Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.

CBS (ended 1969)





Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Fan Reviews (9)

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  • The funniest, wackiest, and most honest and sincere Marine ever proves to be a constant thorn in the side of tough Marine Veteran Sergeant Carter.

    Easily the best spin off series ever and one of the greatest all time classic series. Gomer Pyle USMC hit on a long standing successful comedy formula of pitting two vastly different personalities together. Just as Andy Taylor was to Barney Fife, so too did Frank Sutton fill the role of arch nemesis to Gomer Pyle. Both were vastly different, yet each had respect for the other. This led to some of the greatest comedy seen on the small screen as well as some heartfelt moments. Gomer Pyle USMC is one of those classic television shows that contains nice wholesome comedy with great acting. There were no cheap shots or insults used for cheap laughs nor was there any pushing the envelope as most TV shows seem to do today. There won't be another Gomer Pyle USMC. Fortunately the series is being issued season by season on DVD so that future generations can see what it was like when comedy was simply funny.