List of Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. episodes

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Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. is an American 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),[1] Nabors quit because he desired to move to something else, 'reach for another rung on the ladder, either up or down'.[2] 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 and irritable 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[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release
Season premiere Season finale Time slot Rank/Rating Region 1
1 30 September 25, 1964 (1964-09-25) April 16, 1965 (1965-04-16) Fridays at 9:30-10:00 pm (EST) 3/30.7 December 12, 2006 (2006-12-12)
2 September 17, 1965 (1965-09-17) April 15, 1966 (1966-04-15) Fridays at 9:00-9:30 pm (EST) 2/27.8 June 26, 2007 (2007-06-26)
3 September 14, 1966 (1966-09-14) April 12, 1967 (1967-04-12) Wednesdays at 9:30-10:00 pm (EST) 10/22.8 December 11, 2007 (2007-12-11)
4 September 8, 1967 (1967-09-08) April 12, 1968 (1968-04-12) Fridays at 8:30-9:00 pm (EST) 3/25.6 May 20, 2008 (2008-05-20)
5 September 27, 1968 (1968-09-27) May 2, 1969 (1969-05-02) 2/27.2 November 25, 2008 (2008-11-25)

Episodes[edit]

Season One (1964/65)[edit]

No. in
series
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 "Gomer Overcomes the Obstacle Course" Aaron Ruben Aaron Ruben September 25, 1964 (1964-09-25)
2 "Guest in the Barracks" Coby Ruskin Bob Ross October 2, 1964 (1964-10-02)
3 "Private Ralph Skunk" Coby Ruskin Aaron Ruben October 9, 1964 (1964-10-09)
4 "Captain Ironpants" Coby Ruskin Garry Marshall & Jerry Belson October 16, 1964 (1964-10-16)
5 "Gomer Learns a Bully" Coby Ruskin Harvey Bullock October 23, 1964 (1964-10-23)
6 "Pay Day" Coby Ruskin Garry Marshall & Jerry Belson October 30, 1964 (1964-10-30)
7 "Nobody Loves a Sergeant" Sheldon Leonard Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum November 6, 1964 (1964-11-06)
8 "Gomer and the Dragon Lady" Coby Ruskin Harvey Bullock November 13, 1964 (1964-11-13)
9 "Survival of the Fattest" Coby Ruskin Bob Ross November 20, 1964 (1964-11-20)
10 "A Date for the Colonel's Daughter" Coby Ruskin Bob Ross November 27, 1964 (1964-11-27)
11 "They Shall Not Pass" Howard Morris Richard M. Powell December 4, 1964 (1964-12-04)
12 "Sergeant Carter, Marine Babysitter" Howard Morris James Allardice & Tom Adair December 11, 1964 (1964-12-11)
13 "The Case of the Marine Bandit" Coby Ruskin Art Baer & Ben Joelson December 18, 1964 (1964-12-18)
14 "Sergeant of the Week" Coby Ruskin Art Baer & Ben Joelson December 25, 1964 (1964-12-25)
15 "Grandpa Pyle's Good Luck Charm" Coby Ruskin James Allardice & Tom Adair January 1, 1965 (1965-01-01)
16 "Dance, Marine, Dance" Coby Ruskin Ben Joelson & Art Baer January 8, 1965 (1965-01-08)
17 "Sergeant Carter's Farewell to His Troops" Coby Ruskin Richard M. Powell January 15, 1965 (1965-01-15)
18 "The Feudin' Pyles" Coby Ruskin Hy Kraft January 22, 1965 (1965-01-22)
19 "Love Letters to the Sarge" Coby Ruskin Art Baer & Ben Joelson January 29, 1965 (1965-01-29)
20 "Sergeant Carter Gets a "Dear John" Letter" Coby Ruskin Aaron Ruben February 5, 1965 (1965-02-05)
21 "Daughter of the Sarge" Coby Ruskin Harvey Bullock & R.S. Allen February 12, 1965 (1965-02-12)
22 "Officer Candidate Gomer Pyle" Coby Ruskin Harvey Bullock & R.S. Allen February 19, 1965 (1965-02-19)
23 "Old Man Carter" Coby Ruskin Ben Joelson & Art Baer February 26, 1965 (1965-02-26)
24 "Gomer Makes the Honor Guard" Coby Ruskin Aaron Ruben March 5, 1965 (1965-03-05)
25 "My Buddy – War Hero" Alan Rafkin Ben Joelson & Art Baer March 12, 1965 (1965-03-12)
26 "Double Date With the Sarge" Alan Rafkin Richard M. Powell March 19, 1965 (1965-03-19)
27 "The Jet Set" Alan Rafkin Ben Joelson & Art Baer March 26, 1965 (1965-03-26)
28 "Sergeant of the Guard" Alan Rafkin Richard M. Powell April 2, 1965 (1965-04-02)
29 "Gomer Dates a Movie Star" Alan Rafkin Budd Grossman April 9, 1965 (1965-04-09)
30 "Gomer the M.P." Coby Ruskin Harvey Bullock April 16, 1965 (1965-04-16)


