Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. Episode Guide

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Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. is an situation comedy created by Aaron Ruben that originally aired on CBS from September 25, 1964, to May 2, 1969. The series was a spinoff of The Andy Griffith Show, and the pilot episode was introduced as the final fourth-season episode which aired on May 18, 1964. The show ran for five seasons, with a total of 150 half-hour episodes. Despite the series' positive reception (the show remained in the Top 10 Nielsen ratings for all five seasons), Nabors quit because he desired to move to something else, 'reach for another rung on the ladder, either up or down'. In 2006, CBS began releasing the show on DVD; the last season was released in November 2008.

Set in California (originally in North Carolina), it stars Jim Nabors as sweet-but-naive private Gomer Pyle, Frank Sutton as Gomer's hard-nosed sergeant Vince Carter, and Ronnie Schell as Pyle's best friend, Duke Slater. Though military-themed, the show never discussed the Vietnam War and instead focused on the relationship between Gomer and Sergeant Carter. The series is episodic in format; self-contained plots play out before the episode concludes.

Series overview

Season Episodes Originally aired Rank Rating Tied with
First aired Last aired
Pilot 1 May 18, 1964 N/A N/A N/A
1 30 September 25, 1964 April 16, 1965 3 30.7 N/A
2 30 September 17, 1965 April 15, 1966 2 27.8 N/A
3 30 September 14, 1966 April 12, 1967 10 22.8 The VirginianThe Lawrence Welk ShowThe Ed Sullivan Show
4 30 September 8, 1967 April 12, 1968 3 25.6 N/A
5 30 September 27, 1968 May 2, 1969 2 27.2 N/A


Pilot (1964)

The Andy Griffith Show episode Season 4 (1963–64)]

"No. in series" and "No. in season" for the pilot dictate the airing and location of the episode within the parent series.

No.overall No. inseason Title Directed by Written by Original air date
127 32 "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C." Aaron Ruben Aaron Ruben May 18, 1964
Gomer Pyle leaves Mayberry to join the Marine Corps under the command of Sergeant Carter.

Season 1 (1964–65)

