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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

Friday
February 12
5:00pm
Man in a Hurry
Opie is dismayed when his friends fall under the influence of a wayward nine-year-old.
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5:30pm
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. Guest Star: Jim Nabors
TV-G
6:00pm
The Loaded Goat
Farmer Cy Hudgins' goat Jimmy may have consumed a large quantity of dynamite.
TV-G
6:30pm
Class Reunion
Andy and Barney orchestrate and attend a very memorable class reunion. Look For: Andy and Barney singing 'Mayberry Union High.'
TV-G
7:00pm
Rafe Hollister Sings
Farmer Rafe Hollister auditions for the Ladies League Musicale and snobbery rears its ugly head.Factoid: Jack Prince, who portrays Rafe Hollister, was a noted Big Band vocalist.
TV-G
7:30pm
Opie and the Spoiled Kid
A selfish and spoiled new kid in town sets a poor example for Opie.
TV-G
Monday
February 15
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
Ellie Comes to Town
Andy schemes to help a young local guitarist (James Best).
TV-G
10:00am
Those Gossipin Men
After Andy teases the fairer sex about gossiping, Aunt Bee pulls a prank to prove that men are gossips, too.
TV-G
10:30am
Barney Gets His Man
An escaped convict vows revenge on Barney Fife, the man who sent him back to prison.
TV-G
11:00am
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.
TV-G
11:30am
Manicurist
A voluptuous manicurist sets up shop in Mayberry and unintentionally provokes trouble between husbands and wives. Guest Star: Barbara Eden
TV-G
12:00pm
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
12:30pm
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
1:00pm
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
1:30pm
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
2:00pm
The Bed Jacket
Aunt Bee hints that a frilly bed jacket would be a wonderful gift for her upcoming birthday. Is Andy listening?
TV-G
2:30pm
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. Guest Star: Jim Nabors
TV-G
3:00pm
The Darlings Are Coming
An eccentric musical mountain family descends into Mayberry to welcome home a soon-to-be member of the clan. Guest Star: Denver Pyle, The Dillards
TV-G
3:30pm
Mountain Wedding
Briscoe Darling enlists Andy and Barney's aid in keeping wild mountain man Ernest T. Bass at bay. Guest Star: Howard Morris
TV-G
4:00pm
The Haunted House
Two of Mayberry's bravest souls, Barney and Gomer, enter an old abandoned (and reportedly haunted) house.
TV-G
4:36pm
Gomer, The House Guest
Gomer, having lost his job and living quarters in one fell swoop, takes up temporary residence in the Taylor household.
TV-G
5:12pm
Citizens Arrest
A war between Barney and Gomer erupts after Barney arrests Gomer for making an illegal U-turn.
TV-G
5:48pm
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
6:24pm
Fun Girls
When the fun girls from Mt. Pilot return to Mayberry, Andy and Barney are soon in trouble with Helen and Thelma Lou.
TV-G
7:00pm
Barney and Thelma Lou, Phfft
When Barney starts taking Thelma Lou for granted, she tosses him a curve by going out with Gomer Pyle.
TV-G
7:36pm
The Rehabilitation of Otis
After an argument with Barney, Otis decides to do his drinking elsewhere.
TV-G
Tuesday
February 16
10:12am
The Bed Jacket
Aunt Bee hints that a frilly bed jacket would be a wonderful gift for her upcoming birthday. Is Andy listening?
TV-G
10:48am
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. Guest Star: Jim Nabors
TV-G
11:24am
The Great Filling Station Robbery
A wayward young man, whom Andy is trying to help, is accused of a series of thefts at Wally's filling station. Look For: Barney's love poem to Juanita from the Bluebird Diner.
TV-G
5:09pm
Andy Discovers America
Opie experiences trouble with history and is not exactly thrilled with his new teacher Old Lady Crump (Aneta Corsaut).
TV-G
5:46pm
Aunt Bee's Medicine Man
Andy suspects that a traveling medicine man's magic Indian Elixir may be responsible for Aunt Bee's uplifted spirits.
TV-G
6:23pm
Andy's English Valet
While bicycling across America, an English valet falls into trouble and is forced to take a temporary job in Mayberry. Guest Star: Bernard Fox
TV-G
7:00pm
The Rivals
When Opie's young girlfriend ignores him, the lad finds himself a new one-- Thelma Lou. Barney is not amused.
TV-G
7:36pm
A Wife for Andy
Barney does his best to find an eligible young woman for Andy.
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