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The Andy Griffith Show

Sheriff Andy Taylor

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
April 24
9:00am
Otis Sues the County
Otis hires a shyster attorney after he trips and falls while exiting his jail cell.
TV-G
9:30am
Barney Fife, Realtor
Barney tries to earn some extra money by becoming a real estate agent.
TV-G
10:00am
TV or Not TV
A group of crooks try to take advantage of Andy and Barney while posing as a television crew.
TV-G
10:30am
Guest in the House
A visiting young female friend of Aunt Bee's falls in love with Andy while on the rebound.
TV-G
11:00am
Banjo Playing Deputy
While Barney is away, Aunt Bee persuades Andy to deputize an inept musician friend of hers.
TV-G
5:09pm
Three Wishes for Opie
Superstitious Barney believes that the spirit of Count Istvan Teleky is the reason that wishes are coming true in Mayberry.
TV-G
5:46pm
Goober Takes a Car Apart
Andy wishes he had not allowed Goober to run the courthouse in his absence.
TV-G
6:23pm
The Lucky Letter
Barney is intimidated by Andy not to respond to a chain letter.
TV-G
7:00pm
Goober and the Art of Love
Goober goes out on an awkward date with Lydia Crosswaithe (Josie Lloyd).
TV-G
Friday
April 25
9:00am
The New Housekeeper
Andy and Opie make room in their home (and hearts) for a new housekeeper: Andy's Aunt Bee.
TV-G
9:30am
Manhunt
The state police ask Andy and Barney to step aside while they search for an escaped convict in Mayberry.
TV-G
10:00am
Guitar Player
Andy schemes to help a young local guitarist (James Best).
TV-G
10:30am
Ellie Comes to Town
Andy schemes to help a young local guitarist (James Best).
TV-G
11:00am
Irresistible Andy
Andy comes to believe that Ellie is a deadly female hunter out to marry him.
TV-G
5:09pm
Runaway Kid
Opie befriends an 8-year-old runaway.
TV-G
5:46pm
Andy the Matchmaker
Andy, trying to lift Barney's spirits, stages a minor robbery and tries to match his deputy with a shy seamstress.
TV-G
6:23pm
A Feud is a Feud
Andy strives to end a long-running feud between two neighboring families.
TV-G
7:00pm
Ellie for Council
Ellie's decision to run for town council sparks a battle of the sexes.
TV-G
Monday
April 28
9:00am
9:30am
10:00am