McHale's Navy (1962–1966)
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A Star Falls on Taratupa 

In response to a letter from Gruber and the guys, a glamorous movie star makes the trip to Taratupa, with a plan to create some publicity for herself. But her scheme soon goes awry, and someone else winds up grabbing all the headlines.

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Mimi St. Clair
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In response to a letter from Gruber and the guys, a glamorous movie star makes the trip to Taratupa, with a plan to create some publicity for herself. But her scheme soon goes awry, and someone else winds up grabbing all the headlines.

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18 May 1965 (USA)  »

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Gary Owens is credited as "The Photographer"; however, his speaking role was actually a Reporter. He stood with pen and pad in hand, among a group of other reporters and photographers. See more »

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Lester Gruber: [the crew is making Hollywood pin-up pictures to sell] Alright let's move it guys, we have orders to fill. Let me see, we have orders for six Rita Hayworth's, four Ginger Rogers', a dozen pictures of Trigger.
George Christopher: Trigger?
Lester Gruber: Yeah, from the Army Cavalry Unit. They've been out here a long time.
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This was a well acted episode.
17 November 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hollywood pin-up girl, Mimi St. Clair, is feeling a little down since all the other Hollywood girls are getting their name in the newspapers. She wants to do something to get her name on the front page and believes that she has to make an exciting adventure to the Pacific. While reading her mail she comes across the perfect place to make her adventure come true. At Taratpua with the crew of PT 73.

Upon arriving in Taratupa, Binghamton is upset that Ms St.Clair is here to see the crew of the 73. Binghamton has plans to take her to com-fleet and introduce her to the Admiral. So Binghamton sends McHale out on a phony mission. Mimi has her chance to make the headlines and stows away on the 73. But things do not go as Mimi St. Clair had planned.

This was one of the better acted episode in the entire collection. Jean Hale, that played Mimi, was excellent as the Hollywood star that was all about headlines. Joe Flynn was again at his best as nearly everything he did turned into a personal disaster. There were a lot of laughs in this episode which always make for a good view. This was an entertaining piece of work.


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