Car 54 Where Are You? comes to DVD for the first time. All 30 episodes of thefirst season are included in this set of 4 DVDs, each newly remastered from the only known set of 35 mm fine grain prints.
The show stars Joe E. Ross as Gunther Toody and Fred Gwynne as FrancisMuldoon, a lovably inept squad car team that patrols the Bronx's 53rd precinct. Muldoon plays the long-suffering voice of reason who invariably reins in his short stocky partneršs dimwitted schemes and patiently listensto his hilariously inane prattle. The perfectly cast ensemble of supporting actors includes Beatrice Pons as Toody's domineering shrew of a wife, Al Lewis as the rubber-faced, irascible Officer Leo Schnauser, Charlotte Rae as Schnauser's moody, hot-tempered wife and Paul Reed as the perpetually exasperated captain Block. Each episode was filled out with talent drawn from New York's pool of seasoned film and TV veterans, borscht belt comedians and Broadway stage actors, and the first season features memorable guest star appearances by show biz pros Molly Picon, Wally Cox, Jan Murray, Maureen Stapleton, Jake La Motta and many more.
Specifically shot as a bonus extra for this release is a brand-new free-wheeling round table conversation between Bronx-raised comedian Robert Klein and two of the regular cast members --Charlotte Rae, who played Sylvia Schnauser, and Hank Garrett, who played Officer Ed Nicholson, one of thecops of the 53rd precinct. Rae and Garrett share stories, anecdotes and memories with Klein (a fan of Hikenšs work) that shed light on what went on behind the scenes.
Episodes Include: Who's for Swordfish; Something Nice for Sol; Home Sweet Sing Sing; Change Your Partner; I Won't Go; Muldoon's Star; The Paint Job; Love Finds Muldoon; The Gypsy Curse; Thirty Days Notice; Catch Me on the Paar Show; The Taming of Lucille; Put It in the Bank; Get Well, Officer Schnauser; Christmas ast the 53rd; The Sacrifice; Boom, Boom, Boom; Toody & Muldoon Crack Down; Toody's Paradise; How High is Up?; Toody and the Art World; What Happened to Thursday; How Smart Can You Get?; Today I Am a Man; No More Pickpockets; The Beast Who Walked the Bronx; The Courtship of Sylvia Schnauser; The Auction; Quiet! We're Thinking; I Love Lucille