F Troop

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F Troop
F Troop opening.jpg
opening title
GenreSitcom
Created bySeaman Jacobs
Ed James
Jim Barnett
StarringForrest Tucker
Larry Storch
Ken Berry
Melody Patterson
Frank de Kova
James Hampton
Bob Steele
Joe Brooks
Theme music composerWilliam Lava
Irving Taylor
Composer(s)William Lava
Frank Comstock
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes65 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)William T. Orr (1965–1966)
Hy Averback (1966–1967)
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time22–24 minutes
Production company(s)Warner Bros. Television
Broadcast
Original channelABC
Picture formatBlack-and-white
(1965–1966)
Color
(1966–1967)
Audio formatMonaural
Original runSeptember 14, 1965 (1965-09-14) – April 6, 1967 (1967-04-06)
 
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F Troop
F Troop opening.jpg
opening title
GenreSitcom
Created bySeaman Jacobs
Ed James
Jim Barnett
StarringForrest Tucker
Larry Storch
Ken Berry
Melody Patterson
Frank de Kova
James Hampton
Bob Steele
Joe Brooks
Theme music composerWilliam Lava
Irving Taylor
Composer(s)William Lava
Frank Comstock
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes65 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)William T. Orr (1965–1966)
Hy Averback (1966–1967)
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time22–24 minutes
Production company(s)Warner Bros. Television
Broadcast
Original channelABC
Picture formatBlack-and-white
(1965–1966)
Color
(1966–1967)
Audio formatMonaural
Original runSeptember 14, 1965 (1965-09-14) – April 6, 1967 (1967-04-06)

F Troop is a satirical American television sitcom about U.S. soldiers and American Indians in the Wild West during the 1860s that originally aired for two seasons on ABC-TV. It debuted in the United States on September 14, 1965 and concluded its run on April 6, 1967 with a total of 65 episodes. The first season of 34 episodes was filmed in black-and-white, but the series switched to color for its second season.

The series relies heavily on character-based humor; verbal and visual gags, slapstick, physical comedy and burlesque comedy make up the prime ingredients of F Troop. The series also plays fast and loose with historical events and persons and often deliberately parodies them for comical effect (such as with calling the Winchester 73 rifle the Chestwinster 76 rifle)[1] There are even some indirect references made to the culture of the 1960s such as a "Playbrave Club" (a parody of a Playboy Club)[2] and imitations of Rock & Roll bands (including singing songs written in the 1960s).[3]

Setting and story[edit]

Main cast (clockwise from top left): Forrest Tucker; Larry Storch; Melody Patterson; Ken Berry.

F Troop is set at Fort Courage — a fictional United States Army outpost in the Old West—from just at the end of the American Civil War in 1865 to at least 1867. There's also a town of the same name adjacent to the fort. Fort Courage was named for fictitious General Sam Courage (portrayed by Cliff Arquette), who has been in the Army for forty years.[4] The fort itself is in the stockade style stereotypically found in most American westerns.

The commanding officer is the gallant but chronically clumsy and accident-prone Captain Wilton Parmenter (Ken Berry), descended from a long line of distinguished military officers. He is awarded the Medal of Honor after accidentally instigating the final charge at the Battle of Appomattox. Only a private in the Quartermaster Corps, he is ordered to fetch the commanding officer's laundry (with the inference that it is General Grant's laundry). As he rides away to get the laundry he repeatedly sneezes. A group of Union soldiers mistake his sneezing for an order to charge, turning the tide of the battle and "earning" Parmenter the nickname "The Scourge of Appomattox". He is also awarded the (then non-existent) Purple Heart after he is accidentally pricked in the chest by his commanding officer while receiving his first medal – "the only soldier in history to get a medal for getting a medal".[5] His superiors, wishing to reward his action, promote him to captain and give him command of remote Fort Courage, a dumping ground for the Army's least useful soldiers and misfits[5] (the Secretary of War (William Woodson) notes "Why, the Army sent them out there hoping they'd all desert").[6] Of the three commanding officers at Fort Courage before Captain Parmenter, two deserted and one suffered a nervous breakdown.

