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F-Troop
F-Troop Season 1 Episode Summaries:


Episode 1 - "Scourge of the West"; Teleplay by Ed James & Seaman Jacobs; Story by Jim Barnett, Ed James, Seaman James; Directed by Charles Rondeau;
Clueless "war hero" Captain Wilton Parmenter takes command of Fort Courage.

Episode 2 - "Don't Look Now. One of Our Cannons Is Missing";
Written by Howard Merrill & Stan Dreben; Directed by Charles Rondeau;
While Captain Parmenter and Wrangler Jane share smooches, Sergeant O'Rourke and Corporal Agarn swipe the fort's cannon.

Episode 3 - "The Phantom Major"; Written by Arthur Julian; Directed by Leslie Goodwins;
Hup two three four, old chap. A British major brings major changes to Fort Courage.

Episode 4 - "Corporal Agarn's Farewell to the Troops";
Written by Stan Dreben & Howard Merrill; Directed by Charles Rondeau;
Is there a horse doctor in the house? Corporal Agarn mistakes a veterinary medical report for his own.

Episode 5 - "The Return of Bald Eagle"; Written by Arthur Julian; Directed by Leslie Goodwins;
He's short. He's bald. He's unhinged. The chief's gung-ho son Bald Eagle launches a one-man war.

Episode 6 - "Dirge for the Scourge"; Writers: Ed James & Seaman Jacobs; Director: Leslie Goodwins;
High noon at Fort Courage. Tough hombre Sam Urp wants to turn Captain Parmenter into buzzard bait.

Episode 7 - "The Girl from Philadelphia"; Written by Arthur Julian; Directed by Charles Rondeau;
A sweet young thing from Captain Parmenter's hometown has Wrangler Jane spoilin' for a catfight.

Episode 8 - "Old Ironpants"; Written by Arthur Julian; Directed by Charles Rondeau;
Marry-ment reigns when Sergeant O'Rourke and Corporal Agarn go in the mail-order bride business.

Episode 9 - "Me Heap Big Injun"; Written by Arthur Julian; Directed by Charles Rondeau;
Move over, Geronimo. Take a hike, Cochise. The mightiest Indian in the West is...Corporal Agarn?

Episode 10 - "She's Only a Build in a Girdled Cage";
Written by Larry Markes & Michael Morris; Directed by Leslie Goodwins;
The bugler's dear old mum is coming for a visit, but the troopers get the idea he's expecting a va-va-voom chanteuse.

Episode 11 - "A Gift from the Chief"; Writers: Al Gordon & Hal Goldman; Director: Charles Rondeau;
Captain Parmenter pulls diaper duty when he saves Wild Eagle's life and is rewarded with a papoose.

Episode 12 - "Honest Injun"; Written by Ed James & Seaman Jacobs; Directed by Charles Rondeau;
Prospectors without prospects. Gold fever strikes when a flim-flam artist comes to town peddling worthless mines.

Episode 13 - "O'Rourke vs. O'Reilly"; Written by Arthur Julian; Directed by Leslie Goodwins;
A lovely lass opens a drinking establishment across the street from O'Rourke Enterprises' saloon.

Episode 14 - "The 86 Proof Spring"; Written by Fred Fox & Iz Elinson; Directed by Charles Rondeau;
The drinks are in the house. Sergeant O'Rourke hides the Hekawis' illegal whiskey still at the fort.

Episode 15-"Here Comes the Tribe"; Writers: Ed James & Seaman Jacobs; Director: Charles Rondeau;
He could try candy and flowers, but a brave from another tribe opts to kidnap himself a brick: Wild Eagle's daughter.

Episode 16 - "Iron Horse Go Home"; Writers: Ed James & Seaman Jacobs; Director: Charles Rondeau;
The Hekawis sell thri land to the railroad and move lock, stock and teepee into the post.