Season Two (1965/66)[edit]

No. in
series
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
31 "P.F.C. Gomer Pyle" Aaron Ruben Ben Joelson & Art Baer September 17, 1965 (1965-09-17)
32 "Third Finger, Left Loaf" Coby Ruskin R.S. Allen & Harvey Bullock September 24, 1965 (1965-09-24)
33 "The Blind Date" Coby Ruskin Jack Elinson October 1, 1965 (1965-10-01)
34 "Home on the Range" Coby Ruskin Art Baer & Ben Joelson October 8, 1965 (1965-10-08)
35 "Gomer Untrains a Dog" Coby Ruskin Jack Elinson October 15, 1965 (1965-10-15)
36 "Supply Sergeants Never Die" Coby Ruskin Harvey Bullock & R.S. Allen October 22, 1965 (1965-10-22)
37 "Cat Overboard" Christian Nyby Jack Elinson October 29, 1965 (1965-10-29)
38 "Gomer Captures a Submarine" Christian Nyby Jack Elinson November 5, 1965 (1965-11-05)
39 "The Grudge Fight" Peter Baldwin Bill Idelson & Sam Bobrick November 12, 1965 (1965-11-12)
40 "Gomer the Star Witness" Peter Baldwin Ben Joelson & Art Baer November 19, 1965 (1965-11-19)
41 "A Visit From Cousin Goober" Peter Baldwin Bill Idelson & Sam Bobrick November 26, 1965 (1965-11-26)
42 "A Groom for Sergeant Carter's Sister" Coby Ruskin Bill Idelson & Sam Bobrick December 3, 1965 (1965-12-03)
43 "Gomer Minds His Sergeant's Car" Coby Ruskin Art Baer & Ben Joelson December 10, 1965 (1965-12-10)
44 "Gomer, the Peacemaker" Coby Ruskin Ben Joelson & Art Baer December 17, 1965 (1965-12-17)
45 "Gomer Pyle, P.O.W." Coby Ruskin Carl Kleinschmitt & Dale McRaven December 24, 1965 (1965-12-24)
46 "Gomer Pyle, Civilian" Peter Baldwin Rick Mittleman December 31, 1965 (1965-12-31)
47 "Gomer and the Beast" Lee Philips Bill Idelson & Sam Bobrick January 7, 1966 (1966-01-07)
48 "Grandma Pyle, Fortuneteller" Peter Baldwin Bill Idelson & Sam Bobrick January 14, 1966 (1966-01-14)
49 "Arrivederci, Gomer" Peter Baldwin Harvey Bullock & R.S. Allen January 21, 1966 (1966-01-21)
50 "Sergeant Carter Dates a Pyle" Coby Ruskin Rick Mittleman January 28, 1966 (1966-01-28)
51 "Little Girl Blue" Coby Ruskin Dale McRaven & Carl Kleinschmitt February 4, 1966 (1966-02-04)
52 "A Star Is Born" Coby Ruskin Art Baer & Ben Joelson February 11, 1966 (1966-02-11)
53 "Gomer and the Phone Company" Coby Ruskin Bill Idelson & Sam Bobrick February 25, 1966 (1966-02-25)
54 "Duke Slater, Night Club Comic" Coby Ruskin Bill Idelson & Sam Bobrick March 4, 1966 (1966-03-04)
55 "Vacation in Vegas" Coby Ruskin Rick Mittleman March 11, 1966 (1966-03-11)
56 "Opie Joins the Marines" Coby Ruskin Aaron Ruben March 18, 1966 (1966-03-18)
57 "A Date With Miss Camp Henderson" Coby Ruskin Carl Kleinschmitt & Dale McRaven March 25, 1966 (1966-03-25)
58 "Gomer and the Father Figure" Peter Baldwin Bill Idelson & Sam Bobrick April 1, 1966 (1966-04-01)
59 "Desk Job for Sergeant Carter" Peter Baldwin Harvey Bullock April 8, 1966 (1966-04-08)
60 "Gomer, the Would-Be Hero" Peter Baldwin Dale McRaven & Carl Kleinschmitt April 15, 1966 (1966-04-15)


