Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.

Season 1 Episode 9

Survival of the Fattest

Aired Friday 9:30 PM Nov 20, 1964 on CBS

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  • Sgt.Carter and Gomer team for an exercise to see how well they can do in the natural elements without bringing food and water with them.

    Sgt. Carter chooses Gomer to be his partner for 5 days of a survival exercise in the natural elements. They are expected to loose about 5 or 6 pounds. Great scene as Sgt.Carter digs a big hole searching for water. He finds mostly mud, as Gomer approaches with water that he found in an overground stream. Another good scene was Gomer telling how he caught fish, using his key ring. As Gomer rambled on about how to cook them, a frustrated Sgt.Carter yells "Pyle, lets have them". Gomer even makes homedade cigars for Sgt.Carter. Both men are questioned about their weight gain-Gomer 5lbs. and Sgt.Carter 6lbs-, and Sgt.Carter is down about Gomer getting praise for the success. Gomer graciously praises Sgt. Carter for giving him direction during the exercise. I rate this a good episode.
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