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McHale's Navy
McHale's Navy is an American sitcom first aired in the 1960s, featuring the exploits of a Patrol Torpedo boat crew during World War II. Ernest Borgnine starred as Lt Commander Quinton McHale.

The series resulted in two movies, McHale's Navy (1964) and McHale's Navy Joins the Air Force (1965), and a Distaff Counterpart spin-off series, Broadside (1964, one season).

A new McHale's Navy movie was released in 1997, starring Tom Arnold as Quinton McHale Jr.

The series provides examples of:

The contemporary spin-offs provide examples of:

The 1997 movie provides examples of:

  • Bottomless Magazines: There are no shots of the missiles on the back of Vladikov's boat where there aren't two on the launcher, even when he had just fired one seconds before.
  • Buffy Speak:
    Vladikov: What do you think of my stealth boat, David?
    David: Very stealthy, sir.
  • Embarrassing Tattoo: McHale has dealt with the villain before, and once punished him by taking him (while unconscious) to get McHale's name and face tattooed across his entire torso. Backwards so it can be read in a mirror.
  • The Film of the Series
  • Generation Xerox
  • Shoot the Messenger
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