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* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: Hand-picked by Boyington himself.

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* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: Hand-picked by Boyington himself. Ironically, because he cared little about what they did off-duty, they had little to rebel against and became a well-oiled bunch.


* StockFootage: Actual WWII air combat footage, including [[YouFailHistoryForever archived footage of ''German'' warbirds]]. TPTB figured nobody would notice.

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* StockFootage: Actual WWII air combat footage, including [[YouFailHistoryForever [[ArtisticLicenseHistory archived footage of ''German'' warbirds]]. TPTB figured nobody would notice.

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* Expy: Rod Towers of Clark Gable


* WeaponsUnderstudies: Modified T-6 Texan for the A6M Zeros, of which very few surviving craft exist.

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** The real-life VMF-214 "Black Sheep" had a fairly good professional reputation in the South Pacific, with no more (or less) [[BunnyEarsLawyer Bunny Ears Lawyers]] than any other Marine fighter squadron. Veterans of VMF-214 were offended by the show’s portrayal of their outfit, and a very apologetic Boyington told them that the producers weren’t interested in historical accuracy and he needed the money.
* WeaponsUnderstudies: Modified T-6 Texan for the A6M Zeros, of which very few surviving craft exist.examples exist, even fewer of which are airworthy.


* NotSoDifferent: The Japanese. They are shown in rather compassionate way.

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* NotSoDifferent: The Japanese. They are shown in a rather compassionate way.


* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: Hand-picked by Boyington himself

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* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: Hand-picked by Boyington himselfhimself.


->''In World War II, Marine Corps Major Greg "Pappy" Boyington commanded a squadron of fighter pilots. They were a collection of misfits and screwballs who became the terrors of the South Pacific. They were known as The Black Sheep.''
--> (''Baa Baa Black Sheep opening theme'')

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->''In ->''"In World War II, Marine Corps Major Greg "Pappy" Boyington commanded a squadron of fighter pilots. They were a collection of misfits and screwballs who became the terrors of the South Pacific. They were known as The Black Sheep.''
--> (''Baa Baa Black Sheep opening theme'')
"''
-->-- '''Opening narration'''

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* AceCustom: Japanese ace Haguro Nishi (a.k.a the Iceman) has a Zero tweaked to fly faster and armored for defense. Not to mention a ridiculous amount of kill flags from at least four different countries.


* OutrankingYourJob
** There's an abundance of captains flying in Imperial Japanese Navy squadrons.

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* OutrankingYourJob
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OutrankingYourJob: There's an abundance of captains flying in Imperial Japanese Navy squadrons.



* TheDanza
** James Whitmore, Jr. as Capt. Jim Gutterman
** Nancy Conrad (Robert's daughter) as Lt. Nancy Gilmore

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* TheDanza
** James Whitmore, Jr. as Capt. Jim Gutterman
** Nancy Conrad (Robert's daughter) as Lt. Nancy Gilmore


* YouLookFamiliar: Japanese characters were played by an unvarying group of Asian actors.

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* YouLookFamiliar: Japanese characters were played by an unvarying group of Asian actors.


* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: Varying accents and levels of Japanese proficiency. Most of the actors were American-born and some were of Chinese or Korean descent.

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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: Varying accents and levels of Japanese proficiency. Most of the actors were American-born and some were of Chinese or Korean descent.



* BenevolentBoss: General Moore.



* ConflictedLoyalties: American-born Japanese pilot Tenyu Araki.

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* ConflictedLoyalties: ConflictingLoyalty: American-born Japanese pilot Tenyu Araki.



* EternalSexualFreedom



* HollywoodCostuming: Many hairstyles and some clothing were firmly of TheSeventies.



* JapaneseRanguage: Harachi: "Hey Boiintaan! Where you hidiin? Come up and pray!" "You drraahnk! You prane no fry. I sink you chicken! I get you on ground."

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* JapaneseRanguage: Harachi: "Hey Boiintaan! Where you hidiin? Come up and pray!" "You drraahnk! You "Your prane no fry. I sink you chicken! I get you on ground."fry!"



* ManlyTears
* MrFanservice: Robert Conrad has a ShirtlessScene in every episode.



* OutrankingYourJob
** There's an abundance of captains flying in Imperial Japanese Navy squadrons.



* RankUp: Casey is promoted to captain to replace Gutterman.



* SoundtrackDissonance: The minor-key quote from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_qJjwXhG9E the Whiffenpoof Song sung by an noncomedic offkey male chorus]]. These poor little lambs will kill you.


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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: Varying accents and levels of Japanese proficiency. Most of the actors were American-born and some were of Chinese or Korean descent.
* BattleaxeNurse: Lieutenant Commander Delmonte in the pilot.



* CatchPhrase: "Hey Boyington!"

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* CatchPhrase: CatchPhrase
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"Hey Boyington!"Boyington!"
** "College boys!"



* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: James "Jim" Gutterman just disappeared between seasons 1 and 2.
* CoolPet: Meatball, the bull terrier

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: ChuckCunninghamSyndrome
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James "Jim" Gutterman just disappeared between seasons 1 and 2.
** Bob Anderson as well early in the second season
* CoolPet: CigarChomper: Micklin, except when he's asleep.
* ConflictedLoyalties: American-born Japanese pilot Tenyu Araki.
* CoolPet
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Meatball, the bull terrierterrier
** Spaghetti, the captured Japanese talking crow



* FanBoy: Harachi, who even named his toucan Major Boyington.



* WorthyOpponent: Tomoyo Harachi

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* WeaponsUnderstudies: Modified T-6 Texan for the A6M Zeros, of which very few surviving craft exist.
* WorthyOpponent: Tomoyo Tomio Harachi

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