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The Andy Griffith Show

Jack Dodson

Originally a theatrical actor, Jack Dodson joined the cast of The Andy Griffith Show as county clerk Howard Sprague in 1965. He remained on the series for the next five years, reprising the role in Mayberry, R.F.D. as well as in the TV movie Return to Mayberry. When his tenure in Mayberry ended, Dodson made appearances on Happy Days (as Ralph's father), Mork & Mindy, Barney Miller, Hawaii Five-O, Newhart and Matlock. He also played a few uncharacteristic dramatic roles, including those in the features Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, The Getaway and the PBS production, Concealed Enemies. Dodson died of heart failure on September 16, 1994.

The Andy Griffith Show TV Schedule

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
Thursday
December 25
9:00am
Opie's Charity
Andy becomes upset when Opie contributes a measly three cents to the Underprivileged Children's drive.
TV-G
9:30am
A Christmas Story
A modern-day Scrooge (businessman Ben Weaver) causes trouble on Christmas Eve.
TV-G
1:00pm
Opie's Charity
Andy becomes upset when Opie contributes a measly three cents to the Underprivileged Children's drive.
TV-G
1:30pm
A Christmas Story
A modern-day Scrooge (businessman Ben Weaver) causes trouble on Christmas Eve.
TV-G