McHale's Navy (1962–1966)
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Ensign Parker, E.S.P. 

To keep Parker from being shipped out, McHale and The Crew try to help the Ensign raise a thousand bucks, to replace a string of pearls - A gift for Binghamton's Wife - That were destroyed ... See full summary »

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Lt. Cmdr. Quinton McHale
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Captain Wallace B. Binghamton
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Ensign Charles Parker
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Lester Gruber
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George Christopher
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'Tinker' Bell
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Virgil Edwards
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Willy Moss
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Lt. Elroy Carpenter (as Bob Hastings)
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To keep Parker from being shipped out, McHale and The Crew try to help the Ensign raise a thousand bucks, to replace a string of pearls - A gift for Binghamton's Wife - That were destroyed as Parker tried to save the Captain from what he thought was an air raid. Written by David C. Bohn

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14 April 1964 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Per the title, E.S.P. or extra sensory perception is the ability for human to read minds or sense things happening beyond their range of vision or in the near future. See more »

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Fuji Kobiaji: Look, those crazy Japanese blew up my cook shack. How could you! My own people.
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Writers made Parker too obnoxious to take.
6 November 2014 | by See all my reviews

As the title of the program indicates, this is about Ensign Parker having some sort of mental acknowledgment about things that are to happen. In the script, it is a long stretch to come up with much that would warrant Parker having the ability but the writers used the ruse to combine a story about a possible buried treasure.

The main part of the plot involves a map, written in Japanese, claiming the whereabouts of treasure buried on the island. From the notes on the map the place where the treasure is buried just happens to be under Captain Binghamton's quarters. Now the men of the 73 are going to move the living quarters of Binghamton while he is away at a meeting. But when he returns unexpected, the plan is going to have to get more complicated. They have to make Binghamton believe that Parker has ESP and that he needs medical attention.

The show got uninteresting very fast as the writers made Ensign Parker's character so obnoxious that the viewer felt overcome by the fumes. We know that Parker is the bumbling Ensign but why make him so inane that his character is disliked for all his objectionable behavior. Plus throw in that the story never had an ending and you are left with a show that was dissatisfied. This show was weak.


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