McHale's Navy (1962–1966)
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Little Red Riding Doctor 

In the midst of the town's 500th anniversary celebration, Binghamton tries to arrange to have a visiting Psychiatrist declare the 73 Crew unfit for duty, forcing the newly-crowned 'King Of ... See full summary »
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Lieutenant Pratt
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In the midst of the town's 500th anniversary celebration, Binghamton tries to arrange to have a visiting Psychiatrist declare the 73 Crew unfit for duty, forcing the newly-crowned 'King Of The Festival' to come up with a plan to keep his Crew together, and turn the tables on The Captain. Written by David C. Bohn

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8 March 1966 (USA)  »

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after Parker and the crew are loaded into the back of the truck Binghamton gets in the passenger seat and Lt. Pratt is driving but when they get to Voltafiore Binghamton is driving. See more »

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Don Knotts is credited as a guest star during the opening "semaphore flags" titles along with the writer, producer, and director of this episode. Acting credits for all other appearances on this series were given only in the closing titles. See more »

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Binghamton claims the 73 crew has battle fatigue.
25 November 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Don Knotts makes a guest appearance in this episode as a doctor, Lt Pratt, looking for battle fatigue soldiers to ship back to the States for treatment. When Binghamton hears about Lt Pratt being in the area and is ready to sail the following evening, he thinks of a way to get rid of the 73 crew. He tells Pratt that the entire unit of boat 73 has battle fatigue and wants him to look at them.

Even after being overly worked by Binghamton, Lt Pratt finds nothing wrong with the crew. But with the crew set to perform a 'Red Riding Hood' play at the festival in town, Binghamton again calls Pratt to view the crew in their costumes. Not knowing anything about the festival, Pratt declares that the men have battle fatigue and is sending them to the ship that sails in a few hours. Binghamton thinks he has won.

If anything, this was a fresh script from the writers and not the rehashed stories that we have received in some of the last episodes. And with the fresh story, it proved to be an interesting tale that kept the viewer's attention the entire time. Don Knotts was fine in the role of the medical doctor but with his limited time on the screen, nothing stood out as anything remarkable. It was a nice story that was entertaining to watch. And as we approach the end of the series, that makes for an good show.


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