11 October 1962
Ensign Charles Parker - Newly assigned to the 73 Crew, as Executive Officer - Is Binghamton's last hope to tame McHale and his 'pirates'. Though Parker is unwelcome, at first, McHale sees potential in the young Officer, and orders his Crew to shape up, so that Parker won't be shipped out.
18 October 1962
Trouble follows, when Gruber - In competition with a hometown neighbor, for the greatest War Hero - Is awarded a Purple Heart, for a small cut on his finger, which he got while doing laundry.
26 October 1962
McHale and The Boys go all out, to try to help Parker win the attention of a very attractive Nurse he's infatuated with.
1 November 1962
Virgil loses the 73, and McHale and The Crew must arrange for a replacement, before they can take a week's R&R trip to New Caledonia.
8 November 1962
McHale and The 73 Crew avert an attack on a Navy convoy, by employing a clever plan involving John Wayne, Humphrey Bogart, and Errol Flynn.
15 November 1962
McHale, Molly, and The 73 Crew must practice some trickery, to keep Binghamton at bay, while they arrange for an against-the-rules wedding for Christy and his fiancee - Lieutenant Gloria Winters.
22 November 1962
Urulu puts a curse on Binghamton, when Binghamton refuses to arrange for monetary compensation for damages inflicted on Urulu's island, by the Navy's 'cannon boats'.
29 November 1962
A 3-Sister Singing Act is stranded on a deserted island, and McHale and The 73 Crew have an ulterior motive when they volunteer for the rescue mission. But the girls, having had such experiences, in the past, are wise to their plan.
6 December 1962
While out on a recon mission, McHale and the 73 Crew discover a deserted plantation, which they turn into a party house, where they can enjoy themselves, when not on duty. But their activities draw the attention of both the U.S. Navy, and the Japanese.
20 December 1962
McHale and The 73 Crew must practice some trickery to keep Binghamton from building his new Officer's Club on McHale's island.
27 December 1962
'Santa' McHale must practice some psychological warfare, when he, the crew, Binghamton, and a war correspondent are captured by a Japanese patrol, while on a mission to bring some Christmas joy to the children of a nearby orphanage.
3 January 1963
When a Photographer with an attitude is assigned to the 73 Crew, McHale and The Boys must work up a plan to get rid of her.
10 January 1963
Ashamed of his desk job, Binghamton assumes command of the 73, during McHale's absence, and takes it out on a combat mission, so that he can have a war story to share with his battle-hardened fellow Officers.
17 January 1963
Parker and the Crew scheme to get McHale chosen for a War Bond tour of The States, but, when they find out that they won't be included, they must cook up another plan, to get McHale off the hook.
24 January 1963
Gruber has been selling Fuji's Polynesian dishes to the Taratupa personnel, and trouble develops, when Binghamton - Having sampled the delicious food - Insists that it be served at a dinner for a visiting Admiral.
31 January 1963
Under the impression that Parker is an Ace Gunner, Binghamton wagers one of his most prized possessions that Parker can out-shoot an arrogant Captain's best gunner.
7 February 1963
A lovely French girl agrees to help the guys out, in a plan to raise expense money for the birth of Christy's child.
14 February 1963
McHale and The Boys must scheme to procure new engines for their beloved boat, before Binghamton ships the 73 Crew out to a new location.
21 February 1963
Binghamton angers some of the native islanders, then must make amends with them, in order to make a good impression on a certain V.I.P., who is due, soon, for a visit.
28 February 1963
Fed up with a lack of respect from The Crew, and low on self-esteem, Parker puts in for a transfer. But complications develop, when McHale and The Boys work up a scheme, to try to make him change his mind.
7 March 1963
A new Navy Directive - Which states that all overweight Combat Officers are to be shipped out - Prompts Binghamton to see that McHale puts on an extra 6 pounds - Enough to put him over the limit.
14 March 1963
Complications develop, when McHale and the 73 Crew go after a certain Japanese Pilot - Known as 'Washing Machine Charlie' - Who has been attacking the Taratupa base, on a daily basis.
21 March 1963
Binghamton suspects McHale and the 73 Crew of consorting with the enemy, when a Japanese radio announcer broadcasts personal details about Binghamton that only someone close to him would know.
28 March 1963
While mixing business with pleasure on an island plantation, Parker must pose as a Frenchman, in order to avoid capture, while he reports details on a Japanese radio-jamming operation.
4 April 1963
A mix-up with a dictating machine brings a big, but poorly-timed Mother's Day surprise for Parker, Gruber, and Tinker.
