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F Troop 

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The misadventures of the staff and neighbors of a remote U.S. Army outpost in the Wild West.


Richard M. Bluel
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1967   1966   1965  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »





Complete series cast summary:
Forrest Tucker ...  Sgt. Morgan O'Rourke / ... 65 episodes, 1965-1967
Larry Storch ...  Cpl. Randolph Agarn / ... 65 episodes, 1965-1967
Ken Berry ...  Capt. Wilton Parmenter / ... 65 episodes, 1965-1967
Melody Patterson ...  Wrangler Jane Angelica Thrift 65 episodes, 1965-1967
James Hampton ...  Hannibal Dobbs / ... 65 episodes, 1965-1967
Frank DeKova ...  Chief Wild Eagle / ... 63 episodes, 1965-1967
Bob Steele ...  Trooper Duffy 63 episodes, 1965-1967
Ben Frommer Ben Frommer ...  Smokey Bear / ... 52 episodes, 1965-1967
Don Diamond ...  Crazy Cat / ... 50 episodes, 1965-1967
Joe Brooks ...  Trooper Vanderbilt 47 episodes, 1965-1967
Ivan Bell Ivan Bell ...  Trooper Duddleson / ... 46 episodes, 1965-1967
Jimmie Horan ...  Trooper Hogan / ... 39 episodes, 1965-1967


Becoming a hero by accidentally leading a cavalry charge the wrong way, Captain Wilton Parmenter is given command of Fort Courage. The Fort's crafty Sergeant O'Rourke has a deal with the local Hekawe Indians to market their wares to the tourists. They must sometimes pretend to be enemies (and the Shugs really are enemies). Jane is out to marry the innocent Parmenter. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Comedy | Western


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Did You Know?


It is mentioned several times throughout the run of the series that Sgt. Morgan O'Rourke (Forrest Tucker) was a veteran of the Mexican War. However, it is not made clear as to whether or not he or Cpl. Randolph Agarn (Larry Storch) fought in the Civil War. See more »


James Hampton's character, Bugler Hannibal Dobbs, is a Texan serving in the United States Army immediately after the Civil War. Although white males from Reconstruction (formerly Confederate) states were under a blanket suspicion of treason at the time, many non-conformists proved loyalty by fighting for the Union during the War. It's possible that Dobbs was one of these. See more »


[repeated line]
Sergeant Morgan O'Rourke: Agarn, I don't know why everybody says you're so dumb!
[after switching to the next scene]
Corporal Randolph Agarn: Who says I'm dumb?
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Crawling Eye (1989) See more »


F Troop
Lyrics by Irving Taylor
Music by William Lava
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Great show - too short of a run
18 October 2002 | by pozySee all my reviews

My favorite episode of this show, which ran way too short of its potential was the episode where Agarn managed The Bedbugs (which were actually an L.A. band called The Factory which included Lowell George and Ritchie Hayward, later of Little Feat) and then in order to convince Agarn back into the service, F.Troop had its own band, The Termites, that had some of F.Troop in hilarious wigs, compete with the Bedbugs for the Playbrave Club circuit, and at the end of the show, The Termites do "Mr. Tambourine Man! What a riot! There are other episodes just as hilarious, too many to mention. I also think Gilligan's Island got screwed, mainly because Bill Paley wanted Gunsmoke (a true TV dinosaur already at that time) to continue, but Gilligan's Island was in its time slot that year. What a shame that two great shows got canceled way before their time.

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Release Date:

8 September 1965 (USA) See more »

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(65 episodes)

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Black and White (season 1)| Color (season 2)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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