The perfect sitcom outlet for the acid-tongued talents of comic Don Rickles, who plays Chief Petty Officer Sharkey, based at a naval recruitment center in California. Since all the men under his command seem to be from different racial and cultural backgrounds (black, Polish, Hispanic, etc.), Sharkey has plenty of ammunition for his insults and putdowns. He's actually very fond of his men though, and usually must protect them from mealy-mouthed boss Lt. Whipple and gruff base commander Capt. Buckner.
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Did You Know?
CPO Sharkey and CPO Robinson wear red aguilettes. This indicates a company commander. Pruitt is a company commanders aide, and wears a light blue aguilette. See more
In the opening credits, CPO Sharkey is wearing his dress blues with gold stripes, In the opening of the first episode, when Chief Sharkey is reenlisting, he is shown with red stripes. Gold stripes were earned by having 12 continuous years of good conduct. Therefore, it wouldn't make sense for him to be wearing red stripes when he had already earned gold ones. See more
I'm gonna keep an eye on you!
Referenced in Girls Will Be Girls