Episode 17 - "Our Hero. What's His Name?";
Written by Howard Merrill & Stan Dreben; Directed by Charles Rondeau;
Corporal Agarn boasts to his girlfriend that he killed Geronimo. Then Geronimo shows up and he isn't happy.

Episode 18 - "Wrongo Starr and the Lady in Black";
Written by Stan Dreben & Howard Merrill; Directed by Charles Rondeau;
Spooky Hermoine Gooderly has buried four husbands. Is Corporal Agarn doomed to be number five?

Episode 19 - "El Diablo"; Written by Arthur Julian; Directed by Seymour Robbie;
To clear the family name, Corporal Agarn goes on the trail of his lookalike cousin, an infamous bandido.

Episode 20 - "Go for Broke"; Written by Howard Merrill & Stan Dreben; Directed by Seymour Robbie;
The Captain must decide when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em to win back the pension fund Sergeant O'Rourke gambled away.

Episode 21 - "The New I.G."; Written by Arthur Julian; Directed by Charles Rondeau;
There's no peace for the peace-loving Hekawis when a Major arrives with a new rifle: Chestwinster '76.

Episode 22 - "Spy. Counterspy. Counter Counterspy"; Writer: Arthur Julian; Director: Gene Reynolds
What is the War Department's newest secret weapon? Spies infiltrate Fort Courage, hoping to find out.

Episode 23 - "The Courtship of Wrangler Jane"; Written by Arthur Julian; Director: Gene Reynolds;
Sergeant O'Rourke gets a hot idea - steam! He hatches a scheme to build a sauna in the NCO Club.

Episode 24 - "Play, Gypsy, Play"; Written by Arthur Julian; Directed by Gene Reynolds;
Corporal Agarn rescues three gorgeous Hungarian gypsies separated from their wagon train.

Episode 25-"Reunion for O'Rourke"; Writers: Ed James & Seaman Jacobs; Director: Charles Rondeau
Sergeant O'Rourke's friends are invited to a surprise party to celebrate his 25 years in the military.

Episode 26 - "Captain Parmenter. One Man Army";
Written by Howard Morrill & Stan Dreben; Directed by Charles Rondeau;
A paperwork mixup leaves F Troop with just one soldier - Captain Parmenter - on duty.

Episode 27 - "Don't Ever Speak to Me Again"; Written by Arthur Julian; Directed by Charles Rondeau;
Feudin' and fussin' break out at the fort just as the men are to be cited for their high morale.

Episode 28 - "Too Many Cooks Spoil the Troop";
Written by Stan Burns & Mike Marmer; Directed by Gene Reynolds;
A recipe for trouble: Corporal Agarn substitutes for the fort cook and soon everyone's in the soup.

Episode 29 - "Indian Fever"
; Written by Arthur Julian; Directed by Gene Reynolds;
Corporal Agarn - and no one else - keeps seeing a brave peering in the fort window.

Episode 30 - "Johnny Eagle Eye"; Writers: Stan Dreben & Howard Merrill; Director: Seymour Robbie;
A young Hekawi looks like a sure bet to win a sharpshooting contest. And where there's a sure bet, there's Sergeant O'Rourke.

Episode 31 - "A Fort's Best Friend Is Not a Mother"; Written by Ed James & Seaman Jacobs;
A spit-and-polish, no-nonsense leader arrives at Fort Courage: Captain Permenter's formidable mother.

Episode 32 - "Lieutenant O'Rourke, Front and Center";
Written by Arthur Julian; Directed by David Alexander;
Now can Sergeant O'Rourke run his schemes out of the NCO Club if he's promoted to officer?

Episode 33 - "The Day the Indians Won";
Written by Ed James & Seaman Jacobs; Directed by David Alexander;
An inspector from the Council of Indian Nations demands that the Hekawis hit the warpath.

Episode 34 - "Will the Real Captain Try to Stand Up";
Written by Fred Fox & Iz Elinson; Directed by Charles Rondeau;
The town drunk borrows Captain Parmenter's rank to impress his daughter?





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