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Andy Griffith

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.

Andy Griffith TV Schedule

Monday
October 20
10:10am
The Cow Thief
When cows in Mayberry begin to disappear, Mayor Stoner brings in a special investigator.
TV-G
10:45am
Barney Mends a Broken Heart
Barney, believing that Andy has split up with Peggy, begins a find-a-girl-for-Andy movement.
TV-G
Tuesday
October 21
10:10am
Lawman Barney
Barney is intimidated by a pair of ordinance-breaking produce farmers.Guest Star: Alan Melvin
TV-G
10:45am
The Mayberry Band
Andy schemes to get the ragtag Mayberry Band into a Raleigh band festival.
TV-G
Wednesday
October 22
10:10am
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.
TV-G
10:45am
Opie's Rival
Opie senses a change in his relationship with his father when Andy begins dating Peggy MacMillan.
TV-G