Much of the humor of the series derives from the scheming of Captain Parmenter's somewhat crooked but amiable non-commissioned officers, Sergeant Morgan O'Rourke (Forrest Tucker) and Corporal Randolph Agarn (Larry Storch). They, in league with the local (fictitious) American Indian tribe, the Hekawis—led by Chief Wild Eagle (Frank de Kova), are forever seeking to expand and conceal their shady business deals covertly and collectively referred to as "O'Rourke Enterprises". Initially, rations and pay were drawn for 30 men at Fort Courage, even though only 17 are actually accounted for (the other 13, according to O'Rourke, are Indian scouts who only come to the fort at night and leave before dawn). The pay of the fictitious scouts is apparently used to help finance the dealings of O'Rourke Enterprises. Although O'Rourke and Agarn try to take full advantage of Captain Parmenter's innocence and naïveté, they are also very fond of and fiercely protective of him, and woe be to anyone out to harm him. Parmenter also struggles to exert his authority outside the ranks. Very bashful, he tries to escape the matrimonial plans of his girlfriend, shopkeeper–postmistress Jane Angelica Thrift, known locally as "Wrangler Jane" (Melody Patterson), though he becomes a bit more affectionate towards her during the second season.

In the episode "Captain Parmenter, One Man Army", it is revealed that all of the soldiers (troopers) of F Troop have been at Fort Courage for at least 20 months, therefore they spent at least part of the Civil War at Fort Courage.[7] They are so incompetent that when they are formed into a firing squad in "The Day They Shot Agarn" all of them completely miss Agarn despite standing only a few yards away from him.[8] The most common running gag through both seasons of the series (shown in every first season opening except for the pilot episode) involves the fort's lookout tower: every time the cannon is fired in salute, the lit fuse burns out. Corporal Agarn or Private Dobbs then steps up and kicks the cannon's right wheel, collapsing the cannon and causing it to fire off target; the cannonball strikes a support leg of the lookout tower, bringing it crashing to the ground (along with the trooper in it). In the opening credits, this coincides with the line in the lyrics, "Before they resume with a bang and a boom". In one episode, an arrow brings the tower crashing down[9] and in another Parmenter brings down the tower with a lasso.[10] In another episode, musical instruments being played loudly cause the tower to collapse.[3] The fort water tower is also a frequent victim of this sort of gag.

Theme music[edit]

The dubious efficiency of F Troop is clarified in the show's opening theme. The words of the song (by Irving Taylor) were only used in the first season's opening credits (except for the pilot episode), along with comical F Troop battle scenes intercut with stock Hollywood Western footage. The second season opening credits used only the instrumental ending part, over still cartoon scenes and caricatures of the main cast.

The end of the Civil War was near
When quite accidentally,
The hero who sneezed, abruptly seized
Retreat and reversed it to victory!
His medal of honor pleased and thrilled
His proud little family group.
While pinning it on some blood was spilled
And so it was planned he command F Troop!
Where Indian fights are colorful sights
And nobody takes a lickin'
Where paleface and redskin
Both turn chicken.
When drilling and fighting get them down
They know their morale can't droop.
As long as they all relax in town
Before they resume with a bang and a boom... F Troop!

Main Characters[edit]

F Troop officers & enlisted men[edit]

Townspeople[edit]

The Hekawi tribe[edit]

The Hekawi appear to be a very small tribe consisting of only one small village. They live an indeterminate distance from Fort Courage, though the directions to their camp are described as: "Make right turn at big rock that look like bear, then make left turn at big bear that look like rock".[1] In "Reunion for O'Rourke", Chief Wild Eagle explains how the tribe got its name: "Many moons ago tribe move west because Pilgrims ruin neighborhood. Tribe travel west, over country and mountains and wild streams, then come big day... tribe fall over cliff, that when Hekawi get name. Medicine man say to my ancestor, "I think we lost. Where the heck are we?".[15] "Where the heck are we?" became "We're the Hekawi" (the original name for the tribe in the series, 'Fugawi', was changed after the censors discovered the sentence "Where the Fugawi?"[27]).

