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Black Sheep Squadron 

Baa Baa Black Sheep (original title)
The dramatized World War II adventures of US Major Gregory "Pappy" Boyington and his Marine Attack Squadron 214, AKA The Black Sheep Squadron.
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »
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 1st Lt. Jerome 'Jerry' Bragg 36 episodes, 1976-1978
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 2nd Lt. Lawrence 'Larry' Casey / ... 36 episodes, 1976-1978
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 1st Lt. Thomas Joseph 'T.J.' Wiley 29 episodes, 1976-1978
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 Sgt. John David 'Hutch' Hutchinson 20 episodes, 1976-1977
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Pappy Boyington is the squadron-leader of a group of fighter pilots stationed on an island in the Pacific, during World War II. Pappy often needs to intercede in altercations at the base, but everyone seems to pull together when they are assigned missions in the air. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Trivia

The real Greg 'Pappy' Boyington appeared in the second half of the two-part episode "The Deadliest Enemy of All" in the cameo role of Gen. Harrison Kenlay. He also appeared at the end of the first season's final episode "The Fastest Gun" as an officer who pins a medal on Boyington in newsreel footage. See more »

Goofs

Whenever a Zero was shot down by a Corsair, it would bellow white smoke and begin to trail away. In reality, because the Zero did not have self sealing fuel tanks, in would in almost every circumstance burst into flames or explode when shot down. See more »

Quotes

Major Greg 'Pappy' Boyington: Around here, we brush our teeth with Scotch.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Steve Martin/Kinky Friedman (1976) See more »

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A viewer remembers
24 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

The tales of Boyington's Black Sheep may not have been the most historically accurate, best written, or even best acted WW II series on television.

What it WAS, however, was an entertaining hour in front of the tube, with a likable cast & easy to like/care about characters.

The Bellisaro hand in the casting in easy to see, with a number of familiar faces that returned to become regulars or recurring characters on Magnum P.I.

In short, a usually enjoyable show that never failed to deliver exactly what you expected from it.


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