The misadventures of the staff and neighbors of a remote U.S. Army outpost in the Wild West.

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Richard M. Bluel
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Forrest Tucker ...  Sgt. Morgan O'Rourke / ... 65 episodes, 1965-1967
Larry Storch ...  Cpl. Randolph Agarn / ... 65 episodes, 1965-1967
Ken Berry ...  Capt. Wilton Parmenter / ... 65 episodes, 1965-1967
Melody Patterson ...  Wrangler Jane Angelica Thrift 65 episodes, 1965-1967
James Hampton ...  Hannibal Dobbs / ... 65 episodes, 1965-1967
Frank DeKova ...  Chief Wild Eagle / ... 63 episodes, 1965-1967
Bob Steele ...  Trooper Duffy 63 episodes, 1965-1967
Ben Frommer Ben Frommer ...  Smokey Bear / ... 52 episodes, 1965-1967
Don Diamond ...  Crazy Cat / ... 50 episodes, 1965-1967
Joe Brooks ...  Trooper Vanderbilt 47 episodes, 1965-1967
Ivan Bell Ivan Bell ...  Trooper Duddleson / ... 46 episodes, 1965-1967
Jimmie Horan ...  Trooper Hogan 31 episodes, 1965-1967
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Storyline

Becoming a hero by accidentally leading a cavalry charge the wrong way, Captain Wilton Parmenter is given command of Fort Courage. The Fort's crafty Sergeant O'Rourke has a deal with the local Hekawe Indians to market their wares to the tourists. They must sometimes pretend to be enemies (and the Shugs really are enemies). Jane is out to marry the innocent Parmenter. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Comedy | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I forti di Forte Coraggio See more »

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Warner Bros. Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(65 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (season 1)| Color (season 2)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

There was a running gag in the show where someone would be given directions. The directions usually included "Turn right when you see the rock shaped like a bear. Turn left when you see the bear shaped like a rock." See more »

Goofs

Trooper Duffy claims to have been a Texas Independence fighter wounded at the Alamo. No white adult males from that army survived the battle. However, he is probably telling a tall tale. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Sergeant Morgan O'Rourke: Agarn, I don't know why everybody says you're so dumb!
[after switching to the next scene]
Corporal Randolph Agarn: Who says I'm dumb?
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Referenced in Roseanne: The Last Thursday in November (1995) See more »

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F Troop
Lyrics by Irving Taylor
Music by William Lava
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The best comedy ever to come out of America
2 November 2004 | by robert-171See all my reviews

Without a doubt the funniest thing to come out of America. It also sums up the time when it was made and I can't see anything similar ever being made again.

As children we watched it but now as I watch it again and again I realize that I never got the jokes the first few times through anyway.

e.g. Agarn needs to see the medicine man at the Indian camp to find out whether he's a kleptomaniac so the medicine man gives him some deer skins to look at that have berry blots on them (i.e. a Rorschach test) and asks him what he sees. In explanation the medicine man say that this test was invented by a great Indian medicine man called Roaring Chicken. For short they call it the RoarChick Test!! Now that is clever AND funny.

Many other similarly clever jokes. Great scenes of pathos with lots of sentimentality before the days of the studio audience which nowadays bursts into sickening applause over that sort of thing. Catch it if you've never seen it... or watch it again if you have. It's still funny.


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