Gomer Pyle the simple-minded gas station attendant and later auto mechanic in the American TV sitcom The Andy Griffith Show, was played for 23 episodes by Jim Nabors in 1962-1964. After two years of portraying Gomer, Nabors continued the character in his own starring vehicle, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., which ran until 1969.
Gomer Pyle was a sweet but not too smart Marine from Mayberry, North Carolina who was stationed at Camp Henderson near Los Angeles, California. Gomer's innocence, naivete and low-key demeanor often got him into trouble, most frequently at the hands of his loud-mouthed superior, Sgt. Carter. Duke, Frankie, Lester and Larry were some of Gomer's pals and fellow enlisted men at Camp Henderson, and Lou Anne Poovie was his sometimes girlfriend who worked as a singer at the Blue Bird Cafe, where Gomer and the boys often hung out.