TV Series | | Comedy, War
The misadventures of a bumbling U.S. Marine named Gomer Pyle.
The show ended after five seasons, despite good ratings, because Jim Nabors announced he wanted to do a musical-variety show, which became The Jim Nabors Hour (1969), running from 1969-1971. The producers considered continuing this show, using the remaining regular cast (much as The Andy Griffith Show (1960) became Mayberry R.F.D. (1968) after Griffith left), but when Frank Sutton and Ronnie Schell announced that they were joining Nabors on his new show, the plans were dropped.
Sgt. Carter is listed as having won the WWII Victory Medal. Yet in the show it is stated that he has been a marine for 14 or 16 years. Since the show started in 1964, he would have joined the marines sometime after 1948, too late for the WWII medal.
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