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 ...
Paul Reed ...
Captain Paul Block
Al Spencer
Maurice Shrog ...
Ellison - NYC Highway Commission
Georgie Carmody
Matt Crowley ...
NYC Public Works Commissioner Brady
Dave Kerman ...
Van Dexter ...
Birchfield - NYC Public Works Dept.
Walter Arnold ...
Dep. Insp, Leonard O'Malley
Mona Moore ...
NYC Health Dept. Inspector Mary Henderson
Vincent Lynch ...
Douglas Herrick ...
Grandfather Martin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Milo Boulton ...


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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The episode was based on a real-life development during the 1950's over the building by Robert Moses of the Cross-Bronx Expressway, whose route cut through (and essentially destroyed) the largely Jewish East Tremont neighborhood of The Bronx. 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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