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The Andy Griffith Show

Howard McNear

Floyd Lawson

Howard McNear began his career as a dramatic actor in theater, but discovered his flair for comedy on The George Gobel Show in the mid-'50s. Besides his role as Floyd Lawson, a staple player on The Andy Griffith Show, Howard McNear had a healthy career as a comic guest player on a number of TV shows, including The Twilight Zone, I Love Lucy, Gunsmoke and Honey West. McNear also appeared in several big-screen productions, including Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Blue Hawaii and The Fortune Cookie, as well as recording the voices of several characters on the animated series The Jetsons. McNear suffered a stroke in the middle of the fourth season of The Andy Griffith Show. He took some time off, but continued to make appearances on the show whenever his health permitted. He died in 1969.

Character Bio

Floyd is the perpetually nervous town barber with a unique line of logic. He is whimsical, laid back, and sometimes excitable. His barbershop is an institution in Mayberry. The men gather there, not only to get their hair cut, but to play checkers, discuss current events, or just to shoot the breeze. Floyd is an amateur poet and sometimes composed poems for town events.

The Andy Griffith Show TV Schedule

Wednesday
March 4
9:36am
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
10:12am
Manicurist
A voluptuous manicurist sets up shop in Mayberry and unintentionally provokes trouble between husbands and wives. Guest Star: Barbara Eden
TV-G
10:48am
The Jinx
Barney becomes convinced that a local man is a true jinx.
TV-G
Thursday
March 5
9:30am
The Jinx
Barney becomes convinced that a local man is a true jinx.
TV-G
10:00am
Jailbreak
Barney inadvertently allows a fugitive to escape from the Mayberry Jail.
TV-G
10:30am
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
Friday
March 6
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
10:30am
Guest of Honor
A traveling salesman passing through town is selected as Mayberry's guest of honor. Unfortunately, he's a pickpocket.
TV-G