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The Election 

It's Election Day. A woman, being prevented by her husband from voting, throws a toilet seat into the street to get attention. A shoplifter is escorted to vote by Wojo and then lost by him. Inspector Luger campaigns for a political crony.

Director:

Lee Bernhardi

Writers:

Tom Reeder, Danny Arnold (created by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Hal Linden ... Capt. Barney Miller
Abe Vigoda ... Det. Phil Fish (credit only)
Max Gail ... Det. Stan 'Wojo' Wojciehowicz
Ron Glass ... Det. Ron Harris
Jack Soo ... Det. Sgt. Nick Yemana
James Gregory ... Inspector Frank Luger
Brett Somers ... Edna Relkie
Richard Venture Richard Venture ... Charles Relkie
Gilbert Green Gilbert Green ... Crippen
Steve Landesberg ... Det. Sgt. Arthur Dietrich
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It's Election Day. A woman, being prevented by her husband from voting, throws a toilet seat into the street to get attention. A shoplifter is escorted to vote by Wojo and then lost by him. Inspector Luger campaigns for a political crony.

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 1976 (USA) See more »

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Four D Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The title of this episode refers the 1976 election. Jimmy Carter, the Democrat party candidate, defeated President Gerald R. Ford, the incumbent and Republican candidate. The Electoral College vote total was 297 for Carter to 240 for Ford. See more »

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Election day 1976
24 March 2014 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"The Election" was broadcast Oct 21 1976, still weeks away from the Nov Presidential election, but is set on that very day, Yemana betting that Hawaii goes Republican (he can't seem to find a winning bet anywhere). Wojo has already cast his vote (Barney hasn't), and pesters everybody to learn who they voted for. Harris brings in shoplifter Crippen (Gilbert Green, STAR TREK's "Patterns of Force"), who is guilty of stealing ladies' lingerie, none of which can possibly fit (Dietrich seems to believe he would know Shirley Feldman, who actually DOES wear such things). When Wojo courteously escorts him out to vote, he gives the prisoner so much time in the booth he makes his escape. Yemana issues a call to Barney: "a guy on West 10th says he got hit in the head by a toilet seat!" Dietrich casually asks if there were any survivors (Barney: "fortunately, it was unoccupied at the time!" Dietrich: "it would be embarrassing if the fall didn't kill you!"). Brett Somers (second of two) reports that her husband (Richard Venture) locked her in the bathroom, determined to prevent her from voting. Inspector Luger pops in to support a scandal-ridden candidate for City Council (previously with the sanitation department) who promised to make him Police Commissioner. Barney wants to know if Nick's coffee is fresh: "the grounds are, I can't vouch for the water!" (Barney: "well, what could live in YOUR coffee?").


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