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Maxwell Gail Jr. | Max Gail Jr. | Maxwell Gail
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I learned how good the actors on soaps are, you know, to work at the speed they do, but also that a story can unfold over a period of time, and so that was a draw because, you know, it's touched my life in some ways.
Gail credits the collaborative environment of the police station comedy, "Barney Miller" which ran from 1975 to 1982, with stimulating some of the series' innovations: it was one of the first contemporary comedies to shoot with the director on the floor rather than in the control room, to eliminate the studio audience and to edit rather than relying on live switching.