Car 54, Where Are You? (1961–1963)
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The Paint Job 

A car thieving ring is using an auto body shop to paint stolen cars and resell them. The 53rd is down to only two patrol cars, so the boys are desperate to keep their beloved car 54. When ... See full summary »

Director:

Nat Hiken

Writers:

Nat Hiken (created by), Martin Roth (as Marty Roth) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Joe E. Ross ... Officer Gunther Toody
Fred Gwynne ... Officer Francis Muldoon
Paul Reed ... Captain Paul Block
Harry Gresham Harry Gresham ... Lucas
Al Lewis ... Al Spencer
Al Nesor Al Nesor ... Lefty
Billy Sands ... Lou (as William E. Sands)
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A car thieving ring is using an auto body shop to paint stolen cars and resell them. The 53rd is down to only two patrol cars, so the boys are desperate to keep their beloved car 54. When it's damaged by a pulled-over driver, they take it to the same repair shop. Written by Bill B.

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Comedy

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Language:

English

Release Date:

29 October 1961 (USA) See more »

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Eupolis Productions See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Al Lewis, who later became a regular on the show as Officer Leo Schnauzer, plays the part of a garage owner caught up in car theft ring. See more »

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'We Like Green'
22 September 2011 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

This episode brought back some fond memories - several scenes I hadn't forgotten from when aired 50 years ago.

Such as Toody and Muldoon holding up traffic by deliberately driving 15 miles per hour on a highway; the old couple who kept saying "We like green".....painting a car to look like Car 54.

Throw in some that I didn't remember, such as Al Lewis playing one of the car repairmen (he joined the cast a few episodes later as one of the cops of the 53rd precinct) and an old "Bilko" regular, Billy Sands, playing his partner. Sands played "Dino Paprelli" in that old Phil Silvers show.

There is an assortment of other crazy happenings and characters in this episode, making one of the all-time classic shows in this two-season comedy series.


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