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 "Gomer Overcomes the Obstacle Course" Aaron Ruben Aaron Ruben September 25, 1964
Gomer goes above and beyond the call of duty to conquer the obstacle course and please Sergeant Carter.
2 "Guest in the Barracks" Coby Ruskin Bob Ross October 2, 1964
Gomer sneaks a recruit's girlfriend into the barracks, causing Sergeant Carter to lose his temper.
3 "Private Ralph Skunk" Coby Ruskin Aaron Ruben October 9, 1964
Despite the protests of Sergeant Carter, Gomer adopts a pet skunk, which he uses as a secret weapon for the Marines to pay back Sgt. Whipple (Buck Young) for cheating.
4 "Captain Ironpants" Coby Ruskin Garry Marshall & Jerry Belson October 16, 1964
Gomer does everything to make a strait-laced lady Marine (Pippa Scott) into a glamour girl.
5 "Gomer Learns a Bully" Coby Ruskin Harvey Bullock October 23, 1964
A troublesome new recruit is transferred to Sergeant Carter's platoon and makes Gomer his patsy.
6 "Pay Day" Coby Ruskin Garry Marshall & Jerry Belson October 30, 1964
Gomer refuses part of his paycheck when he's caught loafing, over the objections of the Pentagon. (Charles Lane) guest stars.
7 "Nobody Loves a Sergeant" Sheldon Leonard Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum November 6, 1964
Gomer just can't help liking Sergeant Carter, no matter how much the sergeant tries to get the recruit to hate him.
8 "Gomer and the Dragon Lady" Coby Ruskin Harvey Bullock November 13, 1964
Carter pits Gomer against the alluring, yet unkissable, "Dragon Lady" as revenge for fouling up an exercise. But it's Carter himself that yields the punishment when she beats him up instead, while Gomer gets a kiss from "Dragon Lady".
9 "Survival of the Fattest" Coby Ruskin Bob Ross November 20, 1964
Gomer and Carter surprise everyone as the oddest pair in a five-day wilderness survival test.
10 "A Date for the Colonel's Daughter" Coby Ruskin Bob Ross November 27, 1964
Gomer takes the Colonel's daughter to an enlisted men's dance, but the Colonel's overprotective wife does not approve.Starring: Karl Swenson and Wayne Rogers
11 "They Shall Not Pass" Howard Morris Richard M. Powell December 4, 1964
Gomer comes up with astounding tactics on the field when the platoon participates in war games.
12 "Sergeant Carter, Marine Babysitter" Howard Morris James Allardice & Tom Adair December 11, 1964
Carter gives Gomer a lift on his way to pick up a date and ends up spending the evening babysitting.
13 "The Case of the Marine Bandit" Coby Ruskin Art Baer & Ben Joelson December 18, 1964
Gomer and Carter become accomplices in a rather ingenious robbery scheme.
14 "Sergeant of the Week" Coby Ruskin Art Baer & Ben Joelson December 25, 1964
Carter thinks Gomer is dying so he tries to make the recruit's "last days" the best of his life.
15 "Grandpa Pyle's Good Luck Charm" Coby Ruskin James Allardice & Tom Adair January 1, 1965
Gomer is convinced the good luck charm given to him by his grandfather will make him a great leader.
16 "Dance, Marine, Dance" Coby Ruskin Ben Joelson & Art Baer January 8, 1965
Carter tries everything to get him and Gomer out of a contract for dance lessons.
17 "Sergeant Carter's Farewell to His Troops" Coby Ruskin Richard M. Powell January 15, 1965
The troops hope a sexy lady Marine can talk Sergeant Carter out of quitting the Corps.
18 "The Feudin' Pyles" Coby Ruskin Hy Kraft January 22, 1965
Gomer befriends a country boy from near Mayberry, but discovers that their families are feuding.
19 "Love Letters to the Sarge" Coby Ruskin Art Baer & Ben Joelson January 29, 1965
Sergeant Carter is unaware that Gomer is the one sending him anonymous love notes.
20 "Sergeant Carter Gets a "Dear John" Letter" Coby Ruskin Aaron Ruben February 5, 1965
Carter thinks it's bad enough that he's gotten a "Dear John" letter - then finds out that Gomer is the "other man".
21 "Daughter of the Sarge" Coby Ruskin Harvey Bullock & R.S. Allen February 12, 1965
Sergeant Carter's adopted Korean daughter announced her engagement to a Marine, whom the sergeant immediately assumes is Gomer.
22 "Officer Candidate Gomer Pyle" Coby Ruskin Harvey Bullock & R.S. Allen February 19, 1965
Sergeant Carter takes the Officer Training exam, then Gomer decides to take the same test - and actually passes!
23 "Old Man Carter" Coby Ruskin Ben Joelson & Art Baer February 26, 1965
The platoon throws a big birthday party for Carter, but it just makes him feel "old".
24 "Gomer Makes the Honor Guard" Coby Ruskin Aaron Ruben March 5, 1965
Carter has to pick four men from his platoon as honor guards, and hopes that one of them is not Gomer.
25 "My Buddy – War Hero" Alan Rafkin Ben Joelson & Art Baer March 12, 1965
Gomer tries to keep Sergeant Carter and his old wartime buddy (Don Rickles) from having a fallout over conflicting memories of a combat incident.
26 "Double Date With the Sarge" Alan Rafkin Richard M. Powell March 19, 1965
Carter double-dates with Gomer and faces a financial crisis when the dates order filet mignon.
27 "The Jet Set" Alan Rafkin Ben Joelson & Art Baer March 26, 1965
Gomer accidentally winds up on a flight to Rome while trying to do a simple errand downtown, thanks to Duke Slater (Ronnie Schell).
28 "Sergeant of the Guard" Alan Rafkin Richard M. Powell April 2, 1965
Gomer hopes to catch a gang of thieves who have been robbing a Marine warehouse.
29 "Gomer Dates a Movie Star" Alan Rafkin Budd Grossman April 9, 1965
Gomer has a dilemma when he's asked to escort both the Colonel's daughter and a famous movie star to a dance.
30 "Gomer the M.P." Coby Ruskin Harvey Bullock April 16, 1965
Gomer puts a government investigator in the brig while on M.P. duty.

