Tuesday, December 20, 2011

F Troop


Most American TV comedies are crap. Anything made during the last twenty years certainly qualifies. But go back a few years and there were some beauties, combining slapstick with subtle satire and irony. Shows like Hogan's Heroes and F Troop.

Channel Nine is rerunning episodes of F Troop currently and Adolf watched one such episode this afternoon. He was inexorably drawn to conclude there is a strong resemblance in this show to the new Labour front bench.



Captain Parmenter - the bumbling naive leader.

Seargent O'Rourke - the scheming second in command.

Corporal Agarn - the loyal dumbarse.

Major Duncan - Parmenter's nemesis who technically outranks Parmenter and always arrives with a 'saddleful of trouble.'

Rangler Jane - the bimbo with long eyelashes but nothing between the ears.



Wild Eagle - the big noise indigenous blowhard of the Whakaewe tribe.

Crazy Cat - Wild eagle's offsider who appears to have done everything except watch porn movies.

3 comments:

The Veteran said...

Can't beat MASH.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Damn right!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

How about "Car 54 Where Are You?" and not to forget "The Munsters."

Cadwallader