Car 54, Where Are You?: Season 1, Episode 5

I Won't Go (15 Oct. 1961)

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Introducing Mrs. Bronson, the sweet Jewish grandmother confounding the boys at the 53rd as well as New York City's bureaucracy.

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Episode credited cast:
Joe E. Ross ...
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Paul Reed ...
Captain Paul Block
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Al Spencer
Maurice Shrog ...
Ellison - NYC Highway Commission
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Georgie Carmody
Matt Crowley ...
NYC Public Works Commissioner Brady
Dave Kerman ...
Berger
Van Dexter ...
Birchfield - NYC Public Works Dept.
Walter Arnold ...
Dep. Insp, Leonard O'Malley
Mona Moore ...
NYC Health Dept. Inspector Mary Henderson
Vincent Lynch ...
Boy
Douglas Herrick ...
Grandfather Martin
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Milo Boulton ...
O'Malley
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Introducing Mrs. Bronson, the sweet Jewish grandmother confounding the boys at the 53rd as well as New York City's bureaucracy.

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Al Lewis also appeared as the contractor assigned to demolish Mrs. Bronson's building prior to joining the force. See more »

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A Famous Episode
22 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was another very famous early episode in this great TV comedy series. Who can forget "Mrs. Bronson" (Molly Picon) as the sweet old Jewish woman who wouldn't leave a condemned building? No matter how many threats, she would hold her ground by keeping her cool and offering cake to everyone. The solution at the end turned out to be a neat little twist.

Also, this was the other (there were two) episode in which Al Lewis was not "Leo Schnauser" of the police force. In this one, he played "Al Spencer," a real estate or construction guy who was being driven nuts by Mrs. Swanson because she wouldn't leave.

I thought Lewis was hilarious in this one and apparently the writers did, too. They wrote him into the Car 54 show for the rest of the run.


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