The Hekawis are 50/50 partners in everything they do with O'Rourke Enterprises. They make most of the company's products, usually in the form of Indian souvenirs (on a commercial scale) and whiskey for the town saloon. They are a peace-loving tribe, (mainly due to cowardice) and self described as "the tribe that invented the peace pipe", "lovers, not fighters" and "proud descendents of cowards". Profit minded, the Hekawis look to be paid when O’Rourke needs them to do something like orchestrate a fake attack on the fort and will haggle over the price and how many braves would be in the attack (when O'Rourke balks at the price, the Chief reminds him that the Apache will gladly make a real attack on the fort for free). But because it had been such a long time since they had been on the "warpath" when the series started Agarn has to teach the Hekawis how to do a war dance.[5] Anytime the tribe wants to contact the fort they use smoke signals which only O'Rourke can read. In one episode[2] (and referred to in another),[3] the Hekawis have a "Playbrave Club" (a parody of Playboy Club) complete with go-go dancing and 1960s style music.

As a sly jest based on the myth that American Indians are the 13th tribe of Israel, many of the Hekawi Indians were played by veteran Yiddish comedians using classic Yiddish shtick. The regular Indian characters (none of whom was played by Native American actors) include:

Frank de Kova as 'Chief Wild Eagle'

Recurring characters[edit]

In order of number of appearances:

Other members of F Troop[edit]

Most of the other troopers in F Troop are usually only seen at assembly or in passing, with most of the focus on the troopers listed above under Regular Characters and Recurring Characters. Their names are only occasionally mentioned and it is not clear who the other members of F Troop are. Below are the names mentioned in various episodes:

Dual roles[edit]

According to Austin and Irma Kalish (interviewed for the 2007 DVD release of the second season), the writers deliberately took advantage of the multiple talents of their versatile cast, especially Larry Storch's expertise at mimicry and Ken Berry's gift for improvising physical comedy. In several episodes, one of the featured stars plays a double role:

Guest stars[edit]

In the order of their appearance on the show (for the most part)

Many established actors and comedians appeared as guest stars in the series including Bernard Fox (as the master of disguise, British Major Bently Royce),[37] Don Rickles (as the crazy renegade Indian Bald Eagle, son of Chief Wild Eagle),[38] Jack Elam as the outlaw gunfighter Sam Urp),[39] John Dehner (as conman Prof. Cornelius Clyde),[40] Lee Meriwether (as Lily O'Reilly who is out to take over the town saloon),[41] Jamie Farr (as Geronimo's friend[42] and standup comic Standup Bull[14]), George Gobel (as Wrangler Jane's cousin Henry Terkel, whose inventions parody the telephone, radio and steam automobile),[43] Pat Harrington Jr. (as secret agent "B. Wise" – an imitation of Don Adams's character on Get Smart),[44] Zsa Zsa Gabor (as the Gypsy Marika),[45] Willard Waterman (as former Capt. Bill "Cannonball" McCormick, F Troop's first commanding officer),[7] Paul Petersen (as Wild Eagle's nephew and Sitting Bull's sharpshooting son Johnny Eagle Eye),[24] Paul Lynde (as the phony singing Canadian Mountie Sgt. Ramsden),[20] Harvey Korman (as the wacky Prussian Col. Heindreich von Zeppel),[46] Milton Berle (as Wise Owl),[35] Julie Newmar (as the long lost Indian daughter Yellow Bird),[47] Jacques Aubuchon (as Gideon D. Jeffries her real father),[47] Jay Novello (as Emilio Barberini),[48] Sterling Holloway (as nearsighted Sheriff Pat Lawton),[36] Mako (as a Samurai warrior),[49] Phil Harris (as the 147-year old warmongering chief, Flaming Arrow),[19] Vincent Price (as the spooky Count Sfoza),[50]> and Cliff Arquette (aka Charley Weaver – as Gen. Sam Courage).[4]