Season 1, Episode 26: HMS 7311 April 1963
Binghamton devises a deceitful plan to have McHale chosen for the position of Liaison Officer, at British Fleet HQ, in Australia. Parker and The Crew unwittingly help McHale to get the job, then must scheme to get him off the hook, when they find out that they won't be going along.
18 April 1963
With McHale and his Crew presumably killed in action, publicity-hungry Binghamton plays the part of the grieving Commanding Officer, when a War Correspondent comes to Taratupa, looking for a big story. But, when McHale and the Crew turn up very much alive and well, Binghamton must cooperate with McHale, to work up a cover story.
25 April 1963
Thinking that a visiting Personnel Officer has come to appraise Binghamton for a possible promotion and transfer, McHale and the 73 Crew put on a show of their very best behavior. But, when they discover that the real reason for the Officer's visit is to appraise McHale for a possible transfer, they must quickly become the most incompetent PT Crew in the South Pacific.
2 May 1963
Binghamton needs help from Chief Urulu and his Tribe, to modify the Taratupa airstrip. Urulu - Angry over a bad deal with Gruber, involving Navy property - Flatly refuses. But, after some lessons on Democracy, from McHale and Parker, Urulu changes his mind, and drives a hard bargain with Binghamton, for the services of his Tribe.
9 May 1963
When a Combat Photographer is assigned to the 73, to get some footage of the Crew in action, Gruber borrows his movie camera to use in a money-making scheme. Then, when complications develop, McHale and The Boys must work up a plan to avoid trouble for both themselves, and the Photographer.
16 May 1963
McHale and The Boys scheme to get rid of a troublesome new member of the 73 Crew, and, in the process, wind up in big trouble. But, the new Crewman - Who happens to be the spitting-image of Binghamton - Turns out to be quite useful, in a complicated plan to get them off the hook.
23 May 1963
McHale and The Crew take in a young orphan girl, and go out of their way to make a happy home for her, on their island. But their extraordinary behavior arouses Binghamton's suspicions, and he uses the situation to have the 73 Crew sized up as possible 'Section 8s' by some visiting Psychiatrists.
30 May 1963
During a mission to investigate the crash site of a Japanese transport plane, McHale and The Crew recover 4 million dollars in American cash. Thinking that it's counterfeit, they return to base, where Gruber later trades it to Chief Urulu, for some native trinkets. But, when they find out that the money is real - Stolen by the Japs from a bank, in The Philippines - Gruber challenges Urulu to a winner-take-all poker game, to get it back.
6 June 1963
Willy is deeply saddened, when he receives a letter from his Tennessee girlfriend, telling him that she is about to marry another man. So, McHale and The Crew throw a big 'Hillbilly Hoe-down', to cheer up their heartbroken friend, which is attended, unexpectedly, by a Congressman from the Naval Appropriations Committee.
13 June 1963
McHale and The Crew are stuck with a spoiled-brat Admiral's Son, who causes quite a bit of trouble for them, noting every violation of Navy regulations for a report to his Father - The Area Commander. But McHale is soon fed up with the little jerk, and straightens him out with a bit of his own brand of Navy discipline.
27 June 1963
Binghamton makes Parker his personal aide, in the hope of impressing Parker's Uncle - An Admiral on the Promotions Board. But the Admiral is uncomfortable with the fact that his inept Nephew also functions as a Combat Officer, and orders Parker to pack his bags, for a safer position, in The States. He changes his mind, however, when he sees how dedicated McHale and the crew are to ENS Parker--after they put themselves at risk to rescue him in the Bay during an air raid.
16 September 1963
While searching McHale's island for a stolen case of rare champagne, Binghamton captures Fuji, and places him under arrest, as a spy. McHale and The Crew must then concoct a complicated plan to free their Japanese friend, which not only succeeds, but winds up with an unexpected bonus.
23 September 1963
Binghamton begins to regret having so harshly punished the 73 Crew, when McHale and The Boys - While in the process of trying to rid their island of a bothersome bird - Give The Captain the impression that they are out to get even.
30 September 1963
Binghamton accuses Parker of cowardice, after Parker loses his cool, during the pursuit of a Japanese patrol boat. But Parker redeems himself, when - After a little pep-talk from McHale - He orchestrates the destruction of a German U-Boat, on a mission to rendezvous with a Japanese patrol.
7 October 1963
McHale and The Crew devise a plan - Potentially beneficial to both them, and Captain Binghamton - To have a popular movie star put on a show on Taratupa, for Admiral Rogers, but must first scheme to get the Star's stubborn Tour Manager out of the way.
14 October 1963
In an attempt to impress an Admiral, Binghamton drops some serious charges against the 73 Crew, in return for a show of their 'high esteem' for their Commander, in the form of a testimonial dinner. Knowing that no one will attend the dinner willingly, McHale and The Boys plan to combine the dinner with a big crap game, in order to have a showing for the most hated Commanding Officer in the Pacific.
