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Gomer Pyle: USMC 

The misadventures of a bumbling U.S. Marine named Gomer Pyle.

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Aaron Ruben
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5   4   3   2   1  
1969   1968   1967   1966   1965   1964  
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Series cast summary:
Jim Nabors ...  Pvt. Gomer Pyle 150 episodes, 1964-1969
Frank Sutton ...  Sgt. Vince Carter 150 episodes, 1964-1969
Ronnie Schell ...  Duke / ... 92 episodes, 1964-1969
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Storyline

Gomer Pyle was a sweet but not-too-smart U.S. Marine from Mayberry, North Carolina who was stationed at Camp Henderson near Los Angeles, California. Gomer's innocence, naivete, and low-key demeanor often got him into trouble, most frequently at the hands of his loud-mouthed superior, Sergeant Carter. Duke, Frankie, Lester, and Larry were some of Gomer's pals and fellow enlisted men at Camp Henderson, and Lou Anne Poovie was his sometime girlfriend. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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Jim Nabors runs amuck again, with Frank Sutton fighting a losing battle to save his sanity. In color. (season three)

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Comedy | War

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Trivia

Mentioned in "Green Acres" (1965) {Parity Begins at Home (#1.11)}. See more »

Goofs

The outdoor backdrops in Gomer's interior barracks scenes do not coincide with the actual outdoor scenes when the platoon is outside in formation. In the interior, other rows of barracks are clearly seen directly across from Gomer's barracks. But when the shots are taken outside at a distance, no barracks are seen. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Gomer Pyle: Shazam.
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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Jungle Goddess (1990) See more »

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One of TV's Most Successful Spinoffs
18 May 2012 | by hfan77See all my reviews

When Andy Griffith hired Jim Nabors to portray Gomer Pyle on his hit Mayberry sitcom, the Alabama born actor-singer played the part so well that a spin off was created for him. It turned out to be Gomer Pyle, USMC, putting his naive personality against the tough, no-nonsense Sergeant Carter, played by Frank Sutton. The show ended up becoming one of TV's most successful spinoffs, never falling out of the Nielsen Top 10 ratings.

I remember watching Gomer Pyle for many years and I thought it was a very funny show. A couple of episodes I remember was the one when Gomer and Sgt. Carter were in Washington and Gomer really wanted to say "Hey!" to the President. Recently, i saw the two episodes with Carol Burnett, including the one where Gomer and Sgt (promoted from Corporal) Carol Barnes sang a duet. It was one of several episodes that showcased Nabors' outstanding singing talent.

Also added to the hysteria were Ronnie Schell as Duke Slater and Allan Melvin as Sgt. Hacker.

After five years, Gomer Pyle ended its run, not because of low ratings, but because CBS offered Nabors a variety show and he decided to leave the sitcom and focus on the new show. But we'll always remember his stint as one of TV's funniest marines. Shazam!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(150 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (1964-1965)| Color (1965-1969)

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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