25 September 1964
Gomer gets his first shot at the obstacle course.
2 October 1964
Gomer helps a recruiter smuggle his girlfriend into the barracks.
9 October 1964
While on a hike Gomer makes a friend, but when the friend decides to move into the barracks Sgt Carter wants him gone! but Gomer shows the Sgt what an asset this new friend is to the platoon.
16 October 1964
After tipping his hat instead of saluting female Captain "Iron Pants" Martin, Gomer is assigned special detail in her office to teach him a lesson, but it turns out that he is the teacher instead of the student as he reminds her that she is more then just a Marine.
23 October 1964
A trouble maker transfers into the platoon and decides to make Pyle his patsy, Gomer tries to handle it with understanding and kindness - but soon learns that bullies need to be stood up against.
Season 1, Episode 6: Pay Day30 October 1964
After being bawled out by Sgt Carter for not working hard enough Gomer decides not accept his pay for that week which causes all sorts of troubles for Sgt Carter.
6 November 1964
Sgt Carter tries to make Gomer dislike him before graduation, feeling that he hasn't done his job correctly if he isn't hated by ALL the recruits. Sgt Carter asks for a transfer to California, but things don't go quite as he expects.
13 November 1964
While in town on pass Sgt Carter decides to play a joke on Gomer by setting him on a quest to get a kiss from "The Dragon Lady" but in order for it to work he will need Duke's help.
20 November 1964
It's Survival Training for the platoon, for 5 days partners have to rough it. Thinking Gomer will bring down the rating for the platoon, Sgt Carter takes Pyle as his own partner. Carter soon learns that Gomer's small-town, backwoods upbringing turns out to be an asset
27 November 1964
The Colonel's daughter visits from her all-girls school and the Colonel asks Sgt Carter to find her an escort, so of course Gomer Pyle is the perfect choice - at least until her overly protective mother panics.
4 December 1964
Sgt Carter's platoon takes part in war games, and Gomer's naive ways cause more problems than Sgt Carter can handle. Will Gomer's actions get Carter the boot?
11 December 1964
Gomer and his fellow Marines are headed into town on day passes when one of them is stuck on guard duty. Gomer volunteers to help his buddy's wife take care of things for the baby - but Sgt Carter "volunteers" to drive them around leaving his date on hold.
18 December 1964
While hitching a ride to town Gomer stops to help a stranded motorist, she takes him into town to meet her mother. A robber is holding up liquor stores while wearing a Marine's uniform at the same time.
25 December 1964
A mix-up leads Carter to believe Gomer's dying.
1 January 1965
Gomer's grandpa offers pointers on drilling a platoon.
8 January 1965
Gomer's conned into signing a contract for dancing lessons.
15 January 1965
Carter must decide whether or not to re-enlist.
22 January 1965
Gomer makes friends with a hillbilly named Branch.
29 January 1965
Carter receives anonymous love letters.
5 February 1965
Carter asks Gomer to take his place on a date.
12 February 1965
Carter's adopted Korean daughter arrives-but she's not the little girl he remembers.
19 February 1965
Carter tries for the Officer Candidate School.
26 February 1965
Gomer tries to collect money for Carter's birthday.
5 March 1965
Carter may have to use Gomer as an honor guard since he owns a blue dress uniform.
12 March 1965
Carter and an old war buddy credit each other for being war heroes.
19 March 1965
Gomer decides to find a girl of his own after meeting Sergeant Carter's girlfriend.
26 March 1965
Duke talks Gomer into taking a jeep to the airport.
2 April 1965
Gomer is a look-out for burglars robbing the base.
9 April 1965
Gomer's favorite actress visits the base.
16 April 1965
Gomer gets assigned to MP duty.
17 September 1965
Carter wants his men to pass a promotion test.
24 September 1965
Gomer holds a wedding ring for a friend and it appears to be lost when they spend a night baking bread.
