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CPO Sharkey 

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Comic exploits of an acid-tongued chief petty officer in the U.S. Navy.

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Aaron Ruben
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1978   1977   1976  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Don Rickles ...  C.P.O. Otto Sharkey 37 episodes, 1976-1978
Harrison Page ...  Chief Robinson 37 episodes, 1976-1978
Jeff Hollis Jeff Hollis ...  Recruit Daniels 37 episodes, 1976-1978
Tom Ruben Tom Ruben ...  Recruit Kowalski 37 episodes, 1976-1978
Peter Isacksen Peter Isacksen ...  Seaman Pruitt 37 episodes, 1976-1978
David Landsberg ...  Recruit Skolnick 37 episodes, 1976-1978
Richard Beauchamp Richard Beauchamp ...  Recruit Rodriguez 35 episodes, 1976-1978
Jonathan Daly Jonathan Daly ...  Lt. Whipple 24 episodes, 1976-1978
Phillip Simms Phillip Simms ...  Apodaca 23 episodes, 1977-1978
Richard X. Slattery ...  Captain Buckner 22 episodes, 1977-1978
Elizabeth Allen ...  Capt. Quinlan 15 episodes, 1976-1977
Barry Pearl ...  Recruit Mignone 14 episodes, 1976-1977
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Storyline

The perfect sitcom outlet for the acid-tongued talents of comic Don Rickles, who plays Chief Petty Officer Sharkey, based at a naval recruitment center in California. Since all the men under his command seem to be from different racial and cultural backgrounds (black, Polish, Hispanic, etc.), Sharkey has plenty of ammunition for his insults and putdowns. He's actually very fond of his men though, and usually must protect them from mealy-mouthed boss Lt. Whipple and gruff base commander Capt. Buckner. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1976 (USA) See more »

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R&R Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Like CPO Sharkey, Chief Robinson is also a Chief Boatswains Mate. See more »

Goofs

In the opening credits, CPO Sharkey is wearing his dress blues with gold stripes, In the opening of the first episode, when Chief Sharkey is reenlisting, he is shown with red stripes. Gold stripes were earned by having 12 continuous years of good conduct. Therefore, it wouldn't make sense for him to be wearing red stripes when he had already earned gold ones. See more »

Quotes

CPO Sharkey: [Repeated line] I'm gonna keep an eye on you!
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Letting Rickles Be Rickles
7 August 2017 | by hackraytexSee all my reviews

I have only seen Don Rickles in two parts where he really got to let go and be Don Rickles. Those were CPO Sharkey and when he was the supply Sergent in Kelly's Heroes. Both parts must have been written for him since I never saw him in any other parts where he got to let it rip. I saw him in more than one part where he was supposed to be "nice" and it was not the same. It was often in those parts that he was defanged. My father was retired Navy as a CPO and he really like any show about the navy and this and McHale's Navy were two of his favorites. Too bad CPO Sharkey only had one or two seasons because with the right writing, directing, etc it could have gone on longer. I think most of it was in studio with a studio audience and if it had been shot on location somewhere it would have lasted longer. Not every comedy has to be done in a studio with an audience. Good job Mr. Rickles and rest in peace.


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