Do you realize that this very day, as of this writing, is ERNEST BORGNINE'S 89th BIRTHDAY?!?!? Thank Jesus for guiding you to me to tell you this before it's too late. If you haven't seen him in Marty you must. His Oscar, you know. Also see Escape From New York, he's great in that, The Devil's Rain, lame-brained Satanic shit with WILLIAM SHATNER, Willard, which unfortunately doesn't costar Tony Perkins, and Poseidon Adventure! See all these movies and no excuses!
There was a party on the McHale's Navy set after the Borgnine/Merman engagement was announced. Joe Flynn, who played Captain Binghamton, told Borgnine he wanted "the pick of the litter." Rude! Borgnine was pissed, but I guess he saw the humor when the marriage went on the rocks during the honeymoon and was terminated after 32 days!