Season 2 (1965–66)

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
31 "P.F.C. Gomer Pyle" Aaron Ruben Ben Joelson & Art Baer September 17, 1965
Carter postpones his vacation until his platoon pass their PFC exams, but the only one who doesn't pass is Gomer. Jack Larson guest stars.
32 "Third Finger, Left Loaf" Coby Ruskin R.S. Allen & Harvey Bullock September 24, 1965
Gomer repeatedly misplaces a friend's wedding ring the day before the ceremony, then thinks it might be buried in one of 600 loaves of bread he had baked. Will Gomer succeed in driving Sgts. Carter and Hacker crazy? Allan Melvin guest stars.
33 "The Blind Date" Coby Ruskin Jack Elinson October 1, 1965
Gomer's blind date thinks he's a millionaire - because Carter told her so.
34 "Home on the Range" Coby Ruskin Art Baer & Ben Joelson October 8, 1965
Gomer befriends a group of homeless hillbillies and houses them in a war games target shack. Dabbs Greer guest stars.
35 "Gomer Untrains a Dog" Coby Ruskin Jack Elinson October 15, 1965
Gomer makes a pet out of a ferocious guard dog.
36 "Supply Sergeants Never Die" Coby Ruskin Harvey Bullock & R.S. Allen October 22, 1965
Carter believes the position of Supply Sergeant is for knuckleheads; so he makes a bet making Gomer the man for the job. Jeff Corey guest stars.
37 "Cat Overboard" Christian Nyby Jack Elinson October 29, 1965
Gomer sneaks a stray cat aboard a ship and finds out it's pregnant. Meanwhile, Carter must deal with Chief Petty Officer Simpson's strict rules of contraband. However when Simpson finds out about Henrietta and although angry at Gomer for sneaking her aboard his ship, he shows compassion and takes her down to the sick bay to give his pharmacists training in delivering her kittens. Tige Andrews guest stars.
38 "Gomer Captures a Submarine" Christian Nyby Jack Elinson November 5, 1965
Gomer fouls up a simple reconnaissance mission and must save Carter's position on the ship. Michael Barrier guest stars.
39 "The Grudge Fight" Peter Baldwin Bill Idelson & Sam Bobrick November 12, 1965
Carter unknowingly challenges Chief Petty Officer Simpson to a match and must pay the consequences in doing so when he learns that Simpson was a former boxing champ. Meanwhile to try and save Carter from making a huge mistake, Gomer and his friends tries psychological warfare on Simpson and convince him to call off the match by leading him to believe that Carter is an ex-boxing champ from the Marines' boxing team.
40 "Gomer the Star Witness" Peter Baldwin Ben Joelson & Art Baer November 19, 1965
Gomer is the only witness when Carter gets into a car accident. Roy Stuart makes his debut as Corporal Boyle. Willis Bouchey guest stars.
41 "A Visit From Cousin Goober" Peter Baldwin Bill Idelson & Sam Bobrick November 26, 1965
Gomer's cousin Goober (George Lindsey) pays a surprise visit and slips into a uniform. Charles Aidman and John S. Ragin guest star.
42 "A Groom for Sergeant Carter's Sister" Coby Ruskin Bill Idelson & Sam Bobrick December 3, 1965
Gomer tries to convince Carter that his future brother-in-law is not so bad.Marlyn Mason guest stars.
43 "Gomer Minds His Sergeant's Car" Coby Ruskin Art Baer & Ben Joelson December 10, 1965
