The misadventures of two of New York's finest (a Mutt and Jeff pair) in the mythical 53rd precinct in the Bronx. Toody, the short, stocky and dim-witted one either saves the day or muffs ... See full summary »

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Joe E. Ross ...
 Officer Gunther Toody / ... (60 episodes, 1961-1963)
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 Officer Francis Muldoon / ... (60 episodes, 1961-1963)
Paul Reed ...
 Captain Paul Block / ... (53 episodes, 1961-1963)
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 Officer Leo Schnauser / ... (44 episodes, 1961-1963)
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 Officer Ed Nicholson (37 episodes, 1961-1963)
Beatrice Pons ...
 Lucille Toody (32 episodes, 1961-1963)
Jack Healy ...
 Officer Rodriguez / ... (30 episodes, 1961-1963)
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The misadventures of two of New York's finest (a Mutt and Jeff pair) in the mythical 53rd precinct in the Bronx. Toody, the short, stocky and dim-witted one either saves the day or muffs 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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17 September 1961 (USA)  »

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De wijkagenten  »

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The show was filmed at the "Biograph Studios" in the Bronx, New York. The studio was originally built in 1912 by the American Mutoscope & Biograph [us] which is still in existence today. The Biograph studio facilities were sold several times through the years, until it burned down in 1980. See more »

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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 »

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Officer Francis Muldoon: Here's your milk!
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Best Show Ever
22 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Car 54 was the funniest show ever to grace the airwaves. The acting was dead-on perfection and the writing far superior to anything we have on-air today. The funniest episode involved a parrot that Captain Block had for years but was unable to teach it to talk. After one day with our heroes, the parrot ends up saying "I hate Captain Block", repeatedly. This is the funniest show I have ever seen! My husband first showed it to me shortly after I came out of the hospital for surgery. I laughed so hard that I thought my stitches would pop and I had to beg him to shut it off until later! If you have never seen this show you are in for a tremendous treat!! I love this show; when will it come on DVD? I can't wait to show all the episodes to our children.


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