History Series / Car54WhereAreYou

28th May '16 11:07:29 AM maxwellsilver
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[[UsefulNotes/NikitaKhrushchev Khrushchev's]] due at Idlewild\\

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22nd May '16 12:21:52 AM maxwellsilver
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[[TitleDrop Car 54, where are you?]]"''

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[[TitleDrop Car 54, where are you?]]"''
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25th Jan '16 11:58:53 AM mlsmithca
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* MommasBoy: The unmarried Muldoon lives with his mother and two younger sisters. His mother still calls him her "big baby boy", although she also repeatedly tells him he should meet a nice girl and get married.

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* MommasBoy: The unmarried Muldoon lives with his widowed mother and two younger sisters. His mother still calls him her "big baby boy", although she also repeatedly tells him he should meet a nice girl and get married.
25th Jan '16 11:47:52 AM mlsmithca
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* SanitySlippage: In "Boom Boom Boom", comedian and TV presenter Jan Murray, appearing as himself, is a celebrity judge for a barbershop quartet competition. However, the rules of the competition require that all 162 quartets perform the same arrangement of "By the Light of the Silvery Moon". Murray is gradually driven insane by the endless "Boom, boom, boom" accompanying figure in the song, so that by the time the 53rd Precinct Whippoorwills (Muldoon, Toody, Schnauser, and Nelson) take the stage and begin singing, he screams and flees the room. He seems fine the next day, but when the Whippoorwills rehearse in the studio next to his, and then again on the street below his psychiatrist's office window, Murray begins uncontrollably repeating "boom boom boom" and eventually has to be taken away in a strait jacket.

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* SanitySlippage: In "Boom Boom Boom", comedian and TV presenter Jan Murray, appearing as himself, is a celebrity judge for a barbershop quartet competition. However, the rules of the competition require that all 162 quartets perform the same arrangement of "By the Light of the Silvery Moon". Murray is gradually driven insane by the endless "Boom, boom, boom" accompanying figure in the song, so that by the time the 53rd Precinct Whippoorwills (Muldoon, Toody, Schnauser, and Nelson) take the stage and begin singing, he screams and flees the room. He seems fine the next day, after a few days, but when the Whippoorwills rehearse in the studio room next to his, his rehearsal room, and then again on the street below his psychiatrist's office window, Murray begins uncontrollably repeating "boom boom boom" and eventually has to be taken away in a strait jacket.
25th Jan '16 11:23:57 AM mlsmithca
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* SpiritualSuccessor: ''Series/BarneyMiller'' from the 70s, with detectives instead of patrol cops. And like that show, ''Car 54'' was often suggested by actual Police Officers to be the most realistic police show on television at the time.

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* SanitySlippage: In "Boom Boom Boom", comedian and TV presenter Jan Murray, appearing as himself, is a celebrity judge for a barbershop quartet competition. However, the rules of the competition require that all 162 quartets perform the same arrangement of "By the Light of the Silvery Moon". Murray is gradually driven insane by the endless "Boom, boom, boom" accompanying figure in the song, so that by the time the 53rd Precinct Whippoorwills (Muldoon, Toody, Schnauser, and Nelson) take the stage and begin singing, he screams and flees the room. He seems fine the next day, but when the Whippoorwills rehearse in the studio next to his, and then again on the street below his psychiatrist's office window, Murray begins uncontrollably repeating "boom boom boom" and eventually has to be taken away in a strait jacket.
* SpiritualSuccessor: ''Series/BarneyMiller'' from the 70s, with detectives instead of patrol cops. And like that show, ''Car 54'' was often suggested by actual Police Officers to be the most realistic police show on television at the time.[[note]] Future ''Barney Miller'' star Hal Linden even appeared in an episode of ''Car 54'' as an Assistant DA.[[/note]]
25th Jan '16 11:12:03 AM mlsmithca
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* BigApplesauce
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Toody, who could go on and on about nonsense while Muldoon casually tuned him out. This became most apparent when a new recruit was added who Muldoon could actually talk to about intellectual/cultural subjects. Unfortunately, it backfires as Muldoon gets exhausted and demands to be put back with Toody, saying "Yes, but Toody talked nonsense."

