Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.

Season 1 Episode 8

Gomer and the Dragon Lady

Aired Friday 9:30 PM Nov 13, 1964 on CBS

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  • Sgt.Carter tries to set up Gomer to get flipped up against a wall by the "Dragon Lady"

    Sgt. Carter leads his platoon in a scouting exercise. Sgt. Carter gets chewed out because Gomer finds such things as flowers, and suggersts them for Sgt. Carter's desk. Sgt. Carter, along with his buddies, sees a drunk being tossed against a wall by Hannah(played by Barbara Stuart, the future Bunny, Sgt.Carter's girlfriend)and the question becomes "why can't it be Pyle". Sqt.Carter stages a phony raffle, (see the episode "Pay Day") this time so Gomer can be the one to get the liberty kiss, and as Sgt.Carter hopes , be tossed up against the wall by Hannah, the "Dragon Lady". I think this episode is really good because Gomer is repeatedly manipulated to honor the tradition of the liberty kiss. He doesn't want to dissapoint his Sgt. Carter, but also doesn't want to kiss a stranger. Sgt. Carter instructs Gomer to ask for the kiss, but Gomer tells Hannah the whole story, including about how with his upbringing, he doesn't feel comfortable kissing a stranger. Gomer earns her respect, and she gives Gomer a long kiss. Sgt.Carter thinks Hannah falls for tradion, and ends up getting tossed against the wall himself! Great Payoff.