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Series regulars or semi-regulars in 'Operation Petticoat' from 1970-1982:



1970-1982 Episode Guide for 'Operation Petticoat':


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

September 17, 1977: Yeoman Hunkle, Yeoman Hunkle (1)
Season 1, episode 1
W: Si Rose   D: John Astin

With Curtis Credel (Captain), Bob Legionaire (Chief of Staff).
When his battered pink submarine runs aground, the skipper blames the rescued nurses for his crew's lack of concentration.

September 24, 1977: Yeoman Hunkle, Yeoman Hunkle (2)
Season 1, episode 2
W: Si Rose   D: John Astin

Lt. Commander Sherman must make an agonizing decision when Yeoman Hunkle and Lt. Claire Reid are trapped in the Sea Tiger's flooding torpedo room while the sub is under attack.

October 1, 1977: Dooley Is A Daddy
Season 1, episode 3
W: Coslough Johnson   D: William Asher

With Ivan Bonar, Morgan Jones.
Tokyo Rose, Eleanor and Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Secretary of the Navy and top Navy brass become concerned when seaman Dooley receives word that his wife is expecting a baby.

October 8, 1977: Operation, Operation
Season 1, episode 4
W: Gil Grant   D: Norman Abbott

With Ancel Cook (Driver).
Skipper Matt Sherman's submarine is finally outfitted with torpedos, but he is flat on his back and about to have an appendectomy when an enemy tanker is sighted.

October 15, 1977: And Out Of The Sea Came A Marine
Season 1, episode 5
W: John Fenton Murray   D: Norman Abbott

With Christopher Tenney (Chip Holden), Tak Kubota (Japanese Officer), David Hirokane (Japanese Radioman).
Skipper Matt Sherman rescues a famous Marine war ace, is unable to submerge, and finds himself menaced by enemy destroyers.

October 22, 1977: A Party For The Captain
Season 1, episode 6
W: Gil Grant   D: William Asher

With Steve Franken (Milton), Sorrell Booke (Capt. Sawyer), Robert Machray (M.P.), Dennis Williams (Aide).
Everyone on the Sea Tiger is sure that skipper Matt Sherman and Lt. Dolores Crandall are secretly engaged.

October 29, 1977: And Baby Makes 33
Season 1, episode 7
W: Michael Morris   D: Norman Abbott

With Cesare Danova (Bouvier), Logan Ramsey (Admiral Falconberg).
The Sea Tiger crew attempts to hide two new passengers -- a baby and a goat -- brought on board by Lt. Nick Holden and Nurse Barbara Duran, as well as the five Army nurses when a tough Navy admiral comes aboard.

November 5, 1977: We've No Business In Show Business
Season 1, episode 8
W: Si Rose, Gil Grant   D: William Asher

With Arch Johnson (General).
When the Sea Tiger arrives too late to pick up a USO troupe, the officers and crew put on their own show for the stranded Marines.

November 19, 1977: Gray Is Beautiful
Season 1, episode 9
W: Si Rose, Gil Grant   D: Alan Bergmann

With Walker Edmiston (Capt. McBride).
The Army nurses of the Sea Tiger succeed where Lt. Nick Holden had failed, in scavenging enough gray paint to cover the sub's blushing pink.

November 26, 1977: Dear Molumphrey
Season 1, episode 10
W: Martin Roth   D: Alan Bergmann

Lt. Holden plays Cupid when he tries to help Chief Molumphrey recover from a "Dear John" letter, and help Army Nurse Crandall overcome her clumsiness by bringing them together.

December 10, 1977: On A Clear Day You Can See A Bulkhead
Season 1, episode 11
W: Joshua Brand   D: Hollingsworth Morse

With Stephen Johnson (Pilot).
Claustrophobia has five Army nurses aboard the Sea Tiger climbing the bulkheads, and they jump at the chance to be flown to Port Moresby.

