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Car 54, Where Are You? 

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The misadventures of two of New York's finest in the 53rd precinct in the Bronx. Toody, the short, stocky and dim-witted one, either saves the day or messes things up, much to the chagrin ... See full summary »

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Nat Hiken
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1963   1962   1961  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
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 Jack Healy ...  Officer Rodriguez / ... 30 episodes, 1961-1963
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The misadventures of two of New York's finest in the 53rd precinct in the Bronx. Toody, the short, stocky and dim-witted one, either saves the day or messes things up, much to the chagrin of Muldoon, the tall, lanky and smart one. Written by Jason R. DeCesare <miles@k2nesoft.com>

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1960s | duo | comic duo | bronx | new york | See All (15) »

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Trivia

The "Idlewild" mentioned in the show's theme song was in reference to Idlewild Airport in Queens. Opened on July 1, 1948, the airport's official name was New York International Airport, Anderson Field, in honor of World War I veteran and local businessman Maj. Gen. Alexander E. Anderson. One week after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas on November 22, 1963, the Queens City Council unanimously voted to change the airport's name in honor of the slain president. Idlewild was officially renamed John F. Kennedy International Airport in a ceremony held on Christmas Eve 1963. See more »

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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 »

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Officer Gunther Toody: Do you mind? Do you mind?
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Connections

Spoofed in The Flintstones: Kleptomaniac Caper (1962) See more »

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Brings back Bronx memories
25 December 2001 | by DANGELO136See all my reviews

I grew up in the Bronx when this was a prime time series in New York. In fact, I lived a block away from the old Biograph studio where the series was filmed; some of the location scenes were filmed in the Tremont section of the Bronx (the 53rd precenct). Watching the old episodes, you will see such actors as Maureen Stapleton, Nipsey Russell, Charlotte Rae, Mel Stewart, and Ossie Davis who were based in the New York area at the time. New York was the television broadcast capital at the time until the mid '60s before productions left for Hollywood. (Other studios like Filmways in Harlem produced shows like "Naked City"). The closing credits of the "53rd precinct" is actually the exterior of the Biograph studio-The show is still funny after all these years due to the writing of Nat Hiken and you can hear the old radio influence in the dialogue and story plots( A good book to read about Hiken: " King of the Half Hour" sold at Barnes & Noble). Thanks for the memories


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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

17 September 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Snow Whites See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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