McHale's Navy (1962-1965)
Comedy / Sitcom
Cast: Ernest Borgnine as Lt. Cdr. Quinton McHale
Joe Flynn as Captain Wallace B. Binghamton
Tim Conway as Ensign Charles Pulver
Carl Ballantine as Seaman Lester Gruber
Billy Sands as Seaman Harrison 'Tinker' Bell
John Wright as Seaman Willy Moss
Gavin MacLeod as Seaman Happy Haines
Edson Stroll as Seaman Virgil Farrell
Gary Vinson as Quartermaster Christopher
Yoshio Yoda as Fuji Kobiaji, an unreported prisoner of war
Bob Hastings as Lt. Elroy Carpenter
Jane Dulo as Molly Turner, the chief nurse
Distinguished by two formats.
Format One: September 11, 1962 - September 7, 1965.
Background: The South Pacific; the island of Taratupa during World War II. The bickering relationship between Lieutenant Quinton McHale, the commander of Squadron 19 and P.T. Boat 73, and Captain Wallace B. Binghamton, the commanding officer who feels that his life is plagued by McHale and his crew of pirates who have turned the island into 'the Las Vegas of the Pacific.'
Determined to enjoy the serenity the war provides from his nagging wife, Binghamton endlessly—but fruitlessly—schemes to expose McHale’s illegal gambling activities, which he hopes will lead to a court-martial and transfer.
Format Two: September 14, 1965 - August 30, 1 966.
Background: Voltafiore, a smll town in Southern Italy, 1944, where McHale, his Squadron 19, and Captain Binghamton are transferred to assist in the European theatre of war. Stories follow the previous format: Binghamton’s determined efforts to rid his life of McHale.
McHale's Navy Intro
Actors: Ernest Borgnine, Tim Conway, Joe Flynn, Gavin MacLeod