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2021-02-24 12:22:06 PM  
He still lives on today in many other ways.
 
2021-02-24 2:06:36 PM  
 
2021-02-24 2:08:10 PM  
I'm just hear to commune with Abe Vigoda's ghost
 
2021-02-24 2:08:54 PM  
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2021-02-24 2:10:42 PM  
Barney Miller - Intro title theme and credits - Season 1
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2021-02-24 2:11:35 PM  
Emmy-worthy epic emotive eyebrows.
 
2021-02-24 2:12:28 PM  

TheManofPA: I'm just hear to commune with Abe Vigoda's ghost


<twitch>
 
2021-02-24 2:15:34 PM  
I've actually been watching Barney Miller lately. It's not cheesy like most 1970s sitcoms. I used to love Three's Company as a kid and it's pretty cringe-worthy now.
 
2021-02-24 2:16:58 PM  
I'm just glad the headline didn't say today would be his 100th.

there's nothing more I hate than reading a headline like today would have been Benjamin Franklin's 315th birthday.

fark you, that would have never had been the situation fark face.
 
2021-02-24 2:20:40 PM  
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2021-02-24 2:20:42 PM  
Waiting for a certain Farker for whom this thread is made.
 
2021-02-24 2:20:43 PM  
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2021-02-24 2:21:44 PM  
Snickers Commercial Game
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2021-02-24 2:22:11 PM  
Abe Vigoda isn't dead, he just Ascended.
 
2021-02-24 2:23:36 PM  
You know who's got rhymes like Abe Vigoda?

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2021-02-24 2:24:09 PM  

Boojum2k: Abe Vigoda isn't dead, he just Ascended.


Huh. I wonder what his Fark handle is.
 
2021-02-24 2:24:12 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [Fark user image 850x676]


I heart you.
 
2021-02-24 2:25:45 PM  
I don't know about the cola but I am gonna use one of those old fashioned toilets. The kind with the box and the chain. I'll see if there's a gun taped to the back.
 
2021-02-24 2:30:00 PM  
Fish S01E01 - The Really Longest Day (Abe Vigoda) [1977]
Youtube 61Airkvq2Hg
 
2021-02-24 2:30:12 PM  

sugar_fetus: http://isabevigodadead.com/


Figures that the 2016 celeb die off would be lead by a man most thought was already dead.

Good joke.
 
2021-02-24 2:30:39 PM  

xxmedium: You know who's got rhymes like Abe Vigoda?

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Phish?

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2021-02-24 2:36:32 PM  
May his memory be eternal.
 
2021-02-24 2:38:10 PM  
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2021-02-24 2:38:11 PM  
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Abe Vigodo makes me aspire to age into a lovable old man.
 
2021-02-24 2:38:28 PM  

Mugato: I've actually been watching Barney Miller lately. It's not cheesy like most 1970s sitcoms. I used to love Three's Company as a kid and it's pretty cringe-worthy now.


I hated it as a kid, mainly for that depressing, run-down office they worked in. It was a strange look for a sitcom. Even on All in the Family and M*A*S*H the grunge looked more painted on than real, but Barney Miller made you feel grungy watching it.
 
2021-02-24 2:41:09 PM  

Mugato: I've actually been watching Barney Miller lately. It's not cheesy like most 1970s sitcoms. I used to love Three's Company as a kid and it's pretty cringe-worthy now.


It really does hold up. 
The characters just work, it's not maudlin or stupid. Well, most of the time. 
But those writers had such great comic sense. 

"What's with the atom bomb?"

A great ensemble cast. From Jack Soo to Ron Glass, Max Gail, Abe, but Steve Landesberg as Dietrich was always my favorite. 

Barney Miller: Dietrich and Yemana discuss... I'm not sure what they're talking about.
Youtube PGv_7VgFgeg
 
2021-02-24 2:41:50 PM  

Mugato: I've actually been watching Barney Miller lately. It's not cheesy like most 1970s sitcoms. I used to love Three's Company as a kid and it's pretty cringe-worthy now.


I bet it holds up.  I haven't watched it literally in decades.  I remember that there was a basic underlying kindness about the characters that probably avoided a lot of the cringe.
 
2021-02-24 2:43:42 PM  
Dietrich was the best.

Atomic Bomb - Barney Miller
Youtube ib8StpzyxDE


This was 1977
 
2021-02-24 2:44:14 PM  
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2021-02-24 2:50:58 PM  

Mugato: I've actually been watching Barney Miller lately. It's not cheesy like most 1970s sitcoms. I used to love Three's Company as a kid and it's pretty cringe-worthy now.


