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C.P.O. Sharkey

C.P.O. Sharkey

This series was set at the Navy Training Center in San Diego, California. Comedian Don Rickles portrayed Chief Petty Officer Sharkey who was a 24 year veteran of the Navy and was now in charge of the new recruits. This series played perfectly for Rickles insult comedy that is his trademark since most of the recruits were from various ethnic backgrounds and stereotypes. However, Sharkey had a heart of gold when it came to consoling the recruits who were missing home.

After the first season, the character of Captain Quinlan (Elizabeth Allen) was replaced with Captain "Buck" Buckner (Richard X. Slattery). However, the move did not help in the ratings, as the show was canceled in it's second season.

Episode Info

Final: 2x22 -- The Used-Car Caper (Apr/28/1978)

Don RicklesDon Rickles
As C.P.O. Otto Sharkey
Harrison PageHarrison Page
As Chief Robinson
Elizabeth Allen (1)Elizabeth Allen (1)
As Captain Quinlan (S01)
Richard X. SlatteryRichard X. Slattery
As Captain "Buck" Buckner (S02)
David LandsbergDavid Landsberg
As Seaman Skolnick
Jeff HollisJeff Hollis
As Seaman Daniels
Peter IsacksenPeter Isacksen
As Seaman Pruitt
Phillip SimmsPhillip Simms
As Seaman Apodaca
Richard BeauchampRichard Beauchamp
As Seamen Rodriguez
Tom RubenTom Ruben
As Seaman Kowalski

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Creator: Aaron Ruben
Executive Producer: Aaron Ruben
Supervising Producer: Arnie Rosen
Producer: Gene Marcione
Associate Producer: Andy Ruben
Casting: Pat Harris, Marsha Kleinman
Make-up: Harry Blake
Art Director: Edward Stephenson
Associate Director: Joni Rhodes
Lighting Director: Carl Pitsch

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy | Military/War
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: NBC ( USA)
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: December 01, 1976
Ended: July 28, 1978
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