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* BigApplesauce
BigApplesauce: A comedy about urban patrol car policemen? New York is a natural setting for such a series.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: {{Cloudcuckoolander}}:
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Toody, who could go on and on about nonsense while Muldoon casually tuned him out. This became most apparent when a new recruit was added who Muldoon could actually talk to about intellectual/cultural subjects. Unfortunately, it backfires as Muldoon gets exhausted and demands to be put back with Toody, saying "Yes, but Toody talked nonsense.""
** Recurring character Mrs. Bronson doesn't think there is anything odd about the fact that the apartment she has just moved into is on the fourteenth floor of a building that is still under construction and doesn't even have external walls or utilities yet. She later sets up a matchmaking agency and claims to be setting up her clients with Hollywood film stars, interpreting the letters that come back from said stars telling her to stop contacting them as an indication that they are playing hard to get. Her cloudcuckoolander nature is also infectious; she is so charming and sincere in believing her skewed worldview that within minutes of meeting her, even the most reasonable characters suddenly find themselves seeing the world her way (Muldoon starts believing that she can set him up with Kim Novak, while Captain Block starts believing that she can set him up with Ava Gardner).
* TheConvenientStoreNextDoor: One episode is based around an eatery next to a bank. A single scene at the end of the episode replays the entire plot with the buildings' next owners, who are posing as stamp dealers.



* TheConvenientStoreNextDoor: One episode is based around an eatery next to a bank. A single scene at the end of the episode replays the entire plot with the buildings' next owners, who are posing as stamp dealers.



* DrivingADesk
* FatAndSkinny: Toody and Muldoon

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* DrivingADesk
DrivingADesk: Many of the scenes of Car 54 on the road are obviously shot with a green screen, with whichever of Toody or Muldoon is at the wheel turning it back and forth even when they are driving in a straight line.
* FatAndSkinny: As part of their odd couple dynamic, Toody is short and Muldoonstocky while Muldoon is tall and skinny.



* SpiritualSuccessor: ''Series/BarneyMiller'' from the 70s. And like that show, ''Car 54'' was often suggested by actual Police Officers to be the most realistic police show on television at the time.

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* MommasBoy: The unmarried Muldoon lives with his mother and two younger sisters. His mother still calls him her "big baby boy", although she also repeatedly tells him he should meet a nice girl and get married.
* SpiritualSuccessor: ''Series/BarneyMiller'' from the 70s.70s, with detectives instead of patrol cops. And like that show, ''Car 54'' was often suggested by actual Police Officers to be the most realistic police show on television at the time.
17th Jan '16 9:07:22 PM mlsmithca
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''Car 54, Where Are You?'' is a police SitCom from TheSixties. Gunther Toody (Joe E. Ross) is a short, stocky, dim-witted, married cop who is assigned to Patrol Car 54 in the (fictional) 53rd precinct in the Bronx with the taller, thinner, smarter, unmarried Francis Muldoon (Fred Gwynne). Episodes revolve around the comedic tension generated by Toody and Muldoon's opposite personalities, their unsuccessful attempts to "get tough" and carry out their police duties despite both being too warm-hearted to have the steel nerves they think they require, and Toody's lack of intelligence but abundance of enthusiasm and/or stubbornness proving either an asset or a liability depending on the situation.

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''Car 54, Where Are You?'' is a police SitCom from TheSixties.UsefulNotes/TheSixties, created by Nat Hiken (whose previous credits included ''Series/ThePhilSilversShow''). Gunther Toody (Joe E. Ross) is a short, stocky, dim-witted, married cop who is assigned to Patrol Car 54 in the (fictional) 53rd precinct in the Bronx with the taller, thinner, smarter, unmarried Francis Muldoon (Fred Gwynne). Episodes revolve around the comedic tension generated by Toody and Muldoon's opposite personalities, their unsuccessful attempts to "get tough" and carry out their police duties despite both being too warm-hearted to have the steel nerves they think they require, and Toody's lack of intelligence but abundance of enthusiasm and/or stubbornness proving either an asset or a liability depending on the situation.



