1 9 8 3 (USA)
14 x 30 minute episodes
Jimmie Walker (Good Times) and (American Werewolf in London) headed the cast of this comedy series set at Camp Tar Creek – a peacetime Army computer base in Texas, that was billed as something akin to the old Sergeant Bilko.
Walker played fast-talking Sergeant Val Valentine, with Naughton as his enterprising colleague from Company A, PFC Tony Baker.
Jourdan Fremin played the beautiful WAC, Roger Bowen was the Colonel, George Wyner was the company spy, and Joshua Mostel and John Vargas were soldiers.
Richard Jaeckel played Major Hawkins, an old warrior distressed over his assignment to a computer outfit. “Wars should be fought with bombs, guns, and bayonets, the way civilized man has always done,” he says in the series.
Sergeant Tyrone ‘Val’ Valentine
PFC Tony Baker
Corporal Lola Grey
Colonel Clarence Clapp
A Tankful of Dollars | Chariots of Fear | Computer Dating | Prairie Moon Over Texas | Murder on the Tar Creek Express | Love Sick | The Marriage of the Figaros | The Ballad of Lucinda Ballard | The Great Computer Robbery | A PFC and a Gentleman | The Tar Creek Sting | Valentine’s Day | Maxwell’s People | The Tar Creek Chronicles