21 October 1963
McHale and The Boys have planned some entertainment for the Base Personnel, but Binghamton puts a stop to it, and orders McHale and his Crew to ferry him to a Staff Meeting, so that he can keep an eye on them. But, after the 73 is put out of commission by a Japanese plane, Binghamton if forced to do some entertaining of his own, during a mission to obtain some fuel, on a Japanese-held island.
28 October 1963
While trying to impress a pretty Nurse, Parker receives several serious blows to his morale, and, humiliated, he puts in for a transfer. Then, complications arise, when McHale, The Crew, and the Nurse work up a plan to try to help him to regain his self-esteem, and change his mind.
4 November 1963
When Binghamton finds out that Parker is an old friend of a famous War Correspondent, he makes Parker the Base PR Officer, in the hope of becoming the subject of the Correspondent's next story. But Parker's plan to improve The Captain's image backfires.
11 November 1963
Gruber and the guys concoct a very tall story, to try to turn Tinker into a hero, so that he can win the heart of his favorite girl. But, the rumor of Tinker's 'Secret mission' soon spreads throughout the South Pacific, and trouble develops, when glory-hungry Binghamton tries to get in on the action.
18 November 1963
Binghamton is convinced that McHale and the 73 Crew are consorting with the enemy, and, when he can't get anyone to believe him, he calls for a Naval Intelligence team, to search McHale's island for evidence. So, to get him to call off the search, McHale and The Guys devise an elaborate scheme, to make Binghamton think he's losing his mind.
25 November 1963
While on an unauthorized liberty, in New Caledonia, McHale and The Crew are all thrown in jail, for various reasons, during which time, a crooked Frenchman steals the 73 to use for some crooked business. McHale and The Crew must then scheme to get out of jail, find the crook, and get the 73 back, before Binghamton returns from a Staff meeting.
2 December 1963
When Happy begins sleep-walking, due to his insecurity with women, Binghamton orders him to be psychiatrically evaluated, and shipped out, if found unfit for duty. So, McHale and the guys try to help their Shipmate, by fixing him up with a pretty Nurse, but must first get around Binghamton's 'No Fraternization' rule.
9 December 1963
The 73 Crew's heart-sick Japanese friend, Fuji, must get a letter to his best girl, back home in Japan. But, a secret mission to mail the letter from a Japanese-held island becomes complicated, when Fuji's letter gets mixed up in Binghamton's plan to distribute propaganda leaflets to the enemy.
16 December 1963
Tinker is arrested for the theft of Binghamton's printing press, and The Captain taps Parker to be Tinker's Defense Counsel, in a trial which Binghamton, himself, will preside over. Parker and McHale must then stall the proceedings, while Gruber and The Crew execute a plan to get Tinker off the hook, with a bit of creative evidence-tampering.
23 December 1963
A new Navy directive - Ordering all married Officers to be shipped home - Prompts Binghamton to scheme to get McHale married off to a shady saloon-keeper by the name of Kate O'Hara - An old friend of McHale's. But, neither Kate, nor McHale want to tie the knot, so they join forces, to try to thwart Binghamton's plan.
30 December 1963
Gruber and the guys try to make some money with some phony pearl oysters, but their scheme backfires, when a greedy Binghamton takes over their operation. Then, when Chief Urulu muscles in on Binghamton's business, McHale and The Crew put a stop to the whole operation, by taking advantage of an old native superstition, and some Japanese technology.
6 January 1964
Major complications develop when the guys send a chapter of Parker's war novel - Including a highly fictionalized account of his sinking of the biggest battleship in the Japanese fleet - To Parker's hometown girlfriend, in an attempt to help him win her heart.
13 January 1964
Binghamton is offered a promotion and transfer up to Fleet HQ, but must first reconcile a shortage in the base's equipment inventory. After all is accounted for, except for one item - A barrage balloon - McHale and The Crew must race against time, in order to locate it, and bring it in, in time for Binghamton to be shipped out.
20 January 1964
A business venture - Involving the manufacture and sale of sarongs to the Base personnel - Has the guys divided into two separate quarreling groups. When the feud escalates, Binghamton tries to take advantage of it's effect on them, during a PT Crew efficiency test - Their failure of which, would mean their being shipped out for re-assignment.
27 January 1964
When Binghamton refuses permission for McHale and The Crew to put on a big show, to raise funds for the local Orphanage, Parker uses his newly-acquired skill as a Hypnotist, to make The Captain more agreeable. But the scheme is complicated by the visit of a Senator from the Armed Services Committee.
