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Series regulars or semi-regulars in 'C.P.O. Sharkey' from 1970-1982:



1970-1982 Episode Guide for 'C.P.O. Sharkey':


(Episodes with dates prior to 1970 aired as reruns.)

December 1, 1976: Oh Captain! My Captain
Season 1, episode 1
W: Ted Lang, Aaron Ruben   D: Peter Baldwin

With James Callahan (Captain), Dennis Kort (Fletcher), Jeffrey Kramer (Recruit), Richard Kuller (Yeoman Bradshaw).
Debut of a comedy series starring Don Rickles as a crusty, acid-tongued Navy chief petty officer. In the first show, the chauvinistic chief must adjust to the fact that his new commanding officer is a woman.

December 8, 1976: Shimokawa Ships Out
Season 1, episode 2
W: Gene Farmer, Aaron Ruben

With John Fujioka (Mr. Shimokawa), Evan Kim (Recruit Shimokawa).
An enlisted man thinks Sharkey is discriminating against him because he's Japanese.

December 22, 1976: The Dear John Letter
Season 1, episode 3
W: Gene Farmer, Aaron Ruben

With Stanley Bennett Clay (Crawford).
While helping a recruit write a "Dear Marsha" letter, Sharkey is interrupted and Chief Robinson sees the unfinished note and misunderstands.

December 29, 1976: Goodbye Dolly
Season 1, episode 4
W: Ted Lang, Aaron Ruben   D: Peter Baldwin

The men try to hide an inflatable female doll in the barracks without Sharkey's knowledge.

January 12, 1977: Skolnick In Love
Season 1, episode 5
W: Richard Freiman, Stephen Young, Aaron Ruben

With Bea Silvern (Mrs. Skolnick), Susanne Zenor (Jackie).
Chief Sharkey arranges a date for a reluctant recruit with the local cocktail waitress and it leads to a marriage proposal -- and the wrath of the young sailor's mother.

January 19, 1977: Mignone's Mutiny
Season 1, episode 6
W: Ted Lang, Aaron Ruben, Gene Farmer, Larry Siegel

When Sharkey hears that a recruit is using a hair dryer, he orders the drill instructor to confiscate it, an action that upsets the entire company.

January 26, 1977: Kowalski, The Somnambulist
Season 1, episode 7
W: Ted Lang, Aaron Ruben, Mort Scharfman

With Dick Van Patten (Psychiatrist).
Chief Sharkey is confronted with a sleepwalking recruit whose antics disrupt barracks life and are outright insubordinate.

February 9, 1977: Sunday In Tijuana
Season 1, episode 8
W: Ted Lang, Aaron Ruben

With Rodolfo Hoyos Jr. (Prison Guard), Sosimo Hernandez (Burn).
Sharkey tries to bail his recruits out of the Tijuana jail, where they are being held on a charge of cheering for the bull at the bullfights, but is instead locked up by the Mexican guards for being a sympathizer.

February 16, 1977: Rodriguez And His Mamacita
Season 1, episode 9
W: Ted Lang, Aaron Ruben

Sharkey seems to be guilty of ignoring Capt. Quinlan's orders about female company in the barracks.

February 23, 1977: Sharkey Boogies On Down
Season 1, episode 10
W: Ted Lang, Aaron Ruben

With Anna Pagan.
Depressed over gag birthday presents hinting that he is getting old, Sharkey accompanies Chief Robinson to a disco where he suddenly becomes the life of the party.

March 2, 1977: Sharkey Finds Peace And Quiet
Season 1, episode 11
W: Ted Lang, Aaron Ruben, Rick Mittleman

With Merie Earle (Landlady), Phillip Simms (Apodaca).
Seeking privacy and place to entertain his lady friend, Sharkey rents an apartment off base, only to be harassed by his men when they discover his hideout.

March 9, 1977: Sharkey The Marriage Counselor
Season 1, episode 12
W: Ted Lang, Aaron Ruben, Jim Rogers

With Rhonda Bates (Evelyn), Christina Hart (Helen), Wes Stern (Plunkett), Deborah Harmon (Cousin Mildred), Richard Dillon (Cousin Frank).
After Sharkey discovers that recruit Plunkett's nasty nature is related to his marriage breakup, he arranges separate dates for the pair.

