Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.

Season 1 Episode 20

Sergeant Carter Gets a Dear John Letter

Aired Friday 9:30 PM Feb 25, 1965 on CBS

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  • Sgt. Carter enlists Gomer to watch over his girlfriend, and is furious when he thinks Gomer has stolen her away from him.

    Sgt.Carter can't be with his girlfriend, Geraldine, and wants someone to be a bodyguard so no one steals her. He wants someone he can trust, who is not too hansome, not a fast talker. He decides on Gomer. Gomer goes out with Geraldine, who asks Gomer to talk some more. Gomer innocentley tells her she is real pretty. She writes a letter to Sgt.Carter calling off their relationship. Funny scene as a stunned Sgt. Carter keeps saying "go get Pyle". He wants Gomer to go out with Geraldine once more to find the "rat fink" who stole his girl. They go out again, and Gomer is so paranoid that someone will approach Geraldine he even watches a kid just watching the movie. Sgt. Carter is planning on what he will do to the "rat fink", hitting a locker. Geraldine ends up practically mugging Gomer as she kisses him, and Sgt. Carter sees it. Sgt.Carter is furious, thinking Gomer has stolen his girlfriend, and invites Gomer to an alley. Gomer then explains how Geraldine is fickle, and just likes to be sweet talked to, and it is better for Sgt. Carter to find out now rather than later. Sgt.Carter understands and all is well between them. I thought this was a great episode. The plot was excellent, and the buildup to Sgt. Carter seeing the kiss was really good. Lots of funny scenes also, like Gomer's reaction when Sgt. Carter hits the locker, planning what he will do to the "rat fink". Gomer even has one of his classic ramblings, about Pirannas.
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