McHale's Navy (TV Series 1962–1966) Poster



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Followed by 

McHale's Navy (1964)
McHale's Navy (1997)

Version of 

F Troop (1965) (TV Series)


Broadside (1964) (TV Series)

Referenced in 

The Twilight Zone: The Last Flight (1960) (TV Episode)
Air Vice Marshall Alexander Mackaye shares the same nickname as CAPT Wallace Binghamton of McHale's Navy, "Old Leadbottom." Both received it for the same reason--bullet wound in the posterior.
Leave It to Beaver: Summer in Alaska (1963) (TV Episode)
When Beaver says working on a fishing boat wouldn't be so tough, Wally kids that Beaver gets seasick just watching "McHale's Navy".
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Bob Hope/Carol Burnett/Joe Flynn/Dr. William A. Nolen (1972) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Johnny as he introduces Joe Flynn
Emergency!: Quicker Than the Eye (1974) (TV Episode)
When Roy and John rescue a man trapped under a boat located on a movie studio lot, it's the PT boat used McHale and his crew.
St. Elsewhere: Saving Face (1985) (TV Episode)
Elliot admires Mrs. Hufnagel's signed photograph of Ernest Borgnine. She tells him that he is a big fan of McHale's Navy (1962).
St. Elsewhere: Tears of a Clown (1985) (TV Episode)
Mrs. Hufnagel's signed photograph of Ernest Borgnine from McHale's Navy (1962) is seen in her video will.
St. Elsewhere: Bang the Eardrum Slowly (1985) (TV Episode)
Elliot shows Fiscus Mrs. Hufnagel's signed photograph of Ernest Borgnine from McHale's Navy (1962). Fiscus opines that Fuji was the real hit of the series.
It's Garry Shandling's Show.: The Graduate (1986) (TV Episode)
Nancy says Garry loved to watch the show.
T.V. Sphincter (1987) (Video)
This show is referenced in an ABC commercial.
St. Elsewhere: The Naked Civil Surgeon (1988) (TV Episode)
Ehrlich tells Lucy that the surgical department is running like McHale's Navy (1962) without Dr. Craig.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Catalina Caper (1990) (TV Episode)
Crow: McHale, what the hell are you doing?
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster (1991) (TV Episode)
"I refuse to watch the colorized episodes"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera (1991) (TV Episode)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera vs. Barugon (1991) (TV Episode)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Time of the Apes (1991) (TV Episode)
Crow: "McHale's Navy Goes to the Planet of the Apes"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Indestructible Man (1992) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Crow
Operation Dumbo Drop (1995)
Doyle sarcastically remarks he's stuck in an episode of McHale's Navy.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Revenge of the Creature (1997) (TV Episode)
"McHale's Navy: Nights"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Horror of Party Beach (1997) (TV Episode)
Mike: McHale! Your water's dirty McHale.
Laserhawk (1997)
Rodney mentions the show when talking to Cara about what parts of television shows are real.
That '70s Show: The Good Son (1999) (TV Episode)
mentioned by name
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders (1999) (TV Episode)
Crow: McHale's timeshare in Sarasota.
30 Rock: Subway Hero (2008) (TV Episode)
Bucky points to a cast photo of it on the wall; in-joke as Tim Conway worked on both projects
The Girlfriend Experience (2009)
mentioned in dialogue
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.46 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $1,600 clue in the category "TV Reveille"
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Rescuers (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentions Joe Flynn's role as Captain Wallace B. Binghamton
Half in the Bag: Summer Movie Round-Up (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Mike & Molly: School Recital (2013) (TV Episode)
Transporting a man arrested for indecent exposure, Mike admonishes him to "keep his butt on the blanket". The perp played by Tim Conway replies, "Aye aye, Captain Binghamton".
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 22 July 2015 (2015) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Peter King
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Reptilicus (2017) (TV Episode)
Jonah and the bots hum the theme.
The Orville: Command Performance (2017) (TV Episode)
A minor character is named Ensign Parker.

Featured in 

The Universal Story (1996) (TV Movie)
main tile shown
Television: The First Fifty Years (1999) (Video)
Clips shown.
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 18 January 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
Scenes from this TV show are featured during the segment with Ernest Borgnine.
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 15 February 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
A brief clip of this show is featured when Craig T. Nelson speaks of Tim Conway.
Mad Men: The Flood (2013) (TV Episode)
Bobby watches the show on television.

Spoofed in 

McKayla's Navy (2000) (Video)
"McKayla's Navy" is a spoof of the "McHale's Navy" series.

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