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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

Monday
November 24
10:10am
Barney's Bloodhound
To Andy's dismay, Barney enlists the aid of an old bloodhound named Blue to track an escaped criminal.
TV-G
10:45am
Man in the Middle
It's mayhem in Mayberry when Andy tries to console Barney after an argument with Thelma Lou.
TV-G
Tuesday
November 25
10:10am
Barney's Uniform
Barney is scared to death of a local bully who has threatened to beat him up if he ever catches him in his civvies. Guest Star: Alan Melvin
TV-G
10:45am
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.
TV-G
Wednesday
November 26
10:10am
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.
TV-G
10:45am
The Pageant
The Mayberry Centennial Pageant is featuring a play about the founding of Mayberry.
TV-G