Goober or Gomer?

Gomer or Goober - who do you like better?

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    millerem99

    [1]Jul 24, 2008
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    This topic was touched on a bit in an earlier post about Goober. Who likes whom better...and Why?

    I prefer Goober. Gomer was a bit too out-of-control stupid, and his twangy accent was hard to hear for more than a few seconds at a time. Goober had a sensitive, soft side to him under that simple exterior that his cousin was lacking.

    Edited on 09/12/2008 4:13am
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    TAGSFan

    [2]Jul 31, 2008
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    I prefer Goober as well. Although Gomer was in some great episodes his character was a little overwhelming. I can think of more of my favorite episodes with Goober (Three Wishes For Opie, The Case of the Punch in the Nose, Goober Takes a Car Apart) than I can with Gomer.
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    wheelrchair

    [3]Aug 5, 2008
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    Personally i like Gomer. I thought he was funny. I posted this topic a while back, but i decided to delete it because i was'nt getting any responses.
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    millerem99

    [4]Aug 6, 2008
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    wheelrchair wrote:
    Personally i like Gomer. I thought he was funny. I posted this topic a while back, but i decided to delete it because i was'nt getting any responses.

    oops, I thought I'd seen this topic before, but when I went back and looked at the forums, I couldn't find it!

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    tvking1

    [5]Aug 6, 2008
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    In TAGS, I think I liked Goober better, although Gomer was lovable in Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.. I've heard that George Lindsay was actually the first choice to play Gomer, until Andy Griffith found Jim Nabors.
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    townbum

    [6]Aug 12, 2008
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    They both were pretty funny but i would have to choose Gomer by a hair.
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    monkfan100

    [7]Sep 2, 2008
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    Not only Gomer was funnier, he was much more likable than Goober. Gomer was sort of dimwitted but smart enough to be likable and he was pretty much one of few characters that could hold up an episode besides Andy, Barney, Aunt Bee, and Opie really. Goober was a flat out straight idiot at times and Howard Lindsay did try hard, but couldn't save the character.

    Let me put this way, who got his own show?

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    millerem99

    [8]Sep 12, 2008
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    monkfan100 wrote:

    Not only Gomer was funnier, he was much more likable than Goober. Gomer was sort of dimwitted but smart enough to be likable and he was pretty much one of few characters that could hold up an episode besides Andy, Barney, Aunt Bee, and Opie really. Goober was a flat out straight idiot at times and Howard Lindsay did try hard, but couldn't save the character.

    Let me put this way, who got his own show?



    Fran Drescher got her own show, so natural disasters do happen!
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    wheelrchair

    [9]Sep 13, 2008
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    What does Fran Drescher have to do with anything. This show is for The Andy Griffith Show. Fran Drescher was in The Nanny.
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    millerem99

    [10]Sep 16, 2008
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    Wheelrchair, perhaps you didn't read the context of what I was replying to in that someone who gets his or her own show is not necessarily an indication of the greatness of the character. The Nanny was a parallel example to Gomer Pyle.
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    chriseternal

    [11]Oct 1, 2008
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    Gomer, silly
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    bhaverty

    [12]Oct 23, 2008
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    Goobs, of course. C'mon, who would you rather go have a beer with?
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    snake63

    [13]Oct 27, 2009
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    It has to be Gomer. Jim Nabors blew everybody when he sang.
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    vidking

    [14]Apr 15, 2010
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    hey didnot he contine to play the charcter "goober" on HeeHaw after "TAGS" was canceled?



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    archangelwho

    [15]Jul 4, 2012
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    At first I did not like Goober but as he grew he became more lileable. I also started likeing Gomer more as he grew once he left Mayberry. I just wonder if they would have allowed Gomer to grow as much if he had stay. There is a post talking about how much Andy changed over the years and he did change a lot but nothing compare to the change Goober made.

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