Hillbilly, Will Stockdale, drafted into the United States' Air Force, combines crushing naivety, stubbornness, a completely literal mind, and amazing physical strength. Will the Air Force survive all the numerous experiences?
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The picture that's winning every medal for mirth!
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Don Knotts later rejoined the Air Force in the 1960 service comedy, "Wake Me When It's Over", where he again played an Air Force non-com. See more
When Will visits his sergeant at night, the sergeant's dog tag keeps changing location on the chain around his neck. This change takes place 5 or 6 times, first when the sergeant is sitting on his bed, then continuing when he stands and accompanies Will to the latrine. See more
[looking out barracks window and he hears taps signaling the end of day
Somebody brung their trumpet.
During a ceremony to Will Stockdale and Benjamin Whitledge, a radio announcer mentions Operation Prometheus, (that Will Stockdale jumped out of and pulled Ben Whitledge out with him, to parachute to the ground) mentions privates Stockdale and Whitledge's names. Stockdale and Whitledge (in unison) each ask saying their last-name Stockdale and Whitledge? The radio announcer answers back "Yes, Stockdale and Whitledge." See more
Referenced in M*A*S*H: The Bus
The Star-Spangled Banner
Music from "The Anancreontic Song" by John Stafford Smith
Played after the medal presentation in the woods See more