Carter's car gets stolen and wrecked - while Gomer is supposed to keep an eye on it.
44 "Gomer, the Peacemaker" Coby Ruskin Ben Joelson & Art Baer December 17, 1965
Gomer tries to help Carter and his girlfriend patch things up.
45 "Gomer Pyle, P.O.W." Coby Ruskin Carl Kleinschmitt & Dale McRaven December 24, 1965
Gomer gets captured by the enemy while on maneuvers. Jamie Farr guest stars.
46 "Gomer Pyle, Civilian" Peter Baldwin Rick Mittleman December 31, 1965
Gomer signs up for a civilian job on the base when Carter orders him to take a furlough.
47 "Gomer and the Beast" Lee Philips Bill Idelson & Sam Bobrick January 7, 1966
Gomer tries to cheer up an unhappy waitress whose boyfriend turns out to be a tough Marine sergeant (Michael Conrad).
48 "Grandma Pyle, Fortuneteller" Peter Baldwin Bill Idelson & Sam Bobrick January 14, 1966
Gomer's grandma (Enid Markey) predicts fortune in Carter's future.
49 "Arrivederci, Gomer" Peter Baldwin Harvey Bullock & R.S. Allen January 21, 1966
Gomer sings an Italian love song to his friend's sister (Gigi Perreau), leading her mother (Lillian Adams) to assume he's proposing.
50 "Sergeant Carter Dates a Pyle" Coby Ruskin Rick Mittleman January 28, 1966
Gomer thinks his visiting cousin Bridey would be perfect for Carter. Confusion then ensues when Carter sees Gomer talking in turn to four separate women, two of them homely and two of them attractive, and wonders whether he should accept a date, or instead run and hide.
51 "Little Girl Blue" Coby Ruskin Dale McRaven & Carl Kleinschmitt February 4, 1966
Gomer makes friends with the daughter of a visiting colonel.
52 "A Star Is Born" Coby Ruskin Art Baer & Ben Joelson February 11, 1966
Carter gets top billing in a documentary about the Marines. George Petrie guest stars.
53 "Gomer and the Phone Company" Coby Ruskin Bill Idelson & Sam Bobrick February 25, 1966
Gomer tries to return $40 dollars that fell out of a pay phone and ends up arrested.
54 "Duke Slater, Night Club Comic" Coby Ruskin Bill Idelson & Sam Bobrick March 4, 1966
Duke wins a talent contest with his impressions of Gomer and Carter.
55 "Vacation in Vegas" Coby Ruskin Rick Mittleman March 11, 1966
Gomer wins a free weekend for two in Las Vegas and invites Carter on the trip.
56 "Opie Joins the Marines" Coby Ruskin Aaron Ruben March 18, 1966
Opie Taylor runs away from Mayberry to join the Marines.Guest Stars: Ron Howard as Opie Taylor and Andy Griffith as Andy Taylor
57 "A Date With Miss Camp Henderson" Coby Ruskin Carl Kleinschmitt & Dale McRaven March 25, 1966
Carter bets that Gomer can't get a date with a beauty contest winner. Susan Oliver guest stars.
58 "Gomer and the Father Figure" Peter Baldwin Bill Idelson & Sam Bobrick April 1, 1966
Carter and Gomer are victims of an old man's con game. Douglas Fowley guest stars.
59 "Desk Job for Sergeant Carter" Peter Baldwin Harvey Bullock April 8, 1966
Carter gets a temporary desk job and is hurt that his platoon doesn't miss him.
60 "Gomer, the Would-Be Hero" Peter Baldwin Dale McRaven & Carl Kleinschmitt April 15, 1966
Carter lets Gomer take the credit for a heroic act so his girlfriend won't find out he'd been cheating on her. Ted Knight and Ralph Manza guest star.

