My brother recently enlisted and I'm afraid he's going to turn into a gay baritone...
Do you think Gomer Pyle accurately depicted the US Marine Corps?
|by Wink Martindale||reply 51||Last Sunday at 11:28 AM|
Yes. Your brother will begin to speak in a corn pone accent and then burst into a song with his opera voice.
|by Wink Martindale||reply 1||03/03/2020|
Has your brother picked a stage name for Active Duty yet?
|by Wink Martindale||reply 2||03/03/2020|
Yes, it is completely accurate. 100%!!
|by Wink Martindale||reply 3||03/03/2020|
r2 Some of those Active Duty guys are hot but their fucking is so mechanical and boring
|by Wink Martindale||reply 4||03/03/2020|
R2 He's looking into adopting the name Private Parts for now. Hopefully, he'll make rank and change it to Corporal Punishment.
R4 Interesting. Maybe you need to widen your dating pool beyond the Bachelor Officers Quarters. I've heard the guys in the motor pool are outstanding.
|by Wink Martindale||reply 5||03/03/2020|
OP - Indiana boy Gomer now lives like a king in Hawaii. Your brother should be so lucky after his hitch.
|by Wink Martindale||reply 6||03/03/2020|
Anybody know if Gomer/Nabors was ever invited to any USMC events? Or did they just ignore him? He couldn't have helped their recruiting effort very much....
|by Wink Martindale||reply 7||03/08/2020|
I think that Sgt Carter is the gay one on that show
|by Wink Martindale||reply 8||03/08/2020|
R8 I can only imagine -- no, no, I WANT to imagine -- what went on between Gomer and Sgt Carter off camera. Gollly!
|by Wink Martindale||reply 9||03/08/2020|
R8 I don't think there was a gay "one" on that show.
|by Wink Martindale||reply 10||03/08/2020|
Corporal Boyle (the late Roy Stuart) was gay irl. His longtime partner was French.
Oddly enough, I always thought Raven-Simone looked like Roy Stuart. And Eileen Davidson.
|by Wink Martindale||reply 11||03/08/2020|
Who knew it was such a gay show at the time? I remember watching it and Sgt Carter made me ping but that was it. Wow! What a fuck fest that set must have been.
|by Wink Martindale||reply 12||03/08/2020|
No, even as a kid when the show was on, I was perplexed as to why he was not in Vietnam.
|by Wink Martindale||reply 13||03/08/2020|
R13 Great point! Why weren't these goofs in Vietnam? And they never wore dress blues if I remember correctly. The Marine Corps must have been involved somehow. Did they demand that the cast never wear dress blues? Or any 'official' uniform? If the USMC wasn't involved, how the fuck did this show get on the air especially during the Vietnam War? Now I have to find out who the USMC commandant was when this show was on TV.
|by Wink Martindale||reply 14||03/08/2020|
It's cringeworthy now, esp. since we know Jim Nabors was gay. Sgt. Carter seems like the worst of bullies. No wonder gays were barred from the military for years!
|by Wink Martindale||reply 15||03/08/2020|
Everyone from Mayberry seemed to make an appearance at that Marine base....Andy Taylor, Opie,Aunt Bee, Goober, etc.
Gomer had a lot of catchphrases....Gollllllly, Shazam! and of course Surprise, Surprise, Surprise!
Favorite moment: no-talent Lou Ann Poovie singing her off-key "That Old Black Magic".
Wonder why they dumped Cpl. Boyle in the last season for Ronnie Schell's character?
|by Wink Martindale||reply 16||03/08/2020|
[quote] Everyone from Mayberry seemed to make an appearance at that Marine base....Andy Taylor, Opie,Aunt Bee, Goober, etc.
Aunt Bee was that Marine base's favorite whore. She satisfied every serving man inn uniform there, including Gomer and Sgt. Carter.
|by Wink Martindale||reply 17||03/08/2020|
"in," not "inn"
|by Wink Martindale||reply 18||03/08/2020|
Right, R16? And it was a terrible choice, because impish PFC Slater was adorable, but Corporal Slater was a limp, gluten-free noodle.
I loved Corporal Boyle, and in my mind he left because he secretly went to to officer training school at night, and got promoted to 1st Lieutenant. Sgt. Carter's ego never could have survived that.
|by Wink Martindale||reply 19||03/08/2020|
Ronnie Schell had been on the show early on, leaving for a short-lived sitcom. They brought him back with a backstory that led to him being a corporal.
|by Wink Martindale||reply 20||Last Thursday at 6:51 PM|
[quote] I always thought Raven-Simone looked like Roy Stuart. And Eileen Davidson.
