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F Troop (Television Favorites Compilation) (1965)

Forrest Tucker , Larry Storch  |  NR |  DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch, Ken Berry, Melody Patterson, James Hampton
  • Writers: James B. Allardice, Richard M. Bluel, Tom Adair
  • Format: Black & White, Closed-captioned, Color, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: September 27, 2005
  • Run Time: 153 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000A0GXHE
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #243,551 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "F Troop (Television Favorites Compilation)" on IMDb

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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.

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84 of 85 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars They know their moral won't droop... October 2, 2005
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 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.
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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars We Want More! We Want More! November 21, 2005
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:

The one with the Haunted House
The Day They Shot Agarn
Don't Ever Speak to Me Again!

Great 60's tv show!!
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Season One boxed set, please! October 2, 2005
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 classic, anticipating SEINFELD in that our lead characters always wondered "what's in it for me?" and never learned any lessons in the end.

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".
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars F Troop needs you......... July 28, 2005
Love this 60's classic sitcom!

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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Cannot beat THIS show... or the price. What the F... Give it a whirl!
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
Published 18 days ago by THE 'Older Than Dirt' Time Traveller
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good fun crazy show when I saw it back in the 60 & 70's. Now the joke is okay
Published 1 month ago by wayne m noda
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
all is great
Published 2 months ago by Armond Martin
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great
Published 2 months ago by Sue A. Hahn
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun Viewing
We really enjoyed the F Troop cd. It brings you back to the comedy of TV when it was innocent and clean.
Published 6 months ago by avid reader
5.0 out of 5 stars To memories
We watched this show when we were kids. It brings back good memories. The shows make us laugh out loud.
Published 6 months ago by SUZANNE
5.0 out of 5 stars FUNNY!
Just as I remember it as a kid, when I used to watch it in black and white. We had no color TV then.
Hilarious!!
Published 9 months ago by Fenton B Slaughter
5.0 out of 5 stars F Troop
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 18 months ago by Deb Butler
5.0 out of 5 stars Love old time favorites
These are classics and we love them! These used to be on regular TV shows even before
Nickelodeon or Nickolodium or nick at night. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars what happen to the cover
Dont get me wrong got the dvd but a clear casing whats up with that !!!? I didnt get the cover you see now but a clear casing of the dvd. Read more
Published on October 25, 2012 by DEON BERRIEN
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