Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.

Season 2 Episode 26

Opie Joins the Marines

Aired Friday 9:30 PM Mar 18, 1966 on CBS

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  • Uninspired episode

    The first episode with guest stars from the Andy Griffith Show, this is a very disappointing episode. Opie is not doing well at school, and fearing Andy's disapproval, he runs away to the Marines;Gomer's Marines. To make matters worse, this happens as has a tour with reporters. Of course, civilians can't sneak on to the base, So Sgt. Carter wants Opie off of the Base. As the episode develops, it is not funny, and is lacking in the writing. The only good aspect is Sgt. Carter's affection and defense of Opie. And why have Andy just appear at the end of the episode, instead of being in the entire episode, as he could have been searching for Opie. I thought this episode was well below average.