Baa Baa Black Sheep (1977): S01E24 – The Fastest Gun


Baa Baa Black Sheep (later syndicated as Black Sheep Squadron) is an American period military drama television series that aired on NBC.

Its premise was based on the experiences of United States Marine Corps aviator Greg 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.”


The squadron learns that Hirachi survived being shot down by Wiley and is gunning for Boyington, just as Pappy is feuding with Micklin over the condition of his plane. Meanwhile, an efficiency expert has an eye-opening experience when he covers the 214 to figure out what makes them the most successful squadron in the South Pacific.

Baa Baa Black Sheep Series

You can find a full index of Baa Baa Black Sheep here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Creator(s): Stephen J. Cannell.
  • Narrator(s): Robert Conrad.
  • Director(s): Alex Beaton, Robert Conrad, Larry Doheny, and Walter Doniger.
  • Producer(s): Stephen J. Cannell and Phillip DeGuere.
  • Music: Mike Post and Pete Carpenter.
  • Cinematography: Edward R. Plante, H. John Penner, John Elsenbach, and Chuck Arnold.
  • Editor(s): Jerry Dronsky and Harvey Stambler.
  • Production: Stephen J. Cannell Productions and Universal Television.
  • Distributor(s): NBC Universal Television Distribution.
  • Original Network: NBC.
  • Release Date: 15 March 1977.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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