Gomer Pyle: USMC (1964–1969)

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The misadventures of a bumbling Marine named Gomer Pyle.

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 Pvt. Gomer Pyle (150 episodes, 1964-1969)
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 Sgt. Vince Carter (150 episodes, 1964-1969)
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 Duke / ... (92 episodes, 1964-1969)
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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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The show ended after 5 seasons despite good ratings because series star Jim Nabors announced he wanted to do a musical-variety show, which became "The Jim Nabors Hour," running from 1969-1971. The producers considered continuing "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C." using the remaining regular cast (much as "The Andy Griffith Show" became "Mayberry R.F.D." after Griffith left), but when Frank Sutton and Ronnie Schell both announced that they were joining Nabors on his new show, the plans were dropped. See more »

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Throughout season 1, the length of Sgt. Carter's career in the Marines varies from 14 years to 16 years. See more »

Quotes

Alice Whipple: Harry, how long are we going to be here?
Harry Whipple: As long as it takes.
Alice Whipple: Well, I've got to get to the beauty parlor.
Harry Whipple: You're telling me.
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Referenced in ALF: Standing in the Shadows of Love (1989) See more »

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9 June 2006 | by (Grand Blanc, Michigan) – See all my reviews

It is true that everyone has the opportunity to voice an opinion on a show, especially a true classic like Gomer Pyle USMC. This is mostly in reference to the switch from black and white to color. Somehow this is the decision of the expenses at the time, not the writers, which I heard was a debate over "I Dream Of Jeannie" in the similar situation when they did the same thing. I can appreciate the older times of black and white and whether or not they're funnier than color is always to one's own evaluation. In my case, the color ones were more enjoyable to watch, to see technology advance at that time so everything was more distinct. And just in passing, two things..I happened to have VCR'd the episode where Gomer accompanies a girl to a party, and she isn't junior high but a 16-year old who has a crush on him - typical teenage crush on an older man in this case, and it wasn't necessarily just for looks. True, in this day and age that would indeed be a big problem, but by the show's standards, it was handled tastefully. And secondly, if I'm not mistaken, the ratings of both shows steadily increased as time went on, and "Andy Griffith" reached #1 in 1967 - a color season, so obviously the feelings of the show "going downhill when it went to color" are a small amount. When I had the chance, I got as many of "Andy Griffith" color episodes videotaped as I could since they were shown so rarely a few years ago. TV Land didn't keep Gomer Pyle on long enough for me to get those, so I'm very ready for the DVD's to be released - have been checking for months.


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