Newly remastered as a 4-DVD Set from the original 35mm fine grain film prints and released in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of its original broadcast, CAR 54 is a gem and one of the greatest comedy series ever to appear on television. Long out of circulation, this brilliant show can now be enjoyed by the legion of fans who have been clamoring for its release on DVD and new generations who will have a chance to view it for the first time. Set in the Bronx’s 53rd precinct, where the cops depicted are all great comedic characters, as are the residents of the neighborhood they patrol. The central figures of the show are the Mutt & Jeff squad car team of Toody and Muldoon, played by Joe E. Ross and Fred Gwynne.
CAR 54 creator Nat Hiken drew on his 25 years of writing experience for top comedy programs on radio and television (Fred Allen, Milton Berle, Martha Raye) to produce a hilarious show rich with New York humor, polished scripts and offbeat characters. The first season’s episodes feature guest appearances by TV and Broadway personalities of the day including Wally Cox, Jan Murray, Maureen Stapleton, Molly Picon, and many more. As a bonus extra, Bronx-raised comedian Robert Klein, hosts a free wheeling 30 minute round table conversation with two of the regular cast members — Charlotte Rae (Sylvia Schnauser) and Hank Garrett (Officer Ed Nicholson), who share stories, anecdotes and memories of on what went on behind the scenes.