* CouchGag: Each opening credit sequence had Toody and Muldoon doing different things as they drive in the squad car such as: dropping an ice cream cone, playing checkers, Gunther opening his lunch box and finding everything BUT his lunch, Gunther dangling a rubber spider in front of Muldoon as he drives.

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* CouchGag: Each opening credit sequence had Toody and Muldoon doing different things as they drive in the squad car such as: dropping an ice cream cone, playing checkers, Gunther opening his lunch box and finding everything BUT his lunch, Gunther dangling a rubber spider in front of Muldoon as he drives.drives, revealing themselves to be handcuffed to each other, and so on.
17th Jan '16 9:03:45 PM mlsmithca
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''Car 54, Where Are You?'' is a police SitCom from TheSixties.

As usual you can find the basics at [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car_54_Where_Are_You The Other Wiki]] and at [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054528/combined IMDB]].

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''Car 54, Where Are You?'' is a police SitCom from TheSixties.

As usual you can find
TheSixties. Gunther Toody (Joe E. Ross) is a short, stocky, dim-witted, married cop who is assigned to Patrol Car 54 in the basics at [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car_54_Where_Are_You The Other Wiki]] (fictional) 53rd precinct in the Bronx with the taller, thinner, smarter, unmarried Francis Muldoon (Fred Gwynne). Episodes revolve around the comedic tension generated by Toody and at [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054528/combined IMDB]].
Muldoon's opposite personalities, their unsuccessful attempts to "get tough" and carry out their police duties despite both being too warm-hearted to have the steel nerves they think they require, and Toody's lack of intelligence but abundance of enthusiasm and/or stubbornness proving either an asset or a liability depending on the situation.



* ArtisticLicenseGeography: It's impossible for a traffic jam in Harlem to be backed up to Jackson Heights, since Harlem is the northernmost part of Manhattan, and Jackson Heights is in Queens.



** ArtisticLicenseGeography: It's impossible for a traffic jam in Harlem to be backed up to Jackson Heights, since Harlem is the northernmost part of Manhattan, and Jackson Heights is in Queens.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Toody, who could go on and on about nonsense while Muldoon casually tuned him out.
** This became most apparent when a new recruit was added who Muldoon could actually talk to about intellectual/cultural subjects. Unfortunately, it backfires as Muldoon gets exhausted and demands to be put back with Toody, saying "Yes, but Toody talked nonsense."
* CouchGag: Each opening credit sequence had Toody and Muldoon doing different things as they drive in the squad car such as: dropping an ice cream cone, playing checkers, Gunter opening his lunch box and finding everything BUT his lunch, Gunter dangling a rubber spider in front of Muldoon as he drives.

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** ArtisticLicenseGeography: It's impossible for a traffic jam in Harlem to be backed up to Jackson Heights, since Harlem is the northernmost part of Manhattan, and Jackson Heights is in Queens.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Toody, who could go on and on about nonsense while Muldoon casually tuned him out.
**
out. This became most apparent when a new recruit was added who Muldoon could actually talk to about intellectual/cultural subjects. Unfortunately, it backfires as Muldoon gets exhausted and demands to be put back with Toody, saying "Yes, but Toody talked nonsense."
* CouchGag: Each opening credit sequence had Toody and Muldoon doing different things as they drive in the squad car such as: dropping an ice cream cone, playing checkers, Gunter Gunther opening his lunch box and finding everything BUT his lunch, Gunter Gunther dangling a rubber spider in front of Muldoon as he drives.



* SpiritualSuccessor: ''BarneyMiller'' from the 70s. And like that show, ''Car 54'' was often suggested by actual Police Officers to be the most realistic police show on television at the time.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: ''BarneyMiller'' ''Series/BarneyMiller'' from the 70s. And like that show, ''Car 54'' was often suggested by actual Police Officers to be the most realistic police show on television at the time.
31st Jul '15 2:40:37 PM TheRazgar
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Khrushchev's due at Idlewild\\

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Khrushchev's [[UsefulNotes/NikitaKhrushchev Khrushchev's]] due at Idlewild\\
7th Mar '15 1:31:36 AM Elusivehawk
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!!! "Trope 54, where are you?":

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!!! !! "Trope 54, where are you?":
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