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The Andy Griffith Show

Frances Bavier

Aunt Bee

Francis Bavier began acting in 1925 as a member of various stage productions, and later toured overseas with the USO. In 1951, she began a 365-performance run on Broadway in "Point of No Return", starring Henry Fonda. Soon after that she made the jump to the silver screen in The Day the Earth Stood Still. Several features followed, as well as regular roles on television's The Great Life and The Eve Arden Show. Additionally, she appeared on Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Perry Mason and Wagon Train. Aunt Bee became Bavier's signature role. She has the unique distinction of being the only player to endure the entire run of The Andy Griffith Show, and remaining through part of Mayberry, R.F.D. Bavier retired to Siler City, North Carolina after leaving Mayberry, though she did subsequently appear in several commercials and the children's movie Benji in 1974. She died on December 6, 1989 at the age of 87.

Character Bio

Andy's Aunt Bee has been caring for Andy and Opie since their previous housekeeper got married. Bee excels in the skills necessary to run a household. Bee may find herself in a pickle, but she always comes out smiling. Although she's usually found at home, she will, occasionally, go out of town. When she does, Andy and Opie try to make do without her while making sure she feels needed upon her return.

The Andy Griffith Show TV Schedule

Monday
July 28
9:00am
Jailbreak
Barney inadvertently allows a fugitive to escape from the Mayberry Jail.
TV-G
9:30am
A Medal for Opie
Opie displays poor sportsmanship after finishing last in the 50-yard dash at the annual Sheriff's Boys Day meet.
TV-G
10:00am
Barney And The Choir
Barney joins the Mayberry choir, which isn't exactly music to his fellow choir members' ears.
TV-G
6:30pm
Guest of Honor
A traveling salesman passing through town is selected as Mayberry's guest of honor. Unfortunately, he's a pickpocket.
TV-G
7:00pm
The Merchant of Mayberry
Andy helps a frazzled local salesman become established -- to the chagrin of feisty Ben Weaver.<
TV-G
7:36pm
Aunt Bee The Warden
When the Mayberry jail cells are full, Andy has little choice but to temporarily incarcerate town drunk Otis Campbell in his home.
TV-G
8:12pm
The Country Nurse
Mayberry's county nurse, Mary Simpson, is determined to give tetanus shots to everyone who needs one.
TV-G
Tuesday
July 29
9:00am
Wedding Bells for Aunt Bee
Believing that her presence is holding Andy back from pursuing a wife, Aunt Bee considers a relationship with a man she can barely tolerate -- dry cleaner H. Fred Goss.
TV-G
9:30am
Bookie Barber
Floyd inadvertently allows a bookie to set up business in his barbershop.
TV-G
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.
TV-G
7:00pm
Cousin Virgil
Barney's clumsy young cousin stops by for a visit and manages to wreak havoc at the courthouse.
TV-G
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.
TV-G
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.
TV-G
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.
TV-G
Wednesday
July 30
9:00am
Andy And The New Mayor
Andy butts heads with the town's strict new mayor (Parley Baer).
TV-G
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.
TV-G
6:00pm
Barney Mends A Broken Heart
Barney, believing that Andy has split up with Peggy, begins a find-a-girl-for-Andy movement.
TV-G
6:30pm
Lawman Barney
Barney is intimidated by a pair of ordinance-breaking produce farmers.
TV-G
7:00pm
The Mayberry Band
Andy schemes to get the ragtag Mayberry Band into a Raleigh band festival.
TV-G
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.
TV-G
8:00pm
Opie's Rival
Opie senses a change in his relationship with his father when Andy begins dating Peggy MacMillan.
TV-G
8:30pm
Convicts-At-Large
Barney and Floyd become the unwitting (and hilarious) victims of three female escapees.
TV-G