Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.
The Gomer Pyle series was a spinoff from The Andy Griffith Show. Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., premiered on CBS on September 25, 1964 and exited September 19, 1969 after completing 150 episodes.
Gomer Pyle started on The Andy Griffith Show during the third season as the dimwitted mechanic. His ignorance but honesty really was annoyance to Andy and Deputy Barney Fife. After the first season, Jim Nabors (Gomer) was offered a series of his own. The spinoff began as an episode on The Andy Griffith Show where Gomer enlists into the Marines.
Private Pyle is stationed at Camp Henderson, California assigned to tough as nails Sergeant Carter's platoon. Sergeant Carter played by Frank Sutton can handle anything except Private Pyle's back woods naivete and slow learning ability. This combination made this show hit.
Private Gomer Pyle: Jim Nabors
Sgt. Vince Carter: Frank Sutton
Duke Slater: Ronnie Schell
Pvt. Frankie Lombardi: Ted Bessell
Bunny, Carter's girlfriend: Barbara Stuart
Sgt. Charles Hacker: Allan Melvin
Lou Anne Poovie: Elizabeth MacRae
Corporal Charles Boyle: Roy Stuart
Colonel Edward Gray: Forrest Compton
Pvt. Lester Hummel: William Christopher
Cpl. Nick Cuccinello: Tommy Leonetti
Larry: Larry Hovis
Anderson: Craig Huebing