McHale's Navy (1962–1966)
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The Fugitive Ensign 

Parker takes it on the lam, after an accident with a machine gun has him thinking that he's killed The Captain. After the furious Binghamton orders an all-out search for Parker, and offers ... See full summary »
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Lt. Elroy Carpenter (as Bob Hastings)
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The Gypsy
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The Gypsy King
Sheila Dehner ...
The Gypsy Girl
Joey Russo ...
The 1st Italian Boy
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Parker takes it on the lam, after an accident with a machine gun has him thinking that he's killed The Captain. After the furious Binghamton orders an all-out search for Parker, and offers a sizeable reward for his capture, McHale and The Boys must first find him, then cook up a complicated plan, to get him out of trouble. Written by David C. Bohn

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11 January 1966 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Binghamton's office has been on the second floor since arriving in Italy. He has even been on the balcony on different occasions. In this show, his office is suddenly on the first floor. See more »

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The plot was utterly preposterous.
22 November 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this poor offering, Ensign Parker again screws up when he gets in back of a technical jeep with a machine gun and sprays Binghamton's office. Parker thinks he has killed Binghamton so he runs off. He first goes and steals some gypsy's clothing before being found by McHale and the crew.

When Binghamton goes out looking for Parker he gets knocked-out, by more special antics from Parker, and McHale thinks of a plan to get Parker off on the charges of trying to kill the Captain. But the plan calls for one of the most dumbstruck performances as McHale is going to make Binghamton think that he is aboard a German U-boat.

This started off with high expectations but the feeling was way too premature. The story was so outlandish that it felt like the writers believed that viewers will accept anything, no matter how stupid. You can only feel for the cast because they had to know what they were doing was so unbelievable that it had to be a rough around the set. We have had some good shows in this fourth season so it may have been time for a clunker. And sure enough this was was tough to take.


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