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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 17, 1961
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3
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  • Starring: Paul Reed, Charlotte Rae, Fred Gwynne
  • Summary: This black and white comedy show of the 1960's featured an unforgettable pair of hilarious police officers. Their scraps are many, but you can't help forgiving them their errors when their hearts are so big. Together, they fight crime in New York City, bringing out the best in others around them.

    Theme Song

    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?

    Is this show on DVD? No.

    Do they re-run this show on TV? No, sorry, it isn't re-running on any channel. But, TV Land or the Hallmark Channel could re-run it, so check your local listings. But I don't guarantee this so don't take my word for it.
    Where have I heard of Charlotte Rae from? She starred on Diff'rent Strokes for awhile and The Facts of Life. Check her person page for more info about her.
    Is this show in color or black and white? Black and white.


    For the black-and-white location shots, the patrol cars were painted red so as not to confuse the locals.

    Nominations / Awards

    Won - 1962 Emmy for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy. Winner was Nat Hiken for Car 54, Where are You?

    Movie Connections

    Referenced in: The Incredibles, Munster, Go Home, Lethal Weapon 3, Sundae in New York, and Twilight Zone: The Movie.
    Spoofed in: Slumber Party '57.
    Movie: Car 54, Where Are You?.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
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