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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gouldsrich 2 months ago
I need to watch more closely! (
gouldsrich 2 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!
LindaBoris 4 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 4 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.
Todd 5 months ago
22! Well golllllllllllllllly!!
dekane54 5 months ago
17 out of 25 I should have done better after all I watch it every night on MeTV
KenKnighton 5 months ago
You got 25 out of 25. Shazam! You sure know Gomer! Nice work!
DerekBird 6 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 6 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 7 months ago
Well Goooolllllllllllllllllllyyyyyy
ukwildcatfan4lyfe 7 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 7 months ago
Missed one...”The Jet Set”. Don’t remember that one.
LH FestusFan2312 7 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 7 months ago
You got 24 out of 25
Shazam! You sure know Gomer! Nice work!
Supercat58 7 months ago
Only missed three: the 1958 movie, Gomer’s first camp assignment and the re-named highway
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