After accidentally leading a cavalry charge into victory, Private Wilton Parmenter becomes a hero and is given command of Fort Courage. Here, his group of cavalrymen bumble through fighting their enemies and working with the local Hekawi Indians to sell items to tourists.Features six episodes -The Return of Bald Eagle - Season 1, 10/12/65The Girl from Philadelphia - Season 1, 10/26/65Indian Fever - Season 1, 4/5/66The Singing Mountie - Season 2, 9/8/66Bye, Bye, Balloon - Season 2, 9/22/66Our Brave in F Troop - Season 2, 3/30/67
This was one of my favorite shows when I was a kid. I loved all the characters: the Captain, Sarge, Wrangler Jane, Dobbs, Wild Eagle... but my all-time fave was Cpl. Agarn. Larry Storch had the best comic timing of anyone I've ever seen (and it may be my imagination, but does anyone else see that same kind of Agarn-ness in Chandler Bing of Friends?)F-Troop was sweet and funny, and I'm so glad they've finally released a sampler on dvd. The only thing better would be the complete series!!Favorite episodes: T..
Joining televisions other military comedies of the day was this overlooked gem. The thing that set "F Troop" apart from "Hogan's Heroes" and "McHale's Navy" was the fact that, while not politically correct, it was fair. The brave men of Fort Courage were as inept, sometimes moreso, than the Indian tribes of the area.Led with a gentle hand by Captain Wilton Parmenter (Ken Berry), F Troop had a bugler who couldn't bugle, a soldier in the guard tower who couldn't see, and a cannon that usually caused damage to..
The first F TROOP release since Columbia House put 30 episodes out on VHS in 1998, this DVD in Warner's "Television Classics" series offers 6 episodes of the classic sitcom, which was ahead of its time in having scheming characters who did NOT have 'hearts of gold' (O'Rourke and Agarn) and subversively combined this with kiddy-friendly slapstick. Until the producers decided to go overboard with the slapstick angle and soften O'Rourke and Agarn in season two (arguably what killed the show), this was a true ..