Barney Miller (1975–1982)
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Vanished: Part 1 

Harris poses as a vagrant to go undercover to solve a string of crimes, and then he disappears. A woman wants Wojo or Dietrich to make a baby with her.


Noam Pitlik


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Episode complete credited cast:
Hal Linden ... Capt. Barney Miller
Max Gail ... Det. Stan 'Wojo' Wojciehowicz
Ron Glass ... Det. Ron Harris
Steve Landesberg ... Det. Sgt. Arthur Dietrich
Ron Carey ... Officer Carl Levitt
Elaine Giftos ... Laura Kiergo
John Dullaghan ... Ray Brewer
James Gregory ... Inspector Frank Luger


Harris poses as a vagrant to go undercover to solve a string of crimes, and then he disappears. A woman wants Wojo or Dietrich to make a baby with her.

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Comedy | Drama







Release Date:

10 January 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vanished: Part 1 See more »

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Production Co:

Four D Productions See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Written in 1930, "Brother, Can You Spare A Dime" became the national anthem for the millions of folks looking for a job during the Great Depression. In the song the people who fought in our war and built our cities felt that the nation had now abandoned them. The Republicans tried to have the song banned as anti-capitalistic. See more »


When Luger is demoted to Captain from Inspector and assigned to the 12th Precinct as Barney's subordinate- he actually should have assumed the command role due to his seniority. See more »


Inspector Frank Luger: They call it a career conference, Barney, like they're helping you with their career.
Capt. Barney Miller: What did they say?
Inspector Frank Luger: Ah, They gave me a lot of sweet talk about, Lueger, you have done a great job with the department, you're a credit to the force, All that kind of garbage.
Capt. Barney Miller: That's it.
Inspector Frank Luger: Hmm? No. No. No.No. They want me to be all buttered up, then they stuck in the skewer.
Inspector Frank Luger: What, uh, What did they say?
Inspector Frank Luger: What else, "Lueger, take a hike"
Capt. Barney Miller: They ask you to resign.
Inspector Frank Luger: No, No, No, No , Barney. No, They gave me choice They ...
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Brother Can You Spare a Dime?
Written by E.Y. Harburg and Jay Gorney
Performed by James Gregory
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Inspector Luger is demoted to Captain
23 June 2014 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"Vanished" begins a 2-part episode with the return of neighborhood bum Ray Brewer (John Dullaghan, sixth of ten), first seen in "Open House," reporting that the mission where he lives with fellow vagrants is being ransacked for bodies at night (Harris: "kind of a bum's rush?" Brewer: "I don't make jokes about your job!"). He's seriously considering moving to the suburbs since the discos took over! Barney has to listen to the woeful tale of how he ended up a derelict (Brewer: "I had a good job, beautiful family, nice house, respect in the community...then something happened and I became a bum!" Barney: "thanks for sharing that Ray!"). Harris decides to investigate by going undercover disguised as a hobo. Meanwhile, Wojo and Dietrich investigate a call from Wall Street about "some hooker trying to solicit a law firm!" The woman in question (Elaine Giftos, first of two) is merely looking for a suitable male to father her child, without the restrictions of marriage. Fearing he's about to get dumped by the department, a despondent Inspector Luger reports for Captain Luger (to be continued).

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