Season 3 (1966–67)

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
61 "Lies, Lies, Lies" Coby Ruskin Arnie Rosen September 14, 1966
Gomer's friends don't believe that a movie star has invited them to a barbecue.Guest Star: Deborah Walley
62 "Crazy Legs Gomer" Coby Ruskin Harvey Bullock & R.S. Allen September 21, 1966
Carter has an idea of how to win the inter-squad competition - he'll use Gomer.
63 "Gomer, the Carrier" Coby Ruskin Rick Mittleman September 28, 1966
Gomer and Carter are the only ones who don't catch the German measles.
64 "Caution: Low Overhead" Coby Ruskin Ray Brenner & Barry E. Blitzer October 5, 1966
Carter sets out to prove that a crook sold Gomer a cut-rate watch.
65 "Show Me the Way to Go Home" Coby Ruskin Bill Idelson & Sam Bobrick October 12, 1966
A wife accuses Gomer of making her husband an alcoholic.Guest Stars:Keenan Wynn and Pert Kelton
66 "How to Succeed in Farming Without Really Trying" Coby Ruskin Rick Mittleman October 19, 1966
Carter pours vodka in Gomer's prize watermelon.
67 "Gomer and the Little Men from Outer Space" Coby Ruskin Bill Idelson & Sam Bobrick October 26, 1966
Gomer is sent to a psychiatrist when he claims to have seen little men from outer space.
68 "The Borrowed Car" Coby Ruskin R.S. Allen & Harvey Bullock November 2, 1966
Gomer gets arrested when he borrows, then wrecks, Carter's car.
69 "Gomer Pyle, Super Chef" Coby Ruskin Barry E. Blitzer & Ray Brenner November 9, 1966
Carter bets Sergeant Hacker that Gomer can't learn to cook. Will Carter win the bet..before both Sgts lose their stripes?
70 "Marry Me, Marry Me" Coby Ruskin Carl Kleinschmitt & Dale McRaven November 16, 1966
Gomer ends up engaged after one date.
71 "Cold Nose, Warm Heart" Coby Ruskin Rick Mittleman November 23, 1966
Carter gives his girlfriend a puppy, which he then must compete against for her affections, as she can barely stand to leave the puppy's side.
72 "Follow That Car" Coby Ruskin Barry E. Blitzer & Ray Brenner November 30, 1966
Gomer and Carter get kidnapped by smugglers.
73 "It Takes Two to Tangle" Coby Ruskin Rick Mittleman December 14, 1966
Carter learns that his girlfriend was seen with another man.
74 "Whither the Weather" Coby Ruskin Rick Mittleman December 21, 1966
Gomer proves to predict the weather better than the Weather Bureau.
75 "Love's Old Sweet Song" Coby Ruskin Bill Idelson & Sam Bobrick December 28, 1966
Gomer is rewarded a kiss from a singer, leading Carter to perform his own song.
76 "Gomer, the Recruiter" Coby Ruskin Barry E. Blitzer & Ray Brenner January 4, 1967
While briefly manning Carter's recruiting booth in Hollywood, Gomer recruits a wanted bank robber into the Marines.
77 "The Secret Life of Gomer Pyle" Coby Ruskin Bill Idelson & Sam Bobrick January 11, 1967
Carter thinks Gomer is spending Sundays at the beach with beautiful girls, when he is actually sewing quilts with older women.
78 "Go Blow Your Horn" Coby Ruskin Ray Brenner & Barry E. Blitzer January 18, 1967
Carter tries to get Gomer into the Marine band.
79 "You Bet Your Won Ton" Coby Ruskin Barry E. Blitzer & Ray Brenner January 25, 1967
Gomer hosts a farewell dinner in a Chinese restaurant, but doesn't realize it's a gambling parlor.
80 "Sue the Pants Off 'Em" Coby Ruskin Ray Brenner & Barry E. Blitzer February 1, 1967
Two crooked lawyers try to talk Gomer and Carter into filing a phony damages suit.
81 "Gomer and the Card Shark" Coby Ruskin Bill Idelson & Sam Bobrick February 8, 1967
Carter and Duke enlist Gomer to expose a card hustler.
82 "To Re-Enlist or Not to Re-Enlist" Coby Ruskin Rick Mittleman February 15, 1967
Carter does everything to keep Gomer from re-enlisting, including getting Gomer a girlfriend.
83 "Lou-Ann Poovie Sings Again" Coby Ruskin Bill Idelson & Sam Bobrick February 22, 1967
Gomer and Carter compete for the affections of a nightclub singer - who has imperfect pitch.
84 "Gomer, the Welsh Rarebit Fiend" Coby Ruskin Rick Mittleman March 1, 1967
Gomer sleepwalks after eating too much Welsh Rarebit and tells off Carter.
85 "Sing a Song of Papa" Coby Ruskin Aaron Ruben March 8, 1967
A club owner asks Gomer to sing every night, which doesn't sit well with Carter.
86 "Where There's a Will" Coby Ruskin Larry Markes March 15, 1967
Carter volunteers Gomer for a parachute jump - but the recruit is afraid of heights.
87 "Lost, the Colonel's Daughter" Coby Ruskin Ray Brenner & Barry E. Blitzer March 22, 1967
Gomer loses the colonel's daughter at a crowded go-go club, but finds her in a beatnik joint.
88 "The Crow Ganef" Coby Ruskin Rick Mittleman March 29, 1967
Gomer makes friends with a thieving crow that places its loot in his locker.
89 "One of Our Shells Is Missing" Coby Ruskin Barry E. Blitzer & Ray Brenner April 5, 1967
Carter and Gomer search for a live mortar shell that got lost during practice.
90 "Lou-Ann Poovie Sings No More" Coby Ruskin Jack Elinson & Iz Elinson April 12, 1967
Gomer gets Lou-Ann a job at a record store after she loses her singing gig.

