F Troop was a satirical American television sitcom that originally aired from 1965-1967 on ABC. It premiered in the United States on September 14, 1965, ran for two seasons and finished its first run on April 6, 1967, for a total of 65 thirty-minute episodes. It originally began as a black and white series. It premiered on the ITV network in the United Kingdom on October 29, 1968, and was repeatedly screened until July 16, 1974. The series was also broadcast nationally in Australia on ABC-TV and in Ireland on Telefís Éireann.
F Troop was a set at Fort Courage, Kansas, a fictional United States Army outpost in the West, in 1865, the year the American Civil War ended. The commanding officer at Fort Courage is the gallant but chronically clumsy and accident-prone Captain Wilton Parmenter (Ken Berry), the descendant of a long line of military leaders. He is awarded the Medal of Honor after accidentally instigating the final charge at the Battle of Appomattox. As a private, he is ordered to fetch his commanding officer's laundry. When he rides away on horseback to accomplish the errand, the pollen in the air causes him to sneeze repeatedly. He sneezes loudly just after he passes a group of soldiers, and they mistake this sneeze for the order "Charge!" His superiors, wishing to reward his action, promote him to captain and give him command of remote Fort Courage, a dumping ground for the least useful or trustworthy soldiers.
Much of the humor on the show was derived from the schemes of Captain Parmenter's non-commissioned officers, Sergeant O'Rourke, and Corporal Agarn, and the local Indian tribe, the Hekawis, alternately seeking to expand and conceal their illicit business, O'Rourke Enterprises, as well as the struggles of Parmenter to exert his authority and escape the matrimonial plans of his girlfriend, shopkeeper/postmaster Jane Angelica Thrift, "Wrangler Jane." The Captain fell over everything which if possible was made even less funny by the heavy handed and unnecessary use of loud canned laughter in the show.
Season 2, Episode 1: The Singing Mountie
Original Air Date: 8 September 1966
Shades of Nelson Eddie as a singing Mountie shows up looking for Agarn's French Canadian cousin.
Season 2, Episode 2: How to Be F Troop Without Really Trying
Original Air Date: 15 September 1966
Everyone in F Troop is transferred except for Agarn who must train the new troops that are worse than his comrades.
Season 2, Episode 3: Bye, Bye, Balloon
Original Air Date: 22 September 1966
Fort Courage is visited by a Prussian balloonist.
Season 2, Episode 4: Reach for the Sky, Pardner
Original Air Date: 29 September 1966
Agarn and O'Rourke volunteer to guard the replacement payroll after the first one is stolen.
Season 2, Episode 5: The Great Troop Robbery
Original Air Date: 6 October 1966
A trickster tries to get Agarn blamed for his robberies.
Season 2, Episode 6: The West Goes Ghost
Original Air Date: 13 October 1966
Four F Troopers take over a ghost town hoping to get rich when the railroad finally comes through.
Season 2, Episode 7: Yellow Bird
Original Air Date: 20 October 1966
A white woman raised by Indians starts to take after the Captain.
Season 2, Episode 8: The Ballot of Corporal Agarn
Original Air Date: 27 October 1966
The two candidates for mayor of Passaic New Jersey, Agarn's hometown, come out West to get his vote since the election was tied and they need his absentee ballot to break the tie.
Season 2, Episode 9: Did Your Father Come from Ireland?
Original Air Date: 3 November 1966
While Sgt. O'Rourke is off on a horse buying mission, his father, Morgan O'Rourke, arrives from Ireland at Fort Courage and unintentionally raises havoc at the fort and even the Hakawi camp.
Season 2, Episode 10: For Who the Bugle Tolls
Original Air Date: 10 November 1966
A visiting Colonel judges a troop by its bugler and Fort Courage has the world's worse.
Season 2, Episode 11: Miss Parmenter
Original Air Date: 17 November 1966
Wilton's sister has eyes for the company bugler.
Season 2, Episode 12: La Dolce Courage
Original Air Date: 24 November 1966
An Italian father and daughter visit Fort Courage pursued by a spurned lover.
Season 2, Episode 13: Wilton, the Kid
Original Air Date: 1 December 1966
Kid Vicious, a dead ringer for Captain Parmenter, comes to town.
Season 2, Episode 14: The Return of Wrongo Starr
Original Air Date: 8 December 1966
Natural jinx Wrongo Starr returns driving a load of dynamite.
Season 2, Episode 15: Survival of the Fittest
Original Air Date: 15 December 1966
Parmenter and Agarn go on a survival test where O'Rourke makes sure that they can find food.
Season 2, Episode 16: Bring on the Dancing Girls
Original Air Date: 22 December 1966
Agarn and O'Rourke go after the man that swindled them out of their saloon.
(P.S. Does anyone have the rest of these episodes from season 2?)