Adventures in the Vast Wasteland #24

Joe E Ross and Fred Gwynne
Today's Adventure: Joe E. Ross doesn't like the look of this as Fred Gwynne picks a flower. Meanwhile, everyone's wondering, "Where the hell is car 54?!"

9 comments:

Young Stalin said...

"I feel like there is a battle going on all the time between light and dark, and I wonder sometimes if the dark has one more spear."--Fred Gwynne

cavorting with nudists said...

J. Hoberman of the Village Voice recently claimed that the Sgt. Bilko episode where a chimpanzee gets inducted was the funniest half-hour ever broadcast on television. My own candidate would be the Car 54 episode where Toody and Muldoon want to get orthopedic shoes as a surprise gift for Sgt. Abrams.

Frank Van Haste said...

"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 shore a child,
Krushchev's due at Idlewild --
Car 54, where are you?"


Odd, how some thinks stick in memory.

Christopher said...

...theres a scout troop short a child Kruschevs due at Idlewild!!!..."
don't get me started..

Harry said...

"My own candidate would be the Car 54 episode where Toody and Muldoon want to get orthopedic shoes as a surprise gift for Sgt. Abrams."
Agreed!

Theme by Nat Hiken
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 troup short a child,
Kruschev's due at Idlewild
Car 54, Where Are You?

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 troup short a child,
Kruschev's due at Idlewild
Car 54, Where Are You?

michaelE said...

Truly part of the Golden Age of Television!

Greg said...

As the poster of this pic I'd like to join in to say that while the cast contained some of the most talented performers in the business (Ross, Nipsey Russell, Ossie Davis, Al Lewis, Charlotte Rae, Larry Storch) it's Fred Gwynne that has always stood out to me as one of the finest character actors of his generation, sadly underrated and unappreciated by most of the public because he did Car 54 and The Munsters instead of O'Neil and Chayefsky but let me tell you, he could've done anything if given the chance. He was praised (as was the whole cast in their parts) for his role of Big Daddy in the seventies revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. I'd love to have seen him that.

Mike said...

According to Joseph Blotner, this was William Faulkner's favorite TV show.

Tom Ruegger said...

Was this image on the cover of "TV Guide" one week?