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The Andy Griffith Show

Andy Griffith

Sheriff Andy Taylor

Though his original intention was to become a preacher, Andy Griffith switched over to acting in the 1940s. He became a well-known in the mid-'50s when he released a comedy record called What It Was- Was Football in which he described the game from the point of view of someone who had never heard of it. Griffith played a cynical southerner in the feature film A Face in the Crowd, where he added a smarter edge to his image. His naive southern character was revived a couple of years later for his role in the classic No Time for Sergeants, which seems to have served as the inspiration for the character, Gomer Pyle. The Andy Griffith Show kept Andy busy for most of the '60s. Following the series, he appeared in a long list of TV movies in the '70s and '80s. In 1983 Griffith fell ill with Guillain-Barre Syndrome, an affliction of the nervous system that kept him from working for a few years. In 1986, fully recovered, Griffith took on his second-most-famous role, southern lawyer Ben Matlock. Matlock ran as a series and then a string of TV movies throughout the '90s.

Character Bio

Mayberry's sheriff Andy Taylor is the town's moral compass. He always attempts to maintain his cool while dealing with the antics of his Deputy Barney Fife and the other characters in town. The widowed father of Opie became subtler over the years, wiser and more introspective. Of course he continued to throw out great barbs and zingers, but he became sager and provided a stable anchor for the wacky and colorful members of his community. A contented bachelor, Andy dates from time to time, and ultimately marries schoolteacher Helen Crump.

The Andy Griffith Show TV Schedule

Tuesday
July 29
6:22pm
Andy On Trial
A simple speeding ticket so enrages an out-of-town newspaper publisher, he sends an undercover reporter to Mayberry to dig up dirt on Sheriff Taylor.
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7:00pm
Cousin Virgil
Barney's clumsy young cousin stops by for a visit and manages to wreak havoc at the courthouse.
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7:30pm
Deputy Otis
Otis is allowed to pose as one of Andy's deputies in order to convince his visiting brother that he is not the black sheep his family was certain he would become.
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8:00pm
Mr. McBeevee
Andy and Barney believe Opie is letting his imagination get the best of him when the boy describes a new friend who jingles when he walks and has 12 extra hands.
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8:30pm
Andy's Rich Girlfriend
Upon discovering that Peggy comes from a wealthy family, Andy begins to worry that he is too unsophisticated for her.
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Wednesday
July 30
9:00am
Andy And The New Mayor
Andy butts heads with the town's strict new mayor (Parley Baer).
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9:30am
Andy And Opie -- Bachelors
Peggy looks after Andy and Opie while Aunt Bee is away, but Floyds teasing causes Andy to wonder if marriage is on her mind.
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6:00pm
Barney Mends A Broken Heart
Barney, believing that Andy has split up with Peggy, begins a find-a-girl-for-Andy movement.
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6:30pm
Lawman Barney
Barney is intimidated by a pair of ordinance-breaking produce farmers.
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7:00pm
The Mayberry Band
Andy schemes to get the ragtag Mayberry Band into a Raleigh band festival.
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7:30pm
Floyd The Gay Deceiver
Lonely Hearts Correspondence Club member Floyd Lawson is about to meet his wealthy widowed pen pal. The trouble is Floyd has misrepresented himself as a millionaire.
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8:00pm
Opie's Rival
Opie senses a change in his relationship with his father when Andy begins dating Peggy MacMillan.
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8:30pm
Convicts-At-Large
Barney and Floyd become the unwitting (and hilarious) victims of three female escapees.
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Thursday
July 31
9:00am
The Bed Jacket
Aunt Bee hints that a frilly bed jacket would be a wonderful gift for her upcoming birthday. Is Andy listening?
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9:30am
The Bank Job
Barney is nervous after he tickets the governor's chauffeur for illegal parking. Could his job be in jeopardy?
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6:22pm
One-Punch Opie
A harried Charlotte businessman finds himself stranded in Mayberry.
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7:00pm
High Noon In Mayberry
A man Andy once shot and sent to prison decides to pay him a visit to set the record straight. Barney is very concerned.
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7:36pm
The Loaded Goat
Farmer Cy Hudgins' goat Jimmy may have consumed a large quantity of dynamite.
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8:12pm
Class Reunion
Andy and Barney orchestrate and attend a very memorable class reunion. Look For: Andy and Barney singing 'Mayberry Union High.'
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