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"McHale's Navy" Pumpkin Takes Over (1965)

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Ray Brenner (written by) &
Barry E. Blitzer (written by)
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Original Air Date:
16 February 1965 (Season 3, Episode 22)
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. | Add synopsis »
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Hollingsworth Morse 
Writing credits
Ray Brenner (written by) &
Barry E. Blitzer (written by) (as Barry Blitzer)

Produced by
Edward Montagne .... executive producer (as Edward J. Montagne)
Si Rose .... producer
Original Music by
Frank Comstock 
Cinematography by
Ray Fernstrom 
Film Editing by
Sam E. Waxman 
Art Direction by
Russell Kimball 
Set Decoration by
John McCarthy Jr.  (as John McCarthy)
James M. Walters Sr.  (as James M. Walters)
Makeup Department
Virginia Darcy .... hair stylist
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chuck Colean .... assistant director
Sound Department
Earl Crain Sr. .... sound
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vincent Dee .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
David J. O'Connell .... editorial department head
Music Department
Axel Stordahl .... composer: theme music
Stanley Wilson .... musical supervision
Other crew
Rick Mittleman .... script consultant
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

30 min | USA:25 min (DVD)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Roy Roberts who plays Admiral Rogers tells Susie to call him Bruce while in earlier episodes his first name is John.See more »
Continuity: When McHale first meets Ms Binghamton, he is carrying balloons. While talking with her he is looking through the balloons located right in front of his face. When the camera changes the balloons are now held off to the side.See more »
Mrs. Binghamton:[telling her husband how proud and brave he is] Oh, you crazy daring fool. How often I have read, and re-read, your letters. Oh, those awful raids and the hand-to-hand combat.
Lt. Elroy Carpenter:You have every right to be proud ma'am. The Captain is always the first one at the dock when the men come back.
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
The series bounces back with a nice episode., 14 November 2014
Author: kfo9494 from United States

The beautiful Yvonne Craig makes an appearance in this episode which will always make for a more pleasurable experience as she plays a sweet-looking nurse on the base of Taratupa. She has agreed to be part of the show that the crew of the 73 is planning if they can get Binghamton's approval. It will not take long before Ms Craig, I mean, Nurse Clayton, can change the ways of our beloved Captain by making him her dance partner.

But things all of the sudden take a poor turn when a plane has arrived that has Ms Binghamton aboard. It seems that the Captain's wife is on a tour of the Pacific and stops by to check on her husband. And with the Captain suppose to escort Nurse Clayton to the shindig, now all plans are off.

Admiral Rogers also arrives on the island and gets the impression that Nurse Clayton is the wife of Binghamton. The Admiral is very proud of the Captain and is in one of his better moods as he also like the looks of the young girl. Now Binghamton has to keep the Admiral happy, so he goes along with the ruse. Now it will be up to McHale and Parker to keep the real Ms Binghamton away while the Admiral is present.

This was a nice change from the usual script. The dialog was humorous and the acting well done. In fact the writers went away from the normal ridiculous antics to make a show worthy of watching. It also did not hurt to have Yvonne Craig in the cast. She makes anything look better. Good watch.

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