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McHale's Navy: :  -- The misadventures of a misfit PT Boat crew during World War II.
McHale's Navy: :  -- The misadventures of a misfit PT Boat crew during World War II.
McHale's Navy: :  -- The misadventures of a misfit PT Boat crew during World War II.

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Seasons:
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Release Date:
11 October 1962 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Batten down the hatches!
Plot:
The misadventures of a misfit PT Boat crew during World War II. Full summary »
Awards:
Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(19 articles)
R.I.P. Yvonne Craig aka Batgirl
 (From JoBlo. 19 August 2015, 9:42 AM, PDT)

Bob Hastings Dead: McHale's Navy Actor Dies at 89
 (From Us Weekly. 2 July 2014, 10:31 AM, PDT)

McHale's Navy, Batman: Actor Bob Hastings Dies at 89
 (From TVSeriesFinale. 2 July 2014, 12:41 AM, PDT)

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Cast

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Ernest Borgnine ... Lt. Commander Quinton McHale / ... (138 episodes, 1962-1966)

Joe Flynn ... Captain Wallace B. Binghamton / ... (138 episodes, 1962-1966)

Tim Conway ... Ensign Charles Parker (138 episodes, 1962-1966)

Carl Ballantine ... Lester Gruber (138 episodes, 1962-1966)

Gary Vinson ... George Christopher (138 episodes, 1962-1966)

Billy Sands ... 'Tinker' Bell (138 episodes, 1962-1966)

Edson Stroll ... Virgil Edwards (138 episodes, 1962-1966)
John Wright ... Willy Moss (138 episodes, 1962-1966)
Yoshio Yoda ... Fuji Kobiaji (138 episodes, 1962-1966)

Bob Hastings ... Lt. Elroy Carpenter / ... (129 episodes, 1962-1966)

Gavin MacLeod ... Happy (73 episodes, 1962-1964)
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Series Directed by
Sidney Lanfield (54 episodes, 1962-1964)
Hollingsworth Morse (46 episodes, 1964-1966)
Charles Barton (9 episodes, 1964-1965)
Edward Montagne (8 episodes, 1962-1963)
Earl Bellamy (6 episodes, 1964-1965)
Oscar Rudolph (5 episodes, 1963)
Sidney Miller (3 episodes, 1965)
Jean Yarbrough (3 episodes, 1965)
Norman Abbott (2 episodes, 1963-1964)
Frank McDonald (2 episodes, 1964)
 
Series Writing credits
William Raynor (28 episodes, 1963-1966)
Myles Wilder (28 episodes, 1963-1966)
Ralph Goodman (18 episodes, 1963-1966)
Sam Locke (14 episodes, 1964-1966)
Joel Rapp (14 episodes, 1964-1966)
Stan Dreben (12 episodes, 1963-1965)
Martin Roth (11 episodes, 1962-1964)
George Carleton Brown (11 episodes, 1963-1965)
Frank Gill Jr. (11 episodes, 1963-1965)
John Fenton Murray (8 episodes, 1964-1966)
Barry E. Blitzer (8 episodes, 1964-1965)
Ray Brenner (6 episodes, 1964-1965)
Bruce Howard (6 episodes, 1965-1966)
Si Rose (5 episodes, 1962-1964)
Larry Markes (5 episodes, 1962-1963)
Michael Morris (5 episodes, 1962-1963)
Allan Manings (4 episodes, 1965)
Frank Waldman (3 episodes, 1963-1965)
Tom Waldman (3 episodes, 1963-1965)
Bob Fisher (3 episodes, 1963-1964)
Arnold Horwitt (3 episodes, 1963-1964)
Arthur Marx (3 episodes, 1963-1964)
Elroy Schwartz (3 episodes, 1965-1966)
Danny Arnold (2 episodes, 1962-1963)
Walter Kempley (2 episodes, 1962-1963)
Gene L. Coon (2 episodes, 1962)
Danny Simon (2 episodes, 1963)
Henry Garson (2 episodes, 1965)
Hugh Wedlock Jr. (2 episodes, 1965)
Brad Radnitz (2 episodes, 1966)

Series Produced by
Edward Montagne .... producer / executive producer (138 episodes, 1962-1966)
Si Rose .... producer / associate producer (102 episodes, 1963-1966)
 
Series Original Music by
Axel Stordahl (42 episodes, 1962-1963)
Frank Comstock (35 episodes, 1964-1965)
Jack Elliott (29 episodes, 1965-1966)
Cyril J. Mockridge (5 episodes, 1963)
 