Season 4 (1967–68)

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
91 "A Visit from Aunt Bee" Coby Ruskin Bill Idelson & Sam Bobrick September 8, 1967
Aunt Bee visits Gomer and does not like the way Carter treats him.

Guest Star: Frances Bavier as Aunt Bee Taylor

92 "The Recruiting Poster" Coby Ruskin Jack Elinson & Iz Elinson September 15, 1967
Gomer discovers that his face will be on a recruiting poster – and not Sergeant Carter's.
93 "Corporal Carol" Coby Ruskin R.S. Allen & Harvey Bullock September 22, 1967
A man-hungry female Marine tries to break up Gomer and Lou Ann.

Guest Star: Carol Burnett

94 "Leader of Men" Coby Ruskin Norman Paul September 29, 1967
A visiting Congressman suggests that Gomer get a promotion, and Carter almost loses his stripes training his recruit to take command.
95 "Gomer, the Beautiful Dreamer" Coby Ruskin Rick Mittleman October 6, 1967
Gomer's dreams keep coming true, and his latest is about Carter proposing to Bunny.
96 "The Great Talent Hunt" Coby Ruskin Ray Brenner & Barry E. Blitzer October 13, 1967
The platoon has a chance at fame when Gomer represents them in a talent contest.
97 "Gomer Says "Hey" to the President" Coby Ruskin Rick Mittleman October 20, 1967
Gomer gets lost in The White House and ends up in the President's office.
98 "And A Child Shall Lead Them" Coby Ruskin Barry E. Blitzer & Ray Brenner October 27, 1967
Gomer and Carter try to help a Japanese boy who claims to be lost. Before telling them his diplomatic parents' address, the boy leads them on detours to the Zoo and an amusement park.
99 "The Show Must Go On" Coby Ruskin Norman Paul November 3, 1967
Gomer gets stage fright and loses his voice right before a Washington show.

Note: This episode is known for Nabors' performance of "The Impossible Dream".[3] The United States Marine Corps Band guest stars as themselves

