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
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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