O'Rourke says it took him ten years to make sergeant.
It took Agarn six years to make corporal.
This is a similar story to episode 9, "Me Heap Big Injun," where Corporal Agarn leaves the army for the Hekawi tribe and loves it too much to return.
Captain Parmenter: I went out to meet you, sir, and I got lost.
General Courage: Well I don't understand how an officer can get lost. A whole troop maybe, but not an officer.
(Agarn ang O'Rourke tell the general he will be in trouble if anyone finds out he promoted an indian)
O'Rourke: Exposing us would mean exposing yourself, which would be a shame after such a long and glorious career.
Agarn: They might even change the name of Fort Courage.
General Courage:(weakly) No,no.
Wild Eagle: How you like Fort Wild Eagle?
General Courage:(screaming) NO!
Agarn:(about Wild Eagle) Now he's Lt. Howe.
O'Rourke: I told you to watch him!
Agarn: I watched. I watched the whole thing.
O'Rourke: What happened?
Agarn: They fired the cannon to honor the general.
O'Rourke: Don't tell me. The tower fell.
Agarn: It would have fallen right on the general, only Wild Eagle pushed him away.
O'Rourke: And then the general commissioned him.
Agarn: Wouldn't you?
(Crazy Cat is aiming an arrow tied to one of Wild Eagle's teeth)
Crazy Cat: Ready...Aim...
Wild Eagle: Wait!
Crazy Cat: Now what's the matter?
Wild Eagle: First must recite ancient ritual chant.
Crazy Cat: Not need ancient chant with modern tooth pulling.
Wild Eagle: Recite!
Crazy Cat: Me shoot tooth into air. It fall to earth, me not know where. Ready...Aim...
(Wild Eagle takes the string out of his mouth)
Wild Eagle: A miracle happen! Tooth not hurt anymore!
Crazy Cat: Some miracle. Wild Eagle lose nerve.
Wild Eagle: Better than losing whole jaw.
O'Rourke: Our plan was to let him go AWOL.
General Courage: I've got a better plan. I'll have him transferred to a desk in Washington.
Agarn: Good! Then he'll never be heard from again.
General Courage: You can do your explaining to a firing squad!
Agarn: Firing squad? Oh, sir, I puncture so easily!
General Courage: (wistfully watching Wrangler Jane leave) If I was only six ranks younger.
Capt. Parmenter: Well, surely you've heard of General Courage.
Agarn: Courage? It rings a bell. Now, don't tell me.
Capt. Parmenter: Our fort is named after him.
Agarn: Fort Courage! Of course, sir. I knew it would come to me sooner or later.
Agarn: (about regimental dentist) Works with laughing gas.
Crazy Cat: "Laughing Gas?" Him Indian fellow?
Wild Eagle: Better red man than dead man.
A reversal on the popular anti-Communist slogan "better dead than red" used in the 1950s, particularly during the McCarthy era when suspected Communist sympathizers were blacklisted.
Agarn: (excusing Wild Eagle's long hair) Well, he's a musician, sir. He plays the drums.
With the rise of the "hippie" movement n the late 1960s, many rock and roll musicians broke with pop music tradition by having long hair, including the Beatles. Previously, the term "longhair" had been used to refer specifically to classical musicians, rather than popular.
The episode title is a take-off on "Our Man in ---", a phrase used to describe a lone spy in a foreign country, first used by Graham Greene in his 1958 novel "Our Man in Havana".
Crazy Cat: Me shoot tooth into air. It fall to earth, me know not where.
This is a pidgin paraphrase of the first line from the poem, The Arrow and the Song, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow