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NYPD 53rd Precinct - Over at the 53 Precinct in the Bronx, the police comedy CAR 54, WHERE ARE YOU/NBC/1961-63 featured the antics of Officer Gunther Toody (Joe E. Ross) and Officer Francis Muldoon (Fred Gwynne), two bumbling patrol car officers assigned to  prowl Car 54.

TV Guide Cover Photograph of Joe E. Ross and Fred Gwynne as Officers Gunther Toody and Francis Muldoon - CAR 54, WHERE ARE YOU?

Other police officers on the duty roster at the 53rd precinct included:

  • Paul Reed as Captain Martin Block
  • Albert Henderson as Officer O'Hara
  • Nipsey Russell as Officer Anderson
  • Jerome Guardino as Officer Antonnucci
  • Duke Farley as Officer Riley
  • Shelley Burton as Officer Murdock
  • 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.


Theme Song Lyrics

There’s a hold up 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 short a child,
Khrushchev’s due at Idlewild
Car 54, Where Are You?



In 1994, the movie remake of the series Car 54, Where Are You? starred David Johansen as Officer Gunther Toody and John C. McGinley as Officer Francis Muldoon. Nipsey Russell who appeared on the original series appeared as Police Captain Dave Anderson.

Car 54, WHERE ARE YOU? - 1994 Feature Film


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