Narrative clarification for everyone under 45:
‘Gomer Pyle, USMC’ was a spin-off of the Andy Griffith Show about the misadventures of a bumbling Marine private named Gomer. Gomer Pyle.
If you ever want to make sure I keep a secret, tell it to me in the form of a joke.
I guarantee I’ll forget it.
3 jokes. All I can remember. (Since they are kind of a triad, technically they could be considered a single unit.)
For some reason this little trio has stuck with me for decades. And I still laugh uproariously every time I tell them.
I can’t help it. They are so STINKING funny (You’ll see the humor of that line in just a minute)
Me. The Prude. Laughing till my sides hurt at toilet humor and keeping it as the shining and solitary jewel in my joke repertoire.
Please enjoy. I think these are a gas.
Q: What’s brown and sits in the woods?
A: Winnie’s pooh
Q: What’s brown and sits in the army barracks”
A: Gomer’s Pyle
(Aren’t you young’uns happy I identified that obsolete and obscure reference?)
Q: What’s brown and sits on a piano bench?
A: Beethoven’s Last Movement
Oh wait. You didn’t think they were THAT kind of dirty jokes. Did you?
Really? Really????? Too funny, Prude.
Robin, since these are my only jokes I just assume I’ve told them to everyone I know. Did I miss you? Or was I tactful enough not to share them over potato pancakes at Leystra’s?
My daughter came up with one more for you. What is brown and sits in the kitchen? A stool.
Now you know 4 jokes.
Please tell your daughter I love her. And that she just made me spit all over my laptop. If she made that joke up she has my love AND admiration.
She did make it up because she was sitting on a stool in the kitchen at the time. I’ll pass your comments on to her. Sorry about your laptop.
Sue, a mother and grandmother of boys can appreciate these.
And by the way, I am 35 and I knew what you were talking about when you mentioned Gomer Pyle.
It was funny, when I typed these up I suddenly thought, “I don’t know if Gomer Pyle is part of the national psyche any more.” Thank goodness for reruns. Keeping our history alive.
Thanks to DVD sets, my children will understand the importance of cultural icons like Gomer Pyle, Barney Fife, Hoss Cartwright, Colonel Klink, and the Barclay Brothers. (Can you place all of the references?)
I was going strong until I hit the Barclay Brothers…
Oh my goodness, these are classics! Love it! 😃
Ha! Thanks Rebeca! I’m just so impressed with myself that I still remember them.