Season Three (1966/67)[edit]

No. in
series
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
61 "Lies, Lies, Lies" Coby Ruskin Arnie Rosen September 14, 1966 (1966-09-14)
62 "Crazy Legs Gomer" Coby Ruskin Harvey Bullock & R.S. Allen September 21, 1966 (1966-09-21)
63 "Gomer, the Carrier" Coby Ruskin Rick Mittleman September 28, 1966 (1966-09-28)
64 "Caution: Low Overhead" Coby Ruskin Ray Brenner & Barry E. Blitzer October 5, 1966 (1966-10-05)
65 "Show Me the Way to Go Home" Coby Ruskin Bill Idelson & Sam Bobrick October 12, 1966 (1966-10-12)
66 "How to Succeed in Farming Without Really Trying" Coby Ruskin Rick Mittleman October 19, 1966 (1966-10-19)
67 "Gomer and the Little Men from Outer Space" Coby Ruskin Bill Idelson & Sam Bobrick October 26, 1966 (1966-10-26)
68 "The Borrowed Car" Coby Ruskin R.S. Allen & Harvey Bullock November 2, 1966 (1966-11-02)
69 "Gomer Pyle, Super Chef" Coby Ruskin Barry E. Blitzer & Ray Brenner November 9, 1966 (1966-11-09)
70 "Marry Me, Marry Me" Coby Ruskin Carl Kleinschmitt & Dale McRaven November 16, 1966 (1966-11-16)
71 "Cold Nose, Warm Heart" Coby Ruskin Rick Mittleman November 23, 1966 (1966-11-23)
72 "Follow That Car" Coby Ruskin Barry E. Blitzer & Ray Brenner November 30, 1966 (1966-11-30)
73 "It Takes Two to Tangle" Coby Ruskin Rick Mittleman December 14, 1966 (1966-12-14)
74 "Whither the Weather" Coby Ruskin Rick Mittleman December 21, 1966 (1966-12-21)
75 "Love's Old Sweet Song" Coby Ruskin Bill Idelson & Sam Bobrick December 28, 1966 (1966-12-28)
76 "Gomer, the Recruiter" Coby Ruskin Barry E. Blitzer & Ray Brenner January 4, 1967 (1967-01-04)
77 "The Secret Life of Gomer Pyle" Coby Ruskin Bill Idelson & Sam Bobrick January 11, 1967 (1967-01-11)
78 "Go Blow Your Horn" Coby Ruskin Ray Brenner & Barry E. Blitzer January 18, 1967 (1967-01-18)
79 "You Bet Your Won Ton" Coby Ruskin Barry E. Blitzer & Ray Brenner January 25, 1967 (1967-01-25)
80 "Sue the Pants Off 'Em" Coby Ruskin Ray Brenner & Barry E. Blitzer February 1, 1967 (1967-02-01)
81 "Gomer and the Card Shark" Coby Ruskin Bill Idelson & Sam Bobrick February 8, 1967 (1967-02-08)
82 "To Re-Enlist or Not to Re-Enlist" Coby Ruskin Rick Mittleman February 15, 1967 (1967-02-15)
83 "Lou-Ann Poovie Sings Again" Coby Ruskin Bill Idelson & Sam Bobrick February 22, 1967 (1967-02-22)
84 "Gomer, the Welsh Rarebit Fiend" Coby Ruskin Rick Mittleman March 1, 1967 (1967-03-01)
85 "Sing a Song of Papa" Coby Ruskin Aaron Ruben March 8, 1967 (1967-03-08)
86 "Where There's a Will" Coby Ruskin Larry Markes March 15, 1967 (1967-03-15)
87 "Lost, the Colonel's Daughter" Coby Ruskin Ray Brenner & Barry E. Blitzer March 22, 1967 (1967-03-22)
88 "The Crow Ganef" Coby Ruskin Rick Mittleman March 29, 1967 (1967-03-29)
89 "One of Our Shells Is Missing" Coby Ruskin Barry E. Blitzer & Ray Brenner April 5, 1967 (1967-04-05)
90 "Lou-Ann Poovie Sings No More" Coby Ruskin Jack Elinson & Iz Elinson April 12, 1967 (1967-04-12)


Season Four (1967/68)[edit]

No. in
series
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
91 "A Visit from Aunt Bee" Coby Ruskin Bill Idelson & Sam Bobrick September 8, 1967 (1967-09-08)
92 "The Recruiting Poster" Coby Ruskin Jack Elinson & Iz Elinson September 15, 1967 (1967-09-15)
93 "Corporal Carol" Coby Ruskin R.S. Allen & Harvey Bullock September 22, 1967 (1967-09-22)
94 "Leader of Men" Coby Ruskin Norman Paul September 29, 1967 (1967-09-29)
95 "Gomer, the Beautiful Dreamer" Coby Ruskin Rick Mittleman October 6, 1967 (1967-10-06)
96 "The Great Talent Hunt" Coby Ruskin Ray Brenner & Barry E. Blitzer October 13, 1967 (1967-10-13)
97 "Gomer Says "Hey" to the President" Coby Ruskin Rick Mittleman October 20, 1967 (1967-10-20)
98 "And A Child Shall Lead Them" Coby Ruskin Barry E. Blitzer & Ray Brenner October 27, 1967 (1967-10-27)
99 "The Show Must Go On" Coby Ruskin Norman Paul November 3, 1967 (1967-11-03)
100 "The Better Man" Coby Ruskin Teleplay by: John Barbour, Whitey Mitchell & Jack Elinson
Story by: John Barbour & Whitey Mitchell
November 10, 1967 (1967-11-10)
101 "To Watch a Thief" John Rich Rick Mittleman November 17, 1967 (1967-11-17)
102 "The Prize Boat" John Rich Teleplay by: R.S. Allen & Harvey Bullock
Story by: John Barbour & Gordon Mitchell
November 24, 1967 (1967-11-24)
103 "Friendly Freddy Strikes Again" John Rich William Raynor & Myles Wilder December 1, 1967 (1967-12-01)
104 "Change Partners" Peter Baldwin R.S. Allen & Harvey Bullock December 8, 1967 (1967-12-08)
105 "Wild Bull of the Pampas" Peter Baldwin Ronny Pearlman December 15, 1967 (1967-12-15)
106 "Gomer, the Good Samaritan" Peter Baldwin Ray Brenner & Barry E. Blitzer December 22, 1967 (1967-12-22)
107 "Gomer, the Privileged Character" Peter Baldwin Rick Mittleman December 29, 1967 (1967-12-29)
108 "Gomer Goes Home" Coby Ruskin William Raynor & Myles Wilder January 5, 1968 (1968-01-05)
109 "A Dog Is a Dog" Coby Ruskin Bill Idelson & Harvey Miller January 12, 1968 (1968-01-12)
110 "Love Finds Gomer Pyle" Coby Ruskin William Raynor & Myles Wilder January 19, 1968 (1968-01-19)
111 "Gomer and the Queen of Burlesque" Coby Ruskin Barry E. Blitzer & Ray Brenner February 2, 1968 (1968-02-02)
112 "The Carriage Waits" Coby Ruskin Bill Idelson & Harvey Miller February 9, 1968 (1968-02-09)
113 "Sergeant Iago" Coby Ruskin Rick Mittleman February 16, 1968 (1968-02-16)
114 "Goodbye, Dolly" Coby Ruskin Ray Brenner & Barry E. Blitzer February 23, 1968 (1968-02-23)
115 "The Price of Tomatoes" Coby Ruskin William Raynor & Myles Wilder March 1, 1968 (1968-03-01)
116 "Chef for a Day" Coby Ruskin William Raynor & Myles Wilder March 8, 1968 (1968-03-08)
117 "Gomer and the Night Club Comic" Coby Ruskin Harvey Bullock & R.S. Allen March 22, 1968 (1968-03-22)
118 "Love and Goulash" Coby Ruskin Ronny Pearlman March 29, 1968 (1968-03-29)
119 "And Baby Makes Three" Coby Ruskin Harvey Bullock & R.S. Allen April 5, 1968 (1968-04-05)
120 "Friendly Freddy, the Gentleman's Tailor" Coby Ruskin Rick Mittleman April 12, 1968 (1968-04-12)


