McHale's Navy (1962–1966)

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The misadventures of a misfit PT Boat crew during World War II.

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 Lt. Commander Quinton McHale / ... (138 episodes, 1962-1966)
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 Captain Wallace B. Binghamton / ... (138 episodes, 1962-1966)
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 Ensign Charles Parker (138 episodes, 1962-1966)
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 Lester Gruber (138 episodes, 1962-1966)
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 George Christopher (138 episodes, 1962-1966)
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 'Tinker' Bell (138 episodes, 1962-1966)
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 Virgil Edwards (138 episodes, 1962-1966)
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 Willy Moss (138 episodes, 1962-1966)
Yoshio Yoda ...
 Fuji Kobiaji (138 episodes, 1962-1966)
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 Lt. Elroy Carpenter / ... (129 episodes, 1962-1966)
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 Happy (73 episodes, 1962-1964)
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These are the adventures of the misfit crew of PT-73 during World War II. They're one of the best fighting crews in the Navy, but break regulations when it suits them. Their commander, LCDR McHale, is at times as roguish as his crew, but he puts his foot down when things go too far. They are assigned an XO, Ensign Parker, who is by-the-book, but too much of a klutz to command too much respect. They have a house-boy Fuji, who deserted the Japanese Navy, who wears a POW outfit just in case he's caught so he won't be shot at. Their nemesis is CAPT Binghamton and his aide LT Carpenter. They're initially stationed in the South Pacific, but move to Italy in the last season. Written by Tony B

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Batten down the hatches!

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11 October 1962 (USA)  »

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McHale's Men  »

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Throughout the series, whenever something was amiss or trouble was brewing, Fuji would exclaim, "Oy vay!" This is not a Japanese expression; it is a Yiddish one meaning, "Oh woe!" He said it so regularly that in one episode McHale said, "It's just like Fuji would say if he was here.." and the crew said in unison, "OY VAY!!" See more »

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Throughout the run of the series, characters are frequently shown saluting indoors and without a hat on. In the United States Navy, personnel are not supposed to salute "uncovered" (not wearing a hat) and "in the house" (indoors). See more »

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Capt. Binghamton: Commander, how would you and your men like two weeks with nothing to do but play gin rummy, go surfing, have luaus with steel drum bands, dancing girls, hmm?
Lieut. Comdr. Quinton McHale: Two whole weeks? Woo hooo, oh that'd be a wonderful change sir. Yes sir.
Capt. Binghamton: Knock it off McHale. That's what you do every week.
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Referenced in Leave It to Beaver: Summer in Alaska (1963) See more »

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Wonderful
9 December 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I love McHales Navy. It is fun, witty and just great to watch. The scenery, locations, photography and sets are always striking and the music is great. I also love the hilarious writing and clever jokes, and the stories never cease to engage. The direction is also crisp, the episodes go at a cracking pace and it is just one of those comedy series that makes you happy every time. The cast should be thanked a lot too, Ernest Borgnine and Tim Conway are brilliant as always, as is Joe Flynn.

All in all, a very engaging, very warm and very funny series with a talented cast. To cut a long story short, wonderful. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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