TV Series | | Comedy
The misadventures of two of New York's finest in the 53rd precinct in the Bronx. Toody, the short, stocky and dim-witted one, either saves the day or messes things up, much to the chagrin ... See full summary »
The "Idlewild" mentioned in the show's theme song was in reference to Idlewild Airport in Queens. Opened on July 1, 1948, the airport's official name was New York International Airport, Anderson Field, in honor of World War I veteran and local businessman Major General Alexander E. Anderson. One week after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas on November 22, 1963, the Queens City Council unanimously voted to change the airport's name in honor of the slain president. Idlewild was officially renamed John F. Kennedy International Airport in a ceremony held on Christmas Eve 1963.
Officer Gunther Toody:
Do you mind? Do you mind?
No consistent spelling for surname of character played by Al Lewis. In credits, it is listed as Schnauser, but name stenciled on character's locker is Schnauzer - with various spelling appearing whenever name is seen printed throughout series run.
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