December 17, 1977: I'm Dreaming Of A Pink Christmas
Season 1, episode 12
W: John Fenton Murray, Gil Grant, Bryan Joseph   D: Hollingsworth Morse

With Gloria Stroock (Elaine Summers), Don Maxwell (M.P.), Jerry Fogel (Lt. Green), Robert Doyle (Lieutenant), Mickey Deems (Chief Petty Officer), Norman Alden (Admiral Summers).
Warnings that Lt. Holden is loose go up at a navy supply base, as the legendary scrounger sets out to get Christmas gifts for everyone aboard the Sea Tiger.

January 7, 1978: Bless You, My Sub
Season 1, episode 13
W: John Fenton Murray, Bryan Joseph, Gil Grant   D: Alan Bergmann

With Norman Alden (Admiral Summers), James Ray (Capt. Milgrim), Adam West (Steve Fleming), Gloria Stroock (Mrs. Summers), Curtis Credel (Officer), Arthur Song (Kim Toy), Ray Duke (Lieutenant).
Skipper Matt Sherman must find a way to avoid a scheduled inspection of the Sea Tiger, which would result in the battered sub's being taken out of service.

January 14, 1978: The Instant Ensign
Season 1, episode 14
W: John Fenton Murray, Bryan Joseph, Gil Grant, Leonard Stern   D: Hollingsworth Morse

With Dick Patterson (Capt. Hoover).
Mild-mannered Ensign Stovall, under the influence of medication, becomes a fevered supertiger and takes a turn for the nurse.

January 21, 1978: Down To The Sea In Slips
Season 1, episode 15
W: Gil Grant, Jennie Elford, Bryan Joseph, Leonard Stern   D: Hollingsworth Morse

The nurses take over key jobs on a combat mission after a birthday cake sends most of the Sea Tiger crew to the infirmary.

January 28, 1978: The Best Of Enemies
Season 1, episode 16
W: Martin Roth, Bryan Joseph, Gil Grant   D: Hollingsworth Morse

With Bruce Kirby (Admiral Lawson), Neile McQueen (Mrs. Lawson), Joy Garrett (CPO Annie Eskow), Erica Hagen (Doris), Megan Landis (Lucy), Larry Block (Bartender).
Hogwash, a sardonic parrot, figures strongly in Lt. Holden's scheme to help Lt. Cmdr. Sherman get a promotion.

February 4, 1978: General Who?
Season 1, episode 17
W: Bryan Joseph, John Fenton Murray, Gil Grant   D: Alan Bergmann

The Sea Tiger comes under air attack when the enemy breaks a coded message which states that General MacArthur is aboard.

February 11, 1978: Tostin Times Two
Season 1, episode 18
W: John Fenton Murray, Gil Grant, Bryan Joseph, Leonard Stern   D: Hollingsworth Morse

With Squire Fridell (Lt. Meadows), Ted Gehring (Commander Billings), Bob Hastings (Harry Gill), M.P. Murphy (Admiral Tostin), Patrick Reynolds (Ensign), Bill Conklin (Derelict Dan), Bill Dearth (Officer), Gary Vinson (Officer), Don Maxwell (M.P.).
Lt. Holden tries to intercept engine parts intended for the admiral's flotilla, and con a drunk CPO Tostin out of the brig.

February 18, 1978: Gallardo Joins Up
Season 1, episode 19
W: Si Rose   D: Hollingsworth Morse

With Ramon Sison (Grandpa Gallardo), Estrellita Rania (Mrs. Gallardo), James Ray (Capt. Milgrim), David Matthau (M.P.).
Raymond Gallardo, the Sea Tiger's native cook who is on board illegally, is in danger of being discovered.

February 25, 1978: In Gossett We Trust
Season 1, episode 20
W: Bryan Joseph, John Fenton Murray, Gil Grant, Leonard Stern   D: Hollingsworth Morse

With Norman Alden (Admiral Summers), Gloria Stroock (Mrs. Summers), Russ Marin (Phil McGregor).
When a crew member is wrongly suspected of murder and the only one who can clear him is a mysterious one-armed man, the Sea Tiger heads for New Guinea to find the strange witness.