100 "The Better Man" Coby Ruskin Teleplay by: John Barbour, Whitey Mitchell & Jack ElinsonStory by: John Barbour & Whitey Mitchell November 10, 1967
Lou Ann's father and ex-fiancé come to town and try to talk her into dumping Gomer.
101 "To Watch a Thief" John Rich Rick Mittleman November 17, 1967
Gomer thinks Carter stole a watch.
102 "The Prize Boat" John Rich Teleplay by: R.S. Allen & Harvey BullockStory by: John Barbour & Gordon Mitchell November 24, 1967
Gomer wins a boat in a jingle contest, but Carter's the one who gets in trouble.
103 "Friendly Freddy Strikes Again" John Rich William Raynor & Myles Wilder December 1, 1967
Freddy sells Gomer a ring for Lou Ann, then tries to get it back.
104 "Change Partners" Peter Baldwin R.S. Allen & Harvey Bullock December 8, 1967
Carter and Bunny have an argument.
105 "Wild Bull of the Pampas" Peter Baldwin Ronny Pearlman December 15, 1967
A Latin American military man plots to overthrow Sgt. Carter.
106 "Gomer, the Good Samaritan" Peter Baldwin Ray Brenner & Barry E. Blitzer December 22, 1967
Gomer is supposed to pick up a general, but gets sidetracked along the way helping strangers, including a scout troop and a mother with car trouble.
107 "Gomer, the Privileged Character" Peter Baldwin Rick Mittleman December 29, 1967
Gomer is chosen to perform at a base variety show, excusing him from his regular duties.
108 "Gomer Goes Home" Coby Ruskin William Raynor & Myles Wilder January 5, 1968
Gomer returns to Mayberry and gets involved in the search for a bank robber. Cameos by Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Frances Bavier and George Lindsey
109 "A Dog Is a Dog" Coby Ruskin Bill Idelson & Harvey Miller January 12, 1968
Carter and Gomer are supposed to watch the colonel's German shepherd, but Gomer loses it.
110 "Love Finds Gomer Pyle" Coby Ruskin William Raynor & Myles Wilder January 19, 1968
A 15-year-old girl falls in love with Gomer.
111 "Gomer and the Queen of Burlesque" Coby Ruskin Barry E. Blitzer & Ray Brenner February 2, 1968
Sergeant Hacker sets up Gomer with an exotic dancer. Note: Frank Sutton doesn't appear in this episode.
112 "The Carriage Waits" Coby Ruskin Bill Idelson & Harvey Miller February 9, 1968
A department store sends Gomer a baby carriage by mistake.
113 "Sergeant Iago" Coby Ruskin Rick Mittleman February 16, 1968
Gomer has Carter tell Lou Ann he's seeing other women to make her jealous.
114 "Goodbye, Dolly" Coby Ruskin Ray Brenner & Barry E. Blitzer February 23, 1968
Gomer rescues a horse from the glue factory and tries hiding her at the base.
115 "The Price of Tomatoes" Coby Ruskin William Raynor & Myles Wilder March 1, 1968
Gomer makes friends with a couple who say that Camp Henderson is on their land.
116 "Chef for a Day" Coby Ruskin William Raynor & Myles Wilder March 8, 1968
Gomer might be assigned to the kitchen permanently because of his cooking skills.
117 "Gomer and the Night Club Comic" Coby Ruskin Harvey Bullock & R.S. Allen March 22, 1968
Gomer tries to help a night club comedian who's about to lose his job.
118 "Love and Goulash" Coby Ruskin Ronny Pearlman March 29, 1968
Gomer gets involved in a Hungarian family feud when he spends the weekend with a friend. Note: Frank Sutton doesn't appear in this episode.
119 "And Baby Makes Three" Coby Ruskin Harvey Bullock & R.S. Allen April 5, 1968
Gomer sneaks a baby onto the base while babysitting for a friend – just as the colonel is due on an inspection tour.
120 "Friendly Freddy, the Gentleman's Tailor" Coby Ruskin Rick Mittleman April 12, 1968
Gomer and Carter buy "Hong Kong suits" from Friendly Freddy.

Season 5 (1968–69)

