The BEST episodes of Car 54, Where Are You?

Every episode of Car 54, Where Are You? ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Car 54, Where Are You?!

Car 54, Where Are You? features the misadventures of two of New York's finest in the mythical 53rd precinct in the Bronx. Gunther Toody, a short, stocky and dim-witted henpecked husband, is partnered with Francis Muldoon, a tall, lanky and smart bachelor.

Last Updated: 1/5/2023Network:NBC
Share:
Boom, Boom, Boom
star
8.86
7 votes

#1 - Boom, Boom, Boom

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 1/14/1962

Jan Murray, playing himself, is asked to judge a barbershop quartet contest among city employees. The Whipoorwills from the 53rd Precinct practice their introduction "boom, boom, boom" everywhere they go”and everywhere they go, Jan Murray goes, until he is practically out of his mind from hearing "boom, boom, boom."

Directors: Al De Caprio
Watch Now:Amazon
A Man Is Not an Ox
star
7.71
7 votes

#2 - A Man Is Not an Ox

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/30/1962

When Toody and Muldoon become ill at the same time, their doctor becomes intrigued because they have become similar in many respects, much as a pair of oxen after being yoked together over time.

Watch Now:Amazon
I've Been Here Before
star
7.67
6 votes

#3 - I've Been Here Before

Season 2 - Episode 25 - Aired 3/10/1963

A group of criminals get pointers for their exploits by watching ""Crime Busters"", Officer Toody's favorite TV show. Since the plots of the shows are fresh in Toody's mind, he appears to be quite the expert in solving the crime wave in town.

Directors: Stanley Prager
Writer: Terry Ryan
Watch Now:Amazon
How Smart Can You Get?
star
7.67
6 votes

#4 - How Smart Can You Get?

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired 2/25/1962

Since Toody and Muldoon have been successful partners for nine years, the captain is asked to find out how this could possibly be. Both Toody and Muldoon are questioned so much that they begin to wonder themselves and arguing ensues.

Watch Now:Amazon
No More Pickpockets
star
7.63
8 votes

#5 - No More Pickpockets

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired 3/11/1962

A professional pickpocket steals Toody's wallet and assumes Toody's identity, arresting many other pickpockets before he's finally caught.

Watch Now:Amazon
Toody Undercover
star
7.60
5 votes

#6 - Toody Undercover

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/11/1962

Undercover as ""Bull"", a notorious bank robber, Toody robs a bank along with the help of a group of robbers who've managed to evade the police. Thinking that Toody is an expert as far as robbing is concerned, they fall for a bogus job which lands them all in the clink.

Watch Now:Amazon
Toody and Muldoon Meet the Russians
star
7.50
4 votes

#7 - Toody and Muldoon Meet the Russians

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired 1/27/1963

Muldoon and Toody are assigned to help guard a visiting Russian official who is under the impression that the police force is a prime example of true American life.

Directors: Stanley Prager
Watch Now:Amazon
The Beast Who Walked the Bronx
star
7.43
7 votes

#8 - The Beast Who Walked the Bronx

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired 3/18/1962

When the inspector announces that Capt. Block needs to take a well-deserved vacation, a temporary replacement is sent in.

Watch Now:Amazon
A Star Is Born in the Bronx
star
7.40
5 votes

#9 - A Star Is Born in the Bronx

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/25/1962

While dieting to slim down for a part in a play, Sylvia blindly binges on cookies at the grocery not realizing she's being filmed. When the owner of the cookie company sees the film, he is so impressed with her appetite for his cookies that he wants to use her for his ""Dixie Dimple"" cookie commercials.

Watch Now:Amazon
Change Your Partners
star
7.38
13 votes

#10 - Change Your Partners

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/8/1961

Muldoon gets a new partner, which not only intimidates Toody but causes Muldoon to neglect his duties because he's so involved in intellectual conversations.

Directors: Al De Caprio
Watch Now:Amazon
I Love Lucille
star
7.38
8 votes

#11 - I Love Lucille

Season 1 - Episode 30 - Aired 4/22/1962

Lucille dies her hair to get Gunther to notice her, and when he finally does, look out.

Watch Now:Amazon
Muldoon's Star
star
7.36
11 votes

#12 - Muldoon's Star

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/22/1961

With Theresa Tangere's popularily out of control, the Muldoon's keep her temporarily at their home, out of the public eye. Meanwhile, shy Francis is enamored with the blonde bombshell.

