The BEST Episodes of Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 17, 2020

Network: CBS

Gomer Pyle was a sweet but not too smart Marine from Mayberry, North Carolina who was stationed at Camp Henderson near Los Angeles, California. Gomer's innocence, naivete and low-key demeanor often got him into trouble, most frequently at the hands of his loud-mouthed superior, Sgt. Carter. Duke, Frankie, Lester and Larry were some of Gomer's pals and fellow enlisted men at Camp Henderson.

Car for Sale

#1 - Car for Sale

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 27, 1968

Hacker plans to get even when Carter sells his car to Gomer instead of to him.

star 7.98
47 votes
Directors: John Rich
Writers: Harvey Bullock, Ray Allen
Crazy Legs Gomer

#2 - Crazy Legs Gomer

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 21, 1966

Carter plans to use Gomer to win the inter-squad competition.

star 7.93
14 votes
Directors: Coby Ruskin
Writers: Harvey Bullock, R.S. Allen
Gomer and the Queen of Burlesque

#3 - Gomer and the Queen of Burlesque

Season 4 - Episode 21 - Aired Feb 2, 1968

Sgt. Carter gets Gomer a date with an exotic dancer.

star 7.92
13 votes
Directors: Coby Ruskin
Writers: Barry E. Blitzer, Ray Brenner
The Price of Tomatoes

#4 - The Price of Tomatoes

Season 4 - Episode 25 - Aired Mar 1, 1968

Gomer befriends a couple who claim Camp Henderson is on their land.

star 7.91
11 votes
Directors: Coby Ruskin
Writers: Myles Wilder, William Raynor
Come Blow Your Top

#5 - Come Blow Your Top

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 29, 1968

Sgt. Hacker bets Carter that he can't go 24 hours without losing his temper, and then enlists Gomer's aid to win his bet.

star 7.88
17 votes
Directors: John Rich
Writers: Jack Elinson, Norman Paul
Gomer Minds His Sergeant's Car

#6 - Gomer Minds His Sergeant's Car

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 10, 1965

Gomer takes care of Carter's car -- which gets stolen and wrecked.

star 7.87
15 votes
Directors: Peter Baldwin
Writers: Art Baer, Ben Joelson
Gomer Untrains a Dog

#7 - Gomer Untrains a Dog

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 15, 1965

Gomer's chosen as companion of a new sentry dog -- and turns the guard dog into a pet.

star 7.86
21 votes
Directors: Coby Ruskin
Writers: Jack Elinson
The Prize Boat

#8 - The Prize Boat

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 24, 1967

Gomer wins a boat in a jingle contest, but it's Carter navigating iinto taxes, license fees, and other expenses.

star 7.86
14 votes
Writers: Harvey Bullock, R.S. Allen
Sue the Pants Off 'Em

#9 - Sue the Pants Off 'Em

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired Feb 1, 1967

Two shyster lawyers try to get Gomer and Carter to file a false damage suit after a near miss from an automobile.

star 7.85
13 votes
Directors: Coby Ruskin
Writers: Barry E. Blitzer, Ray Brenner
The Great Talent Hunt

#10 - The Great Talent Hunt

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 13, 1967

Gomer represents his platoon in a talent contest.

star 7.82
17 votes
Directors: Coby Ruskin
Writers: Barry E. Blitzer, Ray Brenner
Goodbye, Dolly

#11 - Goodbye, Dolly

Season 4 - Episode 24 - Aired Feb 23, 1968

Gomer saves an old horse from the glue factory and tries to hide her at the base.

star 7.82
11 votes
Directors: Coby Ruskin
Writers: Barry E. Blitzer, Ray Brenner
Wild Bull From Pampas

#12 - Wild Bull From Pampas

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired Dec 15, 1967

A Latin American military man plots the overthrow of Sgt. Carter.

star 7.79
14 votes
Directors: Peter Baldwin
Writers: Ronny Pearlman
Gomer Goes Home

#13 - Gomer Goes Home

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired Jan 5, 1968

Gomer goes home to Mayberry and becomes involved in the search for a bank robber.

star 7.79
14 votes
Directors: Coby Ruskin
Writers: Rick Mittleman
A Date for the Colonel's Daughter

#14 - A Date for the Colonel's Daughter

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 27, 1964

Gomer escorts the Colonel's daughter to the enlisted men's dance.

star 7.77
57 votes
Directors: Coby Ruskin
Writers: Bob Ross
Gomer, the Welsh Rarebit Fiend

#15 - Gomer, the Welsh Rarebit Fiend

Season 3 - Episode 24 - Aired Mar 1, 1967

Gomer's love for Welsh rarebit causes him to sleepwalk -- and to tell off Carter.

star 7.77
13 votes
Directors: Coby Ruskin
Writers: Rick Mittleman
The Show Must Go On

#16 - The Show Must Go On

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 3, 1967

Gomer has stage fright and loses his voice just before a Washington show.

star 7.77
13 votes
Directors: Coby Ruskin
Writers: Norman Paul
A Visit from Aunt Bee

#17 - A Visit from Aunt Bee

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 8, 1967

Aunt Bee objects to Carter's attitude toward Gomer.

star 7.74
19 votes
Directors: Coby Ruskin
Writers: Bill Idelson, Sam Bobrick
Gomer Pyle, POW

#18 - Gomer Pyle, POW

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Dec 24, 1965

On maneuvers, Carter gives Gomer false information---hoping he'll be captured by the enemy camp.

star 7.73
15 votes
Directors: Coby Ruskin
Writers: Carl Kleinschmitt, Dale McRaven
To Re-enlist or Not to Re-enlist

#19 - To Re-enlist or Not to Re-enlist

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired Feb 15, 1967

Sgt. Carter attempts to keep Gomer from re-enlisting.

star 7.73
11 votes
Directors: Coby Ruskin
Writers: Rick Mittleman
The Borrowed Car

#20 - The Borrowed Car

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 2, 1966

Gomer is arrested after wrecking Sgt. Carter's car.

star 7.72
18 votes
Directors: Coby Ruskin
Writers: Harvey Bullock, R.S. Allen
A Visit From Cousin Goober

#21 - A Visit From Cousin Goober

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 26, 1965

Goober pays Gomer a surprise visit.

star 7.71
17 votes
Directors: Peter Baldwin
Writers: Bill Idelson, Sam Bobrick
Desk Job for a Sergeant

#22 - Desk Job for a Sergeant

Season 2 - Episode 29 - Aired Apr 8, 1966

Carter decides to resign when he feels his platoon can get along without him.

star 7.69
13 votes
Directors: Peter Baldwin
Writers: Harvey Bullock
Opie Joins the Marines

#23 - Opie Joins the Marines

Season 2 - Episode 26 - Aired Mar 18, 1966

Opie runs away from Mayberry to join Gomer in the Marines.

star 7.68
19 votes
Directors: Coby Ruskin
Writers: Aaron Ruben
Go Blow Your Horn

#24 - Go Blow Your Horn

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired Jan 18, 1967

Carter tries to transfer Gomer to the Marine band.

star 7.67
15 votes
Directors: Coby Ruskin
Writers: Barry E. Blitzer, Ray Brenner
To Watch a Thief

#25 - To Watch a Thief

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 17, 1967

Gomer thinks Carter stole a watch from the base PX.

star 7.67
15 votes
Directors: John Rich
Writers: Rick Mittleman