Met Hal Linden when he was performing in the musical "Grumpy Old Men" here in Maine. Wicked chill dude, and pretty good in a musical.

Grumpy Old Men: The Musical - Ogunquit Playhouse
Youtube WQFUHqHqEds
 
2021-02-24 2:59:30 PM  

TheManofPA: I'm just hear to commune with Abe Vigoda's ghost


WHAT
 
2021-02-24 3:02:15 PM  

shiny dagmar: Mugato: I've actually been watching Barney Miller lately. It's not cheesy like most 1970s sitcoms. I used to love Three's Company as a kid and it's pretty cringe-worthy now.

I hated it as a kid, mainly for that depressing, run-down office they worked in. It was a strange look for a sitcom. Even on All in the Family and M*A*S*H the grunge looked more painted on than real, but Barney Miller made you feel grungy watching it.


I could almost smell the cigarette smoke... wait that was just my old man
 
2021-02-24 3:04:26 PM  
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Yeah it's coffee but I'm still posting it. Fight me.
 
2021-02-24 3:06:55 PM  

shiny dagmar: Mugato: I've actually been watching Barney Miller lately. It's not cheesy like most 1970s sitcoms. I used to love Three's Company as a kid and it's pretty cringe-worthy now.

I hated it as a kid, mainly for that depressing, run-down office they worked in. It was a strange look for a sitcom. Even on All in the Family and M*A*S*H the grunge looked more painted on than real, but Barney Miller made you feel grungy watching it.


Same for Taxi. Especially Louie De Palma's cage. Felt like I needed a shower after watching it.

Happiest music. Grungiest set.
 
2021-02-24 3:12:39 PM  

gunther_bumpass: Mugato: I've actually been watching Barney Miller lately. It's not cheesy like most 1970s sitcoms. I used to love Three's Company as a kid and it's pretty cringe-worthy now.

It really does hold up. 
The characters just work, it's not maudlin or stupid. Well, most of the time. 
But those writers had such great comic sense. 

"What's with the atom bomb?"

A great ensemble cast. From Jack Soo to Ron Glass, Max Gail, Abe, but Steve Landesberg as Dietrich was always my favorite. 

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/PGv_7VgF​geg]


Barney and Wojo are all that's left!  :(

No Harris, no Fish, no Chano, no Yemana, no Dietrich.  Being a detective is a dangerous job!
 
2021-02-24 3:16:59 PM  

xxmedium: shiny dagmar: Mugato: I've actually been watching Barney Miller lately. It's not cheesy like most 1970s sitcoms. I used to love Three's Company as a kid and it's pretty cringe-worthy now.

I hated it as a kid, mainly for that depressing, run-down office they worked in. It was a strange look for a sitcom. Even on All in the Family and M*A*S*H the grunge looked more painted on than real, but Barney Miller made you feel grungy watching it.

Same for Taxi. Especially Louie De Palma's cage. Felt like I needed a shower after watching it.

Happiest music. Grungiest set.


That's what the 70s looked like, though. Nicotine stains on everything. Brown, orange, avocado color scemes. Dirt everywhere from factory smoke and leaded gas. 

(and someone will come along and say "but leaded gas wasn't any more.." oh fark off. You know what I'm talking about) 

It was a filthy decade. 

I think it's part of the reason people went nuts for Star Wars. It was clean. No one smoked. 
Well, except that one guy in the cantina. 

Barney Miller, All In The Family, Taxi - that was the reality for most Americans at the time. Grungy, run-down, dirty shiat.
 
2021-02-24 3:23:25 PM  
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2021-02-24 3:25:27 PM  

gunther_bumpass: xxmedium: shiny dagmar: Mugato: I've actually been watching Barney Miller lately. It's not cheesy like most 1970s sitcoms. I used to love Three's Company as a kid and it's pretty cringe-worthy now.

I hated it as a kid, mainly for that depressing, run-down office they worked in. It was a strange look for a sitcom. Even on All in the Family and M*A*S*H the grunge looked more painted on than real, but Barney Miller made you feel grungy watching it.

Same for Taxi. Especially Louie De Palma's cage. Felt like I needed a shower after watching it.

Happiest music. Grungiest set.

That's what the 70s looked like, though. Nicotine stains on everything. Brown, orange, avocado color scemes. Dirt everywhere from factory smoke and leaded gas. 