1 October 1965
Sergeant Carter's date has a friend she doesn't want to leave alone so she tells the Sergeant that it's a double date or nothing. As a last resort the Sergeant invites Pyle.
8 October 1965
Gomer meets a family from N. Carolina who have encountered truck problems en route to Oregon so Gomer puts them up in a blasting range cabin untill he has time to fix their truck.
15 October 1965
Gomer volunteers to train "Killer" a German Sheppard intended for sentry duty but turns Killer into a pussycat.
22 October 1965
When the supply Sgt is reluctant to go on vacation, Sgt Carter bets him any Knucklehead can take over his job. Of course, what bigger Knucklehead than Pyle to prove him right.
29 October 1965
In the first of the 3 part sea maneuvers, Gomer sneaks a cat aboard a Navy ship, unaware there is sensitive Petty Chief Officer who throws all Contraband overboard.
5 November 1965
Part 2 of sea maneuvers has Pyle repeatedly goofing up Carter's mission.
12 November 1965
Part 3 of Sea Maneuvers, has Carter challenging the Petty Chief Officer to a boxing match not knowing the Chief was the Fleet Champ with 37 knockouts.
19 November 1965
While sitting in a restaurant, Gomer witnesses an automobile accident between Sergeant Carter and another driver. When in court Gomer takes the oath seriously to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
26 November 1965
When Gomer's cousin Goober shows up in the barracks and puts on one of Gomer's uniforms and then wanders the base, everyone see's the name Pyle on the uniform and thinks Gomer is loosing his mind.
3 December 1965
10 December 1965
Carter assigns Pyle to drive his precious car back from the airport but the car is stolen immediately. Now Pyle has 24 hours to find it before Carter gets back and kills him.
17 December 1965
Gomer won't rest until he helps to reunite Sergeant Carter with Miss Bunny after they had a lovers spat.
24 December 1965
Gomer and his platoon engage in "war games" against a rival unit and Pvt. Pyle ends up captured and a prisoner of war. How he copes with his pow status and manages to escape are worth seeing. One of season 2's funniest episodes.
31 December 1965
Sergeant Carter orders Pyle to take a week long furlough but instead of going back home to Mayberry, Pyle takes a civilian job on base so he can remain close to the Sergeant.
7 January 1966
Gomer's acts of kindness towards his new waitress friend is mistaken for romantic interest by her cruel Marine Sargent boyfriend.
14 January 1966
Grandma Pyle visits Gomer, reads his fortune and predicts Gomer will cause something bad to happen; then Sergeant Carter looses his voice while yelling at him.
21 January 1966
Gomer accompanies his friend, Frankie to his home for the weekend. While there, Gomer sings a love song to Frankie's sister, who is engaged to a local fellow who is not in a rush to get married. Frankie and his mother use this as an opportunity to move the fellow to the altar.
28 January 1966
Pyle wants Sgt. Carter to meet his sister, Bridie at the Camp Dance. Carter declines until he and Cpl. Boyle spot Pyle out with a very attractive girl. They assume erroneously that the girl is Pyle's sister. After that is explained, there is another case of mistaken identity that keep Carter and Boyle busy.
4 February 1966
11 February 1966
Sgt. Carter is chosen to appear in a documentary but becomes an absurd camera hog, leaving producers no choice but to follow Gomer performing punishments Carter doles out.
25 February 1966
4 March 1966
Great episode. Duke Slater wins amateur comedy night at the Jade Club. Duke's act is impressions, with his feature on Sgt. Carter the best part of his act. Against all common sense and his friends advice, Gomer invites Carter to Duke's encore performance.
11 March 1966
Gomer wins a trip for two to Las Vegas and takes Sergeant Carter with him. The Sergeant has no money so he has to rely on Gomer for entertainment but Gomer has set an itinerary which include things like visiting a Rock Museum.
18 March 1966
Opie Taylor runs away from Mayberry to join the Marines.
