Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.

Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. (1964)

24 mistakes

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Sergeant Carter Dates a Pyle - S2-E20

Factual error: U.S. marine utility uniforms have the Marine Corp Emblem and USMC printed in black ink on the left shirt pocket. Private Duke Slater's uniform does not have it printed on his left pocket. His uniform also doesn't have the proper pocket flaps. (00:07:00)


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Suggested correction: The EGA's were stenciled iron-on's from a company called Ken Nolan. Their use was optional.

When were they optional? They weren't the first 5 years I was in prior to changing to name tapes in the early 90's.

They were optional when I was in from 1967 to 1970.

Nope. Marine order c-52178 states they must be marked.

PFC Gomer Pyle - S2-E1

Factual error: Sgt. Carter is wearing a plain belt buckle with his dress blues uniform. Since Sgt. Carter is Gunnery Sgt, he is a staff NCO so his buckle should have the USMC emblem on the buckle. (00:24:00)

Sergeant Carter Dates a Pyle - S2-E20

Other mistake: Private Duke Slater's utility uniform shirt is different from the other Marines. Duke's uniform has square pocket flaps with the button exposed, an exposed button front shirt and the sleeves do not have button cuffs. The other Marines' uniforms have tapered pocket flaps with a hidden button, a hidden button front shirt and the sleeves have button cuffs. (00:05:00 - 00:06:00)


My Buddy, the War Hero - S1-E25

Factual error: Gunnery Sgt Jim Mason "Jimbo" only has rifle marksmanship badge and no pistol marksmanship badge on his uniform. As a Marine senior non-commissioned officer he should have both on his uniform like Gunnery Sgt. Carter. (00:21:00)


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Suggested correction: In the Marine Corps, a Gunnery Sgt. may be referred to as Sgt, Gunnery Sgt, or Gunny. All Sgt's. are just that, Sgt's. Thus, a Staff Sgt, Gunnery Sgt, Master Sgt, Sgt. Major etc, may all be called Sgt's. Though Master Sgt's and Sgt. Majors are often referred to as "Top" and Sgt. Major.

Well, while it is technically correct that an E-5 - E-9 are all types of sergeant, and MIGHT be referred to as Sergeant, it would be really disrespectful to call a GySgt "Sergeant" all the time.

A Date for the Colonel's Daughter - S1-E10

Other mistake: The Colonel has his officer insignia on his shirt collar with a tie during the day while at the office. Later at home, he is in full uniform with tie and jacket, and he doesn't have his officer insignia on his shirt collar. (00:01:00 - 00:11:00)

Gomer and the Dragon Lady - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: Sgt. Carter and two buddies are drinking beer in mugs. The "Dragon Lady" flips a man - he hits the table and knocks over a beer bottle and a beer mug on to the floor. When Sgt. Carter and his buddies go back to sit at the table all three beer bottles and mugs with beer are back on the table. (00:06:00 - 00:07:00)


Where There's a Will - S3-E26

Other mistake: Gomer volunteers for a 7 day parachute training. The training is held at a base at Sand Point, which is was an actual base outside of Seattle, WA. Gomer's original base is Camp Henderson, which is suppose to be in Southern California. At last minute, Sgt. Carter drives twice in a jeep to visit Gomer at Sand Point. The drive would have been at least 1300 miles one way. There is no possible way Sgt. Carter could have made the trip twice. (00:14:00)


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Gomer and the Queen of Burlesque - S4-E21

Continuity mistake: Gomer is on a date - they come out of the movie theater and it's dark. Back at the base after his date Gomer runs into Sgt. Hacker, and it's daylight and the sun is shining. After their brief conversation Gomer tells Sgt. Hacker good night. (00:07:00 - 00:08:00)


My Buddy, the War Hero - S1-E25

Continuity mistake: Jimbo, Sgt. Carter's buddy breaks a chair in two with a Karate chop. Jumbo prepares to chop the chair with his right hand. When the chair is shown being chopped it is done with the left hand. (00:08:00)


Alice Whipple: Harry, how long are we going to be here?
Harry Whipple: As long as it takes.
Alice Whipple: Well, I've got to get to the beauty parlor.
Harry Whipple: You're telling me.

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Trivia: The series stayed in the ratings top ten for all five seasons.


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Answer: There's no indication they were meeting for the first time, in fact they seem to know each other as Sgt. Carter addresses Andy only as "Sheriff". Gomer Pyle just says his two favorite people are "meeting face to face", and obviously in the pilot episode Sgt. Carter wasn't one of Pyle's favorite people yet.


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