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Car 54, Where Are You? 

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The misadventures of two of New York's finest in the 53rd precinct in the Bronx. Toody, the short, stocky and dim-witted one, either saves the day or messes things up, much to the chagrin ... See full summary »

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Nat Hiken
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1963   1962   1961  
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Complete series cast summary:
Joe E. Ross ...  Officer Gunther Toody 60 episodes, 1961-1963
Fred Gwynne ...  Officer Francis Muldoon 60 episodes, 1961-1963
Paul Reed ...  Captain Paul Block / ... 53 episodes, 1961-1963
Al Lewis ...  Officer Leo Schnauser / ... 44 episodes, 1961-1963
Hank Garrett ...  Officer Ed Nicholson 37 episodes, 1961-1963
Beatrice Pons ...  Lucille Toody 32 episodes, 1961-1963
Jack Healy Jack Healy ...  Officer Rodriguez / ... 30 episodes, 1961-1963
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The misadventures of two of New York's finest in the 53rd precinct in the Bronx. Toody, the short, stocky and dim-witted one, either saves the day or messes things up, much to the chagrin of Muldoon, the tall, lanky and smart one. Written by Jason R. DeCesare <miles@k2nesoft.com>

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USA

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English

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17 September 1961 (USA) See more »

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The Snow Whites See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Gerald Hiken, who had the recurring role of Katz the butcher, was a cousin of series creator Nat Hiken. See more »

Goofs

No consistent spelling for surname of character played by Al Lewis. In credits, it is listed as Schnauser, but name stenciled on character's locker is Schnauzer - with various spelling appearing whenever name is seen printed throughout series run. See more »

Quotes

Officer Gunther Toody: Do you mind? Do you mind?
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Connections

Referenced in The Joey Bishop Show: My Buddy, My Buddy (1963) See more »

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Car 54, Where did you go?
7 September 2006 | by jimel98See all my reviews

I was much too young to enjoy this when it was on (I was 3 when it went off the air) but was blessed to see it on Nick at Night. I wish they would bring it back again or if it's on DVD, I must have it! This show about two 'hard working' New York City cops was witty and intelligent. Many of my generation think of the sitcoms of the 1950s and early 1960s and picture simple, basic and not terribly funny humor. Picture "Small Wonder" in black and white. This show had heart and some very clever writing. The simplest of everyday situations that a cop can face were turned into comedy gold. It was the "Barney Miller" of it's day. If any of you dear readers ever get a chance to see any of these episodes, check out the one where Toody and Muldoon have a chance to go out fishing on a boat. The lengths they go to to arrange their schedule so as to be free to go out, and the ONE thing that fouls it up are complex and hilarious.

The cast was wonderful as well, and of course they would be, otherwise this terrific writing would have been wasted. It's not.


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