3 February 1964
Parker - A dead-ringer for an important British General - Agrees to put his life on the line, by posing as The General, to divert the attention of spies, in New Caledonia, while the real General carries out a crucial invasion of a Japanese-held island.
10 February 1964
Binghamton is ordered to purchase one of Chief Urulu's islands, for the construction of a radar station. But, Urulu - Knowing that he's got The Navy 'over a barrel' - Inflates the price of his real estate to ridiculous levels. So, McHale and The Crew try to help The Captain out, with a scheme to de-value The Chief's land.
Season 2, Episode 23: Dear Diary17 February 1964
Binghamton gets hold of Parker's diary, which includes details of the Crew's shady activities. After the guys steal the diary from The Captain's safe, Binghamton sets out to personally escort Parker to The Admiral. But, after falling into enemy hands, on the way, and being rescued by the 73 Crew, Binghamton changes his mind, after some gentle persuasion by McHale.
24 February 1964
McHale and The Crew must scheme to stay out of trouble, when the lovely Daughter of a prominent French Businessman shows up on the 73, having stowed away, during an unauthorized stop at New Caledonia.
2 March 1964
Fuji has a bad toothache, and McHale and The Crew must figure out a way to get him in to the Dentist, during an inspection tour of the Fleet Medical Officer.
9 March 1964
Five-time Oscar-winning Director John Burton comes to Taratupa, to shoot a documentary on PT boats, and their Crews, and McHale and the Crew successfully scheme to become the stars of the film. But, when they find out that Fuji has sneaked into the production, they must re-shoot the movie, themselves, with surprising results.
16 March 1964
A Russian Naval Officer reports to McHale for PT Boat training, and, soon disgusted with the 73 Crew's lack of discipline, asks to be assigned to another Crew. But, when Binghamton finds out that the chosen Crew will shipped out to Russia, he talks the Russian into staying with McHale. McHale and the guys must then work up a plan to get out of the situation.
23 March 1964
The French thief and con-artist first talks Binghamton out of a load of Navy supplies, then cons Parker into helping him get them to New Caledonia. McHale and the guys must then follow, rescue Parker, and recover the supplies.
30 March 1964
After being restricted to base by Binghamton, McHale and the guys mock up a damaged PT boat, to look like the 73, so that they can sneak a load of building materials to a nearby island village, to help the natives rebuild, after an air raid. But complications develop, when Admiral Rogers visits Taratupa, to investigate.
7 April 1964
While temporarily assigned to the 73 Crew, a lazy, pampered, rock and roll star is captured by a Japanese patrol, while out on maneuvers with McHale and The Crew, and holds a captive audience, making it easy for McHale and the guys to take prisoners.
14 April 1964
To keep Parker from being shipped out, McHale and The Crew try to help the Ensign raise a thousand bucks, to replace a string of pearls - A gift for Binghamton's Wife - That were destroyed as Parker tried to save the Captain from what he thought was an air raid.
21 April 1964
Impressed by a gangster movie he's recently seen, Chief Urulu plays mob chieftain and refuses to sign the document allowing The Navy the use of McHale's island. So, McHale and the Crew, and even Binghamton, Carpenter, and Admiral Rogers, join forces, and play their own mobster game, to try to make Urulu change his mind.
28 April 1964
In temporary command of the base, while Binghamton recovers from a broken leg, and drunk with power, Carpenter gets the goods on The Crew, and has them up for Court Martial on several serious charges. McHale and Parker must then scheme to get Binghamton back in command, and The Boys off the hook.
5 May 1964
Gruber and the guys pick up a few souvenirs, during a mission, unknowing that they're valuable items stolen by the Japanese, during the battle of Manila. When one of the items - A priceless antique tea set - Winds up as a wedding present for an Admiral's Daughter, McHale and The Crew must make a hasty trip to New Caledonia, where Parker must play the part of the officiating Chaplain, as part of a scheme to get it back.
12 May 1964
Binghamton bows to pressure from the snobbish, swinging-bachelor Son of his former employer, in the hope of returning to his Stateside job, after the war. But, when the pressure becomes too great, The Captain conspires with McHale and the 73 Crew in a plan to get rid of him.
19 May 1964
Christy has a chance to hear his little girl's first words, courtesy of a Ham Radio Operator, in The States, and, when Binghamton denies the use of the base radio, McHale and The Boys are forced to improvise, with a Japanese radio, captured during a raid on an enemy jamming station.
11 September 1964
When Binghamton discovers how superstitious McHale and The Crew are, he devises a plan to scare them into transferring out. But, when McHale and The Boys find that they've been duped, they cook up their own plan to scare Binghamton into canceling their transfers.
