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Car 54 - Where Are You? (1961-63)

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CAR 54, WHERE ARE YOU?
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Eupolis Productions, Inc.
for
NBC (Sundays 8:30 pm EST)
Created and Produced by
Nat Hiken
Directed by Nat Hiken and Stanley Prager

US Comedy series 1961-63    2 seasons 60 episodes x 30 min bw
starring

Joe E. Ross as Officer Gunther Toody
Fred Gwynne as Officer Francis Muldoon
Car54_cast.jpg (19090 bytes)
with
Paul Reed as Captain Martin Block
Albert Henderson as Officer O'Hara
Nipsey Russell as Officer Anderson (1961-62)
Jerome Guardino as Officer Antonnucci (1961-62)
Duke Farley as Officer Rily (1961-62)
Shelley Burton as Officer Murdock (1961-62)
Joe Warren as Officer Steinmetz
Al Lewis as Officer Leo Schnauser
Bruce Kirby as Officer Kissel
Hank Garrett as Officer Ed Nicholson
Jim Gormley as Officer Nelson
Frederick O'Neal as Officer Wallace (1962-63)
and
Bea Pons as Lucile Toody
Charlotte Rae as Silvia Schnauser

Premise:
The misadventures of two of New York's finest
(a Mutt and Jeff pair) in the mythical 53rd precinct in the Bronx.
Toody, the short, stocky and dim-witted one either saves the day
or muffs things up much to the chagrin of Muldoon, the tall, lanky
and smart one.
A crack comedy series with real control in the writing and  excellent characterizations.
From the creator of 'Sgt Bilko' in
The Phil Silvers Show: You'll Never Get Rich: Sgt. Bilko (CBS/Nat Hiken)(1955-59)

Joe E. Ross played Sgt. Rupert Ritzik in 'The Phil Silvers Show'

Fred Gwynne returned to television in 1964-66 as Herman Munster in '
The Munsters (CBS)(1964-66).

'Car 54, where are you?' theme tune
words by Nat Hiken music by John Strauss


"There's a holdup in the Bronx,
Brooklyn's broken out in fights...
There's a traffic jam in Harlem
That's backed up to Jackson Heights...
There's a Scout Troop that's short a child
Kruschev's due at Idlewild....
Car 54 where are you?
"


########## Car 54, Where are You? ###########
############# season 1 1961-62 ###############
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NBC Sundays 8:30 pm Eastern

1.01 [--] Car 54, Where are You?: WHO'S FOR SWORDFISH?
17Sep61 NBC
written by Nat Hiken & Terry Ryan
directed by Al DeCaprio
Toody and Muldoon go thru much trouble to go fishing for
swordfish on a fellow officer's brother-in-law's cruiser.

1.02 [--] Car 54, Where are You?: SOMETHING NICE FOR SOL
24Sep61 NBC
written by Nat Hiken & Terry Ryan
directed by Al DeCaprio
Toody, as head of the gift commitee, tries to think of a gift
to give Sgt. Abrams for his 25th Anniversary on the police force.

1.03 [--] Car 54, Where are You?: HOME SWEET SING SING
1Oct61 NBC
written by Terry Ryan & Nat Hiken
directed by Nat Hiken
guest star
Gene Baylos
Toody tries to rehabilitate "Backdoor" Benny Harper, a well-known
(but sweet-natured) habitual criminal.

1.04 [--] Car 54, Where are You?: CHANGE YOUR PARTNER
8Oct61 NBC
written by Tony Webster & Nat Hiken
directed by Nat Hiken
Toody and Muldoon get annoyed with each other and breakup after
nine years when Headquarters wants to learn the secret of their
long-lasting partnership.

1.05 [--] Car 54, Where are You?: I WON'T GO
15Oct61 NBC
written by Gary Belkin & Nat Hiken
directed by Nat Hiken
special guest
Molly Picon
Toody and Muldoon have to evict a sweet old lady from her
apartment building to make room for the new approach to the
George Washington bridge.

1.06 [--] Car 54, Where are You?: MULDOON'S STAR
22Oct61 NBC
written by Harold Flender & Nat Hiken
directed by Nat Hiken
guest star
Lisa Loughlin
The famous movie star, Teresa Tangiers hides out from the
public in Muldoon's house.

1.07 [--] Car 54, Where are You?: PAINT JOB
29Oct61 NBC
written by Marty Roth & Nat Hiken
directed by Nat Hiken
Toody and Muldoon accidently get switched a stolen car which
they think is there own.

