It is revealed in this episode that Dan is a captain in the U.S. Army Reserves. When ordered to report for duty, he is terrified that he is being sent to a war zone, and goes to absurd lengths to get out of it. When he finds out his assignment is on a Carribean island with a buxom female officer, he changes his mind, but all his tricks catch up with him and as punishment he is reassigned to the Arctic Circle. A few days later, the court receives a message that his plane has crashed in Alaska, and he is presumed dead. Written by
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The title refers to 'Johnny Got His Gun', an anti-war novel written in 1938 by Dalton Trumbo
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[Harry bribes a messenger boy to sing a regular telegram
[to the tune of "Row, Row, Row Your Boat
"U.S. Army sad to say that sometime yesterday/ Captain Fielding's plane went down north of Hudson Bay."
"Although a body has not been found, he is presumed dead at the scene."
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, Life is but a dream!
References Rosemary's Baby
Ballad of the Green Berets
Written by Robin Moore
and Barry Sadler
Sung by Richard Moll See more