41-Years Ago, “Barney Miller” Warned About What’s Happening Today

Growing up, I would catch scenes from the show “Barney Miller,” a sitcom centered around a New York City police precinct. I was too young to understand most of the jokes but my parents loved it (my dad was a cop). In four decades, I hadn’t seen a scene from the show since they originally aired.

When the video below was sent to me, I figured it would be another loose connection between what we’re seeing today with a mention of “The New World Order” or something. As it turned out, the predictions (predictive programming?) were striking. Replace the bad guys joked about in that clip with the bad guys of today and… hmm.