After Parker nearly drowns Binghamton, during an accident on the 73, The Captain calls for a Fitness Board Inquiry to determine Parker's fitness for duty. McHale and The Boys then execute a... See full summary »

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After Parker nearly drowns Binghamton, during an accident on the 73, The Captain calls for a Fitness Board Inquiry to determine Parker's fitness for duty. McHale and The Boys then execute a clever plan - Involving nitrous oxide, or 'Laughing Gas' - To help Binghamton to change his mind, which backfires, when an Admiral from the board arrives early, to investigate Parker's situation. Written by David C. Bohn

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16 October 1964 (USA)  »

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It's the viewer that needs laughing gas to enjoy this episode.
12 November 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Nitrous oxide, aka Laughing Gas, has invaded the base when McHale has to have a tooth pulled. He comes out from seeing the Dentist just laughing the day away. Parker is going to take the PT boat back to the island and on the way runs over Binghamton and Carpenter in their gig. Now with McHale still rolling around laughing, Binghamton is going to send for Admiral Shoemaker for a fitness test for Parker.

With Parker's career in jeopardy, McHale is going to have to come up with a plan to make Binghamton forget about the fitness test. Remembering how the nitrous oxide made him laugh, he thinks if they gave Binghamton some of the stuff it could change his mind. The next thing we know is Binghamton is dancing on the table with a nurse while having a lamp-shade on his head. That is when the Admiral makes his appearance.

This was another painful episode to watch. The running gag about the laughing gas seem to keep going until it was no longer funny or entertaining. And the thought that the viewer would think that spraying a mist into the air would cause instant euphoria is hard to swallow even for the most novice viewer. It was if the writers had an idea but did not know how to write around the story. This is definitely not one of the better shows.


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