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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 Officer Gunther Toody / ... (60 episodes, 1961-1963)
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 Officer Francis Muldoon / ... (60 episodes, 1961-1963)
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 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)
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 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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The show was filmed at the "Biograph Studios" in the Bronx, New York. The studio was originally built in 1912 by American Mutoscope & Biograph, 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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The squad car doesn't have a windshield. During the opening credits where they're playing checkers, the board bumps the wipers. See more »

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Officer Francis Muldoon: Here's your milk!
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Indestructible Man (1992) See more »

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Car 54, Where did you go?
7 September 2006 | by (United States) – See 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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