March 16, 1977: Sharkey's Secret Life
Season 1, episode 13
W: Ted Lang, Aaron Ruben

With Jack DeLeon.
Sharkey becomes the object of considerable speculation in the barracks as the result of his long talk with a wig salesman.

March 23, 1977: The Pizza Party
Season 1, episode 14
W: Ted Lang, Aaron Ruben

With Vito Scotti (Vito).
Sharkey refuses to allow a celebration at the end of boot camp, then is forced to reconsider when the goodies are delivered.

March 23, 1977: A Wino Is Loose
Season 1, episode 15
W: Ted Lang, Aaron Ruben

With Larry Storch (Wino).
A bum somehow gets into the barracks and Sharkey is unable to get rid of the pesky intruder.





October 21, 1977: The New Captain
Season 2, episode 1
W: Tony Webster

Season premiere. Sharkey's happy expectation of a new commanding officer is terminated when the "old salt" orders the chief to jettison his beer belly -- in 10 days.

November 4, 1977: Operation Frisco
Season 2, episode 2
W: Arnie Rosen   D: Mel Ferber

Sharkey and his hefty crewmen volunteer for a secret submarine mission in which they must share closet-sized quarters to test the effects of stress.

November 11, 1977: Sharkey Flies Over The Cuckoo's Nest
Season 2, episode 3
W: Gary Belkin   D: Russ Petranto

With Dean Santoro (Mr. Dean), Steve Franken (Dr. Simon), Jack Dodson (Dr. Savage), Harvey Jason (Hunt), Happy Hairston (Barton).
During Sharkey's routine physical, he's mistaken for a patient given to frequent bouts of paranoia.

November 18, 1977: Don't Make Waves
Season 2, episode 4
W: Arnie Rosen

With Beverly Sanders (Chief Gypsy Koch), Betty Thomas (Seaman Daley).
When a detachment of WAVEs is quartered in Sharkey's barracks, he attempts to get their leader into a compromising position so they will be moved out.

December 2, 1977: Natalie's Ultimatum
Season 2, episode 5
W: Arnie Rosen, Aaron Ruben   D: Mel Ferber

With Herb Voland (Clerk), Bob Duggan (Ralph).
When his longtime girlfriend agitates for a fixed wedding date, Sharkey panics at the thought of abandoning his bachelor days.

December 9, 1977: Sharkey The Actor
Season 2, episode 6
W: Arnie Rosen

With David Spielberg (Director), King Moody (Sherman).
A star-struck Sharkey gives himself the full glamour treatment, complete with toupee, mudpack facials and padded shoulders, when he is cast as "the everyday CPO" by a documentary film crew.

December 30, 1977: Barracks Baby
Season 2, episode 7
W: Arnie Rosen, Aaron Ruben, Sol Weinstein, Howard Albrecht

With Pat Carroll (Bagley), Edith Diaz (Maria).
A tough, anti-Navy congresswoman embarks on a base inspection tour just as Sharkey's barracks are being turned into a maternity ward for a pregnant Mexican stowaway.

January 6, 1978: Seven-Eleven Sharkey
Season 2, episode 8
W: Arnie Rosen, Aaron Ruben, Myles Wilder, William Raynor

With Buddy Lester (Duke), Claude Earl Jones (Tiny).
Unknowingly, Sharkey becomes a sucker in a floating crap game that preys on gullible servicemen.

January 13, 1978: Forget Pearl Harbor
Season 2, episode 9
W: Aaron Ruben

With John Fujioka.
Sharkey's absurd fear of a Japanese sneak attack on the base intensifies when a Nipponese Navy CPO arrives for an official visit.

January 27, 1978: Close Encounters Of The Worst Kind
Season 2, episode 10
W: Michael Lalor Brown, Andy Ruben

With Beverly Sanders (Chief Gypsy Koch), Christian Grey (Greg), Jacque Lynn Colton (Thelma), Fred Kareman (Dr. Pasternak).
Sharkey, unable to muster the courage to express affection for his girlfriend, attends a group sensitivity session and is transformed into a veritable pussycat.

