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CPO SHARKEY (NBC 1977-1978) HARD TO FIND!!! Don Rickles, Harrison Page, Peter Isacksen, Jeff Hollis, Tom Ruben, David Landsberg, Barry Pearl, Richard Beauchamp, Jonathan Daly, Elizabeth Allen, Richard X. Slattery, Philip Simms

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After serving in the Navy during WWII in real-life, the legendary Don Rickles found a perfect vehicle for his inimitable brand of comedy with CPO Sharkey, a satirical look at Navy life which ran on NBC for two seasons and 37 episodes (1976-78). As a 24-year naval veteran, Chief Petty Officer Otto Sharkey had pretty much seen and heard it all. He was politically incorrect before the term existed.

The unseasoned recruits he whipped into shape at the San Diego naval training center received most of his shards of wisdom, though sometimes it was served up as sharp-tongued, ethnic barbs. They may have been hockey pucks, but they were his hockey pucks—ready, willing, and able to endure one verbal Shark attack after another. And, beneath his barbed exterior, however, there was a heart of gold and Otto helped his recruits survive boot camp and life with equal measure. 

Among the men of Company 144 was Daniels (Jeff Hollis), an African-American, the Polish Kowalski (Tom Ruben), the Jewish Skolnick (David Landsberg), Mignone (Barry Pearl), an Italian-American and Rodriguez (Richard Beauchamp), a Puerto Rican and Apadaca (Philip Simms).

Sharkey was joined on base by his best friend, Chief Dave Robinson (Harrison Page), his assistant, Seaman Lester Pruitt (Peter Isacksen), a 6' 7" Southerner filled with simple-minded homilies and his immediate superior, the smug, buck-toothed Lt. Whipple (Jonathan Daly).

Sharkey reported to Captain Quinlan (Elizabeth Allen) in the first season and Captain “Buck” Buckner (Richard X. Slattery) in the second season.

Special Note: Some of the jokes and ethnic references heard in these episodes would most likely not be allowed on network TV today and reflects the tenor of the times.


Number of DVDs: 8
Number of Episodes: 37
Quality: 9/10
Running Time: 15 hrs 22 min (approx)
Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen, 1:33.1
NOTE: This is a fan-made DVD set. Not a studio release.
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