25 March 1966
A bet between sergeants and Sergeant Carter's lies result in Gomer dating Miss Camp Henderson and taking her to Lookout Point.
1 April 1966
Both Gomer and Sergeant Carter are conned by an old bum.
8 April 1966
Sergeant Carter takes a temporary desk job writing training manuals and considers making it permanent when he sees the platoon does fine without him; so Gomer messes things up to bring the Sergeant back.
15 April 1966
Sergeant Carter is in a restaurant with a girl other than his girlfriend when he foils an armed robbery. The Sergeant doesn't want his girlfriend to know he was there with another woman so he pins the credit on Gomer.
14 September 1966
Gomer goes on a Hollywood bus tour, gets off the bus and meets a movie star who he spends the day with but no one believes him.
21 September 1966
Competition between Sergeants leads to competition between platoons as Gomer runs a foot race for Sergeant Carter's platoon. Carter bets against Gomer.
28 September 1966
The entire platoon gets German Measles except Gomer, the carrier.
5 October 1966
Both Gomer and Sergeant Carter get swindled by a con-man selling faulty goods.
12 October 1966
Gomer helps a drunkard home twice and is accused of getting him drunk.
19 October 1966
When Gomer takes up gardening, Sergeant Carter spikes a watermelon with liquor, the same watermelon Gomer gives to the Colonel.
26 October 1966
Gomer stumbles across a spaceship and little men in space suits. Not knowing they are part of a movie film crew he thinks they are aliens from outer space.
2 November 1966
Gomer takes Sergeant Carters car to deliver charity items for Miss Bunny. The Sergeant reports the car stolen and Gomer wrecks it.
9 November 1966
Gomer works in the mess hall and makes a real mess of things. When a visiting Colonel eats there he gets a real surprise.
16 November 1966
Gomer and Sergeant Carter find themselves engaged to the same married women.
23 November 1966
Sergeant Carter feels neglected after getting Miss Bunny a puppy.
30 November 1966
Gomer and Sgt. Carter are robbed of $650 of radio equipment by 2 armed smugglers.
14 December 1966
It appears that Miss Bunny is cheating on Sergeant Carter but appearances can be deceiving.
21 December 1966
Gomers weather forecasts prove to be more accurate than the National Weather Service, that is until it matters most.
28 December 1966
Sergeant Carter and Private Slater are both attracted to the same lounge singer but she is attracted to Gomer Pyle. Jim Neighbors sings "500 Miles Away From Home" to her.
4 January 1967
Gomer watches a recruiting booth for Sergeant Carter and recruits a man who just robbed a bank.
11 January 1967
Gomer doesn't appreciate it when he poses for fun pictures on the beach which are altered and appear in a mens magazine showing Gomer surrounded by women. The guys at camp think Gomer has a secret Sunday life.
18 January 1967
Sergeant Carter gets Gomer to try out for the U.S. Marine band. Gomer is accepted into the band as a tuba player but then declines the offer when he learns that he'd be separated from the Sergeant for a year.
25 January 1967
In search of a place to host a going away party for a comrade, Gomer goes into a Chinese restaurant that is a front for a gambling operation.
1 February 1967
When a distracted Gomer Pyle almost walks in front of a car and falls backwards, an ambulance chasing attorney teams up with a phony doctor to try to sue the driver of the car, who turns out to be a Marine Major.
8 February 1967
Gomer finds himself caught in the middle between his buddies and a card shark. Gomer is used as a patsy so show that you can win and he wins big.
15 February 1967
Sergeant Carter helps Gomer prepare for transition into civilian life by setting Gomer up with a job, a place to live and even a girlfriend, in hope that Gomer won't re-enlist.
22 February 1967
Sergeant Carter acts like a jerk when he and Private Slater are attracted to a lounge singer. Who does she choose? Gomer Pyle, USMC.