Season Five (1968/69)[edit]

No. in
series
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
121 "Car for Sale" John Rich Rick Mittleman September 27, 1968 (1968-09-27)
122 "Corporal Duke" John Rich Bill Idelson & Harvey Miller October 4, 1968 (1968-10-04)
123 "The Booty Prize" John Rich Duke Vincent & Bruce Johnson October 11, 1968 (1968-10-11)
124 "The Return of Monroe" John Rich Rick Mittleman October 18, 1968 (1968-10-18)
125 "Just Move Your Lips, Sergeant" John Rich Harvey Bullock & R.S. Allen October 25, 1968 (1968-10-25)
126 "All You Need Is One Good Break" John Rich Jack Elinson & Norman Paul November 8, 1968 (1968-11-08)
127 "A Marriage of Convenience" John Rich Harvey Bullock & R.S. Allen November 15, 1968 (1968-11-15)
128 "A Star Is Not Born" John Rich Norman Paul & Jack Elinson November 22, 1968 (1968-11-22)
129 "Come Blow Your Top" John Rich Jack Elinson & Norman Paul November 29, 1968 (1968-11-29)
130 "A Little Chicken Soup Wouldn't Hurt" Coby Ruskin Aaron Ruben December 6, 1968 (1968-12-06)
131 "Gomer, the Perfect M.P." John Rich Norman Paul & Jack Elinson December 13, 1968 (1968-12-13)
132 "The Wild Bull Returns" Coby Ruskin Jack Elinson & Norman Paul December 20, 1968 (1968-12-20)
133 "Hit and Write" Coby Ruskin Bill Idelson & Harvey Miller December 27, 1968 (1968-12-27)
134 "Two on the Bench" Gary Nelson Bill Idelson & Harvey Miller January 3, 1969 (1969-01-03)
135 "A Tattoo for Gomer" John Erman Carl Kleinschmitt January 10, 1969 (1969-01-10)
136 "Win-A-Date" John Erman Norman Paul & Jack Elinson January 17, 1969 (1969-01-17)
137 "Marriage, Sgt. Carter Style" Gary Nelson R.S. Allen & Harvey Bullock January 24, 1969 (1969-01-24)
138 "To Save a Life" John Rich Jack Elinson & Norman Paul January 31, 1969 (1969-01-31)
139 "Dynamite Diner" John Rich Harvey Bullock & R.S. Allen February 7, 1969 (1969-02-07)
140 "Freddy's Friendly Computer" John Rich Bill Idelson & Harvey Miller February 14, 1969 (1969-02-14)
141 "Gomer Maneuvers" John Rich Bill Idelson & Harvey Miller February 21, 1969 (1969-02-21)
142 "Gomer Tends a Sick Cat" John Rich Duke Vincent & Bruce Johnson February 28, 1969 (1969-02-28)
143 "I'm Always Chasing Gomers" John Rich Carl Kleinschmitt March 7, 1969 (1969-03-07)
144 "The Short Voyage Home" John Rich Norman Paul & Jack Elinson March 14, 1969 (1969-03-14)
145 "Proxy Papa" John Rich Harvey Bullock & R.S. Allen March 21, 1969 (1969-03-21)
146 "Flower Power" John Rich Bill Idelson & Harvey Miller March 28, 1969 (1969-03-28)
147 "Hare Today, Gone Tomorrow" John Rich Rick Mittleman April 4, 1969 (1969-04-04)
148 "Showtime with Sgt. Carol" John Rich Aaron Ruben April 18, 1969 (1969-04-18)
149 "My Fair Sister" John Rich Jack Elinson & Norman Paul April 25, 1969 (1969-04-25)
150 "Goodbye Camp Henderson, Hello Sergeant Carter" John Rich Aaron Ruben May 2, 1969 (1969-05-02)


References[edit]

  1. ^ Farber, David; Bailey, Beth (2003). The Columbia Guide to America in the 1960s. Columbia University Press. pp. 401–402. ISBN 978-0-231-11373-1. Retrieved 2008-12-06. 
  2. ^ Jim Nabors finished with Gomer