Only on DL could that sentence have been written.
|by Wink Martindale||reply 21||Last Thursday at 6:59 PM|
R7 Yes! Gomer was "adopted" by the Marine Corps, and frequently did fund-raisers and personal appearances at bases all over the world. Seemed like a great guy.
|by Wink Martindale||reply 22||Last Thursday at 7:00 PM|
[quote]OP - Indiana boy Gomer now lives like a king in Hawaii. Your brother should be so lucky after his hitch.
Gomer is no longer living anywhere. Jim Nabors died three years ago.
|by Wink Martindale||reply 23||Last Thursday at 7:02 PM|
Jim Nabors does not live like a king in Hawaii. He does not live anywhere.
Not everyone who joined the military or was drafted during the Vietnam war was sent there.
|by Wink Martindale||reply 24||Last Thursday at 7:02 PM|
Ask Scotty Bowers about the USMC and Jim Nabors. He must have had something to say.
|by Wink Martindale||reply 25||Last Thursday at 7:04 PM|
Like Jim Nabors, Scotty is no longer capable of saying anything.
|by Wink Martindale||reply 26||Last Thursday at 7:05 PM|
My granny is dead too. 😢
|by Wink Martindale||reply 27||Last Thursday at 7:07 PM|
Gomer Pyle was accurate at depicting the homoerotic aspects of the Marine Corps, but it strained credibility in other areas.
|by Wink Martindale||reply 28||Last Thursday at 7:09 PM|
Nabors was from Alabama, not the Hoosier State. For once, the Hoosiers were spared some native stupidity.
|by Wink Martindale||reply 29||Last Thursday at 7:16 PM|
An Officer and a Gentleman was more accurate, like a documentary. Your bro's gonna love it!
|by Wink Martindale||reply 30||Last Thursday at 7:18 PM|
Barney accurately portrayed cops.
|by Wink Martindale||reply 31||Last Thursday at 7:18 PM|
[quote] Barney accurately portrayed cops.
|by Wink Martindale||reply 32||Last Thursday at 7:21 PM|
Rock and roll baby.
|by Wink Martindale||reply 33||Last Thursday at 7:22 PM|
Well Golly OP!!!
Mike and I will pray that never happens but if it does, Mike will get down on his knees and pray away the gay.
|by Wink Martindale||reply 34||Last Thursday at 7:25 PM|
Gomer had a woman. Remember sexy Mary Grace?
|by Wink Martindale||reply 35||Last Thursday at 7:28 PM|
Right you are R35.
Mary Grace was considered the fourth Gabor sister when she got her glam on.
|by Wink Martindale||reply 36||Last Thursday at 7:37 PM|
Gomer and Mary Grace bearded for each other.
|by Wink Martindale||reply 37||Last Friday at 9:08 AM|
What's a beard?
|by Wink Martindale||reply 38||Last Friday at 10:10 PM|
They were a Stunning couple.
|by Wink Martindale||reply 39||Last Friday at 10:15 PM|
[quote]Do you think Gomer Pyle accurately depicted the US Marine Corps?
Yes, and Hogan's Heroes accurately depicted the Nazi camps.
|by Wink Martindale||reply 40||Last Saturday at 5:45 AM|
Um no, but the show is mindless entertainment.
|by Wink Martindale||reply 41||Last Saturday at 6:02 AM|
R16.... Don’t forget “Citizen’s Arrest Citizen’s Arrest”.
|by Wink Martindale||reply 42||Last Saturday at 6:10 AM|
OP, it was a documentary depicting Marine life of that era. No doubt a documentary today would evidence a very different existence.
|by Wink Martindale||reply 43||Last Saturday at 6:11 AM|
Ronnie Schell surprisingly had quite a nice butt.
|by Wink Martindale||reply 44||Last Saturday at 10:58 AM|
^^ That's Ted Bessell's butt. He was the gay boyfriend of Marlo Thomas on That Girl.
|by Wink Martindale||reply 45||Last Saturday at 11:27 AM|
R45 - I stand corrected!
|by Wink Martindale||reply 46||Last Saturday at 11:59 AM|
What's wrong with being a gay baritone?
|by Wink Martindale||reply 47||Last Saturday at 3:08 PM|
Wow, first Connie Stevens, now Jim Nabors. I wonder who the third will be.
|by Wink Martindale||reply 48||Last Saturday at 3:12 PM|
R44 R45 Who knew Ted Bessell had such a beautiful ass!
|by Wink Martindale||reply 49||Last Sunday at 7:32 AM|
I did. He always wore very tight pants in That Girl, where you could sometimes see the outline of his underwear.
|by Wink Martindale||reply 50||Last Sunday at 10:16 AM|
R47 Nothing, they all are.
Ronnie Schell is sitting behind Jim Nabors in that photo.
|by Wink Martindale||reply 51||Last Sunday at 11:28 AM|