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|McHale's Navy Season Three|
Actors: Ernest Borgnine, Joe Flynn, Tim Conway, Carl Ballantine, Bob Hastings
Directors: Charles Barton, Earl Bellamy, Frank McDonald, Hollingsworth Morse, Jean Yarbrough
Genres: Comedy, Television, Military & War
Lieutenant Commander Quinton McHale (Ernest Borgnine), Ensign Parker (Tim Conway) and the rest of the misfit crew of PT-73 are back in action on the Taratupa Island Naval Base, setting sail for 36 more adventures in hilari... more »
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McHale's Navy - Season Three!
Servo | Atlanta, GA USA | 03/02/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"McHale's Navy, one of television's longer-lasting military comedies returns with 36 more classic episodes in the Shout! Factory release of McHale's Navy - Season Three!
In the popular service sitcom's next-to-last season, skipper McHale (Ernest Borgnine), Ensign Parker (Tim Conway), and the fun-lovin' crew of PT 73 again come to the aid of teammates Fuji (who gets captured in "The British Also Have Ensigns" and falls in love in "Fuji's Big Romance") and Christy (who stows away on a bomber in order to see his daughter on her 2nd birthday in "Christy Goes Traveling"). Look for Tim Conway in a dual role as Admiral Chester "Rockpile" Beatty in the "Seven Faces of Ensign Parker." Guest stars include Raquel Welch, Henry Corden (The Flintstones), Bernard Fox (Bewitched), Ted Knight (Too Close For Comfort), Marlo Thomas (That Girl), Yvonne Craig (Batman), Gary Owens (Space Ghost, Laugh-In), Robert F. Simon (The Amazing Spider-Man), Marvin Kaplan (Top Cat, Alice) and Michael Burns (Wagon Train).
Digitally restored and remastered by Shout! Factory, McHale's Navy - Season Three is a 5-disc (900 min.) set featuring all 36 episodes in Full Frame (1.33:1) video and English mono. Here are how the discs will be configured, plus original airdates:
"The Ghosts Of 73" (9/15/1964)
"Lester, the Skipper" (9/22/1964)
"It's a Mad, Mad, Mad War" (9/29/1964)
"McHale, the Desk Commando" (10/6/1964)
"McHale's Floating Harem" (10/13/1964)
"Laugh, Captain, Laugh" (10/20/1964)
"Will the Alligator Take the Stand?" (10/27/1964)
"The British Also Have Ensigns" (11/10/1964)
"Senator Parker, Suh!" (11/17/1964)
"Fountain of Youth" (11/24/1964)
"The Great Eclipse" (12/1/1964)
"McHale and His Jet Set" (12/8/1964)
"Christy Goes Traveling" (12/15/1964)
"The Missing Link" (12/22/1964)
"Fuji's Big Romance" (12/29/1964)
"The Stool Parrot" (1/5/1965)
"The PT-73 Follies" (1/12/1965)
"The Truth Hurts" (1/19/1965)
"The Late Captain Binghamton" (1/26/1965)
"McHale's Floating Laundromat" (2/2/1965)
"All Chief and No Indians" (2/9/1965)
"Pumpkin Takes Over" (2/16/1965)
"The Seven Faces of Ensign Parker" (2/23/1965)
"The Return of Maggie" (3/2/1965)
"Send This Ensign to Camp" (3/9/1965)
"By The Numbers, Paint" (3/16/1965)
"Chuckie Cottontail" (3/23/1965)
"The Great Necklace Caper" (3/30/1965)
"Will the Real Admiral Please Stand Up?" (4/6/1965)
"Hello, McHale? Colonna!" (4/13/1965)
"Rumble on Taratupa" (4/20/1965)
"All Ahead, Empty" (4/27/1965)
"The Vampire of Taratupa" (5/4/1965)
"Birth of a Salesman" (5/11/1965)
"A Star Falls on Taratupa" (5/18/1965)
"Make Room for Orvie" (5/25/1965)"
McHale's Navy: Season Three
Harry Brewer | S'port, La. | 04/14/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Don't get me wrong, I've been a big fan of McHale's Navy from the very beginning when it premiered on ABC. It's been many years since I've seen the vast majority of any of these episodes. There's little doubt that being a child slanted my memories of this. But I have found that to be true most of the time. McHale's Navy: Season One was such a joy to see. Season two saw a drop in quality but not much. Season three is reduced to the level of a child & features Tim Conway much too prominently; this set borders more on slapstick.
Once again, don't get me wrong, most television series have a common denominator, they tend to cater to a simpler taste. That, in itself, isn't a bad thing, but it appears the quality control department just quit on this season. Oh, it still has entertainment value but the series is way too predictable in this season. McHale's Navy is NOT a reality show & that's a part of it's charm. Season three simply relies too much on Tim Conway & that's not a good thing. Mr. Conway has always been better in a supporting role but in many of these episodes they all but make him the star.
With all that being said I still enjoyed it. Just beware, the age quotient dropped several years for season three. Unlike the previous season sets there aren't any bonus features available here. And look for a young Raquel Welch in one of the episodes!!!
P.S. I noticed a considerable amount of difference in volume between some of the episodes. At times I had to raise the volume by ten or twelve points when playing the next episode."
Dr J | Salem, OR United States | 03/28/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"McHale and his merry band of tricksters are back for a third season of zany and whacky hijinks against their enemy! The Japanese? No, silly!! Captain Binghamton and his sycophantic sidekick, Carpenter! Gone is Happy (Gavin McLeod), but he is not missed--there are still enough Tricksters to keep things going.
In this season, the episodes become much more creative--there are even several dream sequences. This results in more outlandish plots. But each one is a scream. The interplay between Binghamton (Joe Flynn--who played his role so over the top!) and Parker (Tim Conway--who is funny just to look at) is played to the hilt and is a joy to watch. This season is even better than before. The chemistry between all the characters is perfect. I think all the actors must have really enjoyed making this show.
If you like silly, funny, clean shows, this is for you. It's good family fun. Sit back and get ready to bust a gut!
Still funny after all these years
M. Shepherd | 11/27/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Everyone likes a comedy that puts one over on authority figures. That probably goes back to the stoneage. In film, it goes at
least as far back as The Keystone Cops. In this case McHale`s band of pirates are getting under the skin of the navy. The navy, in
the form of Joe Flynn that is.
To be truthful, by the 3rd season the series was getting just a bit worn. The 1st and 2nd seasons were better. I would give those
5 stars instead of 4 as I gave this one. Still, with comedians of the caliber of Tim Conway and Joe Flynn, you really can`t go