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30 Nov 2017, 2:28 pm

Jim Nabors, better known as Gomar Pyle, has died at 87. Everyone I grew up watching on TV are passing away, it seems.


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30 Nov 2017, 2:41 pm

It's "Gomer".

So it looks and sounds like his brother "Goober" .

Yeah. Sad. Another part of our Boomer childhood goes.



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30 Nov 2017, 3:03 pm

Jim Nabors shared some of the rare pathos doled out to characters of The Andy Griffith Show, particularly when Gomer's recruitment to replace Don Knotts' Barney Fife's expected tenor solo in "The Song Festers" episode of Feb. 24 1964. I enjoy the few episodes showing the vulnerabilities of Gomer, Barney, Otis and Aunt Bee especially.


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30 Nov 2017, 4:29 pm

Well shucks. :cry:


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30 Nov 2017, 5:43 pm

This arrangement is just a wee bit over-produced, but the man had operatic quality pipes. In light of his eventual coming out (and marriage), the second verse is especially poignant.


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30 Nov 2017, 9:33 pm

I remember that episode where he first sang, and it caused me to drop my jaw in surprise that such a glorious and powerful voice came from him.



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30 Nov 2017, 9:34 pm

pray for the mate he left behind. it seems heaven's eternal repertory company just keeps getting more immense.



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30 Nov 2017, 9:52 pm

^^ no question, he's there.


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30 Nov 2017, 11:10 pm

That's very sad news. He played two very funny characters.


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01 Dec 2017, 4:20 am

Two?

He played the same one character in two or more shows. He played Gomer Pyle (the young civilian guy, and brother of Goober Pyle, in Mayberry NC) in "the Andy Griffith Show", and then he played the same character in the spinoff "Gomer Pyle Show" as that guy after he left home to join the Marines.



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01 Dec 2017, 4:43 pm

auntblabby wrote:
I remember that episode where he first sang, and it caused me to drop my jaw in surprise that such a glorious and powerful voice came from him.


He definitely had one of the best male voices I've ever heard.



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01 Dec 2017, 5:08 pm

I thought he had died a long time ago. Mainly because of that Simpson's episode in the 1990's where Mr. Burns orders Smithers to "begin the thawing of Jim Nabors".

The only reason I remember him is because he was once a guest on The Muppet Show.



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01 Dec 2017, 5:29 pm

Goooo-leeeeee!! !! !!

He was really a religious guy----but a nice guy.

I hope he's happy Up There.



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01 Dec 2017, 6:02 pm

kraftiekortie wrote:
Goooo-leeeeee!! ! ! ! !

He was really a religious guy----but a nice guy.

I hope he's happy Up There.


I'm sure he is, despite the fact that the fundies and holy rollers probably don't think he is, all because of who his biology and genes caused him to love.


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01 Dec 2017, 7:30 pm

I had no idea he was that old.



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01 Dec 2017, 8:15 pm

auntblabby wrote:
I had no idea he was that old.


Oh, yeah. I remember watching his show when I was a kid, so he was no spring chicken.


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