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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

Wednesday
July 23
10:00am
Ellie Saves A Female
Ellie encourages and helps a female farmhand to express her femininity.
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6:00pm
Andy Forecloses
Grumpy businessman Ben Weaver insists that Andy foreclose on a down-on-his-luck neighbor.
TV-G
6:30pm
Quiet Sam
Barney is suspicious that Mayberry's mysterious new farmer (William Schallert) is up to no good and growing marijuana.
TV-G
7:00pm
Barney Gets His Man
An escaped convict vows revenge on Barney Fife, the man who sent him back to prison.
TV-G
7:30pm
The Guitar Player Returns
Mayberry guitarist Jim Lindsey (James Best), a success as a solo artist, returns to a hero's welcome. However, Andy suspects trouble.
TV-G
8:00pm
Bringing Up Opie
Aunt Bee, believing that the jailhouse environment is adversely affecting Opie, forbids the lad to spend time at the courthouse.
TV-G
8:30pm
Opie And The Bully
A schoolboy bully makes life miserable for 7-year-old Opie.
TV-G
Thursday
July 24
9:00am
Barney's Replacement
Barney believes that Andy is grooming a new man to replace him as deputy, so he tries his hand at vacuum cleaner sales.
TV-G
9:30am
Andy And The Woman Speeder
A stubborn but charming lady speeder makes life difficult for Andy.
TV-G
10:00am
Mayberry Goes Bankrupt
Mayberrian Frank Myers (Andy Clyde) and the town council are shocked to learn that the township owes him nearly $350,000.
TV-G
6:30pm
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.
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7:00pm
Crime-Free Mayberry
Andy and Barney are honored for achieving the lowest crime-rate in the country.
TV-G
7:30pm
The Perfect Female
Barney and his sweetheart play cupid as they match Andy up with Thelma Lou's sharp-shooting cousin.
TV-G
8:00pm
Aunt Bee's Brief Encounter
Aunt Bee is smitten by a traveling handyman, but Andy ends up doing all of the work.
TV-G
8:30pm
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
Friday
July 25
9:00am
The Clubmen
Andy and Barney become prospective members of an exclusive men's club in Raleigh.
TV-G
9:30am
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
6:00pm
Sheriff Barney
Impressed by Mayberry's low crime-rate, officials from a neighboring town ask Barney to become their sheriff.
TV-G
6:30pm
The Farmer Takes a Wife
A gregarious farmer comes to town to choose a wife. Unfortunately for Barney, he chooses Thelma Lou.
TV-G
7:00pm
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
7:30pm
Bailey's Bad Boy
A spoiled young man, arrested for speeding, threatens to use his father's clout against Andy unless charges are dismissed.
TV-G
8:00pm
The Manicurist
A voluptuous manicurist sets up shop in Mayberry and unintentionally provokes trouble between husbands and wives.
TV-G
8:30pm
The Jinx
Barney becomes convinced that a local man is a true jinx.
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