1.08 [--] Car 54, Where are You?: LOVE FINDS MULDOON
5Nov61 NBC
written and directed by Nat Hiken
special guest star
Alice M. Ghostley
Lucille tries to fix Muldoon up with her friend from High School,
Bonnie Calsheim.

1.09 [--] Car 54, Where are You?: GYPSY CURSE
12Nov61 NBC
written by Tony Webster & Nat Hiken
directed by Nat Hiken
special guest star
Maureen Stapleton
Toody is sure that a gypsy put a curse on him after he goes in
disguise to expose her.

1.10 [--] Car 54, Where are You?: THIRTY DAYS NOTICE
19Nov61 NBC
written by Ben Joelson, Art Baer and Nat Hiken
directed by Nat Hiken
Toody wants to move out of his old apartment and into the
apartment of an alleged criminal about to be indicted.

1.11 [--] Car 54, Where are You?: CATCH ME ON THE PARR SHOW
26Nov61 NBC
written by Terry Ryan & Nat Hiken
directed by Nat Hiken
special guest star
Hugh Downs
After Toody covers for a comic cop who he got on "The Jack Parr
Show", Toody becomes a hit and also impossible to be around.

1.12 [--] Car 54, Where are You?: THE TAMING OF LUCILLE
3Dec61 NBC
written by Tony Webster & Nat Hiken
directed by Al DeCaprio
After seeing "The Taming of the Shrew" in Central Park, Toody
decides to tame Lucille.

1.13 [--] Car 54, Where are You?: PUT IT IN THE BANK
10Dec61 NBC
written by Will Glickman, Sid Zelinka and Nat Hiken
directed by Al DeCaprio
After Toody is elected treasurer of the brotherhood club, he
wants to put the money into the stock market instead of the bank.

1.14 [--] Car 54, Where are You?: GET WELL, OFFICER SCHNAUSER
17Dec61 NBC
written by Terry Ryan & Nat Hiken
directed by Al DeCaprio
When Muldoon withdraws $9.28 for Schnauser who is laid up in the
hospital, it is mistaken for a holdup and Schnauser winds up
with $37,000.

1.15 [--] Car 54, Where are You?: CHRISTMAS AT THE 53rd
24Dec61 NBC
written by Terry Ryan & Nat Hiken
directed by Al DeCaprio
special guest star
Alice Ghostley
It's Christmas Eve, and the 53rd puts on a show for everyone.
Highlights include Captain Block & Company's spoof of the operetta
"HMS Pinafore" Toody's rendition of "You're Nobody till Somebody
Loves You" and Toody and Muldoon's version of "We Belong to a
Mutual Admiration Society".

1.16 [--] Car 54, Where are You?: THE SACRIFICE
7Jan62 NBC
written by Tony Webster & Nat Hiken
directed by Al DeCaprio
When the TV is in the repair shop, Toody reads "The Sacrifice"
and decides he must make his own when it comes to Muldoon's
chance to get ahead in the department.

1.17 [--] Car 54, Where are You?: BOOM, BOOM, BOOM
14Jan62 NBC
special guest star
Jan Murray
Toody, Muldoon, Nelson, and Schnauser are entered into a
barbershop quartet singing contest.

1.18 [--] Car 54, Where are You?: TOODY AND MULDOON CRACK DOWN
21Jan62 NBC

1.19 [--] Car 54, Where are You?: TOODY'S PARADISE
28Jan62 NBC

1.20 [--] Car 54, Where are You?: HOW HIGH IS UP?
4Feb62 NBC

1.21 [--] Car 54, Where are You?: TOODY AND THE ART WORLD
11Feb62 NBC

1.22 [--] Car 54, Where are You?: WHAT HAPPENED TO THURSDAY?
18Feb62 NBC
Because the Schnausers always have a fight on Thursday, Toody
attempts to stop it by changing the clocks and calenders, making
it look like Friday.

1.23 [--] Car 54, Where are You?: HOW SMART CAN YOU GET?
25Feb62 NBC
guest star
Richard Morse as Officer Corrigan

1.24 [--] Car 54, Where are You?: TODAY I AM A MAN
4Mar62 NBC

1.25 [--] Car 54, Where are You?: NO MORE PICKPOCKETS
11Mar62 NBC

1.26 [--] Car 54, Where are You?: THE BEAST WHO WALKED THE BRONX
18Mar62 NBC

1.27 [--] Car 54, Where are You?: THE COURTSHIP OF SYLVIA SCHNAUSER
25Mar62 NBC
After the Schnausers 15th Anniversary, Sylvia decides she wants
a real wedding(they eloped) and wants Leo to court her again,
like the old days.

