How well do you know Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.?

It takes a true TV trivia ace to say "Shazam!" at the end of this one!

He is one of the most beloved characters in television history. No wonder this Mayberry mechanic got his own spin-off, after he enlisted.

Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. took the charming comedy tone of The Andy Griffith Show and applied it respectfully to the armed forces. Gomer may have been simple, but he was a good soldier. No wonder the real Marine Corps honored actor Jim Nabors twice in 2001 and 2007.

Let's see how well you know the character Gomer Pyle, his fellow Marines, his friends, and his sitcom. These questions will either have you saying "Shazam!" or "Suprise, surprise, surprise."

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  1. What is Gomer Pyle's rank in the Marines?
  2. Is Gomer Pyle ever promoted beyond that rank over the course of the show?
  3. What is "Sgt." Vincent Carter's official rank in the Marines?
  4. In 1958, Andy Griffith and Don Knotts starred in a similar military comedy. What was that movie called?
  5. When Gomer first joins the Marines, he goes to which camp in North Carolina?
  6. Most of 'Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.' takes place in which fictional camp?
  7. This camp is located in which U.S. state?
  8. Which spin-off lasted longer?
  9. Which Andy Griffith Show character does NOT appear on 'Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.'?
  10. How are Gomer Pyle and Goober Pyle related?
  11. In 1966, Jim Nabors guest-starred as Gomer Pyle in "Lucy Gets Caught Up in the Draft," an episode of which sitcom?
  12. What is the name of Sgt. Carter's girlfriend?
  13. This legendary comedian portrayed a corporal then a sergeant in seasons on the sitcom.
  14. Which actor from the military comedy 'M*A*S*H' did NOT appear on 'Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.'?
  15. What is the name of Gomer Pyle's girlfriend?
  16. Gomer's girlfriend is from which town in North Carolina?
  17. After his girlfriend loses her job as a singer, Gomer gets her a job working where?
  18. What is the name of the club in "Duke Slater, Night Club Comic"?
  19. Duke Slater (Ronnie Schell) left the show at the end of season three but returned in season five. When he returned, he had a new rank. What was it?
  20. In "The Jet Set," Gomer accidentally takes a plane to which country?
  21. Sid Melton appeared in four episodes as this ''Friendly'' character.
  22. Part of U.S. Route 280 was named "Jim Nabors Highway" in honor of actor in which state?
  23. Which Bob Dylan song does Gomer sing in ''Flower Power''?
  24. Which '70s sitcom star played a hippie in "Flower Power"?
  25. Jim Nabors played a spoof of his character named ''Private Homer Lyle'' in this 1984 action-comedy.

How well do you know Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.?

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annabelgoddard 12 days ago
missed 9, 16, 22, and 25 not bad:

You got 21 out of 25
Shazam! You sure know Gomer! Nice work!
Nayroo777 2 months ago
That was easy peasy, I have been watching over pile every night for the last 45 years how can I miss anything, it's just like The rifleman I actually know everything word for word when they're going to do it and how long it's going to take and who they're going to meet, easy peasy just like I said
KeithGraham 4 months ago
Gomer had NO Rank on his sleeve. He took the test 3 times to get promoted. He Finally passed it and came back and said he made PFC skipping right over Private. Technically Private is 1st then PFC. But he was not wearing the Private insignia before being promoted to PFC...Private First Class.
Moriyah KeithGraham 3 months ago
You're probably thinking of the army when you say that. Because in the marines, privates don't have a rank on their sleeve, but PFCs do have one chevron on their sleeve, though
GeraldHunter 6 months ago
25/25. I'm officially a resource for totally useless information.
dreadgold2001 6 months ago
I got 21-25 it asked question about things that were not involved on the show. Like a highway named for him and other spin-off shows. If it only asked questions about the show I would have scored a 100.
kev1964 7 months ago
Got 11 out of 11
dreadgold2001 kev1964 6 months ago
What survey did u take??? The homer Pyle survey had 25 questions. Lol.
gouldsrich 9 months ago
I need to watch more closely! (
gouldsrich 9 months ago
I noticed that when the platoon is cleaning up the area around the barracks, the brooms and rakes are never touching the ground. What a goof!
dreadgold2001 gouldsrich 6 months ago
Lol. I never noticed that.
LindaBoris 11 months ago
The first two questions are not exactly correct. Gomer was a Private (E1) the entire first season and was promoted to PFC at the beginning of the second season.
billtabor61 LindaBoris 11 months ago
I've seen every episode a hundred times and I don't recall him ever being a E 1. Maybe the pilot episode.
KeithGraham billtabor61 4 months ago
You go in as an E-1
Todd 11 months ago
22! Well golllllllllllllllly!!
dekane54 11 months ago
17 out of 25 I should have done better after all I watch it every night on MeTV
KenKnighton 12 months ago
You got 25 out of 25. Shazam! You sure know Gomer! Nice work!
DerekBird 12 months ago
You got 17 out of 25
Uh oh, looks like Sgt. Carter is telling your to watch more Gomer Pyle. Better luck next time!

I haven't seen the show in decades.
Zip 12 months ago
21 out of 25. I thought I would do better but I didn't know all the ones about the other shows. It's funny though, most of the questions I just had to glance at the first couple words before I knew the answer right away.
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