February 10, 1978: Pruitt's Paradise
Season 2, episode 11
W: Arnie Rosen

With Rhonda Bates (Evelyn), Betty Thomas (Seaman Daley).
Squatty Chief Sharkey breathes fire when he discovers his drill instructor is sneaking out nights to dance with tall women.

February 17, 1978: Sharkey Meets Pruitt's Sister
Season 2, episode 12
W: Aaron Ruben   D: Russ Petranto

With Maureen Arthur (Laura Lee).
Desperate to find a candidate for his barracks to enter in the base's "Miss Topside" beauty contest, Sharkey becomes awed by the physical assets of Pruitt's sister.

February 17, 1978: Sharkey's Back Problem
Season 2, episode 13
W: Michael Lalor Brown, Andy Ruben

With Sondra Currie (Madeleine).
Worried that a back injury will invalidate his nomination for "CPO of the Year", Sharkey heads for a Turkish bath, unaware that it is now a massage parlor.

March 3, 1978: It Happened One Night
Season 2, episode 14
W: Aaron Ruben, Bruce Kalish, Philip John Taylor

With Beverly Sanders (Chief Gypsy Koch).
When a late-night bomb threat forces Sharkey to share his quarters with a group of evicted WAVEs, the chief has difficulty in keeping his eager seamen separated from their new-found lodgers.

March 10, 1978: Tell It To The Marines
Season 2, episode 15
W: Arnie Rosen

With Eddie Barth (Fowler), Tom Reese (Hannigan), Tony Burton (Scotty), Gerald Berns (Marine), Leslie Ackerman (Stewardess).
Flabby Chief Sharkey prepares to defend the Navy's honor against a hard-nosed Marine sergeant, confident he will be able to dance rings around his boxing opponent.

March 17, 1978: Sharkey And The South American Way
Season 2, episode 16
W: Aaron Ruben

With Hector Elias.
Sharkey must instruct a visiting South American sailor in the ways of the United States Navy.

March 24, 1978: Punk Rock Sharkey
Season 2, episode 17
W: Michael Lalor Brown, Andy Ruben   D: Russ Petranto

Chief Sharkey is on needles and pins -- literally -- when he breaks up a brawl between his seamen in a punk rock hangout.

March 31, 1978: Pruitt, The Russian Flu-Carrier
Season 2, episode 18
W: Aaron Ruben

Pruitt infects Sharkey and most of the company with Russian flu, and Sharkey is overwhelmed with home-spun remedies.

April 7, 1978: Captain's Right Hand Man
Season 2, episode 19
W: Arnie Rosen

With David White (Admiral Holland), Paul Sylvan (Henderson), Jane Connell (Mrs. Holland).
A sentimental Sharkey bids farewell to his seamen after Captain Buckner reluctantly follows orders and allows the senior CPO to be his aide.

April 14, 1978: Fear Of Flying
Season 2, episode 20
W: Arnie Rosen, Aaron Ruben, Sol Weinstein, Howard Albrecht   D: Mel Ferber

With Philip R. Allen (Capt. Erickson), Leslie Ackerman (Stewardess), Richard Libertini (Hypnotist), Bryan O'Byrne (Priest).
When ordered to fly overseas with his men, Sharkey, who is mortally afraid to be airborne, desperately tries to get rid of his phobia.

April 21, 1978: The Even Couple
Season 2, episode 21
W: Aaron Ruben

With Merie Earle (Mrs. Finch), Louisa Moritz (Marlene), Sarina Grant (Lorilei).
Sharkey and Chief Robinson rent an off-base bachelor pad for their respective romantic rendezvous and rediscover an old scientific principle -- that two sailors and their dates cannot occupy the same space at the same time.

April 28, 1978: The Used-Car Caper
Season 2, episode 22
W: Bob Booker, George Foster

With Alan Oppenheimer (Ernest).
Honest Ernest, a slippery used car salesman, hoodwinks the seamen into buying a sputtering heap, but Sharkey convinces him that the lemon really contains a cool cache of hot diamonds. (Last show of the series.)


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