McHale's Navy

McHale's Navy

Season One

DVD - 2007
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Veteran seaman Quinton McHale is commissioned into the Navy Reserve at the start of WWII. He becomes Skipper of Torpedo Patrol (PT) Boat #73, stationed on the island of Taratupa in the Pacific. Assigned to his command are six free-spirited, good-hearted swabbies who love to have fun. McHale and his men are constant irritants to their base commander, Captain Wallace B. Binghamton. Binghamton is forever trying to find a way to get rid of McHale and his rule-bending crew, while McHale & Co. are forever scheming to keep him from succeeding. Despite their hilarious party-boy shenanigans and utter disregard for Navy regulations, when duty calls, the crew of PT 73 does its job and does it well.


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Sep 01, 2020

I'd say that this vintage TV Sit-Com from the early-to-mid 1960s definitely had both its fair share of enjoyable moments, as well as its less-than-enjoyable moments, too.

Set during WW2 at an American naval base situated on an island in the South Pacific - "McHale's Navy" follows the often-amusing antics of a group of "bad-boy" sailors who are forever bringing nothing but frustrated headaches to their commanding officers, especially when it comes to the easily excitable, Captain Binghamton (aka. "Old Leadbottom").

All-in-all - I'd certainly say that this comical TV series was at least worth a view.

Mar 11, 2013

These silly, almost simple-minded episodes from TV's "McHale's Navy" (1962-1963) may not be great on belly-laughs, but they are still fairly entertaining in their own good-natured sort of way.

Set in 1943 (during WW2) on the remote island of Taratupa in the South Pacific, Seaman Quinton McHale is commissioned into the Navy Reserve, made Skipper of Torpedo Patrol Boat #73, and assigned to command 6 "bad-boy" swabbies.

McHale and his rule-bending boys are a constant irritant to their base commander, Captain Binghamton, who is forever trying to find ways to rid his post of this group of misfits.

Filmed in b&w, this 5-DVD collection contains all 36 episodes from the First Season of "McHale's Navy".


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