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FDP Forum / Moe's Tavern (_8^(I) / Gomer Pyle - R.I.P.

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Nov 30th, 2017 11:33 AM   Edit   Profile  

They're dropping like flies this year.



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Enjoy Every Popsicle
Nov 30th, 2017 11:35 AM   Edit   Profile  

Well golly Sgt. Carter!


Philly, B-3 Capital

don't dream it, be it
Nov 30th, 2017 11:43 AM   Edit   Profile  

why Pyle?? why??

love Vince Carter

btw Nabors was a good singer, rip

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Bogue Falaya River

is STILL dark and cold.
Nov 30th, 2017 12:00 PM   Edit   Profile  

Just recently one of the channels ran an old Andy Griffith episode in which the Mayberry town choir was about to put on a concert. Barney was to sing a solo, but the choir director wasn't really satisfied with Barney's singing. The director overheard the goofball mechanic Gomer Pyle singing the same song in a rich, operatic baritone with a nice, even vibrato, and got Gomer into the choir.

The first time I saw that episode, back in the early 60s, I thought Jim Nabors was lip-synching to someone else's voice. It was a year or two later that I learned that Jim Nabors could actually sing like that.

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So. Cal. USA

Nov 30th, 2017 12:05 PM   Edit   Profile  

RIP Jim......"Back Home In Indiana", I listened to him sing this before the Indy 500 for decades.

He played a total goof but was actually a very smart man with many talents.

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El Californio

Nov 30th, 2017 12:10 PM   Edit   Profile  

This news came as a surprise surprise surprise.

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Edmond, OK

Nov 30th, 2017 12:25 PM   Edit   Profile  

Shazaam! That was quick!

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Mass., Amerika

CO2 ... is there anything it can't do?
Nov 30th, 2017 12:28 PM   Edit   Profile  


RIP Gomer.


U.S. - Virginia

Nov 30th, 2017 12:51 PM   Edit   Profile  

Ahhh geez. Rest in peach, Jim. I love the Andy Griffith show and now I think Betty Lynn is the only one left alive along with Opie.


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Nov 30th, 2017 01:08 PM   Edit   Profile  

Wow...I thought he died years ago.

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North ON, Canada

Nov 30th, 2017 01:18 PM   Edit   Profile  

Quite a contrast between Gomer and Jim the singer. RIP

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Southern Calif

Nov 30th, 2017 02:52 PM   Edit   Profile  

Hmmmmm ........ Elvis was another Southern boy who could sing.

I wonder if he could have folded himself into the role of auto mechanic / philosopher, Gomer Pyle as neatly as did Jim Nabors?

Go ahead .... close your eyes and picture The King going, "Goll---ey!"


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Brenden, Baby P, Karley & untold others!
Nov 30th, 2017 03:41 PM   Edit   Profile  

He hated watching the opening of the show. Most of those guys went to Vietnam and were KIA.


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West Chester PA

Wait, what?
Dec 1st, 2017 06:40 AM   Edit   Profile  

"Quite a contrast between Gomer and Jim the singer."

I remember being **shocked** the first time I saw him sing on the TV. I was just a kid, and had enjoyed Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. RIP.

Impossible Dream

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Life makes a man tired.
Dec 1st, 2017 07:28 AM   Edit   Profile  

That was his act when Andy discovered him. He played this shrill hick with an amazing baritone singing voice.

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Too Near Atlanta GA

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Dec 1st, 2017 07:45 AM   Edit   Profile  

Nabors was actually one of the few to be named an honorary marine corporal by the USMC...true.


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