(and someone will come along and say "but leaded gas wasn't any more.." oh fark off. You know what I'm talking about) 

It was a filthy decade. 

I think it's part of the reason people went nuts for Star Wars. It was clean. No one smoked. 
Well, except that one guy in the cantina. 

Barney Miller, All In The Family, Taxi - that was the reality for most Americans at the time. Grungy, run-down, dirty shiat.


Compounded by everything polyester. I agree.
 
2021-02-24 3:31:57 PM  
The only thing in the universe that will last forever is Zombo.com.
 
2021-02-24 3:36:33 PM  
regionally distributed beverages, especially those from long ago, strike no familiarity with most readers. son, i am disappoint.
 
2021-02-24 3:45:13 PM  
xxmedium:  It was a filthy decade.

Barney Miller, All In The Family, Taxi - that was the reality for most Americans at the time. Grungy, run-down, dirty shiat.

Compounded by everything polyester. I agree.


Yeah, but we had boss MP3 players
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2021-02-24 3:49:20 PM  
Never got a chance to record Barney Miller.  It was already off the air by the time we got our first VCR, with the wired remote.

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2021-02-24 3:56:30 PM  
A dog, a panic, and Abe Vigoda.
 
2021-02-24 3:57:23 PM  
Yup... the memories....

/ yes, I had the browser extension reporting.
 
2021-02-24 4:16:48 PM  
Wow, Fish and I share the same birthday!!!
 
2021-02-24 4:26:08 PM  

Mugato: I've actually been watching Barney Miller lately. It's not cheesy like most 1970s sitcoms. I used to love Three's Company as a kid and it's pretty cringe-worthy now.


Not cheesy?

Perhaps the episode where someone "stole DNA" is just particularly painful.  "Can you imagine if this got in the water supply?"

/Off to grab my bass and treat the neighbors
//Bummm...bum bum bum...bum bum bummm.. badadadadadadabummmmm
 
2021-02-24 4:39:17 PM  

gunther_bumpass: I think it's part of the reason people went nuts for Star Wars. It was clean. No one smoked.


Interestingly, Star Wars is often cited as one of the first sci-fi universes to have a "dirty, used" look!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wa​r​s#Industry
"Lucas's concept of a "used universe" particularly influenced Ridley Scott's Blade Runner (1982) and Alien (1979), James Cameron's Aliens (1986) as well as The Terminator (1984), George Miller's Mad Max 2 (1981), and Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001-2003)."

https://www.verdict.co.uk/how-lucas-f​i​lm-star-wars-changed-cinema-forever/
"Before Lucas' films, sci-fi was populated almost exclusively with gleaming modernity. Spaceships and technology were constantly cutting edge and brand new. It was, in many ways, an idealised future.

However, Star Warsbrought a grittiness to the genre.

The technology in the films was dirty, broken, and well-worn. Machines were greasy, life was often unhappy, and dirt was everywhere. There's a certain amount of industrialism to the design of the galaxy in Star Wars which had never really been seen before.

On the other hand, the forces of the Empire, from Darth Vader to the Stormtroopers hearkened back to science-fiction of yesteryear.

The uniformity and carefully pristine conditions of those elements act as an anathema to the rest of the world, highlighting the power and resources of the forces the heroes must battle against."

https://essenmitsosse.de/the-designs-​o​f-star-wars/
"Reason №5
DIRTY/USED LOOK
One of the most revolutionary things about Star Wars when it came out was, that the things in the movies did look like they were used. Everything was dirty, sooty and worn-out. Before Star Wars it was more common for science-fiction-movies to look clean and futuristic. This look, that George Lucas called a "used universe", heavily supports the believability of the Star Wars universe."

From https://starwarsuu.wordpress.com​/about​/
"I titled my blog the "Used Universe" because for one, most web addresses that contain the words "Star Wars" are always taken and two, anyone who is a true Star Wars fan will know the reference to this title. It describes George Lucas' vision of how the Star Wars Galaxy is fashioned in contrast to most how most other space sagas looked like...clean, cold, sterile, 'always new' environments like those seen in movies such as Star Trek or 2001:a Space Odyssey."
 
2021-02-24 4:49:54 PM  
R. I. P. Singing Fish

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2021-02-24 4:58:04 PM  

fragMasterFlash: [YouTube video: Barney Miller - Intro title theme and credits - Season 1]


Excellent theme song. The 70s had some really good ones-Rockford Files, Jeffersons, Good Times....
 
2021-02-24 5:20:36 PM  
Abe Vigoda in Good Burger
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RIP to a legend.
 
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