Binghamton pressures a young new member of the 73 Crew into spying on McHale and the guys, to try to gather evidence of any shady activities. But The Captain's plan is foiled by another new...
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Binghamton pressures a young new member of the 73 Crew into spying on McHale and the guys, to try to gather evidence of any shady activities. But The Captain's plan is foiled by another new member of the crew, who proves to be not only very intelligent, but an excellent Sailor, as well. Written by
David C. Bohn
Goof: Anachronism-Captain Binghamton mentions a skateboard. Primitive boards with roller skate wheels may have been around at that time, but they weren't called skateboards until SoCal surfers started using them in the 50's. See more »
For the last show of season three, it could have not got worse. I
thought I had seen about every stupid idea that the writers could throw
but in this show we have a chimpanzee that steal the PT 73, oh the
humanity! And to add insult to injury, the chimp destroys a Japanese
submarine by firing a torpedo, oh the dubiety! This has to be some of
the worse writing in the history of the series.
The episode started out very favorable. A new man, Orvie, has been
assigned to the PT 73. The young 18 year old is getting his first taste
of Navy life after leaving boot-camp. And Binghamton has got a hold of
him and asked him to spy of McHale and his crew for the good of the
Navy. The naive Orvie agrees.
This would had made for an interesting episode but the writer felt we
needed a large heaping of tomfoolery and projected a chimp that saves
the day by guiding the 73 into the choppy waters of the Pacific. Throw
in the buffoonery of Ensign Parker and you have an episode more in line
for a Saturday morning cartoon. A terrible way to end the third season.
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