I’ve just watched an old Bilko ep. and noticed something
Behind Col. Hall’s desk is a map of Ft. Baxter detailing the usual
stuff. However, above the Motor Pool and in what looks like a
swampy area, is the designation " Gas Chamber".
I understand that swamps produce gas BUT even by '50s
non-PC standards surely this was in rather bad taste less than
ten years after the end of The Big One.
My black sense of humor went into overdrive after the initial
shock, but I had to ask myself if, all those years ago, I took no
notice of the map or it’s not always on the map.
Any old farts remember any reaction?
Any of the Bilko writers still alive?
Anyone but me even noticed it?
Or am I reading something into it that is just not there…
maybe sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.