JAG

Season 5 Episode 1

King of the Greenie Board (1)

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Aired Friday 9:00 PM Sep 21, 1999 on CBS
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King of the Greenie Board (1)
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While patrolling the Mediterranean near Yugoslavia and against the orders of Harm, his division commander, Lt. Buxton fires on what he believes is a Serbian armored car about to attack Kosovar refugees. As Buxton and his pals are celebrating his victory back aboard the aircraft carrier, however, the grave news arrives: those "Serbs" Buxton attacked and killed were, in fact, Russian peacekeepers, and Buxton made the mistake while under Harm's command. Mac prosecutes what appears to be an open-and-shut case of a Marine weapons expert accused of reckless endangerment.

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David James Elliott

David James Elliott

Lt Cmdr Harmon "Harm" Rabb Jr

Patrick Labyorteaux

Patrick Labyorteaux

Lt Bud J. Roberts, Jr.

John M. Jackson

John M. Jackson

Rear Admiral Albert Jethro Chegwidden

Catherine Bell

Catherine Bell

Lt Col Sarah "Mac" MacKenzie

Mike Metcalf

Mike Metcalf

Captain Pike (CAG)

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Lochlyn Munro

Lochlyn Munro

Lt. Andy (X-Man) Buxton

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Dylan Neal

Dylan Neal

Lt. Dalton (Boomer) Jonas

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Chuck Carrington

Chuck Carrington

PO1 Jason Tiner

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Karri Turner

Karri Turner

Lt. Harriet Sims-Roberts

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Harrison Page

Harrison Page

Rear Adm. Morris

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • One of the more common mistakes in Hollywood: "The Amazing Changing Numbers". When Harm deals with the Lear Jet, his F-14's registrations number keep changing with each different shot of it.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Harm: I'm as much to blame as he was, I was division leader.
      Captain Pike: Then teach him judgment! I always thought you had it!
      Harm: Yes, sir.

    • Harm: We're the good guys, X-Man! We didn't get that way by firing first!

    • Admiral Chegwidden: (to Bud) You know, Lieutenant, I wish we had cloned your wife. She obviously did a hell of a lot more around here than raid the refrigerator when she was pregnant!

    • Lt. "X-Man" Buxton: Why'd he break off?
      Harm: Guess he wanted to live more than he wanted you to die.

    • Brumby: So, you wouldn't care to have a wager on Corporal Winrow's fate, would you?
      Mac: Oh, let me guess, uh, loser buys dinner?
      Brumby: Great minds think alike!
      Mac: Not if you think we're gonna call it a date.

    • Captain Pike (to Lt. Buxton): I want aggressive pilots, but you can't be all plumbing and no forehead!

    • Lt. "X-Man" Buxton (about the Russian admiral): A dancing bear, huh?
      Lt. "Skates" Hawkes: Hey! They are our allies.
      Harm: This week.

    • (Mac is holding baby AJ, who is wearing a miniature sailor suit)
      Mac: Aw, you must be why all the girls go for a man in uniform!

    • Lt. "X-Man" Buxton: Why didn't you just tell the CAG that I'm a selfish, irresponsible glory hound if that's what you think?
      Harm: He already knows it.

    • Lt. "X-Man" Buxton(after hearing the rules of engagement): And if I have to scratch my six, do I need to phone the President?

  • NOTES (6)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Kral pilotu (The King of Pilots)

    • This episode marks the first appearance of Gunnery Sergeant Victor Galindez, who will later come to work in the JAG office.

    • In the opening scene when Harm has to make an emergency landing, the controller yells at him for being too low. The dialogue and his tone of voice are almost identical to that of the controller during Harm's infamous ramp strike.

    • Harm's call sign, "Pappy" is rooted in history. During WWII, Marine Major Greg Boyington led a fighter squadron in the Pacific, he had been given the call sign "Pappy" by his pilots as Boyington was much older than they were. Series creator Donald P. Bellisario worked as a producer in the 1970's TV series based on the exploits of Boyington's squadron, Black Sheep Squadron.

    • In this episode, we learn that in the several months that has elapsed between "Goodbyes" and this episode, Mac was promoted to Lt. Colonel - viewers did not get to see her promotion ceremony.

    • The USS Patrick Henry, shown as CVN-74, is actually in real-life the USS John C. Stennis. The ship was commissioned on 9 December 1995.

  • ALLUSIONS (5)

    • Lt. "X-Man" Buxton gets reprimanded for not having enough fuel and Captain Pike asks him if was trying to prove that he's good to the last drop. "Good to the last drop" is a well-known advertising slogan for Maxwell House coffee.

    • Harm has paperwork scattered all over his quarters and his roommate Tuna asks if he's writing the sequel to Herman Melville's Moby Dick.

    • Boomer says that X-Man's record of perfect landings is the greatest winning streak since baseball great Joe DiMaggio.

    • Bud says that baby AJ tests his lungs all night and Brumby says to cheer up, maybe he'll be the next Mick Jagger. This is a quick reference to the lead singer of The Rolling Stones, of course.

    • Lt. Andy Buxton's call sign is "X-Man." The X-Men are comic book characters with powers like flight, telekinesis and the ability to shoot laser beams from their eyes.

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