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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
June 28
9:00am
A Wife for Andy
Barney does his best to find an eligible young woman for Andy.
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9:36am
Dogs-Dogs-Dogs
Andy, Barney and Opie find themselves sharing the courthouse with 11 dogs. To complicate matters, a jailhouse inspector is expected at any moment.
TV-G
10:12am
Mountain Wedding
Briscoe Darling enlists Andy and Barney's aid in keeping wild mountain man Ernest T. Bass at bay. Guest Star: Howard Morris
TV-G
10:48am
The Big House
Barney becomes super-efficient in executing his duties as deputy sheriff after two thieves are jailed in Mayberry until their accomplices are captured. Guest Star: George Kennedy
TV-G
11:24am
Opie the Bird Man
Opie kills a mother bird with his slingshot and is forced to become her babies' surrogate mother.
TV-G
5:09pm
The Haunted House
Two of Mayberry's bravest souls, Barney and Gomer, enter an old abandoned (and reportedly haunted) house.
TV-G
5:46pm
Ernest T. Bass Joins the Army
When Mayberry's resident wild man is barred from enlisting in the Army, Ernest T. Bass goes on a glass-breaking rampage. Guest Star: Howard Morris
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6:23pm
The Sermon for Today
Inspired by the day's church sermon (What's Your Hurry?), several Mayberrians decide to organize a relaxing band concert.
TV-G
7:00pm
Briscoe Declares for Aunt Bee
Attracted by her rose poetry and fine cooking, Briscoe Darling kidnaps Aunt Bee. Guest Star: Denver Pyle
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7:36pm
Opie the Bird Man
Opie kills a mother bird with his slingshot and is forced to become her babies' surrogate mother.
TV-G
Wednesday
June 29
9:00am
The Haunted House
Two of Mayberry's bravest souls, Barney and Gomer, enter an old abandoned (and reportedly haunted) house.
TV-G
9:30am
Ernest T. Bass Joins the Army
When Mayberry's resident wild man is barred from enlisting in the Army, Ernest T. Bass goes on a glass-breaking rampage. Guest Star: Howard Morris
TV-G
10:00am
The Sermon for Today
Inspired by the day's church sermon (What's Your Hurry?), several Mayberrians decide to organize a relaxing band concert.
TV-G
10:30am
Briscoe Declares for Aunt Bee
Attracted by her rose poetry and fine cooking, Briscoe Darling kidnaps Aunt Bee. Guest Star: Denver Pyle
TV-G
11:00am
Gomer, The House Guest
Gomer, having lost his job and living quarters in one fell swoop, takes up temporary residence in the Taylor household.
TV-G
11:30am
A Black Day for Mayberry
A truck carrying gold is scheduled to travel through Mayberry while en route to Fort Knox.
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5:00pm
Opie's Ill-Gotten Gain
Opie is rewarded with a new bike after receiving straight As.
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5:30pm
Up in Barney's Room
Barney's dear friend and landlord Mrs. Mendelbright kicks him out of his room after being taken in by an elderly con man.
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6:00pm
A Date for Gomer
Girl-shy Gomer Pyle is asked to escort Thelma Lou's homely cousin, to the Chamber of Commerce dance. Guest Star: Mary Grace Canfield
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6:30pm
Citizens Arrest
A war between Barney and Gomer erupts after Barney arrests Gomer for making an illegal U-turn.
TV-G
7:00pm
Opie and His Merry Men
Opie and his friends are taken in by a dishonest hobo while playing Robin Hood.
TV-G
7:30pm
Gomer, The House Guest
Gomer, having lost his job and living quarters in one fell swoop, takes up temporary residence in the Taylor household.
TV-G
Thursday
June 30
9:00am
A Black Day for Mayberry
A truck carrying gold is scheduled to travel through Mayberry while en route to Fort Knox.
TV-G
9:30am
Opie's Ill-Gotten Gain
Opie is rewarded with a new bike after receiving straight As.
TV-G
10:00am
Up in Barney's Room
Barney's dear friend and landlord Mrs. Mendelbright kicks him out of his room after being taken in by an elderly con man.
TV-G
10:30am
A Date for Gomer
Girl-shy Gomer Pyle is asked to escort Thelma Lou's homely cousin, to the Chamber of Commerce dance. Guest Star: Mary Grace Canfield
TV-G
11:00am
Citizens Arrest
A war between Barney and Gomer erupts after Barney arrests Gomer for making an illegal U-turn.
TV-G
11:30am
Opie and His Merry Men
Opie and his friends are taken in by a dishonest hobo while playing Robin Hood.
TV-G
5:00pm
Barney and the Cave Rescue
Barney comes to the rescue when he believes Andy and Helen are trapped in Lost Lover's Cave.
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5:30pm
Andy and Opie's Pal
Opie gets jealous when Andy pays more attention to a new boy in town who doesn't have a father.
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6:00pm
Aunt Bee the Crusader
Aunt Bee and her friends anger Andy and Barney when they come to the support of a local farmer who is being evicted.
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6:30pm
Barney's Sidecar
Mayberry is in mayhem after Barney buys an old motorcycle with a sidecar in order to enhance the town's law enforcement.
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7:00pm
My Fair Ernest T. Bass
Andy steps into the role of Professor Henry Higgins to transform wild mountain man Ernest T. Bass into a sophisticated gentleman. Guest Star: Howard Morris
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7:30pm
Prisoner of Love
Andy and Barney fall for a beautiful female prisoner who is being held at the Mayberry jail.
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