Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. title screen Jim Nabors said that it was difficult for him to watch the opening sequence of the show, because many of the Marines he is seen marching with were killed in Vietnam.
Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. was a 30 minute comedy series on CBS that also happened to be a "spinoff" of the "Andy Griffith Show (1960)". On that program Gomer Pyle was a gas station attendant in the town where Andy was the Sheriff. Then one day, Gomer decided to join the Marine Corps. Gomer Pyle was the nicest person you'd ever want to know but he was not too bright. His ineptitude caused him to get into lots of trouble but everything usually turned out all right in the long run.