McHale's Navy

Season 2 Episode 6

Have Kimono, Will Travel

Aired Thursday 9:30 PM Oct 22, 1963 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • When Binghamton makes his entrance, in his Geisha costume, there is a tremendous round of applause, yet, when the audience is shown, no one is clapping.

  • Quotes

    • Carpenter: (as Binghamton jams his darts into his hand) Ow.
      Binghamton: What's the matter?
      Carpenter: Well, it hurts, sir.
      Binghamton: Oh, be brave, man. You're a sailor.

    • Gruber: Here, Mr. Parker, step in the box.
      Parker: Now, wait a minute, I'm not a beautiful girl. I'm an officer and a gentleman.
      Gruber: Well, so for the sake of the demonstration, we'll pretend you just got your commission in the Waves.

    • Binghamton: All right, I give up. Is this a PT base or is the Section 8 ward having its annual picnic.
      Parker: Oh, no, sir. We're perfectly normal. (to the crew in drag) Uh, straighten up, girls.

    • Parker: That was just me. I'm practicing a ventriloquist act. "Yike!" See, my lips didn't even move.
      Binghamton: Ventriloquist. You wouldn't even make a good dummy.

    • Gruber: Hey, what do you know? They've got goof-offs in their army, too.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • McHale: So, come on, Madame Butterfly, your public awaits you.
      Referencing the 1904 Italian opera based on the 1898 short story by John Luther Long. The main character, nicknamed "Butterfly," is married and abandoned by a U.S. naval officer.