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Baa Baa Black Sheep

Baa Baa Black Sheep Dates : 1976 - 1978
36 episodes of 45 min
First broadcasting : 27 Mars 1977
Creator(s) : Donald P. Bellisario
Producer(s) : Donald P. Bellisario, Stephen J. Cannell & Philip DeGuere
Music : Pete Carpenter & Mike Post
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French Traduire


"During the Second World War, the commander of the Marines," Pappy "Boyington was at the head of a squadron of fighter pilots. This was made up of marginal and adventurers who became the terrors of the Pacific ... We called them The burned heads! "

Taken from a Baa Baa Black Sheep book by Gregory Boyington, a mythical pilot of the Second World War, "the burned heads" describes the conflict in the Pacific with an offbeat tone and a saving humor. The authors seek to entertain rather than make people think. Which does not mean that the series is low from the front. On the contrary! The series offers us a meeting with a little story in a big piece of history. A derisory adventure but which highlights all human qualities.

Indeed, our left behind form the Black Sheep (the squadron of black sheep), a band of rebels and subversives that spend their time bickering on their island. Between bottles of whiskey and bad jokes, our little guys have fun and do not respect any military rule under the benevolence of "Pappy" Boyington. But as soon as they are in the air, their effectiveness makes the Japanese tremble and the army has a hard time not recognizing certain qualities for this somewhat special squadron.

Even if we are far from the acid humor of Mash, the series is a military comedy which respects the army and which does not play too much on derision. It must be said that the real "Pappy" Boyington was on the set of the series as a technical advisor.

If the series works at first, the broadcaster wants the series to be a little less warlike. This explains the arrival on the island of Squadron 214, Captain Dottie Dixon and his nurses to open a hospital. Inevitably a good dose of romance is injected into the series. But that will not be enough and after two years, planes are stored in the garage and production can work on a new project ... with Robert Conrad in the main role and the whole technical team of burned heads. Like what the series was important for some!

The burned heads (Baa Baa Black Sheep in English) was an American television series broadcast between 1976 and 1978. The series was inspired by the true history of Colonel Greg "Pappy" Boyington, an American fighter pilot during the Second World War.

The series followed the adventures of Colonel Boyington and its squadron of hunters, known as "burned heads" (Black Sheepron in English). The series took place mainly in the Solomon Islands during the war, while the squadron faced Japanese forces in epic air fights.

Colonel Boyington was a talented but impetuous pilot, who used to put his men and himself in danger with his daring risks. Despite his many faults, he was deeply loved and respected by his men, who followed his orders without asking questions.

Over the series, members of the squadron were to face constant dangers, dangerous missions and tragic losses. But they remained united in the face of adversity, and their camaraderie and their body of body helped them to hold on.

In addition to following the adventures of the squadron, the series also explored personal relationships and internal conflicts within the team. Each episode featured several different characters, and we followed their personal story as well as their evolution over the war.

In summary, the burned heads was an exciting and entertaining series that staged complex and endearing characters, in a fascinating historical context.

The Actors

Larry Manetti - Bob Doyle

Larry Manetti

(Bob Doyle)

Dana Elcar - Colonel Lard James

Dana Elcar

(Colonel Lard James)

Robert Conrad - Major Gregory

Robert Conrad

(Major Gregory "Pappy" Boyington)

John Larroquette - Bob Anderson

John Larroquette

(Bob Anderson)

Dirk Blocker - Lt. Jérôme 'Jerry' Bragg

Dirk Blocker

(Lt. Jérôme 'Jerry' Bragg)

Robert Ginty - Lt. Thomas Joseph 'T.J.' Wiley

Robert Ginty

(Lt. Thomas Joseph 'T.J.' Wiley)

James Whitmore Jr. - Capt. James 'Jim' Gutterman

James Whitmore Jr.

(Capt. James 'Jim' Gutterman)

Simon Oakland - Gen. Thomas Moore

Simon Oakland

(Gen. Thomas Moore)


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The shooting took place for the most part on the Aerodrome of Indian Dune, north of Los Angeles, rehabilitated for filming (track, materials, armaments). Above the region Channels Islands of Ventura, campaign views, jungles and islands overflight (simulation of the Pacific islands).


Filming locations:

  • Indian Dunes, California, USA
  • Universal Studios, Universal City, California, USA

Authors of the card

  • Creation date: 2003/07/01 by misou
  • Last Update: 2007/05/01 by pepeboyington1943

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