I last watched the show when I was 12. I hated the show Gomer Pyle and hated the episodes Pyle was in on Andy Griffin Show which I stopped watching at around the same time.
I always felt as a child.that he was mocking the learning disabled. I know nkw my interpretation was wrong.
My grandmother in the 70s bought an album of his. Hard to believe if you just watched him as Gomer but he had a really fantastic voice.
So in two weeks we lost two actor/singers David Cassidy and Jim Nabors.