Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.

Season 1 Episode 22

Officer Candidate Gomer Pyle

Aired Friday 9:30 PM Feb 19, 1965 on CBS

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  • Gomer and Sgt. Carter take an exam to become an Officer, and Gomer beats out Sgt. Carter for the final spot.

    Gomer accidently knocks a rack of supplies over, and an officer tells Sgt. Carter "to take care of that." Sgt. Carter tkinks being an Officer is an easy job, so he decides to take the test to become an Officer. Gomer takes the test also. Good scene as Gomer keeps hitting two fingers on the desk (he explains that if the long finger tingles he answers false), what he calls hunching. Sgt. Carter is distracted by the noise as he tries to concentrate on the test. Gomer surprises Sgt. Carter by finishing the test quickly. The best scene was when Sgt. Carter quizzes Nick about the rusults of the test. Nick tells him about 9 of the 10 that made it. Then when Sgt. Carter asks who was 10th, Gomer excitedly comes in to tell Sgt. Carter that he, Gomer, was the 10th! Sgt. Carter has to relieve Gomer of his duties, and calls Gomer "sir" because of his new status. Gomer feels bad about Sgt. Carter not making the list, and asks Col. Gray to withdraw his name. Sgt. Carter then declines the new position, as he wants to finish leading his platton. I thought this was a solid episode.