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The members of the 101st Airborne are in training at Camp Toccoa, Georgia. After finishing their training, the men ship out to Uppottery, England. They practice their jumps, do field exercises, and find out that their first combat experience will be Normandy.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x1
Airdate: Sunday September 09th, 2001


Alternate Airdates:

NL (SBS 6) Oct 24, 2009
UK (TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES) Jun 08, 2014

  • Currently 9.9/10
9.9/10 (11 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Alex SabgaAlex Sabga
As Francis J. Mellet
Recurring
David SchwimmerDavid Schwimmer
As Lt. Herbert M. Sobel
Recurring
Jamie BamberJamie Bamber
As Jack E. Foley
Recurring
David CrowDavid Crow
As Corporal
Jason OJason O'Mara
As Lt. Thomas Meehan
Jordan FriedaJordan Frieda
As Replacement
Joseph MayJoseph May
As Edward J. Shames
Michael FassbenderMichael Fassbender
As Sgt. Burton "Pat" Christenson
Rocky MarshallRocky Marshall
As Earl J. McClung
Simon PeggSimon Pegg
As William S. Evans
Simon SchatzbergerSimon Schatzberger
As Joseph A. Lesniewski
Episode Quotes
Bill Guarnere: Once we get into combat, they only people you can trust is yourself and the fella next to you.
Joe Toye: Hey. As long as he's a paratrooper.

Cpt. Nixon: Sobel's a genius. I had a headmaster in prep school who was just like him. I know the type.
Richard Winters: Lew, Michaelangelo's a genius. Beethoven's a genius.
Cpt. Nixon: You know a man in this company who wouldn't double-time Currahee with a full pack just to piss in that man's morning coffee?

George Luz: (Imitating Capt. Sobel) Are those dusty jump wings? How do you expect to slay the Huns with dust on your jump wings?

Herbert Sobel: What's your name, trooper?
Donald Malarkey: Malarkey, sir.
Herbert Sobel: Malarkey. Is that slang for bullshit?
Donald Malarkey: Yes sir!

Joe Toye: Hey guys, I'm glad we're going to Europe.
(takes out his knife)
Joe Toye: Hitler gets one of these right across the windpipe. Roosevelt changes Thanksgiving to Joe Toye Day. Pay's me ten grand a year for the rest of my fucking life.

Herbert Sobel: What is this...? Anybody?
Cpt. Nixon: Erm... it's a can of peaches, Sir.
Herbert Sobel: Lieutenant Nixon thinks this is a can of peaches. That is incorrect, Lieutenant, your weekend pass is cancelled. This is US Army property, which was taken without authorization from my mess facility. And I will not tolerate thievery in my unit. Whose footlocker is this?
Richard Winters: Private Park's, Sir.
Herbert Sobel: Get rid of him.

Richard Winters: These men have been through the toughest training the Army has to offer, under the worst possible circumstances, and they volunteered for it.
'Buck' Compton: Christ, Dick, I was just shooting craps with them.
Richard Winters: You know why they volunteered? Because they knew that the man in the foxhole next to them would be the best. Not some draftee who's going to get them killed.
'Buck' Compton: Are you ticked because they like me? Because I'm spending time to get to know my soldiers. I mean, c'mon, you've been with them for two years? I've been here for six days.
Richard Winters: You're gambling, Buck.
'Buck' Compton: So what. Soldiers do that. I don't deserve a reprimand for it.
Richard Winters: What if you'd won?
'Buck' Compton: What?
Richard Winters: What if you'd won? Don't ever put yourself in the position where you can take from these men



Episode Goofs
As the first C-47 takes off toward France, the pilot is wearing a modern light green plastic headset instead of the black rubber earcup type of the WWII period.

When Luz is imitating Maj. Horton to fool Capt. Sobel, the boom mike is reflected in the wet helmets.

When Easy Company is eating their spaghetti lunch we can see that outside it is raining. In the next scene while running up Currahee, the ground is dry, showing no sign of the previous rain storm.

Pvt. Christensen's machine gun switches from left to right shoulders when Capt. Sobel confronts him about disobeying orders on a night march.



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