18 September 1964
With his letters home, Gruber has led his girlfriend to believe that he's a Lieutenant Commander, and, when the girl pays a surprise visit to Taratupa, McHale reluctantly agrees to help him save face, by allowing him to act out the part. The charade almost gets them into big trouble, but winds up working out for the good, when it helps foil Binghamton's plan to have McHale assigned to a British Liaison's position.
25 September 1964
Left alone on the 73, in New Caledonia, while McHale attends a staff meeting, and the Crew are on an unauthorized liberty, Parker receives the order from Binghamton to pick up the base payroll. After he's robbed of the $62,000, McHale and the guys frantically try to locate the cash, before Binghamton can accuse them of the theft.
2 October 1964
Binghamton fakes an illness, and checks into the base hospital, appointing McHale as temporary Base Commander, to face an unscheduled inspection by a tough Admiral. But Binghamton's plan backfires, when McHale and The Crew manage to make it through the inspection, and turn the tables on The Captain.
9 October 1964
Ordered to provide a safe haven for a Sultan and his 3 Daughters, Binghamton is forced to send McHale and The 73 Crew to rescue the royal family, and bring them to Taratupa. But, when Virgil sneaks one of the Princesses away for a romantic boat ride, Parker must become her stand-in, while the guys hustle to return the real Princess, before The Sultan and The Captain discover that she's missing.
16 October 1964
After Parker nearly drowns Binghamton, during an accident on the 73, The Captain calls for a Fitness Board Inquiry to determine Parker's fitness for duty. McHale and The Boys then execute a clever plan - Involving nitrous oxide, or 'Laughing Gas' - To help Binghamton to change his mind, which backfires, when an Admiral from the board arrives early, to investigate Parker's situation.
27 October 1964
After Binghamton devises a scheme to frame McHale and The Crew for the theft of his wallet, Parker is arrested, and charged with the crime. But the Ensign is cleared, at the last minute, when McHale and The Boys produce Parker's star witness - An alligator that has taken a special liking to Parker.
6 November 1964
Binghamton has an ulterior motive, when he temporarily assigns a clumsy, bumbling British Sub-Lieutenant to the 73 Crew. When the Britisher captures Fuji, and places him under arrest as a spy, McHale and Parker work up a rather risky plan to free their Japanese friend, which is complicated by a visit from the Sub-Lieutenant's Admiral-Cousin.
13 November 1964
After Parker is passed over again, for a promotion, Gruber devises a way for him to vent his frustrations, which winds up landing the Ensign in the brig, pending Court Martial. Then, when they find out about an upcoming visit by the head of the Senate Naval Affairs Committee - Whose name just happens to be Parker - McHale and The Boys work up a scheme to get their XO off the hook.
20 November 1964
In an attempt to impress a 'Gung-ho' Admiral, Binghamton accompanies McHale and the Crew on a mission to an island that, unbeknownst to him, is the hiding place of the Crew's distilling operation. After the still is damaged in an air raid, it's contents spill into a stream, and, after Binghamton drinks from it, McHale and the guys must convince him that he's partaken of 'The Fountain Of Youth', in order to protect their secret.
27 November 1964
Binghamton orders McHale to negotiate a treaty with the head-hunting natives of a nearby island, for the construction of an airstrip. But the native Chief refuses to sign, until their recently-deceased witch doctor has been replaced. When Parker accidentally gets the job, he manages to successfully negotiate the treaty with the help of the sun, the moon, and a cigarette lighter.
4 December 1964
Binghamton has his eye on a piece of oceanfront property in New Caledonia, and, when it seems that Parker has come into some big money, The Captain hits him up for a loan, so that he can acquire it. Parker unwittingly agrees, but, after he finds out that his windfall is nearly nothing, Binghamton must join McHale and the 73 Crew in a scheme to get out of the deal, which nearly gets them all into big trouble, but winds up working out for the good.
11 December 1964
Christy risks being AWOL, when - In a desperate attempt to be with his little Daughter, on her 2nd birthday - He tries to hitch a ride on a bomber, bound for his home town of San Diego. Then, major complications develop when - As the result of a letter from Gruber and the guys to Fleet Command - Christy is chosen as the Navy's 'Father Of The Year'.
18 December 1964
Once again, Parker is in big trouble with Binghamton, and The Captain has arranged for his transfer to a certain island, which is a frequent target of Japanese guns. But the Ensign is reprieved, when Binghamton's lovely Niece - An anthropology grad student on a brief visit to the base - Talks her Uncle into keeping Parker around, so that she can study his body structure.
29 December 1964
Binghamton must put on a show of good will toward the local natives, in order to please a visiting V.I.P., but his plan is complicated by Fuji's love affair with the native Chief's lovely daughter, whose very jealous boyfriend is out to get even.
