F Troop

f-troopF Troop was a cavalry comedy that lasted two seasons, 1965-67, and burrowed into the pop cultural cache of a generation who likened it to the similarly sappy Hogan’s Heroes and McHale’s Navy.

It starred Forrest Tucker, who hailed back as far as The Westerner (1940), and Larry Storch, the original Joe Pesci. The First Season box set, with 34 episodes and no extras, offers seasoned shtick by pros such as Edward Everett Horton, Don Rickles and the late great Jack Elam as Sam Urp, the “fastest gun in the West.” Urp, we learn at the conclusion of episode six,  left  Fort Courage to pursue a “big deal in Tombstone, or a tombstone in Big Deal.”

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