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Gomer Pyle: USMC 

The misadventures of a bumbling Marine named Gomer Pyle.

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1969   1968   1967   1966   1965   1964  
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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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Jim Nabors runs amuck again, with Frank Sutton fighting a losing battle to save his sanity. In color. (season three)

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25 September 1964 (USA)  »

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(1964-1965)| (1965-1969)

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Trivia

Ronnie Schell left in the fourth season to star in the short lived series Good Morning, World (1967). He returned in season five as the Corporal for Gomer's platoon. See more »

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Throughout season 1, the length of Sgt. Carter's career in the Marines varies from 14 years to 18 years. See more »

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Gomer Pyle: Golly!
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Referenced in The Simpsons: Bart the Lover (1992) See more »

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Switch to color in 1965
19 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

In 1965 the Gomer Pyle, USMC show was switched from black and white to color. It was necessary to film the color guard and opening and closing scenes for the show in color. This was done at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, in June, 1965. I was in the recruit platoon used for the filming and I am the young Marine marching directly behind Gomer in those scenes. During most of the brief scene Sgt. Carter is between me and the camera, however the angle changes just before the scene closes. We marched from 0730 until 1430 that day just to get those few seconds of film. The platoon was Plt. 130, 1st Recruit Btn. As a side note, during a break in the filming, Frank Sutton (Sgt. Carter) asked me if I ever smiled. Being the young, indoctrinated, Gung Ho recruit I was, my reply was, "Yes Sir. When my Drill Instructor tells me to, sir!" Frank Sutton Rolled his eyes and said to Jim Nabors, "I forgot where we were for a second". After my stint in the Marine Corps, I went into law enforcement and spent more time in front of a TV camera than I cared to. I'm now retired and enjoying life to the fullest.


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