Give credit to Steve Martin for trying to keep the essence of Phil Silvers' Bilko, that being a con man with a heart
The problem is the supporting cast, which made original TV show great and were a perfect foil to Bilko, is either non existant, non consistant with the original characters or badly played.
The characters of Paparelli, Zimmerman, Sergeant Grover, Sergeant Rupert Ritzik, his wife, Private Sugarman, Corporal Sam Fender are there in names only (Sgt. Hogan, Bilko's girlfriend in the TV series, is not in the film)
In an attempt to be politically correct, a woman is playing Barbarella, thus cannot be allowed to show the ignorance and lack of intelligence to that of… Read more