Other notable and well known character actors who appeared in the series are (usually only once or twice): Henry Brandon (as a chief of the vicious, but fictitious, Shug Indian tribe),[5] Jay Sheffield (as Lt. Jefferson Hawkes),[5] Alan Hewitt (as Col. Malcolm),[5] Don "Red" Barry (as Col. Donnely),[18] Willis Bouchey (as Col. Herman Saunders),[37] Forrest Lewis (as Doc. Emmett),[23] Vic Tayback and Robert G. Anderson (as the notorious Colton Brothers),[23] Linda Marshall (as Parmenter's old girlfriend from Philadelphia),[29] Laurie Sibbald (as Flying Sparrow[29] and Silver Dove[51]), John Stephenson (as General Custer),[16] Nydia Westman (as Dobb's mother),[52] Patrice Wymore (as Laura Lee[52] and Peggy Gray[53]), Parley Baer (as Col. Watkins),[54] MaKee K. Blaisdell (as War Cloud),[51] Jackie Joseph (as Agarn's old girlfriend Betty Lou MacDonald),[42] Mike Mazurki (as a very big Geronimo),[42] Tony Martinez (as Felipe),[22] Del Moore (as Dapper Dan Fulbright),[43] Andrew Duggan (as the Indian-hating Major Chester Winster, inventor of the Chestwinster 76 rifle – a parody of the famous Winchester 73 rifle),[1] Abbe Lane (as the beautiful counterspy Lorelei Duval),[44] Jackie Loughery (as the Gypsy Tanya),[45] Marjorie Bennett (as Ella Vorhees),[15] Eve McVeagh (as Wilma McGee, O'Rourks's old girlfriend from Steubenville, Ohio and now a widow woman from Brooklyn, NY),[15] Ben Gage (as Mike O'Hanlon),[15] Richard Reeves (as Jim Sweeney, O'Rourke's old friend),[15] Victor Jory (as Apache Chief Mean Buffalo),[28] James Griffith (as sharpshooting Sgt. Crawford),[24] Cathy Lewis (as Whispering Breeze, mother of Johnny Eagle Eye, wife of Sitting Bull and sister to Wild Eagle),[24] Les Brown, Jr (as Lt. Mark Harrison),[55] George Barrows (as Pecos),[56] Paul Sorensen (as Tombstone),[56] Mary Young (as the Widow O'Brien),[56] Charles Lane (as Mr. S. A. MacGuire),[56] Don Beddoe (as the Hermit),[57] Lew Parker (as George C. Bragan),[58] Tol Avery (as Derby Dan McGurney),[58] Tommy Farrell (as Jenks),[59] Richard X. Slattery (as Col. William Bartlett),[59] Joby Baker (as Mario Maracucci),[48] Letícia Román (as Gina Barberini),[48] I. Stanford Jolley (as Col. Ferguson),[60] George Furth (as Capt. Jonathan W. Blair),[60] Pepper Curtis (as Lily),[61] Peter Leeds (as Mr Larson),[61] Victor French (as the deserter Cpl. Matt Delaney),[8] Fred Clark (as Major Hewitt),[8] Arch Johnson as Col. Adams),[62] Mary Wickes (as marriage broker Samantha Oglesby),[26] Joyce Jameson (as Sally Tyler),[53] and Charles Drake (as Major Terence McConnell).[53] Lowell George and his the Rock&Roll group "The Factory" appeared on the show as the Bedbugs.[3] William Conrad was the uncredited voice announcer in the first episode "Scourge of the West".[5]

Episodes[edit]

Season One (Black & White, 1965–1966)[edit]

  1. Scourge of the West (Pilot episode) [5]
  2. Don't Look Now, One of Our Cannon Is Missing [18]
  3. The Phantom Major [37]
  4. Corporal Agarn's Farewell to the Troops [23]
  5. The Return of Bald Eagle [38]
  6. Dirge for the Scourge [39]
  7. The Girl from Philadelphia [29]
  8. Old Ironpants [16]
  9. Me Heap Big Injun [9]
  10. She's Only a Build in a Girdled Cage [52]
  11. A Gift from the Chief [63]
  12. Honest Injun [40]
  13. O'Rourke vs. O'Reilly [41]
  14. The 86 Proof Spring [54]
  15. Here Comes the Tribe [51]
  16. Iron Horse Go Home [64]
  17. Our Hero, What's His Name? [42]
  18. Wrongo Starr and the Lady in Black [32]
  19. El Diablo [22]
  20. Go for Broke [43]
  21. The New I. G. [1]
  22. Spy, Counterspy, Counter Counterspy [44]
  23. The Courtship of Wrangler Jane [25]
  24. Play, Gypsy, Play [45]
  25. Reunion for O'Rourke [15]
  26. Captain Parmenter, One Man Army [7]
  27. Don't Ever Speak to Me Again [6]
  28. Too Many Cooks Spoil the Troop [14]
  29. Indian Fever [28]
  30. Johnny Eagle Eye [24]
  31. A Fort's Best Friend is Not a Mother [11]
  32. Lieutenant O'Rourke, Front and Center [2]
  33. The Day the Indians Won [65]
  34. Will the Real Captain Try to Stand Up? [30]

