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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

Friday
August 29
6:22pm
The Horse Trader
Ignoring his own advice to Opie, Andy plays fast and loose with the facts when trying to sell the old town cannon.
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7:00pm
Those Gossipin' Men
After Andy teases the fairer sex about gossiping, Aunt Bee pulls a prank to prove that men are gossips, too.
TV-G
7:30pm
The Beauty Contest
Andy is chosen to be the sole judge of a local beauty pageant. The entrants include Floyd's niece, the mayor's daughter and Ellie Walker.
TV-G
8:00pm
Alcohol and Old Lace
Andy and Barney, on a still-smashing spree, are surprised when a trail leads them to two spinster sisters.
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8:36pm
Andy And The Marriage Counselor
Andy counsels a Mayberry couple that constantly bickers.
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Tuesday
September 2
6:00pm
Mayberry on Record
Andy becomes suspicious when a record promoter comes to town to gather material for a folk music album.
TV-G
6:30pm
Andy Saves Barney's Morale
Barney's overzealous policing enrages the people of Mayberry.
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Wednesday
September 3
5:44pm
Andy and the Gentleman Crook
An infamous con artist, held temporarily in Mayberry, manages to enchant everyone except Andy.
TV-G
6:22pm
Cyrano Andy
Andy tries to help Barney express his love struck feelings for Thelma Lou.
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