McHale's Navy (1962–1966)
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McHale and His Schweinhunds 

Binghamton accuses Parker of cowardice, after Parker loses his cool, during the pursuit of a Japanese patrol boat. But Parker redeems himself, when - After a little pep-talk from McHale - ... See full summary »

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Binghamton accuses Parker of cowardice, after Parker loses his cool, during the pursuit of a Japanese patrol boat. But Parker redeems himself, when - After a little pep-talk from McHale - He orchestrates the destruction of a German U-Boat, on a mission to rendezvous with a Japanese patrol. Written by David C. Bohn

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30 September 1963 (USA)  »

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This was the first show that featured at the end of the closing credits 'Filmed at Universal City' instead of 'revue studios'. The show was filmed at same location just a name change. See more »

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Overplaying a scene is hard to watch.
28 October 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After watching this episode it is difficult to review this show due to the many aspects of the program. The beginning of the show was more about Ensign Parker's neglect of duty while the second half of the show was more about capturing a German u-boat. It felt like watching two episodes in one.

The first half saw Ensign Parker making mistakes including firing so far off target that he missed an enemy submarine by 400 feet and end up causing damage on a nearby island. During this part Tim Conway's character, Ensign Parker, was so incompetent and foolish that the entire production was difficult to watch. We are use to seeing Parker as some sort of brainless goof but in this first half of the show the character was more sappy than usual. It was such a ham of an acting job that it was embarrassing to watch.

But during the second part of the program, it seemed to settle down and the story became more interesting and thoughtful. Even though Tim Conway still overplayed his character, when we get to the Germans it was more easier to take. There is a scene during this half where the crew talks/sings out a German song that is hilarious to watch.

Tim Conway is a funny actor that makes the show wonderful to watch. But in this episode, I felt almost bombarded with so much absurdity that it took away from the show. How stupid can someone be before it not funny anymore? You will find out in this episode.


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