F Troop

Old Ironpants

Season 1, Ep 8, Aired 11/2/65
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  • Episode Description
  • Captain Parmenter goes away to command school and comes back a hard-nosed officer that everybody hates. Meanwhile, O'Rourke takes orders for mail order brides in the captain's absence.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Ken Berry

    Captain Wilton Parmenter

  • Larry Storch

    Corporal Randolph Agarn

  • Forrest Tucker

    Sergeant Morgan O'Rourke

  • Frank DeKova

    Chief Wild Eagle

  • Melody Patterson

    Wrangler Jane Angelica Thrift

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (7)

    • Wrangler Jane: The men used to call you the "lovable old man" behind your back. Agarn: And now they call you Ironpants behind your pants!

    • Capt. "Ironpants" Parmenter: Sergeant, arrest this woman. O'Rourke: I can't do that, sir. She's a civilian. Capt. "Ironpants" Parmenter: Then draft her. Then arrest her.

    • O'Rourke: (negotiating price of mock Indian attack) $15. Take it or leave it. Wild Eagle: For $15, I could not even get squaws to attack. Agarn: $17.50? Wild Eagle: For that price, I cannot give you first-class attack. All you get are six braves on old horses, no war paint, no yelling and screaming. Agarn: What's an Indian attack with no war whoops?!? Wild Eagle: Would you whoop it up for $17.50? O'Rourke: He's got a point. Alright, we'll take the $20 attack, but I want a lot of braves, a lotta war paint, yelling, screaming. Wild Eagle: Now if you'd like to go for $25 attack, five redskins bite dust!

    • Wild Eagle: Wise, old Indian saying: "You show me squirrel with acorn and I show you happy moose!" Agarn: Chief, why don't you wise up and cut out those wise, old Indian sayings?

    • Vanderbilt: (ordering bride) I want a girl named Shirley. O'Rourke: Don't you care what she looks like? Vanderbilt: They all look alike to me. Right, Dobbs? Agarn: I'm Agarn Vanderbilt: You see what I mean, Sarge?

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    Notes (1)

    • Ivan Bell (Trooper Duddleson) is uncredited.

    Trivia (1)

    • The mail order bride fiasco of this episode is mentioned in "Marriage, Fort Courage Style," when a professional matchmaker comes to the fort.

    Allusions (1)

    • The episode title is a take-off of "Old Ironsides," the nickname given to the the famous US Navy frigate, USS Constitution. It earned the nickname when cannonballs reportedly bounced off her thick wooden hull.

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