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CPO Sharkey 

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Comic exploits of an acid-tongued chief petty officer in the U.S. Navy.

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Aaron Ruben
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1978   1977   1976  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Don Rickles ...  C.P.O. Otto Sharkey 37 episodes, 1976-1978
Harrison Page ...  Chief Robinson 37 episodes, 1976-1978
Jeff Hollis Jeff Hollis ...  Recruit Daniels 37 episodes, 1976-1978
Tom Ruben Tom Ruben ...  Recruit Kowalski 37 episodes, 1976-1978
Peter Isacksen Peter Isacksen ...  Seaman Pruitt 37 episodes, 1976-1978
David Landsberg ...  Recruit Skolnick 37 episodes, 1976-1978
Richard Beauchamp Richard Beauchamp ...  Recruit Rodriguez 35 episodes, 1976-1978
Jonathan Daly Jonathan Daly ...  Lt. Whipple 24 episodes, 1976-1978
Phillip Simms Phillip Simms ...  Apodaca 23 episodes, 1977-1978
Richard X. Slattery ...  Captain Buckner 22 episodes, 1977-1978
Elizabeth Allen ...  Capt. Quinlan 15 episodes, 1976-1977
Barry Pearl ...  Recruit Mignone 14 episodes, 1976-1977
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Storyline

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. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1976 (USA) See more »

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R&R Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

CPO Sharkey: [Repeated line] I'm gonna keep an eye on you!
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Referenced in Girls Will Be Girls (2003) See more »

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"C.P.O." Funny!
12 September 2002 | by Mister-6See all my reviews

Don Rickles - insult comic, hockey puck - Chief Petty Officer?

In "C.P.O. Sharkey", Rickles has the Navy blues as the C.P.O. of the title trying to whip a bunch of raw recruits into nautical shape. To say he fails isn't as true that it was fun to watch him try.

Every week, Sharkey had to deal with obtuse recruits (including Landesberg!), dim-witted seamen (Isacksen), stern captains (Allen and Slattery, respectively), and a semi-understanding chief (Page) who tried without success to keep Sharkey out of trouble.

In the brief time this show was on the air, Sharkey ran the gamut of working with babies, inflatable dolls, submarines and Mexican jails, all the time rolling off his lines with that old Rickles finesse we all know and love.

It's been ages since I saw this show but I remember it like yesterday. It was crazy, goofy and constantly hilarious! Hey, Nick at Nite or TV Land: are you listening? BRING BACK THIS SHOW!!

Ten stars. At ease, Don.


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