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Trivia / Car 54, Where Are You?

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  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: Until 2011, when the series was given a DVD release.
  • The Shelf of Movie Languishment: The movie adaptation was supposed to be released in 1991, but between Orion Pictures' financial troubles and poor reactions in test screenings, it didn't get released into cinemas until 1994. It nearly went direct-to-video but was given a theatrical release to capitalize on, of all things, Rosie O'Donnell's role in the live-action The Flintstones movie.
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  • Unintentional Period Piece: The theme song included the line, "Khrushchev's due at Idlewild," a reference to Idlewild Airport in New York City. In December 1963, Idlewild was renamed John F. Kennedy International Airport. In 1964, Nikita Khrushchev was removed from power by his party colleagues, replacing him with Alexei Kosygin as Premier and Leonid Brezhnev as First Secretary.

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