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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
May 27
9:00am
If I Had a Quarter-Million
Barney discovers a briefcase containing $250,000, and is soon taken in by the con man who lost it.
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9:30am
TV or Not TV
A group of crooks try to take advantage of Andy and Barney while posing as a television crew.
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10:00am
Guest in the House
A visiting young female friend of Aunt Bee's falls in love with Andy while on the rebound.
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10:30am
Case of the Punch on the Nose
Barney brews up trouble when he attempts to solve an old assault case between Floyd the barber and grocer Charlie Foley.
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11:00am
Opie's Newspaper
In order to increase the sales of his newspaper, Opie starts printing some local gossip he hears around town.
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11:30am
Aunt Bee's Invisible Beau
Aunt Bee makes up a story that she is romantically involved with the butter and egg man when she believes she is responsible for Andy and Helen not getting married.
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5:00pm
Aunt Bee's Invisible Beau
Aunt Bee makes up a story that she is romantically involved with the butter and egg man when she believes she is responsible for Andy and Helen not getting married.
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5:30pm
The Arrest of the Fun Girls
The fun girls from Mt. Pilot make one final trip to Mayberry. Once again, Andy and Barney soon find themselves in hot water.
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6:00pm
The Luck of Newton Monroe
Barney jails a down-on-his-luck traveling salesman for selling faulty merchandise. Guest Star: Don Rickles
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6:30pm
Opie Flunks Arithmetic
Andy becomes concerned when Opie gets a D in arithmetic and Barney adds more fuel to the fire.
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7:00pm
Opie and the Carnival
Opie is taken in by two shady carnival workers when he attempts to win Andy an electric razor at the shooting gallery.
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7:30pm
Banjo Playing Deputy
While Barney is away, Aunt Bee persuades Andy to deputize an inept musician friend of hers. Guest Star: Jerry Van Dyke
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Tuesday
May 31
9:00am
Opie's Job
When Opie wrecks his bike, he decides to compete with another boy for a grocery store job.
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9:36am
Andy's Rival
Andy worries that he is losing Helen to another teacher who seems to be an expert at everything.
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10:12am
The Bazaar
Andy is irate at his new deputy, Warren Ferguson, when he enforces the full letter of the law.
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10:48am
Aunt Bee The Swinger
Aunt Bee begins dating an ex-congressman named John Canfield.
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11:24am
Warning From Warren
Warren believes that his powers of ESP are telling him to keep Andy and Helen from going to a picnic at Myers Lake.
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5:09pm
Off to Hollywood
Andy decides to take Aunt Bee and Opie with him to watch the filming of the story of his life, Sheriff without a Gun, in Hollywood.
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5:46pm
Taylors in Hollywood
Andy and Opie are shocked to see how horrible the production of Sheriff without a Gun is, but Aunt Bee thinks it's great.
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6:23pm
The Hollywood Party
Andy falls for the beautiful actress who stars in Sheriff without a Gun. Back in Mayberry, Helen gets suspicious.
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7:00pm
Aunt Bee on TV
Aunt Bee begins getting on her friend's nerves when she brags about winning on a game show while in California. Guest Star: William Christopher
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7:36pm
Opie's Job
When Opie wrecks his bike, he decides to compete with another boy for a grocery store job.
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Wednesday
June 1
9:00am
Warning From Warren
Warren believes that his powers of ESP are telling him to keep Andy and Helen from going to a picnic at Myers Lake.
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9:36am
Off to Hollywood
Andy decides to take Aunt Bee and Opie with him to watch the filming of the story of his life, Sheriff without a Gun, in Hollywood.
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10:12am
Taylors in Hollywood
Andy and Opie are shocked to see how horrible the production of Sheriff without a Gun is, but Aunt Bee thinks it's great.
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10:48am
The Hollywood Party
Andy falls for the beautiful actress who stars in Sheriff without a Gun. Back in Mayberry, Helen gets suspicious.
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11:24am
Aunt Bee on TV
Aunt Bee begins getting on her friend's nerves when she brags about winning on a game show while in California. Guest Star: William Christopher
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5:00pm
The Cannon
Andy makes the mistake of allowing Warren to be in charge of security during the Founder's Day celebration.
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5:30pm
A Man's Best Friend
Gullible Goober is taken in by Opie and a mischievous friend when they secretly plant a small walkie-talkie under Goober's dog's collar.
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6:00pm
Aunt Bee Takes A Job
Aunt Bee decides to take a job as a receptionist at a new printing shop in Mayberry. Too bad she doesn't wonder why her bosses only use green ink.
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6:30pm
Church Organ
Clara Edwards turns on her feminine charms in order to secure a new church organ.
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7:00pm
Girl Shy
Warren's bad habit of sleepwalking gets him in hot water with Andy and Helen.
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7:30pm
Malcolm at the Crossroads
Malcolm Merriweather (Bernard Fox) and Ernest T. Bass (Howard Morris) make their final appearances in this episode about which one of the two is the best school crossing guard.
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