F Troop

Season 2 Episode 15

Survival of the Fittest

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Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Dec 15, 1966 on ABC
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When Parmenter and Agarn go on a wilderness survival test, O'Rourke arranges to have food sneaked to them.

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    Ken Berry

    Ken Berry

    Captain Wilton Parmenter

    Larry Storch

    Larry Storch

    Corporal Randolph Agarn

    Forrest Tucker

    Forrest Tucker

    Sergeant Morgan O'Rourke

    Frank DeKova

    Frank DeKova

    Chief Wild Eagle

    Melody Patterson

    Melody Patterson

    Wrangler Jane Angelica Thrift

    Arthur Julian

    Arthur Julian

    Undertaker

    Guest Star

    George Furth

    George Furth

    Capt. Jonathan W. Blair

    Guest Star

    I. Stanford Jolley

    I. Stanford Jolley

    Col. Ferguson

    Guest Star

    Ivan Bell

    Ivan Bell

    Trooper Duddleson

    Recurring Role

    Don Diamond

    Don Diamond

    Crazy Cat

    Recurring Role

    James Hampton

    James Hampton

    Trooper Hannibal Dobbs

    Recurring Role

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    • QUOTES (10)

      • Dobbs: Cap'n, if you're not gonna eat that leg, can I have it?
        Capt.Parmenter: Of course Dobbs.
        (Dobbs eats the chicken leg)
        Agarn:(sobbing) Eating in front of a starving man. You're little heart is made of stone.

      • O'Rourke: (about Capt. Parmenter and Agarn's survival test) Knowing those two men as I do...I must have been crazy to let them go alone.

      • Capt.Parmenter: Agarn, I hear a bear growling. (Agarn slaps his face) Why are you slapping my face?!
        Agarn: Aren't you hysterical?
        Cap.Parmenter: No. I really do hear a bear growling.
        Agarn:(panicking) You'd better get ready to slap my face.

      • Capt. Parmenter: Well, next time I'm on a survival test, don't you dare send fried chicken. Baked ham, yes. Fried chicken always gives me a touch of indigestion.

      • Wild Eagle: Birds always fly north in winter.
        Capt. Parmenter: Uh, no, no, no, Chief. Birds always fly south in the winter.
        Wild Eagle: But sun rise in west and set in east.
        Capt. Parmenter: No, the sun rises in east and sets in the west.
        Wild Eagle: Captain Parmenter, you looking at chief who don't know sunset from his bird.

      • Capt. Parmenter: (after hearing a bear) This is the best thing that's happened to us.
        Agarn: How's that, sir?
        Capt. Parmenter: Well, now we can get fresh meat.
        Agarn: Just our luck. The first thing we find we can eat ... can eat us.

      • Agarn: But, Captain, once we start the fire, what are we gonna eat?
        Capt. Parmenter: Well, there's a very nice recipe in the manual for a bullfrog soup.
        Agarn: Bullfrog soup?
        Capt. Parmenter: Mm hmm. I can hear them croaking.
        Agarn: And when one of them croaks, we eat him.

      • O'Rourke: Good luck, old buddy. I'll see you in about ten days. Don't you worry about a thing.
        Agarn: Worry? Why should I worry? Me and the captain, we're both soldiers. Been through a lot of tough campaigns together. We both have knives and a canteen cup. The Army has provided us with survival manuals. And I'm sure somewhere in that manual ... is a lovely funeral service. (sobs)

      • Captain Blair: (describing medals) This is for the battle with the Cheyenne at Rainbow Bend. This is for the Apache attack at Sunset Pass.
        Wrangler Jane: What's this one for?
        Captain Blair: A waltz contest at Little Big Horn.

      • Wrangler Jane: (examining Blair's medals) My, you must have every medal a man can get for being in the Army.
        Captain Blair: Well, uh, this one's from the Navy.
        Capt. Parmenter: The Navy?
        Captain Blair: I swam out to the Merrimac and rescued the captain.

    • NOTES (2)

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • Agarn: You could hear my mother coming from a mile away. They call her, "Holly Goheavy."

        A play on words on Holly Golightly, the name of the main character of the 1961 movie, Breakfast at Tiffany's.

      • The episode title is a reference to economist Herbert Spencer's characterization of Charles Darwin's theory of Evolution by Natural Selection.

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