Season Two (Color, 1966–1967)[edit]

  1. The Singing Mountie [20]
  2. How to Be F Troop Without Really Trying [55]
  3. Bye, Bye, Balloon [46]
  4. Reach for the Sky, Pardner [56]
  5. The Great Troop Robbery [35]
  6. The West Goes Ghost [57]
  7. Yellow Bird [47]
  8. The Ballot of Corporal Agarn [58]
  9. Did Your Father Come from Ireland? [34]
  10. For Whom the Bugle Tolls [59]
  11. Miss Parmenter [12]
  12. La Dolce Courage [48]
  13. Wilton the Kid [36]
  14. The Return of Wrongo Starr [33]
  15. Survival of the Fittest [60]
  16. Bring on the Dancing Girls [61]
  17. The Loco Brothers [66]
  18. From Karate with Love [49]
  19. The Sergeant and the Kid [17]
  20. What Are You Doing After the Massacre? [19]
  21. A Horse of Another Color [10]
  22. V is for Vampire [50]
  23. That's Show Biz [3]
  24. The Day They Shot Agarn [8]
  25. Only One Russian Is Coming! Only One Russian Is Coming! [21]
  26. Guns, Guns, Who's Got the Guns? [62]
  27. Marriage, Fort Courage Style [26]
  28. Carpetbagging, Anyone? [31]
  29. The Majority of Wilton [13]
  30. Our Brave in F Troop [4]
  31. Is This Fort Really Necessary? [53]

Historical inaccuracies[edit]

The series is a broad, lighthearted military farce which usually played fast and loose with historical events and persons. However, though the series was meant to be comical rather than historically accurate, writers Austin and Irma Kalish, interviewed for the 2007 DVD release of the series, revealed that some scripts had their origins in actual events or authentic 19th century Army protocol. One episode, titled "The Sergeant and the Kid",[17] tells the story of 10-year old Joey Walker (Peter Robbins), who tried to join F Troop. This episode is loosely based on the true story of John Lincoln Clem, a 10-year old from Newark, Ohio who tried to enlist in the United States Army at the outbreak of the Civil War. Clem would end up serving in the Army for 54 years, and be promoted to major general upon his retirement in 1916.[67] Likewise, "The Day They Shot Agarn"[8] had its roots in historically accurate regulations obtained from a period cavalry manual, according to Austin Kalish.

The series often deliberately parodied history such as with calling the Winchester 73 rifle the Chestwinster 76 rifle[1] and having Chief Wild Eagle related to Crazy Horse, Geronimo and Sitting Bull (many of the Indian names are parodies as well such as Standup Bull). The series also heavily relied on stereotypes still common and, for the most part, still considered acceptable in the 1960s, but usually for comical effect rather than anything even inadvertently demeaning (such as the fictitious Indian greeting of "How" or referring to Native Americans/Indians as "Redskins" – which is now considered demeaning). In some ways, the series mocked the stereotypes seen in American western movies and TV shows.

Creation and production[edit]

Syndication[edit]

Although only two seasons were produced, F Troop enjoyed a healthy second life in syndication. The show was a particular favorite on Nick at Nite in the 1990s, running from 1991 to 1995 despite an archive of only 65 episodes. Reruns began airing on Me-TV on September 2, 2013.

Reruns premiered on the ITV network in the United Kingdom on October 29, 1968, and were screened repeatedly until July 16, 1974. The series was also broadcast nationally in Australia on ABC-TV, in Ireland on Telefís Éireann and in Italy during the 80s as a "filler" show during summer months (when ratings usually dropped due to large numbers of people going on holidays).

