Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: 87th Precinct and Barney Miller

From: Joy Matkowski (
Date: 17 Jul 2007

No, I never did, but now that you mention it, I can see what you mean, Jack.
    I recently read *Blood Relatives* (1975), which was pretty much a strict pre-DNA police procedural in comparison with later 87th Precinct books I've read.


Jack Bludis asked:

> Did anyone ever get the feeling that *Barny Miller* was a
> rip-off of *the 87th Princinct* just as *Hogan's Heros* was
> an obvious rip-off of *Stalag 17?*
> I always had the impression that Meyer-Meyer and the Abe
> Vigota Character were intechangable.

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