Can you name all these characters from Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.?

Hopefully, none of these names come as a surprise, surprise, surprise!

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Today, we're running you through some TV trivia drills. We need you to name all these characters from Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Good luck, soldier!

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  1. This is Sgt. Carter, of course. But what is his first name?
  2. What is the name of Gomer's pal?
  3. What was the name of Gomer's girlfriend?
  4. Carter had a significant other, too. What was her name?
  5. Roy Stuart played this Corporal working under Sgt. Carter.
  6. This Lieutenant Colonel and Battle of Iwo Jima vet was in charge of the base. He had a color name.
  7. You might know him as Ann Marie's boyfriend on 'That Girl,' but on 'Gomer' he was known as…?
  8. You might know this military sitcome veteran as Corporal Henshaw from 'Sgt. Bilko' (or perhaps as Sam the Butcher!). But here he played a Staff Sergeant named…?
  9. This young fellow would later serve as a chaplain on 'M*A*S*H.' Here, however, he was known as…?
  10. This private on the far right would later become one of Hogan's Heroes. It's easy to remember his name, because it's the same as the actor. What is it?
  11. Finally, this sergeant was an early rival to Carter and shared a barrack. He also shared a name with a famous commercial mascot.

Can you name all these characters from Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.?

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annabelgoddard 2 months ago
You got 11 out of 11
Shazam! You sure know your stuff! Tell all your friends!
I love Gomer Pyle and all the shows on MeTV, its all I watch
annabelgoddard 3 months ago
You got 11 out of 11
Shazam! You sure know your stuff! Tell all your friends!
JoelFogelsanger 16 months ago
You got 11 out of 11
Shazam! You sure know your stuff! Tell all your friends!
327053 17 months ago
11 out of 11! Surprise Surprise Surprise!!!
Craigg 19 months ago
You got 11 out of 11
Shazam! You sure know your stuff! Tell all your friends!
ndebrabant 19 months ago
You got 10 out of 11
Shazam! You sure know your stuff! Tell all your friends!
Moriyah 19 months ago
This is super easy! I got all of them right!
littledebbie 26 months ago
I got all but one of them correct . I got stumped on #9
Julesverne54 27 months ago
Frank Sutton played Sergeant Vincent J Carter, not Carl.
rycki1138 27 months ago
11 out of 11
Shazam! You sure know your stuff! Tell all your friends!
RedSamRackham 27 months ago
* Silly as it is back in 1960s it was must-see TV. ☺
Paul 28 months ago
11/11. I'm not sure if I should be proud of that or not....
Moriyah Paul 19 months ago
You should be proud of yourself! You got all of them right!
John111911Smith Moriyah 8 months ago
I got 11 for 11 as well, and I'm very proud of it. I still watch the reruns every night at 8. It's much better than the current garbage they have on TV.
Moriyah John111911Smith 8 months ago
Yeah, it's my favorite show on TV
I LOVE Gomer Pyle and all the other shows on METV. Gilligan's Island and Saved By the Bell are my other two favorites. But Gomer Pyle is the best!
Geronimo 33 months ago
Should have been perfect as much as I watch Gomer Pyle..................9/11
Moriyah Geronimo 19 months ago
Only getting two of the questions wrong is not bad at all, but you do know that not everything is perfect, right?!
Stephen 33 months ago
I got 11 of 11, but number 1 is wrong. Sgt Carter's first name is Norman. There is an episode where Gomer is telling Sgt. Carter that he will name his son after him, Norman Vincent Pyle. If this is true then Sgt. Carter's first name is Norman and his middle name is Vincent.
Geronimo Stephen 33 months ago
Youre wrong
EdCaf Stephen 33 months ago
Gunnery Sergeant Carter[edit]
Portrayed by Frank Sutton

Gunnery Sergeant Vincent J. Carter is Gomer's stern, yet soft at heart (as shown in season 3,episode 10 Cold Nose, Warm Heart), drill instructor. He was born and raised on May 4, 1928, in Wichita, Kansas, in a town not far from Leavenworth. Carter takes his role very seriously, as evidenced by the stripes he's earned (and is sometimes obsessed with) over the years. Carter is forever exasperated by Gomer’s ineptitude and refusal to surrender his naïve point of view and would like nothing better than to see Gomer transferred. He is always referred to as "Sergeant Carter," although under actual U.S. Marine Corps protocol, he would be addressed as “Gunnery Sergeant Carter" or the informal "Gunny Carter". In the episode, "How to Succeed in Farming Without Really Trying," Carter does specify his correct rank.

