Car 54, Where Are You? (TV Series 1961–1963) Poster

(1961–1963)

Episode List

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Season 1

17 Sep. 1961
Who's for Swordfish?
In the pilot, the boys are desperate to angle for swordfish. After shift-swapping with the entire precinct and avoiding any issuance of tickets (to avert court duty), will they go?
 
24 Sep. 1961
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 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.
 
1 Oct. 1961
Home Sweet Sing Sing
The boys use extraordinary techniques to rehabilitate a recently released petty thief. Unfortunately, Benny has other ideas.
 
8 Oct. 1961
Change Your Partner
Toody and Muldoon's 9 blissful years as partners stun a researcher who finds the average prowl car pair last only 16 months before screaming to be switched. If the NYPD management engineer can discover their secret and replicate it, that'll save the blue brass many headaches. But Gunther and Francis' precinct mates don't want to know what actually goes on in Car 54, or even worse: can New York's finest clone empty-headed chatterbox Toody and somber, cerebral Muldoon ?
 
15 Oct. 1961
I Won't Go
Introducing Mrs. Bronson, the sweet Jewish grandmother confounding the boys at the 53rd as well as New York City's bureaucracy.
 
22 Oct. 1961
Muldoon's Star
Toody convinces 'Tessie the Torso', a buxom sex-symbol, to stay at Francis's mother's house. It turns out, Muldoon is a huge fan.
 
29 Oct. 1961
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 it's damaged by a pulled-over driver, they take it to the same repair shop.
 
5 Nov. 1961
Love Finds Muldoon
Lucille plays matchmaker for Francis.
 
12 Nov. 1961
The Gypsy Curse
The boys are told to shut down a gypsy ripoff artist, and when they do, the gypsy puts a curse on Toody.
 
19 Nov. 1961
Thirty Days Notice
Gunther and Lucille Toddy give their landlord notice because they're fed up with their crumbling apartment.
 
26 Nov. 1961
Catch Me on the Paar Show
After a chance traffic stop with Hugh Downs, Gunther finagles an appearance on the Jack Paar show of a fellow officer he thinks is funny.
 
3 Dec. 1961
The Taming of Lucille
Toody is feeling henpecked by Lucille, but musters the courage to become king of his castle after seeing a stirring performance of Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew."
 
10 Dec. 1961
Put It in the Bank
The 53rd Precinct's Brotherhood Club's newly elected treasurer Gunther Toody is determined to invest their hard-earned $800 in the stock market despite the protests of his fiscally conservative colleagues.
 
17 Dec. 1961
Get Well, Officer Schnauser
While Schnauser is laid up in the hospital, Toody is tapped by the FBI to go undercover to help them nab notorious bank robber "No Face."
 
24 Dec. 1961
Christmas at the 53rd
The boys from the 53rd put on a Christmas review. Two Gilbert & Sullivan parodies featuring Capt. Block & Muldoon, a heart-tugging song from Toody, and other sketches.
 
7 Jan. 1962
The Sacrifice
Muldoon's the big expert on rules and regulations, but he's scared to take the test to become a sergeant.
 
14 Jan. 1962
Boom, Boom, Boom
The boys are attempting to win the barbershop quartet competition for "the old man" Capt. Block. The rules require all 163 quartets to perform the same song, which drives poor Jan Murray to insanity.
 
21 Jan. 1962
Toody & Muldoon Crack Down
After the police chief drives through Toody & Muldoon's sector, he's so angered by the scores of violations he sees he orders an investigation - with surprising results.
 
28 Jan. 1962
Toody's Paradise
Toody is on an undercover detail in Brooklyn with a female cop as his wife and a small boy as his child. When Lucille's sister spots him there, the rumors start flying wildly.
 
4 Feb. 1962
How High Is Up?
Muldoon discovers he's grown an inch to 6-foot-seven, putting him one inch over the police regulation and putting him over the edge with paranoia about his height.
 
11 Feb. 1962
Toody and the Art World
Toody is the only person who can appreciate Karpathia's abstract masterpiece, "Lower Manhattan at Sunset (from the New Jersey Side)." This episode features an inspired performance from Severn Darden.
 
18 Feb. 1962
What Happened to Thursday?
The 53rd is embarrassed by the domestic dispute calls that come every Thursday night - from the Schnausers. Toody convinces Leo (along w/the rest of the boys) that Thursday's actually Friday leading to expected hilarious confusion.
 
25 Feb. 1962
How Smart Can You Get?
The smartest rookie cop is assigned to ride w/chatty Toody & reticent Muldoon. Can Car 54 survive, now that Muldoon has stimulating conversation?
 
4 Mar. 1962
Today I Am a Man
Tired of being stereotyped as a mama's boy, Muldoon feigns having a hot date at "the hottest club in the Bronx". When his bluff is called by doubting coworkers, he quickly commandeers a puritan family who gets the wrong impression from his weapon!
 
11 Mar. 1962
No More Pickpockets
The boys go under cover at Yankee Stadium to stem the onslaught of pickpockets. One skilled pilferer turns the tide on Toody; who ends up arrested?
 
18 Mar. 1962
The Beast Who Walked the Bronx
Burkholtz, relegated to the Lost & Found for 15 years due to his extreme laxity is the only choice to sub for Capt. Block on his forced two week vacation. The boys mistake his absence from active duty thinking it's because he was too tough!
 
25 Mar. 1962
The Courtship of Sylvia Schnauser
Leo and Sylvia Schnauser decide to renew their vows with a large wedding ceremony.
 
1 Apr. 1962
The Auction
The boys of the 53rd Precinct pull together to buy Captain Block the matching Aleutian Ceremonial Chair he desires to complete his set.
 
8 Apr. 1962
Quiet! We're Thinking
Gunther and Lucille's 11-year-old nephew Marvin, in the Big Apple for a Boy Scout event, helps Toody and Muldoon crack the cases that have flummoxed New York's Finest.
 
22 Apr. 1962
I Love Lucille
Lucille dies her hair to get Gunther to notice her, and when he finally does, look out.
 

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