CPO Sharkey (1976–1978)

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Comic exploits of an acid-tongued chief petty officer in the U.S. Navy.

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 C.P.O. Otto Sharkey (37 episodes, 1976-1978)
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 Chief Robinson (37 episodes, 1976-1978)
Peter Isacksen ...
 Seaman Pruitt (34 episodes, 1976-1978)
David Landsberg ...
 Recruit Skolnick (26 episodes, 1976-1978)
Richard Beauchamp ...
 Recruit Rodriguez (25 episodes, 1976-1978)
Tom Ruben ...
 Recruit Kowalski (24 episodes, 1976-1978)
Richard X. Slattery ...
 Captain Buckner (22 episodes, 1977-1978)
Jeff Hollis ...
 Recruit Daniels / ... (22 episodes, 1976-1978)
Jonathan Daly ...
 Lt. Whipple (19 episodes, 1976-1978)
Elizabeth Allen ...
 Capt. Quinlan (15 episodes, 1976-1977)
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The perfect sitcom outlet for the acid-tongued talents of comic Don Rickles, who plays Chief Petty Officer Sharkey, based at a naval recruitment center in California. Since all the men under his command seem to be from different racial and cultural backgrounds (black, Polish, Hispanic, etc.), Sharkey has plenty of ammunition for his insults and putdowns. He's actually very fond of his men though, and usually must protect them from mealy-mouthed boss Lt. Whipple and gruff base commander Capt. Buckner. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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This show is often remembered for an incident in which Johnny Carson interrupted a taping session. During an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) with guest host Bob Newhart, Don Rickles accidentally broke the cigarette box on Carson's desk. When Carson returned to the show the next day, he discovered the broken box during taping. Carson took the broken box and a cameraman with him to the adjacent studio where Rickles' show was taped and teased him. This incident was played on Carson's annual specials and also on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) on the day Carson died. See more »

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"C.P.O." Funny!
12 September 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Don Rickles - insult comic, hockey puck - Chief Petty Officer?

In "C.P.O. Sharkey", Rickles has the Navy blues as the C.P.O. of the title trying to whip a bunch of raw recruits into nautical shape. To say he fails isn't as true that it was fun to watch him try.

Every week, Sharkey had to deal with obtuse recruits (including Landesberg!), dim-witted seamen (Isacksen), stern captains (Allen and Slattery, respectively), and a semi-understanding chief (Page) who tried without success to keep Sharkey out of trouble.

In the brief time this show was on the air, Sharkey ran the gamut of working with babies, inflatable dolls, submarines and Mexican jails, all the time rolling off his lines with that old Rickles finesse we all know and love.

It's been ages since I saw this show but I remember it like yesterday. It was crazy, goofy and constantly hilarious! Hey, Nick at Nite or TV Land: are you listening? BRING BACK THIS SHOW!!

Ten stars. At ease, Don.


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