Feature film[edit]

Writer/director Bobby Logan is working on a feature version of F Troop, to be produced by Logan and Alan Hall. However, as of 2014, Logan has not received authorization on any script or filming rights.

Video releases[edit]

Near the close of the VCR era, thirty of the series' sixty five episodes were digitally remastered and released in 1998 on ten VHS tapes by Columbia House.

On September 27, 2005, Warner Home Video released the first F Troop DVD compilation as part of its "Television Favorites" series. The six-episode DVD included three black-and-white episodes and three color episodes.

Following the successful sales from the "Television Favorites" sampler release, Warner Home Video released F Troop: The Complete First Season, with all 34 black-and-white episodes included. The Complete Second Season of F Troop was released on DVD on May 29, 2007. The DVD features interviews with original F Troop members, writers and other production personnel, as well as behind-the-scenes information. However, only one major actor from the series, Ken Berry, was interviewed for the half-hour special. There were also audio segments of an interview with actor Joe Brooks ("Private Vanderbilt").

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "The New I.G.". F Troop. Season 1. Episode 21. February 8, 1966.
  2. ^ a b c d "Lieutenant O'Rourke, Front and Center". F Troop. Season 1. Episode 32. April 26, 1966.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "That's Show Biz". F Troop. Season 2. Episode 23. February 9, 1967.
  4. ^ a b c d "Our Brave in F Troop". F Troop. Season 2. Episode 30. March 30, 1967.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Scourge of the West". F Troop. Season 1. Episode 1. September 14, 1965.
  6. ^ a b "Don't Ever Speak to Me Again". F Troop. Season 1. Episode 27. March 22, 1966.
  7. ^ a b c d e "Captain Parmenter, One Man Army". F Troop. Season 1. Episode 26. March 15, 1966.
  8. ^ a b c d e "The Day They Shot Agarn". F Troop. Season 2. Episode 24. February 16, 1967.
  9. ^ a b c d e "Me Heap Big Injun". F Troop. Season 1. Episode 9. November 9, 1965.
  10. ^ a b c "A Horse of Another Color". F Troop. Season 2. Episode 21. January 26, 1967.
  11. ^ a b "A Fort's Best Friend is Not a Mother". F Troop. Season 1. Episode 31. April 19, 1966.
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Miss Parmenter". F Troop. Season 2. Episode 11. November 17, 1966.
  13. ^ a b "The Majority of Wilton". F Troop. Season 2. Episode 29. March 23, 1967.
  14. ^ a b c d e "Too Many Cooks Spoil the Troop". F Troop. Season 1. Episode 28. March 29, 1966.
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Reunion for O'Rourke, Pardner". F Troop. Season 1. Episode 25. April 26, 1966.
  16. ^ a b c d e "Old Ironpants". F Troop. Season 1. Episode 8. November 2, 1965.
  17. ^ a b c d "The Sergeant and the Kid". F Troop. Season 2. Episode 19. September January 12, 1967.
  18. ^ a b c d e f "Don't Look Now, One of Our Cannons is Missing". F Troop. Season 1. Episode 2. September 21, 1965.
  19. ^ a b c "What Are You Doing After the Massacre?". F Troop. Season 2. Episode 20. January 19, 1967.
  20. ^ a b c d e "The Singing Mountie". F Troop. Season 2. Episode 1. September 8, 1966.
  21. ^ a b c d "Spy Only One Russian is Coming! Only One Russian is Coming!". F Troop. Season 2. Episode 25. February 23, 1967.
  22. ^ a b c d "El Diablo". F Troop. Season 1. Episode 19. January 18, 1966.
  23. ^ a b c d "Corporal Agarn's Farewell to the Troops". F Troop. Season 1. Episode 4. October 10, 1965.
