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McHale's Navy 

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The misadventures of a misfit PT boat crew during World War II.
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Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Ernest Borgnine ...  Lt. Cmdr. Quinton McHale 138 episodes, 1962-1966
Joe Flynn ...  Captain Wallace B. Binghamton / ... 138 episodes, 1962-1966
Tim Conway ...  Ensign Charles Parker 138 episodes, 1962-1966
Carl Ballantine ...  Lester Gruber 138 episodes, 1962-1966
Gary Vinson ...  George Christopher 138 episodes, 1962-1966
Billy Sands ...  'Tinker' Bell 138 episodes, 1962-1966
Edson Stroll ...  Virgil Edwards 138 episodes, 1962-1966
John Wright John Wright ...  Willy Moss 138 episodes, 1962-1966
Yoshio Yoda Yoshio Yoda ...  Fuji Kobiaji 138 episodes, 1962-1966
Robert Hastings ...  Lt. Elroy Carpenter / ... 129 episodes, 1962-1966
Gavin MacLeod ...  Happy 73 episodes, 1962-1964
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These are the adventures of the misfit crew of PT-73 during World War II. They're one of the best fighting crews in the Navy, but break regulations when it suits them. Their commander, Lieutenant Commander McHale, is at times as roguish as his crew, but he puts his foot down when things go too far. They are assigned an Executive Officer, Ensign Parker, who is by-the-book, but too much of a klutz to command too much respect. They have a house-boy Fuji, who deserted the Japanese Navy, who wears a POW outfit, just in case he's caught, so he won't be shot at. Their nemesis is Captain Binghamton and his aide Lieutenant Carpenter. They're initially stationed in the South Pacific, but moved to Italy in the last season. Written by Tony B

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Batten down the hatches!

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Comedy | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

McHale's Men See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Sto-Rev-Co Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(138 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

"Happy" Haynes (Gavin MacLeod) was the only one of McHale's crew who was non-rated (Seaman). All the rest were first and second class petty officers. See more »

Goofs

Although the show is set in the 1940s, the nurses and other women are seen sporting hairdos from the early 1960s. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Binghamton: Every dog has his day!
Lt. Elroy Carpenter: And the Captain is having his now.
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Referenced in That '70s Show: The Good Son (1999) See more »

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Bring back McHale's Navy!
22 February 2005 | by davidwb88See all my reviews

I recently had the pleasure of traveling to Los Angeles from Seattle with Ernest Borgnine. I was interested to find out that McHale's Navy was currently not being shown on TV. This show was without a doubt, one of the funniest shows of all time, featuring an ensemble cast that rivals any in the history of TV. I would just like to say to programmers out there, especially at Nick At Night and TV Land, BRING BACK McHALES NAVY! There are generations of young people that have never seen this classic show from TV's golden era, and that is a shame. Writers of todays TV comedies could learn more than a few things about whats funny from watching this wonderful show. It was truly a great example of what results from great writing, acting, and that magic chemistry that only happens once in a great while when you have a great ensemble cast.


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