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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

Thursday
July 10
10:00am
The Return of Malcolm Merriweather
Andy believes that Aunt Bee is working too hard, so he asks Malcolm Merriweather to help her with the household duties.
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6:00pm
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C
Gomer decides that he wants to join the Marine Corps. Andy attempts to discourage him, but Gomer is determined to succeed.
TV-G
6:30pm
Family Visit
Andy is not thrilled to learn that Aunt Bee's gossiping sister Nora, her annoying husband Ollie and their two boys are coming to Mayberry for an extended visit.
TV-G
7:00pm
The Education of Ernest T. Bass
In order to win the heart of a girl back in the mountains, Ernest T. returns to Mayberry to get an education...at any cost!
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7:36pm
Aunt Bee's Romance
Andy is not happy with Aunt Bee's decision to date a conniving elderly gentleman named Roger Hanover.
TV-G
8:12pm
Barney's Bloodhound
To Andy's dismay, Barney enlists the aid of an old bloodhound named Blue to track an escaped criminal.
TV-G
Friday
July 11
9:00am
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C
Gomer decides that he wants to join the Marine Corps. Andy attempts to discourage him, but Gomer is determined to succeed.
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9:30am
The Education of Ernest T. Bass
In order to win the heart of a girl back in the mountains, Ernest T. returns to Mayberry to get an education...at any cost!
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10:00am
Barney's Bloodhound
To Andy's dismay, Barney enlists the aid of an old bloodhound named Blue to track an escaped criminal.
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6:00pm
Man In The Middle
It's mayhem in Mayberry when Andy tries to console Barney after an argument with Thelma Lou.
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6:30pm
Opie's Fortune
Opie finds a change purse containing $50. Andy promises that it will be his if the rightful owner doesn't claim it in one week.
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7:00pm
Goodbye, Sheriff Taylor
Barney discovers that the role of Mayberry sheriff is not so easy when Andy travels to Raleigh to interview for a detective job.
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7:36pm
The Pageant
The Mayberry Centennial Pageant is featuring a play about the founding of Mayberry.
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8:12pm
Three Wishes for Opie
Superstitious Barney believes that the spirit of Count Istvan Teleky is the reason that wishes are coming true in Mayberry.
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Monday
July 14
9:00am
Otis Sues The County
Otis hires a shyster attorney after he trips and falls while exiting his jail cell.
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9:30am
Barney Fife, Realtor
Barney tries to earn some extra money by becoming a real estate agent.
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10:00am
Goober Takes A Car Apart
Andy wishes he had not allowed Goober to run the courthouse in his absence.
TV-G
6:00pm
Otis Sues The County
Otis hires a shyster attorney after he trips and falls while exiting his jail cell.
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6:30pm
Barney Fife, Realtor
Barney tries to earn some extra money by becoming a real estate agent.
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7:00pm
Goober Takes A Car Apart
Andy wishes he had not allowed Goober to run the courthouse in his absence.
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7:36pm
The Rehabilitation Of Otis
After an argument with Barney, Otis decides to do his drinking elsewhere.
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8:12pm
The Lucky Letter
Barney is intimidated by Andy not to respond to a chain letter.
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