F Troop

Season 2 Episode 3

Bye, Bye, Balloon

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Sep 22, 1966 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Despite Colonel von Zeppel's Prussian background, F Troop's resident German, Trooper Hoffenmueller, does not appear in this episode.

    • The opening scene in this episode showcases Ken Berry's talent for physical comedy with an extended sequence where he reads a letter while obliviously going around, through and over hazards in his path.

  • Quotes

    • Col. von Zeppel: This fort lacks dicipline. In Prussia, things are different. If I order my men to march off a cliff, they march off a cliff!
      Parmenter: Isn't that hard on them?
      Col. von Zeppel: It's harder on me. I have to keep training new men.

    • O'Rourke: I'm glad they settled their differences like men -- in a poker game.
      Agarn: Yeah, but I still say the Colonel cheated. I don't see how three kaisers can beat a royal flush.

    • Col. von Zeppel: (at duel) Vat is your choice of veapons?
      Capt. Parmenter: How are you at arm wrestling?

    • Wild Eagle: Once we have brave who say he fly in air. He sew feathers on arms and he jump off mountain.
      Crazy Cat: He fly real good!
      Wild Eagle: But he land real bad.

    • O'Rourke: We don't want to go on the warpath!
      Wild Eagle: And me no want to go on warpath! (Whining) War paint make skin break out.

    • O'Rourke: What is that you're putting on the boots?
      Agarn: Well, I ran out of boot black, so I'm using what I put on my hair.
      O'Rourke: Hair oil on boots?
      Agarn: No. Bacon grease.
      O'Rourke: Ah, no wonder you smell like breakfast.

    • Wrangler Jane: I got a letter for ya. It's marked "Special, Rush, Urgent."
      Capt. Parmenter: I wonder if it's important.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • The colonel's name, von Zeppel, is a reference to German airships, Zeppelins, made by the Zeppelin Company and pioneered by Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin. The most famous of the Zeppelins was the ill-fated Hindenburg, which burned up while landing in Lakehurst, New Jersey in 1937.

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