Mail Call

2002, TV Show

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No one gets in Hollywood's face like R. Lee Ermey. The former drill instructor and 11-year Marine Corps vet has made a nice second career for himself as the go-to actor to fill hard-edged military-man roles, including a much-lauded turn in Full Metal Jacket. For the past three seasons, he's been happily barking answers to viewer questions on Mail Call, the History Channel's combat technology show-and-tell series. "I get to drive tanks," Ermey says of the show that starts its fourth tour of duty on Jan. 11 (10 pm/ET). "I get to blow things up and shoot weapons." Fortunately, the only thing he's shooting today is the breeze with TV Guide.

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R. Lee Ermey:
Some old ammunition over in Iraq. We worked with the explosive boys, and they had a dummy in a flight suit in the bottom of a pit. Its head was a watermelon. They cut Saddam Hussein's face out of a picture, pasted it  Read Full Article

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Season 8, Episode 3
Shot on location in San Diego, California at the Strategic Operations Training Center, R. Lee Ermey answers viewer questions about the military with practical demonstrations in the field.

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Season 7, Episode 16
A compilation of some of host R. Lee Ermey's favorite military vehicles.

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Season 7, Episode 14
A compilation of some of host R. Lee Ermey's favorite weapons and biggest explosions.

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Mail Call Host Sounds Off!

No one gets in Hollywood's face like R. Lee Ermey. The former drill instructor and 11-year Marine Corps vet has made a nice second career for himself as the go-to actor to fill hard-edged military-man roles, including a much-lauded turn in Full Metal Jacket. For the past three seasons, he's been happily barking answers to viewer questions on Mail Call, the History Channel's combat technology show-and-tell series. "I get to drive tanks," Ermey says of the show that starts its fourth tour of duty on Jan. 11 (10 pm/ET). "I get to blow things up and shoot weapons." Fortunately, the only thing he's shooting today is the breeze with TV Guide. TV Guide Online: What's the coolest thing you've blown up on Mail Call?R. Lee Ermey: Some old ammunition over in Iraq. We worked with the explosive boys, and they had a dummy in a flight suit in the bottom of a pit. Its head was a watermelon. They cut Saddam Hussein's face out of a picture, pasted it read more

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Premiered: August 04, 2002, on History Channel
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Military experts field viewer questions related to the American armed forces. Topics include the role of D-day paratroopers, the precision of Civil War cannons and the effectiveness of night-vision technology.

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