McHale's Navy (1962–1966)
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The Truth Hurts 

In an effort to get the goods on the 73 Crew, Binghamton lures the boys into the hospital, under false pretenses, and has them injected them with sodium pentothal - Or 'truth serum' - Which... See full summary »

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In an effort to get the goods on the 73 Crew, Binghamton lures the boys into the hospital, under false pretenses, and has them injected them with sodium pentothal - Or 'truth serum' - Which causes them to tell him everything he wants to know. McHale and Parker must then work up a plan to get them off the hook, by literally giving Binghamton a dose of his own medicine. Written by David C. Bohn

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19 January 1965 (USA)  »

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The character played by Jane Dulo is Nurse Molly Turner. For unknown reasons, the character's last name is spelled Tunner during the show's end credits. See more »

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The truth will set the crew of the 73 free.
13 November 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Binghamton is on another rampage about wanting to get rid of McHale and his crew and even tries to get a medical doctor to declare them fatigued so they can be transferred out of the base. But the only one that looks foolish happens to be Binghamton.

When the doctor leaves the island, he accidentally forgets one of his bags, Inside Binghamton finds out that it contains sodium pentothal, also know as truth serum. Binghamton get the crew of the 73 to come to the hospital for a sudden injection of what he calls an insect disease. But what he really places into the vial is the sodium pentothal. Now the entire crew is telling all they know about gambling, bootlegging and even Fuji. And with Binghamton recording all the loose talk, he sends for Admiral Rogers to start a court-martial on the entire crew.

But McHale has a plan where the truth serum that has worked against his men just may be the saving grace. If he can get Binghamton to talk while under the serum it just might free his crew from the brig.

There is some funny scenes in this episode. Joe Flynn is excellent in the scene where he is recording the crew making loose statements about their operation. There is a lot of action in this show which always make for a better review. this was an entertaining episode that was fun to watch. Good show.


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