May 6, 1978: Matt On A Hot Pink Sub
Season 1, episode 21
W: John Fenton Murray, Bryan Joseph, Gil Grant, Leonard Stern   D: Hollingsworth Morse

With James Ray (Capt. Milgrim), Dick O'Neill (Gen. Houghton), Frank Aletter (Lt. Commander Baxter), Frank Di Elsi (Lt. Wilson).
Skipper Matt Sherman's command is in question when the Sea Tiger's nurses are photographed while skinny dipping.

May 18, 1978: Claire Voyant
Season 1, episode 22
W: John Fenton Murray, Bryan Joseph, Gil Grant, Leonard Stern   D: Hollingsworth Morse

Skipper Sherman and his crew become targets for the U.S. Navy.





September 18, 1978: Operation Spleen
Season 2, episode 1
W: Jeff Harris, Bernie Kukoff   D: Hollingsworth Morse

With Walter Matthews (Chief Petty Officer), Peter Mamakos (Dr. Kostos).
Season premiere. When Lt. Cmdr. Haller needs emergency surgery, the nurses have to play doctor and the lives of the Sea Tiger's crew are also placed in jeopardy as command is transferred to the bumbling Lt. Bender.

September 25, 1978: The Hunkle-Crandall Affair
Season 2, episode 2
W: Jim Brecher   D: Hollingsworth Morse

With Sam Chew Jr. (Lt. Kern).
An aide to a top admiral finds Nurse Crandall and Yeoman Hunkle together, alone, in the shower room.

October 2, 1978: Big Deal On Kaloa Street
Season 2, episode 3
W: Jim Henry   D: Hollingsworth Morse

With Tom Williams (Paymaster), Kevin Geer (M.P.), Sam Chew Jr. (Lt. Kern), Ruth Britt (Alana), Frank Peppiatt (Admiral Borkman).
Nothing inflames a crew like being told they can't be paid because fire destroyed their service records.

October 9, 1978: Matters Of Honor
Season 2, episode 4
W: John Steven Owen   D: Gene Nelson

With Peter Kwong (Pat O'Brien).
The Sea Tiger's crew almost revolts when they are ordered to give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to an enemy pilot.

October 16, 1978: Cram Course
Season 2, episode 5
W: Jeff Harris, Bernie Kukoff   D: Hollingsworth Morse

With James B. Sikking (Lt. O'Reilly), Frank Peppiatt (Admiral Borkman), Sam Chew Jr. (Lt. Kern).
Bender crams for an exam that would let him stay aboard the Sea Tiger.

June 1, 1979: Don't Drink The Shimbaka!
Season 2, episode 6
W: Jeff Harris, Bernie Kukoff   D: Gene Nelson

With Manu Tupou (Chief Mamalaka), Frank Peppiatt (Admiral Borkman), Ruth Britt (Alana).
Activities during a luau bring troubles for Capt. Haller and Chief Engineer Dobritch.

June 8, 1979: The Talent Show
Season 2, episode 7
W: Jeff Harris, Bernie Kukoff   D: Bruce Shurley

With Martin Azarow (Engineer Manganini), Frank Peppiatt (Admiral Borkman), Timothy Wead (Jurgensen).
Lt. Bender launches a search for a virtuoso crewman to enter in a big-time talent contest.

June 15, 1979: Sub-Down
Season 2, episode 8
W: John Steven Owen   D: Bernie Kukoff

With Martin Azarow (Engineer Manganini).
The officers and crew of the Sea Tiger display camraderie when they become trapped at the bottom of the ocean.

June 22, 1979: Hail To The Chief
Season 2, episode 9
W: Jeff Harris, Bernie Kukoff   D: Hollingsworth Morse

With Manu Tupou (Chief Mamalaka), Frank Peppiatt (Admiral Borkman), Ruth Britt (Alana).
Dobritch tries to solve the financial problems of the Kaloan natives -- even at the expense of the U.S. Navy.

June 29, 1979: You Owe Me One
Season 2, episode 10
W: Jerry O. Flanagen   D: Hollingsworth Morse

With Ken Mochizuki (Pilot).
When the Sea Tiger's records are destroyed and the men can't be paid, Lt. Bender leads his desperate crew on a safe-cracking expedition. (Last show of the series.)


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