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Black Sheep Squadron 

Baa Baa Black Sheep (original title)
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The dramatized World War II adventures of U.S. Major Gregory "Pappy" Boyington and his U.S. Marine Attack Squadron 214, (The Black Sheep Squadron).
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1978   1977   1976  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Robert Conrad ...  Maj. Greg 'Pappy' Boyington 36 episodes, 1976-1978
Simon Oakland ...  Brig. Gen. Thomas Moore 36 episodes, 1976-1978
Dana Elcar ...  Col. Thomas A. Lard 36 episodes, 1976-1978
Dirk Blocker ...  1st Lt. Jerome 'Jerry' Bragg 36 episodes, 1976-1978
W.K. Stratton W.K. Stratton ...  2nd Lt. Lawrence 'Larry' Casey / ... 36 episodes, 1976-1978
Jeff MacKay ...  1st Lt. Donald French 36 episodes, 1976-1978
Larry Manetti ...  Lt. Bob Boyle 34 episodes, 1976-1978
Robert Ginty ...  1st Lt. Thomas Joseph 'T.J.' Wiley 29 episodes, 1976-1978
John Larroquette ...  2nd Lt. Robert 'Bob' Anderson 29 episodes, 1976-1978
James Whitmore Jr. James Whitmore Jr. ...  Capt. James 'Jim' Gutterman 23 episodes, 1976-1977
Joey Aresco ...  Sgt. John David 'Hutch' Hutchinson 20 episodes, 1976-1977
Red West ...  Sgt. Micklin / ... 19 episodes, 1977-1978
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Storyline

Major Gregory "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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Action | Adventure | Drama | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Sheep Squadron See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(37 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

When nurses were added to the regular cast, they were referred to in the opening credits as "Pappy Lambs" as a take on the show that was beating this one in the ratings at the time, Charlie's Angels (1976). 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: The only way we're gonna win this war is if Tokyo is more fouled up than Washington.
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Connections

Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.46 (2009) See more »

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Pappy rules!
21 March 2001 | by dindy-2See all my reviews

I watch this every day on the History Channel. Great show, maybe not the most historically accurate, but you get a sense of what life was like for these young pilots in the Pacific. Gutterman and Pappy are my favorite characters. Most everyone with a speaking role in the series carved out a nitche for himself and made his character fairly memorable. This is a show the whole family can watch together and learn a little about WW2. One thing I like about the History Channel is that each commercial break has a blurb from a real member of the Black Sheep Squadron giving insights into areas where the show is not accurate.

Why did they cancel this show?? The show went WAY down hill with the addition of the T&A factor (aka Pappy's Lambs). What was a pathetic attempt to boost ratings further detracted from the historical accurateness of the show by depicting woman with no acting talent, often scantily dressed, with 70s hairstyles positioned on the front lines in WW2. Pappy Boyington was a technical advisor to the show and should have put a stop to this!!!

Attention Hollywood: Pappy Boyington and his brave men would make an excellent feature film. The TV series just scratches the surface of the adventures of the Black Sheep.


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