Operation Petticoat (1977–1979)

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It's hijinks on the high seas when a U.S. submarine has to take on a collection of female nurses. Somehow or another, the sub gets painted pink in the process.

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 Lt. Dolores Crandall (33 episodes, 1977-1979)
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 Seaman 'Doom & Gloom' Broom / ... (33 episodes, 1977-1979)
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 Yeoman Hunkle (32 episodes, 1977-1979)
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 Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Sherman (23 episodes, 1977-1978)
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 Lt. Nick Holden (23 episodes, 1977-1978)
Yvonne Wilder ...
 Major Edna Howard (23 episodes, 1977-1978)
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 Lt. Barbara Duran (23 episodes, 1977-1978)
Dorrie Thomson ...
 Lt. Ruth Colfax (23 episodes, 1977-1978)
Bond Gideon ...
 Lt. Claire Reid (23 episodes, 1977-1978)
Christopher J. Brown ...
 Ensign Stovall (23 episodes, 1977-1978)
Kraig Cassity ...
 Seaman Dooley (23 episodes, 1977-1978)
Wayne Long ...
 Chief Herbert Molumphrey (23 episodes, 1977-1978)
Richard Marion ...
 Pharmacist's Mate Williams (23 episodes, 1977-1978)
Michael Mazes ...
 Radioman Gossett (23 episodes, 1977-1978)
Jack Murdock ...
 Chief Machinist's Mate Tostin (23 episodes, 1977-1978)
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 Ramon Gallardo (23 episodes, 1977-1978)
Peter Schuck ...
 Seaman Horwich (23 episodes, 1977-1978)
Raymond Singer ...
 Lt. Watson (23 episodes, 1977-1978)
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It's hijinks on the high seas when a U.S. submarine has to take on a collection of female nurses. Somehow or another, the sub gets painted pink in the process. Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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Life in the Pink  »

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The series featured Jamie Lee Curtis. The original movie, Operation Petticoat (1959) starred her father, Tony Curtis. See more »

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Forgettable
29 March 2013 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

I was (and still am) a fan of the 1959 movie, so when this series was announced, I was looking forward to it. Alas, it was a major disappointment. This lacked everything that made the movie charming.

The cast just didn't have the spark that was necessary to carry the show. John Astin was excellent and unforgettable as the zany, completely off the wall Gomez Addams, but he was a very poor fit as the subdued skipper here. Meanwhile, Richard Gilliland never gave the impression of the member of high society that the original Lt. Holden was supposed to be. He was a schemer, but lacked even a bit of the slightly smarmy charisma that made the original Holden character believable. With all due respect to these actors, Cary Grant and Tony Curtis had not only very big shoes to fill, they played their characters perfectly, and if you can't emulate them, you might as well just give it up. The rest of the cast was also peculiarly bland. Only on occasion did a talented guest star bring some real comedic acting to the show, such as Sorrell Booke a couple of years before he became Boss Hogg on the Dukes of Hazzard.

Worst of all, this was a below average sitcom even for that era. Bad jokes aside, there was usually a haphazard buildup through each episode followed by an unimaginative deus ex machina solution then a very abrupt ending with no coda or epilogue. Compared with the top-rated sitcoms at the time - shows like Happy Days and Three's Company - the very best episodes of this were less memorable and far less enjoyable than the very worst of those shows. Looking at the writing credits, it's obvious why. The two men responsible for most of the scripts had no comedy writing credits. They wrote westerns and adventures. Their closest connection was that they came up with the story premise for the original movie, but they didn't write that screenplay. It wasn't a bad idea to make a series from the movie. It's just that this effort was completely lackluster. It's no wonder the show sank beneath the waves, rightfully forgotten even by most of those few who watched it.


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