Primetime Show Reviews
Review by Suzanne 7/24/07
F Troop - The Complete Second Season
This is a great classic comedy of the 60's. My family always watched it (I think
my mom had a thing for Ken Berry) and laughed a whole lot at the dumb jokes and
pratfalls. It really is one of the funniest shows of its time and of its
Watching this DVD set, I can tell that its humor holds up even
today. It is not nearly as dumb as I remembered. That is a great relief
because so many shows that I enjoyed as a child have not worn well with time.
Kids and adults - everyone should love this show. The only
people that might not like it are Native Americans or people who are
overly-sensitive to Native American political correctness. The Indians in
this show are no worse than anyone else on the show, but they are not played by
actual Native Americans. They are mostly played by Italian and Jewish comedians.
The Indians are cowards, but so are the soldiers, so that's fine. But
there are plenty of bad Indian stereotypes and jokes about them. That can't
really be helped because that's just the way TV was back then.
The only extra is a short special about the show. It is
hosted by some producer that clearly is a fan but doesn't seem to have any
actual connection to the show. Ken Berry and a couple of other actors
speak in the special, which is great. Many of the others, sadly, are
deceased. It's worth watching if you are fan, but it's pretty boring if
you're not. It sounds like a PBS education film. It's not very long,
though. Despite this, the DVD set is worth watching.
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