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F Troop is a classic American sitcom that aired on ABC for two seasons from 1965 to 1967. The series was set in the 19th century at Fort Courage, a fictional military outpost in the Old Wild West, and followed the misadventures of the soldiers stationed there. The show's lead character, Captain Wilton Parmenter, was played by Ken Berry. Parmenter was a naive and hapless soldier who was given command of Fort Courage due to a case of mistaken identity. His second-in-command was Sergeant Morgan O'Rourke, played by Forrest Tucker, who was a shrewd and scheming Irishman with several sidelines, including running a bar and smuggling goods.
The rest of the cast included Larry Storch as Corporal Randolph Agarn, James Hampton as Private Hannibal Dobbs, Bob Steele as Trooper Duffy, and Melody Patterson as Wrangler Jane. Corporal Agarn, who was O'Rourke's partner in crime, was known for his silly facial expressions and his catchphrase, "I don't want to talk about it." PVT Dobbs was an aspiring inventor who was always trying to come up with new gadgets, while Trooper Duffy was the oldest member of the troop and the resident grump. Wrangler Jane was the sole female character in the series and was known for her beauty and her prowess with a lasso.
The show was known for its zany humor, sight gags, and slapstick comedy. Each episode usually followed a formula, with Parmenter and his troops getting into some kind of trouble or misunderstanding, and O'Rourke and Agarn coming up with some scheme to profit from the situation. The episodes often parodied western tropes, and there were many running gags and recurring jokes throughout the series.
One of the show's most memorable aspects was its theme song, which featured a chorus of singers singing the lyrics:
"F Troop, F Troop, where Indian fights are colorful
And nobody takes a lickin'
Where redskin and paleface, both turn chicken."
Despite its popularity, F Troop was criticized by some for its stereotypical portrayals of Native Americans and its sanitized depiction of the Old West. However, the show remains a beloved classic, known for its colorful characters and lighthearted humor.
F Troop is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (65 episodes). The series first aired on September 14, 1965.