5 January 1965
After Binghamton forbids their fraternization with the female personnel of the base, McHale and the guys find a secret hideaway where they can bend the rules a bit, with the Nurses. After The Captain finds them out, with the help of The Crew's new mascot - A parrot with a very interesting vocabulary - McHale and the guys and the girls must quickly whip up a plan to cover themselves.
12 January 1965
Marooned on a supposedly deserted island, for their mandatory survival test, Parker and Binghamton are captured by a Japanese patrol. McHale and The Crew, on their way to New Caledonia, to try out for the Navy talent show, are captured, as well, when they drop in, to check on The Captain and Parker. They must all then utilize their various talents in a plan to get out of the situation.
19 January 1965
In an effort to get the goods on the 73 Crew, Binghamton lures the boys into the hospital, under false pretenses, and has them injected them with sodium pentothal - Or 'truth serum' - Which causes them to tell him everything he wants to know. McHale and Parker must then work up a plan to get them off the hook, by literally giving Binghamton a dose of his own medicine.
26 January 1965
After The Captain has his annual physical exam, the guys see an opportunity to get him out of the way for a while, and 'doctor' his X-rays to make it look like he's dying. But the plan backfires, when - In an effort to go out a hero - Binghamton volunteers to lead the 73 Crew on a dangerous mission to destroy an enemy fuel dump.
2 February 1965
In an effort to gather evidence of any shady activities, Binghamton appoints Carpenter as the 73's new Executive Officer, and makes Parker the base's Laundry Officer. After Parker fouls up, McHale and the guys try to help him out, but Carpenter catches them in the act, forcing McHale to come up with a plan to get out of the situation, and get Parker his job back.
9 February 1965
When Binghamton learns that all Chief Petty Officers are to be shipped out, he talks all the guys into taking the exam for CPO, then fixes the results to see that all of them pass. Now without a Crew, the 73 is to be scrapped, and McHale and Parker are to be reassigned. But a very determined Ensign Parker takes it upon himself to keep the 73 in business.
16 February 1965
After Admiral Rogers mistakes a pretty young Nurse for Binghamton's wife, McHale and Parker must hustle to keep the situation a secret from Binghamton's real wife, who has come to visit the base as part of the Women's Navy League tour.
23 February 1965
After the guys swipe Binghamton's dictation machine, Parker is nailed for the crime, while in the process of returning it, and The Captain throws him into the brig, pending Court Martial. Parker must then work with McHale and the boys in a complicated plan to try to make Binghamton drop the charges, by making him think he's losing his mind.
2 March 1965
McHale's gambling, conniving, saloon-keeping old friend - Maggie Monohan - Is back in business, in New Caledonia, and Binghamton has been ordered to shut her down. Seeing an opportunity to 'kill two birds with one stone', Binghamton schemes to nail McHale and The Crew along with her, but McHale and Maggie join forces, in a plan to keep him from doing so.
9 March 1965
Struck on the head, during a Japanese raid, Parker develops regressive amnesia, and thinks he's returned to his childhood days at summer camp. McHale and the guys must then try to keep the Ensign out of sight, long enough to think of a way to cure him, before the Fleet Medical Officer arrives, to examine him.
16 March 1965
Major complications develop, when Gruber and the guys - Desperate to raise $300, for a tonsillectomy for Christy's little girl - Try to pass off a 'paint-by-numbers' portrait as a genuine 'Claude Gauguin' - Supposedly painted by the brother of the legendary French Artiste.
23 March 1965
While searching McHale's island for some stolen eggs, Binghamton, Carpenter, and Admiral Hardesty are captured by Japanese soldiers, drunk on the egg nog made from the stolen eggs. But they're soon rescued by the Easter Bunny, on his way to an Easter egg hunt, supervised by McHale and the guys, for some native school children.
30 March 1965
Binghamton panics, when he learns that Naval Intelligence is on it's way to investigate the disappearance of a $1000 jade necklace, which he bought with funds 'borrowed' from the Officer's Club. Then, after the necklace turns up, Binghamton tries to frame McHale and his men with the crime, in order to cover his tracks.
6 April 1965
Parker takes full advantage of his situation, when he's temporarily promoted to Admiral, so that he can fill in for Admiral Rogers, in negotiations for the drilling rights in an oil-rich island nation.
13 April 1965
After running into Jerry Colonna, in New Caledonia, McHale and the guys talk the bug-eyed, mustachioed comic into making an unscheduled stop, for a show, on Taratupa. But, when they learn that the base doesn't qualify for a Special Services show, they must make some special arrangements for an 'epidemic', at the base hospital.
