Mail Call

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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.

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 Full Article

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Season 4, Episode 6
Host R. Lee Ermey, dressed in the uniform of a Civil War Marine Corps sergeant, dedicates this entire half-hour "Mail Call" to the Civil War, answering a slew of email questions about the period's guns and gear.

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Free | Hulu Aired: 4/29/2005

Season 4, Episode 5
R. Lee Ermey is on the road in Washington D.C. to give viewers an inside look at the nerve center for American defense - the Pentagon.

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Free | Hulu Aired: 11/9/2004

Season 4, Episode 37
Gunnery Sergeant R. Lee Ermey hosts from his first annual Celebrity Golf Tournament, Gala Ball, and Auction in Washington, DC.

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Free | Hulu Aired: 2/27/2004

Season 4, Episode 7
In a special 2-hour episode, R. Lee Ermey answers viewers' questions about the armed forces. Topics include: the medieval trebuchet, or catapult.

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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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