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Gomer Pyle: USMC (1964–1969)

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The misadventures of a bumbling Marine named Gomer Pyle.


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Series cast summary:
 Pvt. Gomer Pyle (150 episodes, 1964-1969)
 Sgt. Vince Carter (150 episodes, 1964-1969)
 Duke / ... (92 episodes, 1964-1969)


Gomer Pyle was a sweet but not too smart 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, Sgt. 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 sometimes 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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Release Date:

25 September 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gomer Pyle - USMC  »

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(150 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jim Nabors said that it was always difficult for him to watch the opening of the show because many of the men that he is seen marching with were killed in Vietnam. See more »


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 »


Gomer Pyle: Golly!
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Spoofed in Cannonball Run II (1984) See more »

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Stands the test of time
31 January 2007 | by (la) – See all my reviews

I haven't seen this show since I was a kid in reruns after school and I was never a big fan of Gomer Pyle the character, especially in the Andy Griffith show, but having watched the first season of this show on DVD, I must say, it's one of the funniest shows ever.

The main reason is definitely the great comic timing of Nabors and Sutton and how they play off each other. Nabors as the dumb hick who doesn't know anything, yet is a super nice guy and Sutton as the short tempered sergeant who is repeatedly angered by Pyle's exploits; it doesn't get any funnier.

I really admire the Pyle character, now watching this show as an adult. Besides being a caring person for his fellow man in general, he even goes out of his way to help out animals, as in one episode where he befriends a skunk. Nabor's timing playing Pyle was dead on, something you notice much more as an adult than as a kid watching the show. And I admit, every time Sgt. Carter loses his temper and yells at Pyle I would laugh out loud, even though you know it's coming, it's still funny as the first time. It's sad Frank Sutton died in '74 because he could have had a great career as a comic actor, he was truly memorable on this show.

I wonder how vets feel when they watch this show (my never having served I don't know what's it's really like in the service outside of what I've seen in films). They must really laugh at the antics of Sgt. Carter.

A great show, laugh-out loud funny, it's worthy of purchasing the DVDs.

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