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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

Thursday
June 30
9:00am
A Black Day for Mayberry
A truck carrying gold is scheduled to travel through Mayberry while en route to Fort Knox.
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9:30am
Opie's Ill-Gotten Gain
Opie is rewarded with a new bike after receiving straight As.
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10:00am
Up in Barney's Room
Barney's dear friend and landlord Mrs. Mendelbright kicks him out of his room after being taken in by an elderly con man.
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10:30am
A Date for Gomer
Girl-shy Gomer Pyle is asked to escort Thelma Lou's homely cousin, to the Chamber of Commerce dance. Guest Star: Mary Grace Canfield
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11:00am
Citizens Arrest
A war between Barney and Gomer erupts after Barney arrests Gomer for making an illegal U-turn.
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11:30am
Opie and His Merry Men
Opie and his friends are taken in by a dishonest hobo while playing Robin Hood.
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5:00pm
Barney and the Cave Rescue
Barney comes to the rescue when he believes Andy and Helen are trapped in Lost Lover's Cave.
TV-G
5:30pm
Andy and Opie's Pal
Opie gets jealous when Andy pays more attention to a new boy in town who doesn't have a father.
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6:00pm
Aunt Bee the Crusader
Aunt Bee and her friends anger Andy and Barney when they come to the support of a local farmer who is being evicted.
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6:30pm
Barney's Sidecar
Mayberry is in mayhem after Barney buys an old motorcycle with a sidecar in order to enhance the town's law enforcement.
TV-G
7:00pm
My Fair Ernest T. Bass
Andy steps into the role of Professor Henry Higgins to transform wild mountain man Ernest T. Bass into a sophisticated gentleman. Guest Star: Howard Morris
TV-G
7:30pm
Prisoner of Love
Andy and Barney fall for a beautiful female prisoner who is being held at the Mayberry jail.
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Friday
July 1
9:00am
Hot Rod Otis
Andy and Barney fear for Otis Campbell's safety when he decides to buy a car.
TV-G
9:30am
Barney and the Cave Rescue
Barney comes to the rescue when he believes Andy and Helen are trapped in Lost Lover's Cave.
TV-G
10:00am
Andy and Opie's Pal
Opie gets jealous when Andy pays more attention to a new boy in town who doesn't have a father.
TV-G
10:30am
Aunt Bee the Crusader
Aunt Bee and her friends anger Andy and Barney when they come to the support of a local farmer who is being evicted.
TV-G
11:00am
Barney's Sidecar
Mayberry is in mayhem after Barney buys an old motorcycle with a sidecar in order to enhance the town's law enforcement.
TV-G
11:30am
My Fair Ernest T. Bass
Andy steps into the role of Professor Henry Higgins to transform wild mountain man Ernest T. Bass into a sophisticated gentleman. Guest Star: Howard Morris
TV-G
5:00pm
Prisoner of Love
Andy and Barney fall for a beautiful female prisoner who is being held at the Mayberry jail.
TV-G
5:30pm
Hot Rod Otis
Andy and Barney fear for Otis Campbell's safety when he decides to buy a car.
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6:00pm
The Song Festers
Barney gets discouraged when Gomer replaces him in the choir.
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6:30pm
The Shoplifters
Barney goes to extreme measures in order to discover who is shoplifting at the Department Store.
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7:00pm
Andy's Vacation
There is no peace for Andy when he leaves Deputy Fife in charge of the courthouse.
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7:30pm
Andy Saves Gomer
Andy begins to wish that he hadn't saved Gomer's life when the well-meaning mechanic cannot do enough to repay the debt.
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Monday
July 4
9:00am
Irresistible Andy
Andy comes to believe that Ellie is a deadly female hunter out to marry him.
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9:30am
Andy the Matchmaker
Andy, trying to lift Barney's spirits, stages a minor robbery and tries to match his deputy with a shy seamstress.
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10:00am
Andy Saves Barney's Morale
Barney's overzealous policing enrages the people of Mayberry.
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10:30am
Cyrano Andy
Andy tries to help Barney express his love struck feelings for Thelma Lou.
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11:00am
The New Doctor
A handsome new doctor arouses suspicion in Aunt Bee and Barney and jealousy in Andy.
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11:30am
Barney's Replacement
Barney believes that Andy is grooming a new man to replace him as deputy, so he tries his hand at vacuum cleaner sales.
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12:00pm
The Clubmen
Andy and Barney become prospective members of an exclusive men's club in Raleigh.
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12:30pm
The Pickle Story
Andy, Barney and Opie find themselves in a real pickle when they pretend to love Aunt Bee's homemade kerosene cucumbers.
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1:00pm
Manicurist
A voluptuous manicurist sets up shop in Mayberry and unintentionally provokes trouble between husbands and wives. Guest Star: Barbara Eden
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1:30pm
Barney and the Choir
Barney joins the Mayberry choir, which isn't exactly music to his fellow choir members' ears.
TV-G
2:00pm
Andy and Barney in the Big City
While on a business trip, Andy and Barney become involved in a cat-and-mouse game between a hotel detective and a notorious jewel thief. Guest Star: Alan Melvin
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2:30pm
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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3:00pm
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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3:30pm
The Cow Thief
When cows in Mayberry begin to disappear, Mayor Stoner brings in a special investigator.
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4:00pm
Convicts-At-Large
Barney and Floyd become the unwitting (and hilarious) victims of three female escapees.
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4:30pm
Man in a Hurry
Opie is dismayed when his friends fall under the influence of a wayward nine-year-old.
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5:00pm
The Loaded Goat
Farmer Cy Hudgins' goat Jimmy may have consumed a large quantity of dynamite.
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5:30pm
Andy Discovers America
Opie experiences trouble with history and is not exactly thrilled with his new teacher Old Lady Crump (Aneta Corsaut).
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6:00pm
Opie the Bird Man
Opie kills a mother bird with his slingshot and is forced to become her babies' surrogate mother.
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6:30pm
Fun Girls
When the fun girls from Mt. Pilot return to Mayberry, Andy and Barney are soon in trouble with Helen and Thelma Lou.
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7:00pm
Barney's Uniform
Barney is scared to death of a local bully who has threatened to beat him up if he ever catches him in his civvies. Guest Star: Alan Melvin
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7:30pm
Andy and Helen Have Their Day
Andy and Helen have an awful time while trying to enjoy a picnic, thanks to the one and only Barney Fife. Guest Star: Aneta Corsaut
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