Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series - march release

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Coincidentally, we can look for him on CBS this Sunday night for the "Carol Burnett Show 50th Anniversary" Special...
Are you meaning that in the sense of him having appeared in that special's taping before he passed on, or that he will be in the clips that will be shown in that special?
 

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Ben, I expect that we will see some of Jim Nabors in those great old Carol Burnett Show skits...and I hope he was able to contribute on camera more recently with Carol, Vicky, Lyle and Tim in reminiscing in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the show's premiere...really hope so...we will see if they were able to do that for the new special on Sunday night...here's hoping...
 

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Can someone here please clarify - Does the complete series DVD release have Gomer singing "This Train is a Going Home Train" from season 3 episode 22 "To Re-enlist or not to Re-enilst"? I saw the episode a week ago on METV and the song WAS there, so somewhere it is out there. I really would like to get a copy of it, or even just watch it on YouTube.
 

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Can someone here please clarify - Does the complete series DVD release have Gomer singing "This Train is a Going Home Train" from season 3 episode 22 "To Re-enlist or not to Re-enilst"? I saw the episode a week ago on METV and the song WAS there, so somewhere it is out there. I really would like to get a copy of it, or even just watch it on YouTube.
I answered in the thread you started.
I checked the DVD of the episode in question. It appears to be cut. Gomer holds a guitar in the barracks, but is never shown singing. The episode time is also short by a minute and a half.
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Use the following information which I tracked down, as a double-check on your findings:
Does anyone have a video of the Re-enlist episode where Gomer is shown singing "Going Home Train?" I saw it aired on MeTV a couple months back, complete with the song. Thanks!
 

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I know that it's been a very long time since I've posted any GP:USMC episode running time posts! We're in the midst of some major life changes, with a looming massive move in our near future. I will try and resume posting these, if not now, then hopefully once we've settled in our new place later this August!

CHEERS! :)
 

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I just posted the actual video of Gomer singing "This Train is a Going Home Train"
 

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I managed to watch the end credits theme for "Gomer the Peacemaker" (season 2, episode 14) tonight on Me-TV, and the whole end credits theme was NOT butchered at all! The rendition of the theme tune heard during the short portion of the end title before the last commercial break, and the full version of the end title theme song heard under the longer portion of the end titles are both fully intact!

~Ben
 

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Sadly, Forrest Compton, who played the stern but fair Battalion Commander Lieutenant Colonel Edward Gray on GOMER PYLE, USMC, is yet another representative from the world of entertainment who has fallen victim to the COVID-19 pandemic, having died at the age of 94. :(

Forrest Compton (As Lt. Col. Edward Gray), and Frank Sutton (As Sgt. Vince Carter) on his right. The name of the suited gentleman sadly escapes me, at the moment!:

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Apart from Wikipedia, this is the only other source of Forrest Compton's passing that I've seen, so far:
https://shelterislandreporter.times...-announces-the-first-deaths-from-coronavirus/

As posted in Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forrest_Compton

STAY SAFE EVERYONE!!!!
 
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I Seem to remember Opie Joins the Marines being in Season 2 of Gomer Pyle. which would have been season 6 of TAGS where the Taylors in Hollywood happens. And I remember Gomer bringing Andy to the Duty Hut. I remember Andy asking Opie if hes ready to come home. I also remember Carter telling Andy that spanking Opie would not be the best way to handle him running away as Carter's father had done to him at Opie's age when Carter ran away. There also seems to be No mention of Opie having run away on any subsequent TAGS episodes. Nor do I remember any mention of Goober or Aunt Bee ever visiting Gomer at the base. Am I missing something ? I dont know if anything is ever mentioned in Season 2 or 3 of Mayberry RFD that explains seeing Gomer. His Exit from the Marines is never explained on screen. It is implied in Return to Mayberry. Gomer appears with Goober as now owning the Garage
 
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Sadly, Forrest Compton, who played the stern but fair Battalion Commander Lieutenant Colonel Edward Gray on GOMER PYLE, USMC, is yet another representative from the world of entertainment who has fallen victim to the COVID-19 pandemic, having died at the age of 94. :(
At least Forrest was of advanced age when the COVID-19 felled him; a lot of others have not been so lucky.
 

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My favorite Episode is Gomer the Welsh Rarebit Fiend from Season 3 . I had some Welsh Rarebit recently. Im sure Sutton, Nabors and Schell all had a blast with that episode

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speaking of welsh Rarebit

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