How well do you know the very first episode of Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.?

The Marine Corps took a little getting used to for the beloved Mayberry mechanic.

In some ways, the pilot episode of Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. was actually an episode of The Andy Griffith Show. A season four Andy Griffith episode tells the story of how Gomer went from Mayberry to the Marine Corps. But the actual first episode of the spinoff came a few months later in the fall of 1964.

“Gomer Overcomes the Obstacle Course” gives a great introduction to the friction between Gomer and his exasperated drill instructor Sgt. Carter. It also shows how Gomer can remain optimistic and endear himself to the right people, which even makes Sgt. Carter look good!

How well do you know the premiere of Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.? There aren't any high walls or rope swings, but this quiz may still be tough to get through for anyone but the biggest Gomer Pyle fans. Good luck!

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  1. What does Gomer say to the Marine barber?
  2. Why does Sgt. Carter single Gomer out in line?
  3. Why does Sgt. Carter make Gomer do pushups?
  4. How does Gomer get over the wall?
  5. After going through the tunnel, Gomer says, “It’s dark as the inside of a ____ in there.”
  6. What surprising thing is Gomer writing in his letter home?
  7. After a bad dream, what does Gomer do?
  8. Gomer is diagnosed with extreme exhaustion or…
  9. When Sgt. Carter goes to see the Colonel, he says his full title. What is it?
  10. What happens after Sgt. Carter catches Gomer running the obstacle course at night?

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Paladin33 4 months ago
I enjoyed the program over the years ,,Having enlisted in the Army at about the same time gomer did the Corps,,most of the humor is fine tho actually of course Gomer would have been placed in the Odd squad and sent home in a few days ,,very rough days of motivation etc,,Suttons part is very well done tho total comedy and of course as usual the Recruit actors are ten years older then the parts they play,,
Of course what saddens me greatly is the beginning of each show where gomer marches along with a group of actual recruits ,,Young,,at san diego just about to enter recruit training,,
Late 1964-65,,those marines would have been among the first into Vietnam,,I always wonder how many were killed and casualties over the next four years while the only mention of viet was one officer wearing a vietnam service ribbon in a later show,,yes we know with Gomer singing a peace song later by a few years,,its "only a tv show etc" Those young marines are Still marching into the cauldron at the beginning of every show,,
annabelgoddard 4 months ago

In some ways, the pilot episode of Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. was actually an episode of The Andy Griffith Show. A season four Andy Griffith episode tells the story of how Gomer went from Mayberry to the Marine Corps. But the actual first episode of the spinoff came a few months later in the fall of 1964.

“Gomer Overcomes the Obstacle Course” gives a great introduction to the friction between Gomer and his exasperated drill instructor Sgt. Carter. It also shows how Gomer can remain optimistic and endear himself to the right people, which even makes Sgt. Carter look good!

How well do you know the premiere of Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.? There aren't any high walls or rope swings, but this quiz may still be tough to get through for anyone but the biggest Gomer Pyle fans. Good luck!


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What does Gomer say to the Marine barber?

He asks how much a haircut costs
He asks what kind of shampoo the military uses
He describes how Floyd used to cut his hair
Correct!
Why does Sgt. Carter single Gomer out in line?

Gomer was smiling
Correct!
Gomer didn't stand at attention quick enough
Gomer was singing
Why does Sgt. Carter make Gomer do pushups?

Gomer was mimicking Sgt. Carter
Gomer said Sgt. Carter should sing in the church choir
Correct!
Gomer asked too many questions
How does Gomer get over the wall?

He steps on Sgt. Carter’s back
Correct!
He brings over a ladder
Another private helps him over
After going through the tunnel, Gomer says, “It’s dark as the inside of a ____ in there.”

Cave
Possum's nest
Cow
Correct!
What surprising thing is Gomer writing in his letter home?

That the food is the best he's ever tasted
That Sgt. Carter is friendly
Correct!
That it's easy being a Marine
After a bad dream, what does Gomer do?

He wakes Sgt. Carter up to have a chat
He sings a lullaby to himself, waking up everyone else
He tries the obstacle course in the middle of the night
Correct!
Gomer is diagnosed with extreme exhaustion or…

Acute asthenia
Correct!
Arrhythmia
Aspergillosis
When Sgt. Carter goes to see the Colonel, he says his full title. What is it?

Staff Sergeant
Gunnery Sergeant
Correct!
Sergeant Major
What happens after Sgt. Carter catches Gomer running the obstacle course at night?

They both get punished by the Colonel for being out after hours
Gomer beats Sgt. Carter in a race through the course
Gomer accidentally pushes Sgt. Carter into the water
Correct!
How well do you know the very first episode of Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.?
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LOVE GOMER PYLE
eddiecantorfan 8 months ago
https://youtu.be/-wYxzoFL7Eg
LoveMETV22 eddiecantorfan 8 months ago
So you're back to loading full episodes, since your last (user,screen)name change. Best of luck, hope MeTV doesn't have issue with it.
eddiecantorfan 8 months ago
GOMER Pyle USMC Cast
Rest In Peace
Jim Nabors
Frank Sutton
Tommy Leonetti
Roy Stuart
Allan Melvin
Barbara Stuart
Ted Bessell
Jerry Dexter
Forrest Compton
Buck Young
Karl Swenson
Sid Melton
GOMER Pyle USMC
RIP
William Christopher
Paladin33 eddiecantorfan 4 months ago
RIP ,about half the marine recruits marching along with gomer at the beginning of each show,,,vietnam 1964----plus the next five years,,
eddiecantorfan 8 months ago
At 9pm Tonight on METV is The Jet
Set episode of GOMER Pyle USMC
From season one and The Jet Set
has the Last Appearance of Corporal
Nick Cuccinelli played by Tommy
Leonetti . Tommy Leonetti was an
actor and a singer.
I like the season one episode of GOMER PYLE USMC called GOMER And The
Dragon Lady. Barbara Stuart played
Hannah Troy who was called the Dragon
Lady .Barbara Stuart played Bunny starting
with season 2 of GOMER PYLE USMC.
The Dragon Lady flipped Duke Slater and
Sgt Carter .
Did anyone ever notice that on GOMER
PYLE USMC Sgt Carter's girlfriend BUNNY
Had 3 DIFFERENT LAST NAMES:
Bunny Harper
Bunny Olsen
Bunny Wilson

I noticed that Bunny had three
different last names but the
writers didn't notice it.
Snickers 9 months ago
9/10. I bet a certain someone got them all right.
GOMER PYLE USMC and GREEN ACRES are two terrific TV Shows.
djk 9 months ago
7/10 -- You don't have to watch regularly (or often) to know how things are going to play out.
Who played the Corporal Johnson?
Was it Jerry Dexter?
Tommy Leonetti played Cpl.Nick
Cuccinelli and Roy Stuart played
Cpl Boyle on GOMER PYLE USMC.
Also I am a fan of these three
Actors:
Eddie Cantor
Joe Penner and
Pee Wee Herman..
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