There is to be a parade through Walmington-on-Sea to commemorate Spitfire Week and, after watching a newsreel, the platoon decide it would be a splendid idea to have a mascot. Private ... See full summary »

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There is to be a parade through Walmington-on-Sea to commemorate Spitfire Week and, after watching a newsreel, the platoon decide it would be a splendid idea to have a mascot. Private Sponge farms sheep and the men try to catch his ram but it eludes them every time. Walker provides a goat but it is a skinny, pitiful creature which eats Mainwaring's five pound note. So there is no mascot for the parade, which turns into a race as the platoon, Hodges and his wardens, the verger and his Sea Scouts and the volunteer nurses all march faster and faster to be at the head of the procession until they all break into a run. Written by don @ minifie-1

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25 September 1970 (UK)  »

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Wilson comments that The Jazz Singer (1927) was released twelve years ago, dating the events of this edition to around 1939/40. This can be further clarified by the parade, which is marking the start of Walmington's RAF Spitfire Fund week. This initiative was launched by Lord Beaverbrook at the end of June 1940. See more »

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When chasing the ram, Pike says it reminds him of Gary Cooper in The Last of the Mohicans. Randolph Scott starred in that film, not Gary Cooper. See more »

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References The Jazz Singer (1927) See more »

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Teddy Bear's Picnic
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Written by John W. Bratton
Lyrics by Jimmy Kennedy
Heard as the platoon goes to catch a ram
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