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
121 "Car for Sale" John Rich Rick Mittleman September 27, 1968
Carter decides to sell his car to Gomer, even though he promised it to Sergeant Hacker.Guest Star: Allan Melvin
122 "Corporal Duke" John Rich Bill Idelson & Harvey Miller October 4, 1968
Duke Slater returns to Camp Henderson upon his promotion to corporal, but can't seem to escape his old reputation.Guest Star: Ronnie Schell.
123 "The Booty Prize" John Rich Duke Vincent & Bruce Johnson October 11, 1968
Thanks to Gomer, Carter's Unit wins the battalion's booby prize - a lead boot that gets stuck on Gomer's foot.
124 "The Return of Monroe" John Rich Rick Mittleman October 18, 1968
Gomer must compete for Lou-Ann when her ex-boyfriend comes to visit.Guest Star: Joyce Jameson
125 "Just Move Your Lips, Sergeant" John Rich Harvey Bullock & R.S. Allen October 25, 1968
The platoon risks their chance to sing in a movie when it turns out Carter is not very good.
126 "All You Need Is One Good Break" John Rich Jack Elinson & Norman Paul November 8, 1968
Gomer and Carter get credit for a stuntwoman's heroics.Guest Star: George Fenneman
127 "A Marriage of Convenience" John Rich Harvey Bullock & R.S. Allen November 15, 1968
A foreign movie star will be deported unless either Gomer or Carter marries her.Guest Stars: Nita Talbot and Jesse White
128 "A Star Is Not Born" John Rich Norman Paul & Jack Elinson November 22, 1968
Carter has trouble with his one line of dialogue when he's cast in a movie.Guest Stars: Sheldon Leonard, Hamilton Camp, Jamie Farr and Barry Williams
129 "Come Blow Your Top" John Rich Jack Elinson & Norman Paul November 29, 1968
Carter is challenged to hold his temper for 24 hours and enlists Gomer to help him win the bet.Guest Star: Allan Melvin
130 "A Little Chicken Soup Wouldn't Hurt" Coby Ruskin Aaron Ruben December 6, 1968
Gomer and his buddies can't get enough of a lonely widow's cooking.Guest Star: Molly Picon
131 "Gomer, the Perfect M.P." John Rich Norman Paul & Jack Elinson December 13, 1968
Gomer refuses to let Carter pass through the camp's back gate while on guard duty.
132 "The Wild Bull Returns" Coby Ruskin Jack Elinson & Norman Paul December 20, 1968
Camp Henderson's good neighbor policy is put to the test when a visiting South American general falls for Carter's girlfriend.Guest Star: Larry Storch
133 "Hit and Write" Coby Ruskin Bill Idelson & Harvey Miller December 27, 1968
Carter agrees to pay for a scratched fender...until he sees the bill.Guest Stars: Al Lewis and Kathleen Freeman
134 "Two on the Bench" Gary Nelson Bill Idelson & Harvey Miller January 3, 1969
Carter doesn't believe that Gomer actually knows a famous football star.
135 "A Tattoo for Gomer" John Erman Carl Kleinschmitt January 10, 1969
A practical joke backfires when Lou-Ann takes a shine to Gomer's fake tattoo.
136 "Win-A-Date" John Erman Norman Paul & Jack Elinson January 17, 1969
Gomer and Carter appear as contestants on a TV dating show, leading to romantic complications.
137 "Marriage, Sgt. Carter Style" Gary Nelson R.S. Allen & Harvey Bullock January 24, 1969
Carter tries to push Gomer into a hasty wedding so he won't reenlist.
138 "To Save a Life" John Rich Jack Elinson & Norman Paul January 31, 1969
Gomer tries to pay back Carter, who can't stop thanking him for saving his life.
139 "Dynamite Diner" John Rich Harvey Bullock & R.S. Allen February 7, 1969
Gomer and Lou-Ann help out with the opening of a new diner, but the owners are planning to rob the bank next door.
140 "Freddy's Friendly Computer" John Rich Bill Idelson & Harvey Miller February 14, 1969
Gomer and Carter are victims of a new computer dating service run by Friendly Freddy.Guest Stars: Sid Melton and Maureen Arthur
141 "Gomer Maneuvers" John Rich Bill Idelson & Harvey Miller February 21, 1969
Gomer causes tension when he reveals the platoon's position during war game maneuvers.
142 "Gomer Tends a Sick Cat" John Rich Duke Vincent & Bruce Johnson February 28, 1969
Gomer overhears a conversation about a sick cat, but thinks Carter's the one who's ill.
143 "I'm Always Chasing Gomers" John Rich Carl Kleinschmitt March 7, 1969
Carter heads home to Kansas to avert a nervous breakdown, but Gomer is on the same flight.Guest Star: Kathleen Freeman
144 "The Short Voyage Home" John Rich Norman Paul & Jack Elinson March 14, 1969
Gomer trusts Carter with his life savings, but the sergeant gets his pocket picked by a little old lady.Guest Star: Ellen Corby
145 "Proxy Papa" John Rich Harvey Bullock & R.S. Allen March 21, 1969
A fellow Marine breaks his leg, so Gomer and Carter must bring his pregnant wife to the hospital.Guest Star: Jackie Joseph
146 "Flower Power" John Rich Bill Idelson & Harvey Miller March 28, 1969
Three hippies help Gomer paint a truck for maneuvers.Guest Stars: Rob Reiner and Leigh French
147 "Hare Today, Gone Tomorrow" John Rich Rick Mittleman April 4, 1969
Carter allows a pet rabbit to escape, without realizing it belongs to the general's son.
148 "Showtime with Sgt. Carol" John Rich Aaron Ruben April 18, 1969
Carol Barnes returns to Camp Henderson and hopes to recruit Gomer into singing in her talent show.Guest Star: Carol Burnett
149 "My Fair Sister" John Rich Jack Elinson & Norman Paul April 25, 1969
Carter tries to make his sister good enough for Gomer to escort her to a dance.
150 "Goodbye Camp Henderson, Hello Sergeant Carter" John Rich Aaron Ruben May 2, 1969
Gomer requests a transfer to another base so he won't be a bother to Sergeant Carter anymore.Guest Star: Tige Andrews This episode includes flashbacks of earlier episodes of Gomer's goofups.