20 April 1965
Binghamton tries to frame the 73 Crew for the manufacture and sale of illegal liquor, and has them all thrown into the brig, pending an investigation. But, with a little outside help, McHale and the guys manage to escape from jail, and execute a complicated scheme to make The Captain look like a lunatic, in the eyes of the Fleet Legal Officer.
27 April 1965
When an MIT-trained electronics wizard comes to the base to convert the 73 into a fully automated, remote-controlled vessel, McHale and the Crew fear that they may soon become obsolete. But they're reprieved, at the last minute, with help from a very unlikely source.
4 May 1965
Angry after another mishap with Parker, Binghamton assigns the Ensign to coast-watching duty in a hazardous location. But he quickly changes his mind, when he finds that Parker may be the only source of his extremely rare blood type in the South Pacific.
11 May 1965
After learning that his stateside employer has closed down, Binghamton lands a job as an insurance salesman, under the condition that he sell life insurance policies to the 73 Crew. But The Captain's high-pressure sales tactics prompt McHale and the guys to work up a plan to get back at him.
18 May 1965
In response to a letter from Gruber and the guys, a glamorous movie star makes the trip to Taratupa, with a plan to create some publicity for herself. But her scheme soon goes awry, and someone else winds up grabbing all the headlines.
25 May 1965
Binghamton pressures a young new member of the 73 Crew into spying on McHale and the guys, to try to gather evidence of any shady activities. But The Captain's plan is foiled by another new member of the crew, who proves to be not only very intelligent, but an excellent Sailor, as well.
14 September 1965
McHale, the 73 Crew, Captain Binghamton, and Lieutenant Carpenter have all been transferred to a base in the little coastal town of Voltafiore, Italy, and soon find themselves dealing with the town's crooked, money-hungry Mayor.
21 September 1965
While in search of a hot shower, McHale, Parker, Gruber, and Tinker are trapped by a German patrol, behind enemy lines, and must masquerade as an Italian family, in order to save themselves, as well as The Captain and Lieutenant Carpenter.
28 September 1965
Binghamton angers the local Italians, after forbidding their fraternization with Naval personnel, but must quickly make amends with them, in order to please a certain VIP, due soon, for a visit. So, he reluctantly allows McHale and the townsfolk to throw a big wedding bash for a young Italian woman, and her fiancée - A soldier in the Italian Army.
5 October 1965
During his absence from the base, against orders, McHale is spared an AWOL charge, with help from his Italian cousin, who happens to bear a very strong family resemblance to his American counterpart.
12 October 1965
Gruber and the guys find that there is money to be made, in the lucrative German war souvenir market, and, after they, McHale, and Colonel Harrigan are all captured by a German patrol, during a souvenir-hunting trip to an off-limits town, Parker and Fuji collaborate on a clever plan to rescue their comrades.
19 October 1965
After Binghamton throws Parker into the brig, under several unfair charges, McHale and Mayor Lugatto must cooperate in a plan to turn the glory-hungry Binghamton into 'The Great Liberator', as part of a plan to get the Ensign out of the slammer.
26 October 1965
After both Binghamton and Harrigan catch McHale and the guys having some unauthorized R&R in the home of an Italian Contessa, they have no choice but to go along with the plan of having Parker pose as the Contessa, in order to try to fool General Bronson, and keep everyone out of trouble.
2 November 1965
After General Bronson cracks down on wartime profiteering, Mayor Lugatto tricks McHale into going into the fishing business with him, a situation which, quite unintentionally, works out for the good for McHale and the crew, but very much not-so-good for Binghamton and Lugatto.
9 November 1965
Fed up with their less-than-pleasant accommodations, McHale and the guys move to an abandoned wine cellar, and furnish it with some luxurious furniture, found during a mission. But, after first Binghamton, then Harrigan impound their furnishings for their own use, McHale and the guys must come up with a scheme to get it back, and keep it.
16 November 1965
Binghamton is determined to get hold of a stash of stolen rare wine, for a gift to the General; Mayor Lugatto wants the wine for it's cash value; And McHale and the Crew just want to see that it's returned to it's rightful owners, and to get back at the Germans who stole it, in the first place.
23 November 1965
Mayor Lugatto wants the town's opera house back in business, and McHale wants his Crew out of jail. So, they cooperate in a plan to accomplish both, by having Binghamton sing the lead in the opera company's season-opener, despite The Captain's painfully obvious lack of talent.
30 November 1965
Binghamton throws Mayor Lugatto into jail, pending impeachment proceedings for running a racket, in the form of a 'Good Luck Fountain', in the town square. So, to get The Captain to let The Mayor out of jail, and reopen the fountain, McHale and the guys must come up with a plan to convince Binghamton that 'The curse of Voltafiore' has befallen him.