Series Cinematography by
Ray Flin (26 episodes, 1962-1965)
Lionel Lindon (14 episodes, 1963-1965)
Bud Thackery (12 episodes, 1962-1966)
William Margulies (11 episodes, 1962-1966)
John L. Russell (11 episodes, 1962-1965)
Benjamin H. Kline (9 episodes, 1962-1965)
John F. Warren (9 episodes, 1963)
Jacques R. Marquette (8 episodes, 1963-1964)
Walter Strenge (8 episodes, 1965-1966)
Ray Rennahan (6 episodes, 1963-1965)
Richard L. Rawlings (4 episodes, 1962-1964)
Robert Tobey (3 episodes, 1963-1964)
Ray Fernstrom (3 episodes, 1964-1965)
Nicholas Musuraca (3 episodes, 1965-1966)
Fred Mandl (2 episodes, 1962)
Irving Lippman (2 episodes, 1963-1966)
Vaughn Wilkins (2 episodes, 1966)
 
Series Film Editing by
Sam E. Waxman (123 episodes, 1962-1966)
Edwin H. Bryant (5 episodes, 1965)
Richard G. Wray (4 episodes, 1965)
Danford B. Greene (2 episodes, 1964)
Robert Seiter (2 episodes, 1964)
 
Series Art Direction by
Russell Kimball (103 episodes, 1962-1965)
Alexander A. Mayer (30 episodes, 1965-1966)
Henry Larrecq (5 episodes, 1964-1965)
 
Series Set Decoration by
John McCarthy Jr. (138 episodes, 1962-1966)
James Redd (45 episodes, 1962-1965)
James M. Walters Sr. (43 episodes, 1963-1965)
Robert C. Bradfield (17 episodes, 1963-1966)
Ralph Sylos (14 episodes, 1963-1966)
John M. Dwyer (10 episodes, 1966)
Claire P. Brown (5 episodes, 1965-1966)
Perry Murdock (2 episodes, 1965)
 
Series Costume Design by
Kay Hayden (7 episodes, 1965-1966)
 
Series Makeup Department
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist (83 episodes, 1964-1966)
Larry Germain .... hair stylist (63 episodes, 1964-1966)
Florence Bush .... hair stylist (55 episodes, 1962-1964)
Jack Barron .... makeup artist (53 episodes, 1962-1964)
Virginia Darcy .... hair stylist (20 episodes, 1964-1965)
Leo Lotito Jr. .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1963)
 
Series Production Management
James Nicholson .... unit manager (30 episodes, 1965-1966)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
George Bisk .... assistant director (88 episodes, 1962-1965)
Chuck Colean .... assistant director (41 episodes, 1965-1966)
Jack Doran .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1965)

Wendell Franklin .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Lou Watt .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Donald P. Desmond .... set construction (4 episodes, 1962)

Robert M. Anderson .... assistant property master (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Earl Crain Sr. .... sound (105 episodes, 1962-1966)
Melvin M. Metcalfe Sr. .... sound (5 episodes, 1962-1966)
William H. Lynch .... sound (5 episodes, 1963-1964)
Lyle Cain .... sound (4 episodes, 1962-1965)
Corson Jowett .... sound (4 episodes, 1962-1965)
Terrance Emerson .... sound cable man (4 episodes, 1966)
Robert R. Bertrand .... sound (3 episodes, 1962-1966)
Clarence Self .... sound (3 episodes, 1962-1963)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Earl C. Williman .... lamp operator (24 episodes, 1963-1964)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vincent Dee .... costume supervisor (120 episodes, 1962-1966)
Don Snyder .... costumes (11 episodes, 1965-1966)
 
Series Editorial Department
David J. O'Connell .... editorial department head (138 episodes, 1962-1966)
 
Series Music Department
Axel Stordahl .... composer: theme music (138 episodes, 1962-1966)
Stanley Wilson .... musical supervision (138 episodes, 1962-1966)

Jack Elliott .... music score (unknown episodes)
Cyril J. Mockridge .... music score (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Si Rose .... script supervisor / script consultant (36 episodes, 1962-1963)
Rick Mittleman .... script consultant (23 episodes, 1964-1965)
 

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30 min (138 episodes)
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Trivia:
Whenever one of the crew's elaborate schemes calls for President Franklin D. Roosevelt's dog, Fala to bark, they sometimes bark like a big dog and then bark like a smaller dog. FDR had six other dogs besides Fala - Meggie, another Scottish Terrier and five others that were large breed dogs - Tiny, an Old English Sheepdog, Winks, a Llewellyn Setter, Blaze - a Bullmastiff, President, a Great Dane, and Major - a German Shepherd.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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 »
Quotes:
[repeated line]
Capt. Binghamton:[grumbling] I could just scream.
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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Classic TV, 20 July 2001
Author: Thor2000 from Collinsport, Maine

My memories of watching this show coincide with the same days I used to stay home sick from, and in some cases "sick of," school. I loved staying home and watching the wacky adventures of McHale and his crew. Borgnine's big smiling face made him sort of my best buddy and his crew my extended family. I think the best appeal of the show was that it seemed to pay homages to so many of my favorites: Gilligan's Island, Hogan's Heroes, F Troop, The Andy Griffith Show and Get Smart just to name a few. Conway's character had a lot of Barney Fife in him, and the surreal humor reminded me a lot of Night Court. Maybe that's what makes a show a classic; by it's way to reinvent comedy where everyone can find some interest in it.

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