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.

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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.

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14 January 1962 (USA)  »

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References Charge Account (1960) See more »

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Love's Old Sweet Song
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Music by J.L. Molloy
Lyrics by G. Clifton Bingham
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Driving Jan Murray Insane
10 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Can a barbershop quartet literally drive a man insane? Yes! (At least on "Car 54, Where Are You?," where anything ludicrous can happen....and usually does.)

Guest star Jan Murray (now there's a name from the past!) is one of three judges at a Barbershop Quartet singing contest. The good news: the quartets are all good singers; the bad news: there are 169 groups to hear and all of them are asked to sing the same song! By the 49th song, Murray runs out of the room screaming.

Without telling the whole story, Murray hears the "boom, boom, boom, boom" quartet voices wherever he goes and winds up a complete basket case. Some of those scenes are very funny as the comedian shows us what happens to him as he slowly cracks up.

Meanwhile, the 53rd precinct - our boys - are good, thanks to the great (obviously dubbed, which makes it funny) voice of "Francis Muldoon." He's the star of the quartet and Captain Block goes to extreme lengths to make sure his voice stays healthy. Unfortunately, Muldoon has a partner named Gunther Toody.

The ending of this show is different; not a funny scene but a very sentimental, touching one with Captain Block.


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