More than you ever wanted to know about Combat! these archives of King Company contain lists of data, statistics, trivia, and assorted useless information.
Combat Cast Statistics:
Often Repeated Dialogue
Take the point.
The Cost of Quality
The two-part episode Hills Are for Heroes took 21 days to shoot and went $300,000 over budget (twice the usual budget).
The Wisdom of William G. Kirby
Caje: The coward dies a thousand deaths, a hero dies but one.
Fly Away Home
Kirby: If the army expects me to crawl around these dirty, damp caves, the least they can do is turn their back if I want to use a little alcohol for medicinal purposes. A fellow could catch his death of cold in a place like this.
Hanley: You know what to do if the Germans attack?
Weep No More
See more Kirbyisms.
In the episode The Impostor, Rick Jason calls Littlejohn by the
actors real name. Check out the episode and listen for our favorite blooper, as Rick
says Peabody, take the point.
Caje is often filmed wearing a wedding ring. Its easily visible in The
Raider and Run, Sheep, Run, among others. Theres a great closeup
of it in The Ringer.
Blue Lindy has taken the initiative to annotate those, shall we say, less-than-perfect moments. Want to know which episodes contain such gems as '60s-style traffic in the background? Check out the current list of bloopers.
The Combat! Hour
Combat! originally aired Tuesday nights on ABC. Check this link to see its original competition.
They Were Expendable
Whos On First
How did they decide who appears first each week in the opening credits? This is the most frequently asked question among Combat! fans. The contracts of Rick Jason and Vic Morrow stipulated that each would receive equal equal billing. In the course of a season, each should have received top billing half the time, regardless of how many episodes each starred in. At the end of the series, each had received top billing exactly 76 times. Thank you to Jill Pochek who has compiled a list of opening credits for all 152 "Combat!" episodes.