Limited Edition DVD Box Set Every Memorable Episode in One Huge Collection - Lowest Price Online Guaranteed Baa Baa Black Sheep (later syndicated as Black Sheep Squadron) is a television series that aired on NBC from 1976 until 1978. Its premise was based on the experiences of United States Marine Corps aviator Pappy Boyington and his World War II "Black Sheep Squadron". The series was created and produced by Stephen J. Cannell. The opening credits read: "In World War II Marine Corps Major Greg 'Pappy' Boyington commanded a squadron of fighter pilots. They were a collection of misfits and screwballs who became the terrors of the South Pacific. They were known as the Black Sheep." "Pappy" Boyington is the squadron-leader of a group of fighter pilots stationed on an island in the Pacific, during World War II. Pappy often intercedes in altercations at the base, but everyone seems to pull together when they are assigned missions in the air. "Pappy" liked to drink and fight a lot when not flying missions, and owned a Bull Terrier named 'Meatball' (which he claimed to belong to General Moore in 'Flying Misfits', but General Moore said 'he wouldn't own an ugly mutt like that.') The series premise was very loosely based on a portion of the real-life military career of Gregory Boyington, known as "Pappy" due to his "advanced" age compared to the younger pilots under his command. (He was 30 when he took command of VMF-214.) The premise is misleading in that the "Black Sheep" were not misfits or screwups. Boyington, who was a technical advisor for the series, commented that this was "fiction based on reality" and that no regular character in the series except for himself actually existed. Popular character John "Hutch" Hutchinson (Joey Aresco) was killed off in the episode "Last One for Hutch" and replaced as chief mechanic by GySgt. Andy Micklin (Red West), who had joined the squadron a few episodes earlier in "Devil in the Slot". List of regular characters * Maj. Gregory/Greg 'Pappy' Boyington (Pilot/Commanding Officer VMF-214) (1976-78). Played by Robert Conrad. * Capt. James 'Jim' Gutterman (Pilot/Executive Officer) (1976-77). Played by James Whitmore Jr. * 1st Lt/Capt. Lawrence 'Larry' Casey (Pilot) (1976-78). Played by W. K. Stratton. (Larry Casey was promoted to Captain at the end of the season two episode "The 200 Pound Gorilla"). * 1st Lt. Jerome 'Jerry' Bragg (Pilot). Played by Dirk Blocker. * 1st Lt. Thomas Joseph 'T.J.' Wiley (Pilot) (1976-78). Played by Robert Ginty. * 2nd Lt. Robert 'Bob' Anderson (Pilot) (1976-78). Played by John Larroquette * 1st Lt. Donald 'Don' French (Pilot). Played by Jeff MacKay. * 1st Lt. Robert A. 'Bob/Bobby' Boyle (Pilot). Played by Larry Manetti. * Lt. Jeb Pruitt (Pilot) (1977-78). Played by Jeb Stuart Adams.
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