F Troop (Television Favorites Compilation)
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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 fort when fired. He was ably assisted by Sgt. O'Roarke (Forrest Tucker) and Corporal Agarn (Larry Storch). Berry was adept at physical comedy, much like Dick Van Dyke he came from a dancing background. Storch was an over-the-top stand-up comic whose routine often lent itself to some fun moments in the show. Tucker was the stalwart Marshal Dillon type. Although a con-man, he had a soft spot for both Agarn and the Captain.
This collection gathers six episodes, 3 color and 3 black/white. The transfers are generally very good with minimal screen noise. The black and white episodes look a bit better, but only because of the oversaturated color of the other episodes.
Overall, for the price this is a great piece of nostagic entertainment.
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!!
The one with the Haunted House
The Day They Shot Agarn
Don't Ever Speak to Me Again!
Great 60's tv show!!
This sampler DVD could use a better episode selection: JOHNNY EAGLE EYE, THE 86 PROOF SPRING, THE DAY THE INDIANS WON and O'ROURKE VS. O'REILLY are among the B&W classics ignored, and THE RETURN OF BALD EAGLE has the somewhat grating presence of Don Rickles and is one of the first season's lesser lights. But the compilation quickly recovers: THE GIRL FROM PHILADELPHIA sees O'Rourke Enterprises threatened by Parmenter's old girlfriend seeking marriage and a transfer, which in turn has O'Rourke and the Hekawis scheming to get rid of her; INDIAN FEVER finds Agarn afflicted with the title disease.
Although the second (color) season is not as good as the first, the 3 color episodes included here are all true highlights, arguably the 3 finest episodes from that season. THE SINGING MOUNTIE features Paul Lynde as the title character (and yes, he does proclaim that we "always get our man") and also showcases Larry Storch in a dual role. Storch was at his best, and deservedly Emmy-nominated for this series (he lost to the late Don Adams in 1967), and the writers test the 1960's censors by naming the character "Lucky Pierre".Read more ›
This situation comedy originally aired from September 1965 - April 1967 and produced a total of 65 episodes.
The show revolves around the incompetents of a post-Civil War day troop stationed at Fort Courage, somewhere West of the Missouri.
The cast includes good-hearted, but bumbling Captain Wilton Parmenter (Ken Berry of Mama's Family) who's always getting into trouble or trying to keep his troop from staying out of trouble. Sergeant Morgan O'Rourke (Forrest Tucker) who appears to be the brains of the group, and the one who tries to straighten everything out. And then there's, Corporal Randolph Agarn (Larry Storch), O'Rourke's chief aid and assistant schemer who, almost always, is involved in one mess or another. Lastly, there's Wrangler Jane Angelica Thrift (Melody Paterson), the woman whose only focus is to marry Captain Parmenter.
The series is sprinkled with,the some time friendly, Hekawi Indians who interact with F-Troop represented by Chief Wild Eagle (Frank DeKova), Crazy Cat (Don Diamond) and Roaring Chicken (Edward Everett Horton) to name a few.
Additional supporting cast characters are Corporal Hannibal Dobbs (James Hampton), Trooper Duffy (Bob Steele), Trooper Vanderbilt (Joe Brooks) and Trooper Hoffenmueller (John Mitchum) who all add to the hi-jinx of the show.
Put them all together for one crazy, and very entertaining time!
This DVD release is what I would call a "sampler" release. There are only 6 episodes on it. Perhaps, if the response is great - the whole series releases will follow.
It is a great way to sample the show without making a large investment!! [...] What do you have to lose?? So please, please buy it!
F-Troop NEEDS YOU!!!
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I was a casual-fan of this show. Ken Berry and Larry Storch
are still around. My friend, in NYC, said he saw Larry, and he
is still active, and will be 92 in 2015! Read more
Good fun crazy show when I saw it back in the 60 & 70's. Now the joke is okayPublished 16 months ago by wayne m noda
We really enjoyed the F Troop cd. It brings you back to the comedy of TV when it was innocent and clean.Published 21 months ago by avid reader
We watched this show when we were kids. It brings back good memories. The shows make us laugh out loud.Published 22 months ago by SUZANNE
Just as I remember it as a kid, when I used to watch it in black and white. We had no color TV then.
This is the funny and zany series from the 1960's that had us all laughing our heads off: Indians in business, making deals with the cavalry, etc.Published on April 25, 2013 by Deb Butler
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