVDs. Tough call -- an abhorrent, disgusting word, to be sure, but the writers used it for a certain reason and effect, as seen in the Barney Miller line you quoted.
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2018-10-18 16:12:10 UTC
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I'd forgotten he died.

But then, I didn't watch "Barney Miller" much - though I always loved the main character as an example of how being "a man's man" didn't mean having to be a boor, especially toward women.

I remembered Glass after watching, this past year, a 1973 episode of "All in the Family" (his first TV appearance). It's called "Everybody Tells the Truth." Some call it the "Rashomon" episode.

And, very recently, I saw a clip of "Good Times" from the end of "The Encyclopedia Hustle." Pretty good! (For some reason, Dailymotion claims to show this episode - but at least one such video link gives you the wrong episode!)


Lenona.
Rob Cibik
2018-11-08 18:21:54 UTC
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http://variety.com/2016/tv/news/ron-glass-dead-barney-miller-firefly-dies-1201927179/
Ron Glass, a prolific TV actor known for playing Ron Harris in the sitcom “Barney Miller” and Shepherd Derrial Book in “Firefly,” has died. He was 71.
"Blood On The Badge"
Which his character took to calling "BOB" for short.
This past weekend, they showed the "Liquidation" episode of Barney Miller (S7 EP22), in which Ron Glass' character Harris loses the appeal of his libel case involving his novel and has to begin liquidating all his assets to pay the judgment against him. He shows up at the precinct house unhappy, severely depressed and very drunk. As others try to cheer him up, he turns angry and argues with them. Then he pauses and turns to Barney Miller and loudly announces "YOU ARE LOOKING AT ONE MAD NIGGER!". The entire room freezes.
It was shocking and moving then and it would be shocking and moving today on broadcast television.
The last time (and the first time in a long time) I saw him on TV was an
episode of 'Major Crimes'. He and other longtime TV favorites (Tim
Conway, Doris Roberts, and more) quickly become suspects in a murder.

"After a landlord is killed, Major Crimes' investigation quickly focuses
on his elderly tenants, who all worked together on a 1970s detective TV
program."

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3009876/?ref_=ttfc_ql
t***@iwvisp.com
2018-11-08 18:50:10 UTC
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IIRC, Major Crimes had one lighter episode per season. This was that and it was a hoot.

Ray Arthur

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2016-11-28 02:55:27 UTC
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http://variety.com/2016/tv/news/ron-glass-dead-barney-miller-firefly-dies-1201927179/
Ron Glass, a prolific TV actor known for playing Ron Harris in the sitcom “Barney Miller” and Shepherd Derrial Book in “Firefly,” has died. He was 71.
Dietrich: "You are the most self-centered, narcissistic, and irritating individual that it has ever been my displeasure to encounter."

Harris: "Then why the hell do you put up with me?"

Dietrich: "Because I love you, you selfish jerk!"
That Derek
2018-10-18 18:49:12 UTC
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Coming from someone who grew up watching dangerous amounts of television, I do remember several instances of use of the "N-word" in Norman Lear sitcoms.

ALL IN THE FAMILY:

1) [Lionel Jefferson's Engagement Party episode] The Bunkers/Stivics are invited to Lionel's engagement party where George Jefferson learns for the first time that fiancee Jenny Willis's father is white. George complains to Louise "Ten more seconds he'll be calling her [Negro]." Archie overhears this and remarks "Listen to that. I ain't used that word in three years."
-- circa 0:07:05 in.

2) [Archie and Mike locked in the Archie's tavern’s storeroom] Archie opens up to Meathead and relates a schoolyard story in which he was beaten up by a black classmate for having called him a "[Negro]." [IMHO, this was the last GREAT episode of "All in the Family”].
-- circa 0:01:20 in.

SANFORD AND SONN

1) [episode where Fred is in court fighting a traffic ticket] Fred uses the objectionable word twice when he comments about the lack of Caucasians in traffic court to the arresting officer with "Look at all these [Negroes] in here" and "Look around here. There's enough [Negroes] in here to make a 'Tarzan' movie!"
-- circa 0:00:40 in.

2) [YouTube clip; party scene. Episode?] Fred directs some mock cheers towards Rollo; "Bim! Bam! Boom! Somebody get this {Negro] out of my room!"
-- circa 0:00:29 in.

THE JEFFERSONS:

1) [episode?] Moses Gunn portrays a friend of Lionel's who seems to be shaking George down for some sort of pay-out. When George retaliates, Gunn's character rejoinders with "What's the matter with you, [Negro]?" and "You're crazy, [Negro]!"
-- circa 0:01:25 in.

2) [episode?] George and Weezy are entertaining a snooty upper-class black couple connected to the Social Register, and when the visiting gentleman insults maid Florence, George defends her with "[Negro], what the hell did you say?”
– circa 0:00:47 in.

3) [George vs. the KKK; objectionable usage scene unavailable via YouTube] Through a series of miscommunications coinciding with reports of graffiti/vandalism in their building, George, Tom, and Bentley, attend a meeting for a group desiring to “clean up” the building unaware that it is actually a KKK meeting led by James Karen (the nice guy from the Pathmark supermarket TV ads). At one point, Karen’s son (Ike Eisenman from the Disney “Witch Mountain” movies) calls George the N-word. The notorious pay-off during the fracas results in James Karen suffering a heart attack, George administering CPR to the unconscious Karen, and Eisenman informing Karen that George saved his life. As James Karen is being wheeled away by paramedics, he tells his son “You should have let me die.”

GOOD TIMES:

This programme usually euphemized the N-word with “Negro.” However, there are several times where Wilona wants to say it but the scriptwriters had already applied this neutralization. For example, in the story arc which introduced Janet Jackson’s “Penny” character [unavailable via YouTube], Wilona brings abused child Penny to an emergency room after Penny’s mother had broken Penny’s arm. Since Wilona is not Penny’s legal guardian, the attending emergency room doctor refuses treatment, prompting Wilona to get in the doctor’s face with something to the effect of “Negro! There’s an abused child here!”
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