There seems to be some inconsistency concerning Carter’s age and time in the Marine Corps. By the beginning of the series, Carter had been in the Marine Corps for 16 years, which means he would have entered the service in 1948, when he would have been about 20. However, he wears the World War II Victory ribbon which was awarded to the Armed Forces through Dec. 31, 1946. In the episode "Old Man Carter" (season 1, episode 24), aired on 26 February 1965, he is said to be 35 years old. However, at the end of the show, Gomer discovers Carter subtracted incorrectly and was actually 36 years old, and not 35 as he believed. Carter also reveals to his men he joined the Marines in 1946. Therefore, his time in the service by 1965 would have been between 18 and 19 years. This would put him at the age of 18 when he joined. In the second episode he reveals that he has earned five Good Conduct medals, was cited for bravery in Korea and has had three honor platoons in a row. In "Come Blow Your Top" (Season 5, Episode 9), it is revealed Carter owns a sword from an enemy officer which he stated he captured at the Battle of Inchon (1950). At that time he was a corporal. (Later in that episode, though, he admits he won the sword in a card game while at Inchon.) In "A Tattoo for Gomer" (Season 5, Episode 15), Carter reveals he was with the 7th Fleet in Korea where he got his Semper Fidelis tattoo (upper right arm), but did not mention the year.

Carter wears his emotions on his sleeve. He has an explosive temper with a short fuse, which is triggered at the first sign of angst. This feature, in combination with Pyle's genial nature and naivete, drive the show's plot in most episodes. Carter also expresses happiness and fear in dramatic fashion. His emotions also become a source of tension between him and his girlfriend, Miss Bunny Wilson. Despite Carter's desire to see Pyle out of his life, it is apparent he cares for Pyle and wants him to successfully fulfill his service in the Corps. Carter is Gomer's best friend and by the end of the show's run, it is obvious that Gomer is his.

Awards, Decorations and Service Medals Worn By Gunnery Sgt. Carter[edit]

Bronze Star Medal ribbon.svg Bronze Star Purple Heart ribbon.svg Purple Heart United States Navy Presidential Unit Citation ribbon.svg US Navy Presidential Unit Citation U.S. Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal ribbon.svg Marine Corps Good Conduct World War II Victory Medal ribbon.svg World War II Victory Medal
National Defense Service Medal ribbon.svg National Defense Service Medal Korean Service Medal ribbon.svg Korean Service Medal United Nations Service Medal Korea ribbon.svg United Nations Service Medal for Korea Presidential Unit Citation (Korea).svg Korean Presidential Unit Citation
Carter also wears the USMC Expert Rifle and Pistol Expert badges

Frank Sutton in real life served in the US Army in the Pacific Theater of World War II. When he was cast as Sgt. Carter he was allowed to wear some of his actual WW2 decorations with his Marine uniform.
Wiseguy EdCaf 32 months ago
You do realize you're talking about a fictional character? Details which are made as the series progresses, not always agreeing with what was written before. This is the case of just about any series, for example, on I Love Lucy, the number of years Fred and Ethel were married.
Moriyah Geronimo 19 months ago
I agree!
John111911Smith EdCaf 8 months ago
Whooaa!! I thought I was an expert on Gomer Pyle. I was waaay wrong.
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Larry 33 months ago
Maybe you have enough money now to take a Remedial English class.
Mark 33 months ago

By the way I love the way you talk Eileen Murray, not from New York...

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