1 March 1967
In folk tradition, Welsh rarebit is believed to cause nightmares. But when a new restaurant opens near the base and both Pyle and the sergeant indulge in the dish, it's sleepwalking that the simple meal of toast and cheese sauce induces in both men--sleepwalking, and changes in personality.
8 March 1967
Gomer wins an amateur nightclub contest singing "Oh My Papa". The club owner tries to intimidate Sergeant Carter into letting Gomer sing it again. Gomer does sing it again, this time in Italian for the club owners papa.
15 March 1967
Sergeant Carter sends Gomer on a one week assignment to jump out of airplanes, as a way to get rid of him. When Gomer takes out a life insurance policy and names the sergeant as beneficiary, the sergeant feels guilty.
22 March 1967
Gomer is asked to take out Colonel Gray's daughter, Janice, because the colonel feels that Gomer is very safe. Gomer intends to take her to the movies but Janice, who has been attending an all women's college, has some very different ideas on how to spend an evening, which include going to a discotheque. Gomer winds up losing her and calls Sgt. Carter to help find her. Eventually they track her down to a wild party in Hollywood. Unfortunately, Janet's dress accidentally get's torn and they all are arrested for disturbing the peace. Now they must find a way to explain to the colonel what happened and try not to get into even hotter water.
29 March 1967
Gomer is suspected of stealing when he makes friends with a thieving crow.
5 April 1967
A live mortar shell goes missing. When Gomer goes off alone looking for it, everyone fears the worse when they hear a distant explosion.
12 April 1967
Lounge singer Lou-Ann Poovie gets fired from her job. Private Slater and Sergeant Carter try to get her music deals but Gomer tells her she can't sing. When she hears her own voice played back she quits singing and makes up with Gomer.
8 September 1967
When Aunt Bee visits the base, she becomes very distraught by Sgt. Carter's treatment of Gomer.
15 September 1967
An artist comes to Camp Henderson to choose a marine to paint for a recruitment poster. Sergeants Hacker & Carter vie for her eye and in the end she paints Gomer with Sergeant Carters eye.
22 September 1967
Carol Burnett co-stars as Corporal Carol who puts the moves on Gomer endangering his relationship with his girlfriend Lou-Ann Poovie.
29 September 1967
A visiting congressman from Gomers home area wants him promoted to Corporal but Gomer knows it's not for him.
6 October 1967
Whenever Gomer has the same dream three times it comes true.
13 October 1967
Sergeants Hacker & Carter put up singers to represent their platoons in a talent contest and then try to sabotage the others entries. Gomer sings.
20 October 1967
While taking a tour of the White House Gomer gets separated from the tour group and wanders into the oval office.
27 October 1967
Gomer Pyle and Sergeant Carter are conned by a little boy pretending to be lost. Filmed on location in Washington, D.C.
3 November 1967
Gomer overcomes obstacles to perform a brilliant vocal rendition of "The Impossible Dream."
10 November 1967
Lou-Ann Poovie must decide between ex boyfriend Monroe or Gomer when her father butts in. Her dad thinks Gomer is a wimp until Gomer stands up for himself declaring his love for Lou-Ann.
17 November 1967
Gomer thinks Sergeant Carter stole a watch and Gomer reports it to the base Chaplain.
24 November 1967
Gomer enters a jingle writing contest and wins a free boat that turns out to be anything but free.
1 December 1967
Friendly Freddy who sells fake goods accidentally sells Gomer a real ring and tries to break-up the relationship between Lou-Ann and Gomer to get the ring back.
8 December 1967
Sergeant Carter and Miss Bunny break-up when Gomer and Lou-Ann tag along on a date. Then Gomer dates Miss Bunny and Lou-Ann dates the Sergeant in attempts to re-unite them with each other.
15 December 1967
Manuel Cortez comes to America to observe the Marine Corps in action to help him learn about the U.S. military to help his country's armed forces.
22 December 1967
Gomer is assigned the responsibility of driving a General from Los Angeles to Camp Henderson but keeps getting sidelined helping people out.
