Ah, those sentimental folks over at MeTV
and Antenna TV
. Gotta love ‘em. And you’ve gotta love the fact that each network is remembering Ernest Borgnine in its own special way. MeTV goes first,Â airing the 1964 movie McHale’s Navy
Â this Saturday, July 14 at 5pm ET. (Thank God they’re not airing the 1997 revisit.) The film â€” spawned by the popular series that still airs in syndication today â€” finds the crew of PT-73 in a pickle when they back a losing horse in a race, then don’t have the scratch to pay off the winners. Then, Sunday, July 15 starting at 7am ET, Antenna TV really rolls out the black-and-white carpet when they air their wall-to-wall, 21-Hour Salute to Ernest Borgnine McHale’s Navy
We’re pretty sure Ernie would approve. Capt. Binghamton, on the other hand, we’re not so sure of.
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