7 December 1965
After Colonel Harrigan cons Binghamton into moving the 73 Crew into town, so that he can take over McHale's beach, McHale and Binghamton carry out similar, but conflicting plans to get back at the Colonel.
14 December 1965
Binghamton has the evidence he needs to court martial McHale and the 73 Crew, and has summoned the Judge Advocate General, to present it. McHale and the Crew must then execute a very complicated plan to get Binghamton to reveal the whereabouts of the evidence, so that they can get rid of it, before the JAG arrives.
21 December 1965
After McHale defies Binghamton's orders, and travels to a nearby town, to attend his little cousin's birthday party, Binghamton tries to nail him on a desertion charge. But McHale manages to stay out of trouble, when he and his look-alike Italian Cousin, Giuseppe, assume each other's identities long enough to fool Binghamton and General Grayson.
28 December 1965
Parker tries, unsuccessfully, to set 3 young Italian thieves on the straight and narrow, with some good old-fashioned Boy Scout training. But, after McHale and the Crew are arrested and jailed for the gang's crimes, the boys set out to help their Scoutmaster and his Crew, and wind up nailing Binghamton, in the bargain.
4 January 1966
Gruber and the guys find a way to both make and deliver their homemade liquor when they build a mobile distillery in an old fire engine. But their scheme goes sour, when Binghamton confiscates the old engine for the new Voltafiore Volunteer Fire Department, formed as a part of his new civic improvement program.
11 January 1966
Parker takes it on the lam, after an accident with a machine gun has him thinking that he's killed The Captain. After the furious Binghamton orders an all-out search for Parker, and offers a sizeable reward for his capture, McHale and The Boys must first find him, then cook up a complicated plan, to get him out of trouble.
18 January 1966
After Binghamton arrests an AWOL WAC Corporal and jails her on suspicion of espionage, Parker must play the part of a WAC MP, as part of McHale's plan to free her, and reunite her with her boyfriend, before her unit ships out to North Africa.
25 January 1966
Binghamton devises a scheme to make McHale and the 73 Crew look bad in the eyes of a visiting Congresswoman. But, after McHale and the guys scheme their way out of the jam, Binghamton must then cooperate with them, in order to get himself out of a tough situation with the Congresswoman, and get back at Harrigan, at the same time.
8 February 1966
When Binghamton loses $1000 of Navy money to an Italian con man, for the construction of a new golf course, he enlists the aid of McHale and the 73 Crew in not only getting the money back, but making a fool out of Colonel Harrigan, as well.
15 February 1966
After learning that German spies are operating in the area, Binghamton arrests McHale and Parker for espionage, thinking that they are working with a mischievous monkey, who has stolen an important document.
Season 4, Episode 23: 36-24-7322 February 1966
A regulation-quoting lady Ensign tries to help McHale and the Crew make some much-needed money, by providing the participants for a beauty contest, and winds up helping them bag a German submarine, in the bargain.
1 March 1966
Thinking that McHale has been shipped out, and fed up with the power-drunk Parker, Gruber, Virgil, Tinker, Christy, and Willy, all put in for transfers. But, when they find out that McHale's absence is only temporary, Parker and the Crew must come up with a plan to get The Captain to tear up the transfer papers.
8 March 1966
In the midst of the town's 500th anniversary celebration, Binghamton tries to arrange to have a visiting Psychiatrist declare the 73 Crew unfit for duty, forcing the newly-crowned 'King Of The Festival' to come up with a plan to keep his Crew together, and turn the tables on The Captain.
15 March 1966
During an attempt to impress a famous War Correspondent, Binghamton is taken prisoner by a German patrol, who have disguised themselves as American Sailors. After Parker is also captured, McHale and the guys come to the rescue, and wind up having their picture on the cover of a popular magazine.
22 March 1966
McHale and the Crew have a jeep that needs an engine; A local race driver has an engine that needs a car; The Army wants to get hold of one of the Germans' new staff cars - And all 3 are accomplished during the town's annual Grand Prix auto race.
29 March 1966
Concerned about Parker's unusual behavior, McHale and the guys investigate his situation, and are a bit shocked, when they find that he's involved with a cute young thing named Angelina, who happens to be in a family way.
5 April 1966
A trigger-happy Italian Count challenges Parker to a duel, and, while McHale and the guys try to help him out of the situation, Binghamton tries to use it as a way to get rid of both Parker and McHale.
12 April 1966
A big-shot Washington Political Boss - With a reputation for turning war heroes into politicians - Is about to pay a visit, and Binghamton must quickly change from a 'desk jockey', into a fearless, battle-hardened Commander in order to try to become the Boss's next project, after the war.