Car 54, Where Are You? (1961–1963)
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The Loves of Sylvia Schnauser 

Sylvia Schnauser helps the police dept. to set a trap for con artists posing as book publishers.


Stanley Prager


Nat Hiken (created by), Tony Webster | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview:
Joe E. Ross ... Officer Gunther Toody
Fred Gwynne ... Officer Francis Muldoon
Charlotte Rae ... Sylvia Schnauser
Al Lewis ... Officer Leo Schnauser
Charles Nelson Reilly ... Abernathy
Joe De Santis ... Billson
Paul Reed ... Capt. Martin Block


Sylvia Schnauser is chosen by the police department to help set a clever trap for con-artists,posing as publishers,looking to take people's money. Sylvia tells them she's writing the story of her romantic history. Making the officers of the precinct wonder if she's really writing a book or not. Written by happipuppi13

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Release Date:

31 March 1963 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Eupolis Productions See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Lots of fun, as Sylvia Schnauser writes of her 51 loves
12 November 2019 | by morrisonhimselfSee all my reviews

Frequently over the top, this entry still has some very funny moments, and some very funny situations, and some very funny guest stars, including the prolific Charlotte Rae in the title role, and Charles Nelson Reilly as a suspect publisher.

Charlotte Rae actually played the continuing role of Sylvia, wife of Patrolman Schnauser, who was played by Al Lewis, a regular on the show.

This entry had one of the largest casts and all the players were necessary as the running gag kept running.

"Car 54" had so many episodes per season, it's a real eye-opener to modern TV audiences who think a "season" is about 13 entries. Probably not every show could be a hit, but so far, the ones I've seen have provided laughs and an appreciation of what talent those early TV creators had.

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