A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from May 17, 2017
“Drinking should be done in the privacy of one’s home, where it’s necessary”

The American television sitcom Barney Miller (1975-1982) took place in a fictional New York City police station in Greenwich Village. Brooklyn-born character actor Abe Vigoda (1921-2016), playing the character Detective Phil Fish, said on the episode “Bureaucrat” that aired on March 6, 1975:

“Drinking should be done in the privacy of one’s home, where it’s necessary.”


Wikipedia: Abe Vigoda
Abraham Charles “Abe” Vigoda (/vᵻˈɡoʊdə/; February 24, 1921 – January 26, 2016) was an American character actor who was known for a number of roles, most notably, his portrayals of Salvatore Tessio in The Godfather and Phil Fish in Barney Miller from 1975 to 1977 and Fish from 1977 to 1978.

Wikiquote: Barney Miller
Barney Miller (1975–1982) was an American TV comedy, airing on ABC, about the captain of a New York City police station in Greenwich Village and his staff.
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Bureaucrat [1.07]
Fish: Drinking should be done in the privacy of one’s home, where it’s necessary.

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Det. Phil Fish: Drinking should be done in the privacy of one’s home, where it’s necessary.

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“Drinking should be done in the privacy of one’s home. Where it’s necessary.” –Fish, Barney Miller http://bit.ly/BSjkj
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Drinking should be done in the privacy of one’s home, where’s it’s necesary.  --Phil Fish, Barney Miller #RandomMovieTVQuotes
2:01 PM - 10 Feb 2017

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