  24. ^ a b c d e "Johnny Eagle Eye". F Troop. Season 1. Episode 30. April 12, 1966.
  25. ^ a b c "The Courtship of Wrangler Jane". F Troop. Season 1. Episode 23. February 22, 1966.
  26. ^ a b c d "The Marriage, Fort Courage Style". F Troop. Season 2. Episode 27. March 9, 1967.
  27. ^ McMahon, Ed; Fisher, David (2007). When Television Was Young The Inside Story with Memories by Legends of the Small Screen. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, Inc. p. 60. ISBN 978-1-4016-0327-4. Retrieved November 9, 2009. 
  28. ^ a b c "Indian Fever". F Troop. Season 1. Episode 29. April 5, 1966.
  29. ^ a b c d e "The Girl From Philadelphia". F Troop. Season 1. Episode 7. October 26, 1965.
  30. ^ a b "Will the Real Captain Try to Stand Up?". F Troop. Season 1. Episode 34. May 10, 1966.
  31. ^ a b "Carpetbagging Anyone?". F Troop. Season 2. Episode 28. November March 16, 1967.
  32. ^ a b "Wrongo Starr and the Lady in Black". F Troop. Season 1. Episode 18. January 11, 1966.
  33. ^ a b "The Return of Wrongo Starr". F Troop. Season 2. Episode 14. December 8, 1966.
  34. ^ a b c d e f "The Did Your Father Come from Ireland?". F Troop. Season 2. Episode 9. November 3, 1966.
  35. ^ a b c "The Great Troop Robbery". F Troop. Season 2. Episode 5. October 6, 1966.
  36. ^ a b c "Wilton the Kid". F Troop. Season 2. Episode 13. December 1, 1966.
  37. ^ a b c "The Phantom Major". F Troop. Season 1. Episode 3. September 28, 1965.
  38. ^ a b "The Return of Bald Eagle". F Troop. Season 1. Episode 5. October 12, 1965.
  39. ^ a b "Dirge for the Scourge". F Troop. Season 1. Episode 6. October 19, 1965.
  40. ^ a b "Honest Injun". F Troop. Season 1. Episode 12. November 30, 1965.
  41. ^ a b "O'Rourke vs. O'Reilly". F Troop. Season 1. Episode 13. December 7, 1965.
  42. ^ a b c d "Our Hero, What's His Name?". F Troop. Season 1. Episode 17. January 4, 1966.
  43. ^ a b c d "Go for Broke". F Troop. Season 1. Episode 20. January 25, 1966.
  44. ^ a b c d "Spy, Counterspy, Counter Counterspy". F Troop. Season 1. Episode 22. February 15, 1966.
  45. ^ a b c "Play, Gypsy, Play". F Troop. Season 1. Episode 24. March 1, 1966.
  46. ^ a b "Bye Bye Balloon". F Troop. Season 2. Episode 3. September 22, 1966.
  47. ^ a b c "Yellow Bird". F Troop. Season 2. Episode 7. October 20, 1966.
  48. ^ a b c d "La Dolce Courage". F Troop. Season 2. Episode 12. November 24, 1966.
  49. ^ a b "From Karate with Love". F Troop. Season 2. Episode 18. January 5, 1967.
  50. ^ a b "V is for Vampire". F Troop. Season 2. Episode 22. February 2, 1967.
  51. ^ a b c "Here Comes the Tribe". F Troop. Season 1. Episode 15. December 21, 1965.
  52. ^ a b c "She's Only a Build in a Girdled Cage". F Troop. Season 1. Episode 10. November 16, 1965.
  53. ^ a b c d "Is This Fort Really Necessary?". F Troop. Season 2. Episode 31. April 6, 1967.
  54. ^ a b "The 86 Proof Spring". F Troop. Season 1. Episode 14. December 14, 1965.
  55. ^ a b c "How to Be F Troop Without Really Trying". F Troop. Season 2. Episode 2. September 15, 1966.
  56. ^ a b c d e "Reach for the Sky, Pardner". F Troop. Season 2. Episode 4. September 29, 1966.
  57. ^ a b "The West Goes Ghost". F Troop. Season 2. Episode 6. October 13, 1966.
  58. ^ a b c "The Ballot of Corporal Agarn". F Troop. Season 2. Episode 8. October 27, 1966.
  59. ^ a b c "For Who the Bugle Tolls". F Troop. Season 2. Episode 10. November 10, 1966.
  60. ^ a b c d "Survival of the Fittest". F Troop. Season 2. Episode 15. December 15, 1966.
  61. ^ a b c "Bring on the Dancing Girls". F Troop. Season 2. Episode 16. December 22, 1966.
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