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The Fountain of Youth 

In an attempt to impress a 'Gung-ho' Admiral, Binghamton accompanies McHale and the Crew on a mission to an island that, unbeknownst to him, is the hiding place of the Crew's distilling ... See full summary »

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In an attempt to impress a 'Gung-ho' Admiral, Binghamton accompanies McHale and the Crew on a mission to an island that, unbeknownst to him, is the hiding place of the Crew's distilling operation. After the still is damaged in an air raid, it's contents spill into a stream, and, after Binghamton drinks from it, McHale and the guys must convince him that he's partaken of 'The Fountain Of Youth', in order to protect their secret. Written by David C. Bohn

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20 November 1964 (USA)  »

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When Admiral Granger is standing in Binghamton's hut and Binghamton is talking about the Admiral's youth program, Go-Go Granger is wagging his finger at Binghamton telling him not to say anything about his program. When the camera changes Granger has his hands behind his back. See more »

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Captain Wallace B. Binghamton: [right before being shot at by an enemy plane] Oh, relax McHale that's no bandit. That's Go-Go-Granger.
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Captain Wallace B. Binghamton: Go-Go, over here, its Bing-Bing. I'm out on maneuvers.
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References Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) See more »

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One of the better shows in the collection.
12 November 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The first half of this episode was some of the funniest things written in the series for a long time. With a youth oriented Admiral named Go-Go Granger set on visiting the island, Binghamton wants to show the Admiral that he still has spunk. With his new name of Bing-Bing Binghamton, he leads the boat of the 73 on a patrol that will be to a nearby island. The problem is that on the nearby island is where the crew makes their moonshine and Binghamton is bound to find out.

But when a enemy plane fires on the island, it destroys the still and the moonshine goes into the water. Binghamton drinks some of the water and now thinks he has discovered the fountain of youth. But what is really is, is intoxicated.

Like said the first half, or more, of the show was some of the best written material seen in the entire series. But for some reason the ending just did not live up to expectations. We all have a hatred for the Captain but we really do not want to see him get in serious trouble. But the writer pushed the envelope and made the ending less than desirable. Anyway it was a fine show that is highly recommended.


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