Mainwaring complains about a man's 'sissy' appearance and luggage during a briefing on a training mission. He'll play a secret agent to be guarded anonymously, while HQ sends equally secret counter agents to identify and catch him. So all civilians are mistrusted or ignored, including a military experiment researcher's warning for an escaped gorilla. The (fake) ape certainly makes a monkey of the verger and the warden, who are determined to betray the platoon. The battle of daft wits continues. Written by
Did You Know?
During the opening scenes in the church yard, you can see the planks and sawdust from the episode Everybody's Trucking still laying against the wall. Studio scenes for several episodes obviously shot at same time with little thought to continuity. See more
Two nuns ask Mainwaring and his platoon for their assistance in getting a car started. However, this far into the war, petrol was strictly rationed and would never have been used for any non-essential journeys. Those nuns would never have been permitted to use their car. See more
No, don't shoot! Whatever you do, don't shoot!
LCpl. Jack Jones
That's funny. I thought gorillas came from Africa. Why is he speaking English?
Tip-Toe thru' the Tulips with Me
Music by Joseph A. Burke
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Sung by Mainwaring after being injected with tranquiliser See more