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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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1969   1968   1967   1966   1965   1964  
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Cast

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 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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Comedy | War

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gomer Pyle - USMC See more »

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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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Trivia

Throughout the serires none of the service men are shown wearing dog tags around their necks. A Marine not wearing dog tags while on duty is out of uniform. See more »

Goofs

When Gomer, Sgt. Carter, and the majority of the other Marines are wearing their green fatigues, the shirts have "V" shaped pocket flaps that cover the buttons and have the Marine Corps emblem and USMC on the left pocket. Slater though always wears a fatigue shirt with square pocket flaps, exposed buttons, and no emblem, etc. on the left pocket, indicating this is not a USMC fatigue top but one from another branch of service (sometimes other "extra's" are seen wearing the same top, but rarely). See more »

Quotes

[Pyle is trying to remember the secret password, Lima Tango]
Gomer Pyle: Don't tell me, don't tell me. It's a bean, it's a bean... Lima.
Sgt. Carter: Lima what Pyle?
Gomer Pyle: Uhhhh... it's a dance, it's a dance... starts with T... I know- Lima Turkey Trot.
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The Original Fish Out of Water
1 December 2003 | by SargebriSee all my reviews

This was one of the funniest shows of the 1960's. This took the premise of putting the very innocent and naive Gomer Pyle from the Andy Griffith show and putting him into the the greatest killing machine ever. The thing that made this show great was not only his interaction with Sergeant Carter, but with other people as well. The situations that Gomer would get into as a result of his naive nature helped to make this show the classic that it was. Also, Frank Sutton created one of the classic characters in the history of television in Sergeant Carter. Not only could Carter be easily exasperated, but in a lot of instances he also could be seen as more of a big brother to Gomer as he bumbled his way through his hitch in the marines.


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