Car 54, Where Are You? (1961–1963)
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Something Nice for Sol 

Gunther Toody drives the entire station batty chairing the committee to get everyone's favorite desk Sgt. Sol Abrams a surprise 25 year present. Toody keeps changing his little mind seeking... See full summary »

Director:

Al De Caprio

Writers:

Nat Hiken (created by), Nat Hiken | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Joe E. Ross ... Officer Gunther Toody
Fred Gwynne ... Officer Francis Muldoon
Mark Dawson Mark Dawson ... Lieutenant Corbett
Nathaniel Frey ... Sgt. Sol Abrams
Gerald Hiken Gerald Hiken ... Webster - Orthopedist
Paul Reed ... Captain Paul Block
Bernard West Bernard West ... Haberdasher\sHarry (as Bernie West)
Mildred Clinton Mildred Clinton ... Sandra Abrams
Frederick O'Neal ... Officer Wallace (as Fred O'Neal)
Albert Henderson Albert Henderson ... Officer Steinmetz
Joe Warren Joe Warren ... Dubrow (as Joseph Warren)
Harold Norman Harold Norman ... Reilly
Nipsey Russell ... Officer Dave Anderson (as Nipsy Russell)
Jerome Guardino ... Officer Antonnucci
Michael Gorrin ... Painter (as Mike Gorrin)
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Gunther Toody drives the entire station batty chairing the committee to get everyone's favorite desk Sgt. Sol Abrams a surprise 25 year present. Toody keeps changing his little mind seeking the perfect gift, and insists on parliamentary procedure for meetings. Abrams' sore feet confine him to desk work, so he worries that it'll be 25 and out, if the brass find out how bad the precinct's sweetheart's hurting. Written by David Stevens

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Comedy

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Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1961 (USA) See more »

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Eupolis Productions See more »
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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Officer Francis Muldoon: Wait a minute, fellas! Wait a minute. Wait a minute. Wait a minute. Hold it. Hold it. You guys elected Gunther your chairman. Lemme tell ya something about Gunther Toody. I've been his partner for 9 years. For 9 years, every day I've been sitting next to him, listening to him, I've had a chance to study him. Get to know what kind of a man he really is. Now I know... HE'S A NUT! A NUT! YOU DON'T ARGUE WITH A NUT! YOU DON'T REASON WITH A NUT! YOU JUST LET HIM DO IT HIS WAY, OKAY?
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A Great Example Of 'Car 54' Humor
22 August 2011 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

It's this kind of story that truly endears me to this program, even a half century after I first watched it. This is classic "Car 54" in which the story starts off with one angle, then starts to build and get a little crazy and then goes totally crazy.

That last part - the totally (absurd, ridiculous, outrageous....however you want to label it) had me almost in tears by laughing so hard.

What turns out to be a simple task of getting the desk sergeant and 25-year-anniversary gift turns into lunacy, capped by the scene in the police officer's bedroom at night.

Nathaniel Frey is very good as the man with sore feet, "Sgt. Sol Abrams" and the actor who played the podiatrist was great. Very funny stuff.


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