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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LindaBoris 14 days 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 days ago
I've seen every episode a hundred times and I don't recall him ever being a E 1. Maybe the pilot episode.
Todd 26 days ago
22! Well golllllllllllllllly!!
dekane54 1 month ago
17 out of 25 I should have done better after all I watch it every night on MeTV
KenKnighton 1 month ago
You got 25 out of 25. Shazam! You sure know Gomer! Nice work!
DerekBird 2 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 2 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.
Flash4001 3 months ago
Well Goooolllllllllllllllllllyyyyyy
ukwildcatfan4lyfe 3 months ago
Missed 3. June 12th, 1977 I graduated from Basic Training at MCRD San Diego, where Gomer was filmed. Semper Fi and OOOOH-RAH!!!!!!!!
FestusFan2312 3 months ago
Missed one...”The Jet Set”. Don’t remember that one.
LH FestusFan2312 3 months ago
That episode was a scream. Duke talks Gomer into taking him to the airport to say goodbye to Duke’s stewardess girlfriend when all Gomer was supposed to do was run an errand to pick up a certain brand of cigars for Sargent Carter for a visiting congressman. Gomer and Duke get stuck on an airplane hiding in the lavoratory when they see Sargent Carter, and the plane takes off before they can get off. They fly to Rome, then Paris then London where Gomer at the last minute buys some cigars...not the brand he was supposed to get, but he had no choice. By the time they finally get back to Camp Henderson, Carter is fit to be tied. He takes the cigars to Colonel Gray for the congressman, but it all turns out great because this brand of cigars was the congressman’s favorite. He wanted to know where they got them, because the only place he ever saw them was in England. Carter tells Gomer that even though he screwed up big time he wanted him to go back to the same place where he got them should they need to buy more! The final puzzle to Carter was when Gomer gives him the change from the box of cigars in English pence! So funny. One of my all time favorite episodes along with Captain Ironpants!!
JC 3 months ago
You got 24 out of 25
Shazam! You sure know Gomer! Nice work!
Supercat58 3 months ago
Only missed three: the 1958 movie, Gomer’s first camp assignment and the re-named highway
lynngdance 3 months ago
lynngdance lynngdance 3 months ago

The Answer to Question 1 was “Rhinoceros”, a very weird movie about people turning into rhinos 😆 It Stars Gene Wilder, Zero Mostel, and Karen Black. Just to clarify the clues, the movie I mentioned them co-starring in before this was “The Producers”, and I put the picture of the Zoo Animals because there was a rhino in the photo! Congrats to LoveMETV22 for getting this Correct!
lynngdance lynngdance 3 months ago
The answer to Question 2 was “Night at The Museum”, a movie that though it is about Museum exhibits coming to life, is a lot less weird than Rhinoceros! 😆 It stars Ben Stiller, Robin Williams and Carla Gugino. It also has a cameo appearance from Anne Meara, one half of the comedy duo of Stiller and Meara (AKA, Ben Stiller’s Mom and Dad) And it also stars Dick Van Dyke and Mickey Rooney! ( Spoiler alert, they play VILLIANS 😬)

Just to Clarify the clues, the silhouette of the chimney sweep was a reference to Dick Van Dyke’s character in Mary Poppins. The clue I gave to signify Robin Williams was a robin wearing a Popeye hat (Robin Williams played Popeye in a movie). And the photo of the vinyl record was “Mickey” by Toni Basil, which was my very vague, very silly clue that “Mickey” Rooney was in it (“Oh Mickey you’re so fine, You’re so fine you blow my mind hey Mickey! 😆 😜) by the way that only makes since if you’ve heard the song😆 anyways Congrats to Pacificsun for getting that one right!
lynngdance lynngdance 3 months ago
Oh yeah and, the thing I said about Owen Wilson having a SMALLER role was because, in the movie, he plays a tiny figurine!
lynngdance lynngdance 3 months ago
Oh, and Bill Cobbs is also one of the villains in it.
lynngdance lynngdance 3 months ago

And the Answer to the Bonus Question was Tina Tracey, who is the name of character in the Gomer Pyle USMC episode where nobody believes that Gomer met a Movie Star! Congratulations to Moriyah for getting that right!
lynngdance 3 months ago
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lynngdance Pacificsun 3 months ago
No, incorrect, thanks for guessing though! Another Clue: Robin Williams’ Character’s name in it is “Teddy Roosevelt”....
lynngdance Pacificsun 3 months ago
Yes!!! A Night at The Museum! I don’t know how you got it from the Animals because that was a clue for the other question Lol! But great job either way!! 😁
LoveMETV22 Pacificsun 3 months ago
Congratulations Pacificsun
Pacificsun lynngdance 3 months ago
You mean I actually won!!

I was just making lots of fun with the quiz to keep it lively!
Elkoman 3 months ago
21 out of 25 Move it ! Move it! Move it !
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