Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.

Season 1 Episode 5

Gomer Learns a Bully

Aired Friday 9:30 PM Oct 23, 1964 on CBS

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  • Gomer encounters a Bully.

    Harry Phillips joins Gomer's platoon. He takes Gomer's bunk(thoughtful Gomer lets him), makes fun of him about his raking, etc. His friends encourage him to not take it from the bully, but Gomer gives him the benefit of the doubt. Gomer invites Phillips outside. The fellows think he is going to fight Phillips, but instead Gomer just wants to talk things out, trying to encourage Phillips to change his ways. Phillips is not accepting Gomer's advise. The best scene perhaps is when Sqt. Carter uses his "strategy": He tells Gomer the Marines look down on brawling between it's men, not to go against regulations, but also gives the hint to Gomer "some of these things you gotta take of yourself". Gomer doesn't take the hint, but instead informs Sgt. Carter that he would be tangeling with Phillips right now if not for Carter's lecture abount not brawling! Finally, during a Marine exercise Gomer knocks down Phillips three times, then gets knocked down by his friend little Joey. Gomer explains That Phillips needed a lesson, and Joey didn't. This isn't a consistently funny episode. Some good scenes, and seeing Gomer knocking the bully down three times was a good pay off.