Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. (TAGS Episode)

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Episode Info

Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.

  • Filmed: 107
  • Aired: 127
  • Original Air Date: 1964/05/18
  • Writer(s): Aaron Ruben
  • Director: Aaron Ruben

Plot Summary

In this episode Gomer joins the Marines. Andy tags along for his first day at boot camp, and, realizing how important it is for Gomer to succeed, plants the idea in the head of Drill Sergeant Carter that Gomer is related to Marine General Lucious Pyle. Carter, thinking he's being tested, takes Gomer under his wing and is stuck with him from that point on.

Odd Facts Known by Few

  • Actor Frank Sutton, who played Marine D.I. Sgt. Carter, could not pass the Marine Corps physical during WWII and ended up serving in the Army. He had a black belt in Judo.
  • Actor Frank Albertson appeared in the movie "Psycho".
  • Actor Karl Lukas appeared in the movie "Tora, Tora, Tora!".

Character List

  • Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
  • Jim Nabors - Gomer Pyle
  • Frank Sutton - Sgt. Vincent Carter
  • Frank Albertson - Col. Watson
  • Eddie Ryder - practical joker
  • Karl Lukas - sergeant at table
  • Alan Reed, Jr. - recruit
  • Charles Myers - Carter's corporal