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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
17 September 1961 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
The misadventures of two of New York's finest (a Mutt and Jeff pair) in the mythical 53rd precinct in the Bronx... See more »
Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 4 nominations See more »
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Nipsey Russell Dies
 (From WENN. 5 October 2005)

User Reviews:
One The All-Time Great Comedy Shows - Where Is The DVD? See more (17 total) »

Cast

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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 ... Officer Rodriguez / ... (30 episodes, 1961-1963)
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Series Directed by
Nat Hiken (21 episodes, 1961-1963)
Al De Caprio (20 episodes, 1961-1962)
Stanley Prager (20 episodes, 1962-1963)
 
Series Writing credits
Nat Hiken (60 episodes, 1961-1963)
Terry Ryan (16 episodes, 1961-1963)
Tony Webster (16 episodes, 1961-1963)
Gary Belkin (7 episodes, 1961-1963)
Art Baer (6 episodes, 1961-1963)
Ben Joelson (6 episodes, 1961-1963)
Will Glickman (4 episodes, 1961-1962)
Sydney Zelinka (4 episodes, 1961-1962)
Billy Friedberg (4 episodes, 1962-1963)
Buddy Arnold (2 episodes, 1962)

Series Produced by
Nat Hiken .... producer (60 episodes, 1961-1963)
Louis Melamed .... associate producer (30 episodes, 1961-1962)
Billy Friedberg .... producer (23 episodes, 1962-1963)
 
Series Original Music by
John Strauss (19 episodes, 1962-1963)
 
Series Cinematography by
George Stoetzel (56 episodes, 1961-1963)
J. Burgi Contner (3 episodes, 1961-1962)
 
Series Casting by
Edith Hamlin (11 episodes, 1962)
 
Series Art Direction by
Richard Jackson (32 episodes, 1961-1962)
 
Series Set Decoration by
J.C. Delaney (51 episodes, 1961-1963)
Fred Ballmeyer (2 episodes, 1961-1962)
 
Series Makeup Department
Richard Willis .... makeup supervisor (23 episodes, 1961-1962)
Peter Garofalo .... makeup supervisor (23 episodes, 1962-1963)
 
Series Production Management
Sal Scoppa Jr. .... production manager (52 episodes, 1961-1963)
Howard Adelman .... production supervisor (21 episodes, 1961-1962)
Martin Leichter .... production manager (8 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter R. Scoppa .... assistant director (30 episodes, 1962-1963)
Mickey Rich .... assistant director (18 episodes, 1961-1962)
Bob Vietro .... assistant director (16 episodes, 1961-1962)
Sal Scoppa Jr. .... assistant director (7 episodes, 1961)
Mike Wyler .... assistant director (6 episodes, 1961-1962)
 
Series Art Department
Richard Jackson .... scenic designer (19 episodes, 1962-1963)
Albert Brenner .... set designer (7 episodes, 1961)
Fred Ballmeyer .... property master (4 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Sound Department
Richard Gramaglia .... sound / sound mixer (55 episodes, 1961-1963)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Milton Olshin .... projection effects (2 episodes, 1962)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
John J. Delaney .... key grip (53 episodes, 1961-1963)
Harry Ford .... chief electrician (53 episodes, 1961-1963)
Richard C. Kratina .... camera operator (27 episodes, 1961-1963)
 
Series Casting Department
Edith Hamlin .... casting supervisor (21 episodes, 1962-1963)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vince Stewart .... wardrobe (20 episodes, 1961-1962)
 
Series Editorial Department
Marie Montague .... supervising editor (48 episodes, 1961-1963)
Ray Sandiford .... supervising film editor / supervising editor (12 episodes, 1961-1962)

Kevin O'Neil .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Nat Hiken .... lyricist: theme song (60 episodes, 1961-1963)
John Strauss .... music supervisor / musical director / ... (37 episodes, 1961-1962)
 
Series Other crew
Mary K. Tosto .... production secretary (60 episodes, 1961-1963)
Harold Reidman .... technical advisor / technical director (58 episodes, 1961-1963)
Barbara Robinson .... script supervisor (56 episodes, 1961-1963)
Billy Friedberg .... writing supervisor (23 episodes, 1962-1963)
 

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Runtime:
30 min | 30 min (60 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Al Lewis joined the cast as Officer Leo Schnauser beginning with the 13th episode of season 1. Prior to that he appeared in episode 7 "The Paint Job" playing Al, the owner of Al's Garage where he would repair and repaint stolen cars for a car theft ring.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: In some versions of the opening credits, most notably the version in which Toody and Muldoon are playing checkers in the car, the bubble light atop the squad car jumps when the car shakes. It should be bolted in place.See more »
Quotes:
Officer Francis Muldoon:Here's your milk!See more »

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24 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
One The All-Time Great Comedy Shows - Where Is The DVD?, 12 June 2006
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

Boy, I am still waiting for a DVD or two of this classic television show, giving us seasons worth of episodes, not just a couple of episodes on tape. This show was a comedy classic; one of the best ever.

This particular VHS tape I am reviewing features two past shows, one of which is one of my all-time favorites: "The Taming of Lucille." Humor is subject but to me that episode is one of the funniest ever on TV as henpecked "Gunther Toody" (Joe E. Ross) tries to turn the tables on his wife. After he and partner Francis Muldoon (Fred Gwynne) watch a presentation of "The Taming the Shrew" in Central Park, and later Toody sees his cousin Al dominate his wife Rose, he thinks he can do the same....with hilarious results. Beatrice Pons, as "Lucile," is a hoot, too. Ross and Pons played the same roles in the earlier "You'll Never Get Rich" television how featuring Phil Silvers as "Sgt. Bilko."

The other episode is a famous one, too, although not as funny. In this show, Toody winds up on the Jack Paar show, hosted by Hugh Downs. A fellow policeman is "discovered" as a real comic and is invited on the show, only to get stage-fright and be rescued by Toody, who then takes his place as the star comic. He's invited back and....well....deja vu all over again, as Yogi Berra supposedly once said.

These are two shows guaranteed to give you a lot of laughs for 50 minutes (25 minutes per show). I just hope someone the whole series becomes available.

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