Christy risks being AWOL, when - In a desperate attempt to be with his little Daughter, on her 2nd birthday - He tries to hitch a ride on a bomber, bound for his home town of San Diego. ... See full summary »



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Christy risks being AWOL, when - In a desperate attempt to be with his little Daughter, on her 2nd birthday - He tries to hitch a ride on a bomber, bound for his home town of San Diego. Then, major complications develop when - As the result of a letter from Gruber and the guys to Fleet Command - Christy is chosen as the Navy's 'Father Of The Year'. Written by David C. Bohn

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11 December 1964 (USA)  »

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When Lt. Parker, posing as the absent Quartermaster Christopher, meets with public relations man Capt. Burton, Parker mistakenly refers to Christopher's wife as "Shirley." Burton is puzzled and asks, "Shirley? I thought your wife's name was Ruth." In all three of the prior episodes that mentioned or featured Christopher's wife (Season One's "Operation Wedding Party" and "The Big Raffle" and Season Two's "A Da-Da for Christy," his wife's name was consistently given as Gloria. See more »


Ensign Charles Parker: [McHale finds a large hole in the side of the 73] It's my fault, skip. I was in charge, I take full blame.
Lester Gruber: He means full credit, Sir. You see, we were attacked and there were 15 Nip planes coming at us from all directions. And Mr Parker here... Would you believe 30 Nip planes? Ten? How about an angry seagull?
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Not sure why they needed the goofy ending.
13 November 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Christy has been feeling blue when his leave, to visit his two year old for her birthday in San Diego, is turned down by Binghamton. He just wants to be able to be with his child for the memorable birthday. But as luck would have it, some air-corp men are flying to San Diego and Christy decides to stow away on the plane to see his girl. But this will mean that if he is caught he will be considered AWOL. He needs the help of the crew which also makes the a part of the crime.

Like all situations, everything seems to be going to plan until a letter that the crew sent in for Christy to the 'Navy Chronicle' is picked as a winner for 'Father of the Year'. Now Captain Burton, from the newspaper, is coming to Taratupa to present the award to Christy and to fly him to San Diego. But with Christy gone, Parker is going to have to stand-in for the AWOL sailor.

This was a very pleasant story that was entertaining right up to near the end. When Parker is caught in the plane by himself, the story takes a turn for the bizarre. Was not sure why they felt they needed this cartoon type ending when the rest of the story was so interesting. Here is an example where an ending takes away from an otherwise nice story.

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