Major Dad

The WORST episodes of Major Dad

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

The first season is set at the fictional Camp Singleton (meant to represent Camp Pendleton) where hard-charging United States Marine Corps Major John D. “Mac” MacGillis is commander of the infantry training school. MacGillis's life is changed when he falls in love with a liberal journalist, Polly Cooper. At the beginning of the second season, the MacGillis family moves to Camp Hollister (based on Marine Corps Base Quantico) where Mac must adapt to the role of Staff Secretary (or, “Staff Weenie”) and the crazy antics of Commanding General Marcus C. Craig, Aide-de-Camp 1st Lt. Eugene Holowachuk, and Gunnery Sgt. Alva "Gunny" Bricker.

Last Updated: 6/18/2022Network: CBS
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There's No Place Like Farlow
star
5.25
4 votes

#1 - There's No Place Like Farlow

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/30/1992

Casey has a fever and Oz-like nightmares on Halloween.

A Few Good Men
star
6.00
3 votes

#2 - A Few Good Men

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/7/1991

The Major is chosen to represent Camp Hollister on a calendar depicting ideal servicemen.

Directors: Michael Lembeck
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Who's That Blonde ?
star
6.00
4 votes

#3 - Who's That Blonde ?

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/16/1991

Gunny dyes her hair blond after the bill allowing women to be in combat fails; Lt. Holowachuk spruces up his "space."

Close Encounters
star
6.00
3 votes

#4 - Close Encounters

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/3/1992

The MacGillises participate in a marriage workshop during a weekend getaway.

Directors: Michael Lembeck
Base Desires
star
6.00
4 votes

#5 - Base Desires

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/24/1992

The MacGillises vie with another family to be military family of the year.

Directors: Michael Lembeck
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Charlotte's Web
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6.00
4 votes

#6 - Charlotte's Web

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired 4/27/1992

An "adopt-a-Marine" program pairs Holowachuk with a wild woman.

In the Brick of Time
star
6.00
3 votes

#7 - In the Brick of Time

Season 3 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/11/1992

Polly prepares an upbeat documentary on Camp Hollister's closing.

Directors: Michael Lembeck
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Old Acquaintance
star
6.00
4 votes

#8 - Old Acquaintance

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/18/1992

A change in her college friends disturbs Polly.

Directors: Skip Collector
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Sins of the Father
star
6.20
5 votes

#9 - Sins of the Father

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/18/1991

The Major tries to make amends for stealing a watch as a boy.

Directors: Michael Lembeck
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The Shut Down
star
6.20
5 votes

#10 - The Shut Down

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/16/1991

Defense cutbacks threaten Camp Hollister.

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Major Moonlighting
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6.25
4 votes

#11 - Major Moonlighting

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/23/1991

The Major moonlights as an attendant at the service station Holowachuk manages.

Directors: Michael Lembeck
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Anything You Can Do I Can Do Perky
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6.25
4 votes

#12 - Anything You Can Do I Can Do Perky

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/21/1991

Gunny suspects the motives of the perky sergeant the General assigns to assist her.

Directors: Michael Lembeck
The Shell Game
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6.25
4 votes

#13 - The Shell Game

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/9/1991

A land developer's plan to build a mall on the site of Camp Hollister is thwarted by a nesting turtle.

Directors: Michael Lembeck
Three Angry Marines
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6.25
4 votes

#14 - Three Angry Marines

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired 1/20/1992

Gunny, Holowachuk, and the Major are assigned to a court-martial panel but have different opinions about the case.

Directors: Michael Lembeck
When Gunny Talks
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6.25
4 votes

#15 - When Gunny Talks

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired 3/2/1992

Gunny gives successful investment tips to Elizabeth, who then becomes concerned only with making money.

The L Word
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6.25
4 votes

#16 - The L Word

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired 3/9/1992

Elizabeth falls for her tutor; Gunny's beau says too much.

Directors: Michael Lembeck
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The People's Choice (1)
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6.25
4 votes

#17 - The People's Choice (1)

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/25/1992

The visit of the Major's father, Jake, creates tension.

Directors: Howard Storm
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Catered Affair
star
6.25
4 votes

#18 - Catered Affair

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/23/1992

The Major must hire Elizabeth to cater a reception for a visiting general.

Directors: Mary Lou Belli
The Election Show
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6.25
4 votes

#19 - The Election Show

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/6/1992

The Major takes a leave of absence and goes with Polly on the election trail when she runs for mayor.

Directors: Gerald McRaney
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One for the Road
star
6.25
4 votes

#20 - One for the Road

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/20/1992

Fearing a crash, Elizabeth won't drive her new car; Gen. Craig is on crutches and creating havoc with them.

Directors: Michael Lembeck
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Blue Tenant Holowachuk
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6.25
4 votes

#21 - Blue Tenant Holowachuk

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/4/1992

Apartment manager Lt. Holowachuk backs a rent strike against the landlord: Gen. Craig.

Directors: Jim Evering
About Face
star
6.25
4 votes

#22 - About Face

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/8/1993

Everyone jumps to conclusions about Gen. Craig's activities.

Directors: Jim Evering
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Night School
star
6.25
4 votes

#23 - Night School

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/22/1993

Gen. Craig and the Major go to night school.

Directors: Michael Lembeck
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Come Rain or Come Shine
star
6.25
4 votes

#24 - Come Rain or Come Shine

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/5/1993

A corporate headhunter woos several marines.

Directors: Michael Lembeck
From Russia with Like
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6.25
4 votes

#25 - From Russia with Like

Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/19/1993

The major and a visiting Russian officer compete.

Directors: Michael Lembeck