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The Andy Griffith Show

George Lindsey

Goober Pyle

George "Goober" Lindsey has made a career of playing Goober, Gomer Pyle's bungling cousin on The Andy Griffith Show. He played Goober on Hee Haw for 20 years while also making nightclub appearances as George "Goober" Lindsey in places like Las Vegas, Reno and Lake Tahoe. Although perpetually typecast, Lindsey can be seen in reruns of Gunsmoke, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, M*A*S*H and Matlock. He also has appeared in several feature films, from The Blob to Cannonball Run 2. Later in his career, Lindsey had guest-starring roles on such shows as News Radio and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. He also penned an autobiography entitled Goober in a Nutshell.

Character Bio

After his cousin Gomer leaves Mayberry, Goober takes over running Wally's Gas Station. Goober can be quite challenging to deal with as he is often bungling the simplest of tasks. In one of Goober's more intelligent moments, he purchases the station from Wally and goes into business for himself.

The Andy Griffith Show TV Schedule

Monday
December 22
9:00am
Opie's Hobo Friend
Ne'er-do-well vagrant Dave Brown has a bad influence on Opie, but he sets things straight before leaving town. Guest Star: Buddy Ebsen
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9:36am
Crime Free Mayberry
Andy and Barney are honored for achieving the lowest crime-rate in the country.
TV-G
10:12am
The Perfect Female
Barney and his sweetheart play cupid as they match Andy up with Thelma Lou's sharp-shooting cousin.
TV-G
10:48am
Aunt Bee's Brief Encounter
Aunt Bee is smitten by a traveling handyman, but Andy ends up doing all of the work.
TV-G
Tuesday
December 23
9:00am
The Clubmen
Andy and Barney become prospective members of an exclusive men's club in Raleigh.
TV-G
9:36am
The Pickle Story
Andy, Barney and Opie find themselves in a real pickle when they pretend to love Aunt Bee's homemade kerosene cucumbers.
TV-G
10:12am
Sheriff Barney
Impressed by Mayberry's low crime-rate, officials from a neighboring town ask Barney to become their sheriff.
TV-G
10:48am
A Christmas Story
A modern-day Scrooge (businessman Ben Weaver) causes trouble on Christmas Eve.
TV-G
Wednesday
December 24
9:00am
The Keeper of the Flame
Opie joins a secret kids club, headquartered in a neighboring farmer's barn. When the barn goes up in flames, more than one secret is revealed.
TV-G
9:30am
Bailey's Bad Boy
A spoiled young man, arrested for speeding, threatens to use his father's clout against Andy unless charges are dismissed. Guest Star: Bill Bixby
TV-G
10:00am
A Christmas Story
A modern-day Scrooge (businessman Ben Weaver) causes trouble on Christmas Eve.
TV-G
10:30am
The Jinx
Barney becomes convinced that a local man is a true jinx.
TV-G
11:00am
Jailbreak
Barney inadvertently allows a fugitive to escape from the Mayberry Jail.
TV-G