1.28 [--] Car 54, Where are You?: THE AUCTION
1Apr62 NBC
Mrs. Block gives Toody and Muldoon a blank check to spend on an
auction to get Captain Block an anniversary present.

1.29 [--] Car 54, Where are You?: QUIET WE'RE THINKING
8Apr62 NBC
written by Terry Ryan
directed by Al DeCaprio
special guest star
Paul O'Keefe
Toody and Muldoon want to become detectives and start solving
cases, unaware that Toody's nephew Marvin is doing all the work.

1.30 [--] Car 54, Where are You?: I LOVE LUCILLE
22Apr62 NBC

########## Car 54, Where are You? ###########
############# season 2 1962-63 ###############
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NBC Sundays 8:30 pm Eastern

2.01 [31] Car 54, Where are You?: HAIL TO THE CHIEF
16Sep62 NBC

2.02 [32] Car 54, Where are You?: ONE SLEEPY PEOPLE
23Sep62 NBC

2.03 [33] Car 54, Where are You?: A MAN IS NOT AN OX
30Sep62 NBC

2.04 [34] Car 54, Where are You?: SCHNAUSER'S LAST RIDE
7Oct62 NBC

2.05 [35] Car 54, Where are You?: TOODY AND MULDOON SING ALONG WITH MITCH
14Oct62 NBC

2.06 [36] Car 54, Where are You?: OCCUPANCY, AUGUST FIRST
21Oct62 NBC

2.07 [37] Car 54, Where are You?: REMEMBER ST. PETERSBURG
28Oct62 NBC
Sylvia Schnauser and others fall victim to a phoney
fortune teller.

2.08 [38] Car 54, Where are You?: THAT'S SHOW BUSINESS
4Nov62 NBC
The 53rd Precinct attempts to be extra nice after a playwright
writes a play saying that policemen are brutal.

2.09 [39] Car 54, Where are You?: TOODY UNDERCOVER
11Nov62 NBC

2.10 [40] Car 54, Where are You?: I HATE CAPTAIN BLOCK
18Nov62 NBC
written by Ben Joelson & Buddy Arnold
directed by Stanley Prager
Toody cares for Captain Block's silent parrot when the captain
goes on vacation.

2.11 [41] Car 54, Where are You?: A STAR IS BORN IN THE BRONX
25Nov62 NBC

2.12 [42] Car 54, Where are You?: PRETZEL MARY
2Dec62 NBC

2.13 [43] Car 54, Where are You?: 142 TICKETS ON THE AISLE
9Dec62 NBC

2.14 [44] Car 54, Where are You?: STOP THIEF
16Dec62 NBC

2.15 [45] Car 54, Where are You?: JE T'ADORE MULDOON
30Dec62 NBC

2.16 [46] Car 54, Where are You?: THE WHITE ELEPHANT
6Jan63 NBC

2.17 [47] Car 54, Where are You?: BENNY THE BOOKIE'S LAST CHANCE
13Jan63 NBC

2.18 [48] Car 54, Where are You?: THE PRESIDENTIAL ITCH
20Jan63 NBC

2.19 [49] Car 54, Where are You?: TOODY AND MULDOON MEET THE RUSSIANS
27Jan63 NBC

2.20 [50] Car 54, Where are You?: HERE WE GO AGAIN
3Feb63 NBC

2.21 [51] Car 54, Where are You?: THE STAR BOARDER
10Feb63 NBC

2.22 [52] Car 54, Where are You?: THE BIGGEST DAY OF THE YEAR
17Feb63 NBC

2.23 [53] Car 54, Where are You?: HERE COMES CHARLIE
24Feb63 NBC
special guest star
Larry Storch
Toody and Muldoon try to help a reformed alcoholic.

2.24 [54] Car 54, Where are You?: SEE YOU AT THE BAR-MITZVAH
3Mar63 NBC

2.25 [55] Car 54, Where are You?: I'VE BEEN HERE BEFORE
10Mar63 NBC

2.26 [56] Car 54, Where are You?: JOAN CRAWFORD DIDN'T SAY SO
17Mar63 NBC

2.27 [57] Car 54, Where are You?: LUCILLE IS FORTY
24Mar63 NBC

2.28 [58] Car 54, Where are You?: THE LOVES OF SYLVIA SCHNAUSER
31Mar63 NBC
Sylvia tries to get a book about her love life published.

2.29 [59] Car 54, Where are You?: PUNCHER AND JUDY
7Apr63 NBC

2.30 [60] Car 54, Where are You?: THE CURSE OF THE SNITKINS
(final episode)
14Apr63 NBC

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