Disclaimer: I do not own the rights to Barney Miller, or All in the Family. In addition, I have not / will not make any money from this work. This is just my way of keeping these shows alive.
Barney Miller/All in the Family
CONTENT WARNING. THIS FAN FICTION WILL HAVE SOME TERMS THAT ARE DEROGATORY TOWARD PEOPLE OF VARIOUS RACES, RELIGIONS AND NATIONAL ORIGINS.
I AM ONLY DOING THIS FOR THE SAKE OF PORTRAYING THE CHARACTER OF ARCHIE BUNKER THE WAY HE WAS ON TELEVISION.
IT IS NOT MY INTENT TO ANGER ANY READERS. IF YOU BELIEVE THAT YOU MAY BE OFFENDED BY ANY SUCH TERMS, PLEASE DO NOT READ THIS WORK OF FICTION.
After his sprint up the stairs, Wojo quickly swings the squad room door open as he rushes into the office. He walks over to the attendance board to peg himself on duty. Only after this is done does he bother to say hello to his fellow detectives.
Nick looks at his watch after returning Wojo's hello. Wojo sees this and defensively tells Nick, "I'm on time!"
Nick shoots him a deadpan look as he replies, "Just."
After taking off his coat and placing it on a rack, Wojo gives Nick a good-natured smirk as he makes his way toward his own desk. He then picks up the last donut before sitting down. Barney almost bumps into him as he walks out of his office to pour himself some coffee. When Barney makes eye contact with Wojo he looks at his wristwatch while saying, "Good morning Wojo."
Without thinking Wojo defensively replies, "Barney, I'm not late! I'm on time today!"
Barney replies, "Just."
When Nick hears this, he smiles as he looks up to tell Barney, "Hey Barn, when he told me that, I said the exact same thing."
Before Barney replies, Dietrich jumps in and says, "I guess it's true what they say. Superior intelligences cogitate correspondingly."
Harris stops typing up his arrest report when he hears Dietrich's apparent misquote. He confidently smiles as he corrects Dietrich by saying, "Hey Arthur, Don't you mean 'great minds think alike'?
Dietrich leans a little closer as he grins at his fellow detective while saying, "Hey! If you think so, I guess it's true."
Harris looks a little confused by the comment. He is not sure what Dietrich meant by it. The only thing that he is sure of is that he took Dietrich's bait. Harris has a sour look on his face as he goes back to typing. He tells the man whom he's booking. "First and last name please."
The man responds, "Michael Stivic. The last name is spelled just like it sounds." When Wojo over hears the man say this, he looks up and asks him, "Stivic, that's Polish Right?"
Yeah. A little more then 500 words. A little less then two pages long. I wanted to see what it's like to write a short story for a change.