29 December 1967
Gomer (Jim Nabors) is ordered to sing again and wears himself out as he insists on pulling his own weight by doing his daily chores at night.
5 January 1968
Gomer spends a week in Mayberry but finds everyone away on vacation so he spends his time working in the filling station and spoiling crime.
12 January 1968
Sergeant Carter and Private Pyle are asked to sit for a Colonels dog which runs off. In an attempt to find it they round up three wrong dogs.
19 January 1968
Gomer helps a teenager out by buying her a soda when she doesn't have any money and then she keeps showing up during Gomers dates with Lou-Ann.
2 February 1968
Sergeant Hacker sets Gomer up with a burlesque dancer as a joke telling him that she's a school teacher from out of town. Gomer wins her over with his charm and when he finds out the truth he accepts her for who she is.
9 February 1968
A baby buggy is accidentally sent to Gomer and he ends up apprehended for shoplifting when he tries to return it to the department store that sent.
16 February 1968
Lou-Ann has a new boss and has to work late during his first week doing inventory. Sergeant Carter leads Gomer to think she's cheating on him.
23 February 1968
Gomer buys Dolly, an old horse, to save it from the glue factory, without taking into consideration the question of 'how you hide a horse on a marine base?'
1 March 1968
Sgt Carter tries to evict a tomato farmer from secluded base property, but he has the legal right to be there.
8 March 1968
Sergeant Carter finally gets Gomer transferred out, to Sergeant Hackers squad. Then Hacker and Carter make a wager with Gomer going to the loser. Sergeant Carter throws the contest to get Gomer Pyle back.
22 March 1968
Gomer befriends a night club comedian played by Jerry Van Dyke and helps him gain confidence.
29 March 1968
Gomer tells the story of Romeo and Juliette to bring two feuding Hungarian families together who's children are dating against their wishes.
5 April 1968
Gomer brings a baby on base when the parents he is babysitting for get delayed.
12 April 1968
Gomer and the Sergeant are swindled again by Friendly Freddy, this time buying defective suits.
27 September 1968
Sergeant Hacker siphons gas out of Sergeant Carters car so Carter thinks that the car is getting poor mileage and sells it to Hacker for a song.
4 October 1968
Duke Slater comes back as a Corporal to run the platoon in Sergeant Carter's absence. The men see Slater as a buddy and take advantage of his kindness. Gomer rallies the troops to show Duke respect.
11 October 1968
The 'Booty Prize' is an actual lead boot awarded to platoons to embarrass them for mistakes made. Gomer and Sergeants Carter and Hacker all get their foot stuck in it.
18 October 1968
Lou-Ann's old boyfriend, Monroe, returns again. Monroe tells Gomer a lie, that he is going to marry Lou-Ann and it breaks Gomers heart but lies can't stop true love.
25 October 1968
Sergeant Carter forms a mens choir to be part of a movie but the Sergeants singing is terrible so he's told "just move your lips, Sergeant."
8 November 1968
A beautiful stuntwoman defends herself against two thugs while being escorted by Gomer and Sgt. Carter, and they get the credit for protecting her.
15 November 1968
While Company D is in Hollywood to film a movie, a movie starlet with an expired Visa who is facing deportation first proposes marriage to Gomer who says no and then to Sergeant Carter who says yes.
22 November 1968
Sargent Carter and his platoon are cast in a Marine movie. While Gomer sings, Carter cannot deliver his lines correctly, leading to a different role.
29 November 1968
Sergeant Hacker bets Sergeant Carter $50 that Carter can't go 24 hours without losing his temper. Then Hacker tries to sabotage Carter.
6 December 1968
Gomer meets an elderly lady whose son is trying to retire her but all she wants to do is cook and take care of others.
13 December 1968
Sergeant Carter puts Gomer on guard duty and orders him not to let anyone enter the base without identification, no exceptions. Then Gomer refuses the sergeant entry when Carter comes back for his forgotten wallet.
