Goober Pyle

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Goober Pyle

The role of Goober Pyle was played by actor George Lindsey.

The character was introduced by Andy Taylor the first time he appeared in Mayberry (TV or Not TV) as Goober Beasley, but he was referred to as Goober Pyle for most of his time on the show.

About Goober

He is the cousin of Gomer Pyle and took Gomer's job from him when Gomer joined the marines. Both Pyle cousins worked at Wally's Filling Station, though not at the same time.

Goober was viewed as backward and not very bright. Although Goober portrayed a somewhat childlike and happy-go-lucky character, he had the ability to view life and people with a sense of wonder and goodness. And his automotive mechanical skills were exceptional, as evidenced in one episode by taking Gilley Walker's car apart and reassembling it inside the sheriff's office, and then taking it apart again and reassembling it again outside.

Goober was similar to his cousin Gomer, though less animated. Both cousins shared a love for high-stepping, swing dancing, even when the music was far less dynamic.

Goober's older brother Braden was a noted rocket-scientist for NASA, and once visited Mayberry on the 1969 Mayberry R.F.D. episode, "Goober's Brother" Howard Sprague attributed the vast intellectual disparity between the brothers to Mendel's theory of recessive genes.


When Goober made his first appearance he was called Goober Beasley.

Catch Phrase(s)

  • Judy, Judy, Judy
  • Yo!

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