McHale's Navy (1962–1966)
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Fuji's Big Romance 

Binghamton must put on a show of good will toward the local natives, in order to please a visiting V.I.P., but his plan is complicated by Fuji's love affair with the native Chief's lovely ... See full summary »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Ernest Borgnine ... Lt. Cmdr. Quinton McHale
Joe Flynn ... Captain Wallace B. Binghamton
Tim Conway ... Ensign Charles Parker
Carl Ballantine ... Lester Gruber
Bob Hastings ... Lt. Elroy Carpenter
Gary Vinson ... George Christopher
Billy Sands ... 'Tinker' Bell
Edson Stroll ... Virgil Edwards
John Wright John Wright ... Willy Moss
Yoshio Yoda Yoshio Yoda ... Fuji Kobiaji
John Archer ... George Gregory
Rusty Lane ... Chief Wabango
Yvonne Ribuca Yvonne Ribuca ... Sulani
David Cadiente David Cadiente ... Maloco


Binghamton must put on a show of good will toward the local natives, in order to please a visiting V.I.P., but his plan is complicated by Fuji's love affair with the native Chief's lovely daughter, whose very jealous boyfriend is out to get even. Written by David C. Bohn

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Release Date:

29 December 1964 (USA) See more »

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Sto-Rev-Co Productions See more »
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1.33 : 1
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When Binghamton first comes up to the Chief's luau, they tell Fuji to get lost. As soon as the camera angles changes to a more far away look, most of the 73 crew members and cast are standing in different locations. See more »

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Fuji gets a girl!
13 November 2014 | by kfo9494See all my reviews

Even though the situation of the food-fight was far-fetched, the main part of the story about Fuji finally getting a girl was worth the watch. This was a different type of script as we have Fuji (Yoshio Yoda) finally getting some face time on the screen.

It begins when the crew is setting out for a luau type dinner with the local native chief. Fuji is feeling low and wants to tag alone. McHale finally agrees and introduces him as a Hawaiian guy named Freddie. Fuji meets a local native girl named Sulani and sparks start to fly. The only problem is that Fuji's girl has a jealous boyfriend named Maloco. But that seems far behind as Fuji steals some kisses from the beautiful island girl.

Meanwhile, Binghamton is expecting a visit by the Under-secretary of State that is visiting to see how the base is dealing with the local natives. Binghamton wants to show him how his relations with the natives are on excellent terms and brings the locals to the Officer's Club for a little food and drink. But while he is doing a local dance with the lovely Sulani, Maloco, the jealous boyfriend, come in and wants to start a war. Things are not going well for Binghamton.

This script, except for the terrible food-fight, was exciting. It was something different from the norm that was interesting to watch. We all have a place in our hearts for Fuji and know that he is left out of so many of the adventures due to him being a POW, but this episode makes up good ground for the Japanese actor. it was nice to see him end the show on his own terms. This turned into a very good show.

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