20 December 1968
General Cortez returns to Camp Henderson and challenges Sergeant Carter for the affections of Miss Bunny.
27 December 1968
Sergeant Carter hits a new car while parking and slightly scratches it. Gomer insists that the Sergeant leave a note. Then the new car turns up with a badly crashed fender which Carter is blamed for.
3 January 1969
Sergeant Carter has trouble finding a ticket for a big football game but Gomer gets them bench passes from a player on the team that Gomer knew from Mayberry.
10 January 1969
Duke draws on Gomers arm. Lou-Ann thinks it's a real tattoo; she hates it but doesn't tell Gomer thinking it's too late. Gomer hates it but goes to make it permanent thinking Lou-Ann likes it. She finds out just in time to stop him.
Season 5, Episode 16: Win-A-Date17 January 1969
Sergeant Carter goes on a dating game, Gomer ends up pulled into the show as contestant #3 and wins. Both Miss Bunny and Lou-Ann are upset that their men went on a dating show.
24 January 1969
Sergeant Carter tries to get Gomer to marry Lou-Ann instead of re-enlisting.
31 January 1969
Sergeant Carter saves Gomer from a live grenade that Gomer dropped during exercises and Gomer becomes a pest repaying the sergeant for the deed so Carter sets it up for Gomer to save his life. This is an obvious Mayberry rewrite.
7 February 1969
Gomer and Lou-Ann find a diner closed without customers and try to help them build business but the only thing the restaurant owners are interested in is robbing the bank next door through the basement wall.
14 February 1969
Fast Freddie is in the computer dating service although he doesn't have a computer. He sets Gomer up with a date.
21 February 1969
The Marines send Carter's and Hacker's platoons to maneuvers. Hacker tricks Gomer into giving the location of Carter's tents, so they have to move in the middle of the night. Carter accidentally raids a girl scout camp, due to faulty information from Pyle. Carter sends Pyle back to the base. Pyle is captured by Hacker, and then escapes. Pyle visits the girl scouts, Hacker's platoon raids. Carter platoon right behind them, capturing Hacker platoon. Hacker back at the base, pays the $50 lost the bet. A surprise twist at the end leaves Gomer smiling, and both Sargeants disappointed.
28 February 1969
Miss Bunny has a sick cat but Gomer thinks the Sergeant is sick and dying. Gomer consults with Miss Bunny and then treats the Sergeant to warm milk and a ball with a bell.
7 March 1969
Gomer gets stuck on Sergeant Carter's plane to Wichita without Carter knowing it; and then Carter keeps seeing Gomer everywhere he looks.
14 March 1969
Gomer heads home to buy a gas station with his cousin Goober; Sergeant Carter goes with him. Gomer and the Sergeant run into pickpockets. In the end Gomer decides he's better off in the marines with the Sergeant to look after him.
21 March 1969
Gomer and Sergeant Carter help a fellow marine who's wife is having a baby.
28 March 1969
Three hippies help Gomer camouflage a marine van, only they paint bright daisies on it instead.
4 April 1969
Gomer finds a white rabbit, gives it to a General's son and the Sergeant lets it loose thinking Gomer is keeping an unauthorized bunny. The rabbit must be found and the search is on but there are many white rabbits on base.
18 April 1969
Carol Burnett co-stars as a visiting Sergeant putting on a talent show at Camp Henderson. She wants Gomer to sing, Sergeant Carter says no until she uses her ladylike charm on him.
25 April 1969
Sergeant Carter's sister arrives and the Sergeant is embarrassed by her looks so he gets her a make-over that just isn't her. Gomer talks her into going back to her old self and he takes her to a dance.
2 May 1969
As the series ends Gomer requests a transfer to get out of Sergeant Carter's hair and the Sergeant kills the transfer. This series had great characters but poor writing often repeating the same plots in multiple shows season to season.
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