Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. (1964-1972)
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.
Comedy / Family / Sitcom
Created By Aaron Ruben
Producers: Edward H. Feldman, Jack Elinson, Aaron Ruben
Private Gomer Pyle - Jim Nabors
Sgt. Vincent Carter - Frank Sutton
Private Duke Slatter - Ronnie Schell
Private Frankie Lombardi - Ted Bessell
Bunny, Carter’s girlfriend - Barbara Stuart
Sgt. Charles Hacker - Allan Melvin
Lou Anne Poovie, a friend of Gomer’s, a singer at the Blue Bird Cafe - Elizabeth MacRae
Corporal Charles Boyle, Carter’s aide - Roy Stuart
Colonel Edward Gray, the Commanding officer - Forrest Compton
Private Hummel - William Christopher
Anderson - Craig Huebing
Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. ran for five seasons and 150 episodes on CBS from September 25, 1964 - March 24, 1972. Everett Greenbaum and Jim Fritzell who wrote The Andy Griffith Show are also responsible for creating the character Gomer Pyle. The show was an American situation comedy that was a spinoff from The Andy Griffith Show .
Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. was a comedy that avoided political commentary and tried to offer the public a distraction from the social changes occurring in the 1960's. Even though this show aired during the Vietnam War, it did everything in it's power never to discuss war. The plot was built around the two main characters personalities, Gomer and Sgt. Carter. Gomer's character was a gas station attendant who enlists in the United States Marine Corps. The show parody's on Gomer's innocence to various situations.
Camp Henderson, a marine base in Los Angeles, California. The life of Gomer Pyle, a simple-minded and naive private with the Second Platoon , B Company. Stories depict the chaos that ensues when he unconsciously diverges from the set rules of the system and càmplicates matters; and the efforts of his superior, Sergeant Vincent Carter, a man constantly plagued by Pyle’s antics, to resolve the situations.
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Intro