Car 54 where are you is a comedy television series that originally aired on NBC from 1961 to 1963. The series follows the misadventures of two New York City police officers who patrol the streets of the Bronx.
1. The show was created by Nat Hiken, who also created The Phil Silvers Show and Sgt. Bilko.
The title of the show is a reference to the classic children’s song “Mr. Tambourine Man” by The Byrds.
2. The show was originally supposed to be a sitcom about two ambulance drivers
But Hiken changed it to be about police officers after he rode along with the NYPD for research.
3. The show was filmed on location in New York City and featured many real-life locations
including the Bronx Zoo, Yankee Stadium, and Times Square.
4. Many famous guest stars appeared on the show
including Woody Allen, Jerry Lewis, Bill Cosby, and Bing Crosby.
5. The show was nominated for two Emmy Awards during its run.
6. After the show ended, several of the cast members went on to have successful careers in film and television
Including Al Lewis (Grandpa Munster on The Munsters), Nipsey Russell (The Harlem Globetrotters), and Fred Gwynne (Herman Munster on The Munsters).