Directors: Nat Hiken
Watch Now:Amazon
Toody and Muldoon Crack Down
star
7.33
9 votes

#13 - Toody and Muldoon Crack Down

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 1/21/1962

After the chief inspector finds Toody and Muldoon's sector what he deems less than desirable, he insists that Capt. Block see to it that things change within 24 hours or ELSE.

Watch Now:Amazon
Schnauser's Last Ride
star
7.33
6 votes

#14 - Schnauser's Last Ride

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/7/1962

In a flashback, Muldoon explains the trouble Schnauser had 12 years previously when he was forced to give up riding his horse on patrol, converting to a vehicle.

Watch Now:Amazon
Toody and Muldoon Sing Along with Mitch
star
7.33
6 votes

#15 - Toody and Muldoon Sing Along with Mitch

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/14/1962

Mitch Miller tries to give the 53rd precinct a chance to sing on his TV show, but Toody has the only bass voice.

Directors: Nat Hiken
Watch Now:Amazon
Lucille Is 40
star
7.33
3 votes

#16 - Lucille Is 40

Season 2 - Episode 27 - Aired 3/24/1963

To cheer Lucille because of her 40th birthday, Toody decides that a new wig would be just the thing; however, in the process of getting just the right wig for his wife, Sylvia stirs things up causing Lucille to think that her hubby is being unfaithful.

Watch Now:Amazon
Gypsy Curse
star
7.29
7 votes

#17 - Gypsy Curse

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/12/1961

When Toody goes undercover to expose a thieving gypsy, she puts a curse of hives and martial troubles on him in return. Toody then begins to experience these supposed problems, and eventually he, Lucille, and Muldoon seek to counteract the hex to bring life back to normal for all involved.

Directors: Nat Hiken
Watch Now:Amazon
Occupancy, August 1st
star
7.29
7 votes

#18 - Occupancy, August 1st

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/21/1962

Mrs. Bronson moves in to an apartment that is still under construction because of a lease she'd been given awhile back.

Something Nice for Sol
star
7.26
43 votes

#19 - Something Nice for Sol

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/24/1961

The 53rd Precinct decides to buy a surprise gift for Sgt. Abrams for 25 years of service. First they decide to buy an identification bracelet, then a dressing gown (robe), and finally a specially made pair of orthopedic shoes. Problems arise because these shoes cannot be made without Mr. Webster measuring Sol's feet to produce them.

Directors: Al De Caprio
Watch Now:Amazon
142 Tickets on the Aisle
star
7.25
4 votes

#20 - 142 Tickets on the Aisle

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/9/1962

The 53rd precinct decides that the next group activity will be attending a Broadway play, but at the last minute, getting tickets for a popular show is about near impossible. When they find a play that is unpopular enough to accommodate their large group at such short notice, rumors fly that the police are trying to close the play for censorship reasons.

Writer: Tony Webster
Watch Now:Amazon
Pretzel Mary
star
7.25
4 votes

#21 - Pretzel Mary

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/2/1962

Unbeknownst to the police department, seemly impoverished Pretzel Mary is actually a multi-millionaire who stores all of her money inside of her tattered furniture. So when the precinct tries to do a kind deed for this poor woman and replace her furnishings for new pieces, the men go into a panic to get back the furniture for her once they realize the truth.

Watch Now:Amazon
I Won't Go
star
7.23
13 votes

#22 - I Won't Go

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/15/1961

Mrs. Bronson manages to evade eviction from her apartment by charming everyone who tries to give her notice.

Directors: Nat Hiken
Watch Now:Amazon
Toody and the Art World
star
7.20
5 votes

#23 - Toody and the Art World

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 2/11/1962

An artist gives Toody one of his paintings, but Toody doesn't realize its real worth until it's too late.

Watch Now:Amazon
Here We Go Again
star
7.20
5 votes

#24 - Here We Go Again

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired 2/3/1963

When Conrad Nogal approaches the captain about doing a special show about how Muldoon's father cracked a world famous case single handedly, Fred stumbles upon his father's diary where the truth is revealed.

Directors: Stanley Prager
Watch Now:Amazon
Toody's Paradise
star
7.17
6 votes

#25 - Toody's Paradise

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 1/28/1962

Toody goes undercover with a female police officer and a boy to catch a purse snatcher, and when Lucille gets wind of this new assignment, she thinks that her husband has another life elsewhere.

Directors: Al De Caprio
Watch Now:Amazon

Want to see the rest of the rankings?

Episode Ninja is a small business run by one person.
Pro memberships help fund servers and new feature development!