The Andy Griffith Show

Jim Nabors

Gomer Pyle

Actor and singer Jim Nabors got his first big break in entertainment when Andy Griffith caught his nightclub act and decided that the he had what it took to play the role of gas station attendant Gomer Pyle on his upcoming series The Andy Griffith Show. After one year as the inept Gomer, Nabors was offered his own series named after the character. Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. featured simpleton Gomer as a private in the Marines whose naivete' always led him to success at the expense of his frustrated Sergeant. Nabors was also an accomplished singer. He released more than 28 albums, five of which went gold and one platinum. After Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., Jim's acting career took a backseat to his music and his nightclub act. He still managed to appear in the Saturday morning series The Lost Saucer, as well as the feature films The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Stroker Ace and Cannonball Run 2. Nabors currently lives in Hana, Hawaii; he continues to record albums and perform his musical nightclub act.

Character Bio

Gomer Pyle is Mayberry's naive, thickheaded gas station attendant. He gets into countless scrapes with Deputy Barney and can be a bit of an annoyance to the even-tempered Andy. When Gomer decides to join "The few, the proud, the Marines," his even dimmer cousin, Goober, takes over at Wally's Gas Station.

The Andy Griffith Show TV Schedule

Thursday
August 25
9:00am
Tape Recorder
Opie and Arnold hear a little more information about a prisoner than they should, after they plant a small tape recorder in his cell.
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9:30am
Opie's Group
Opie and his pals form a rock 'n' roll band and Andy worries when his schoolwork starts to suffer.
TV-G
10:00am
Aunt Bee and the Lecturer
A visiting professor is attracted to Aunt Bee because she resembles his deceased wife.
TV-G
10:30am
Andy's Investment
Andy opens a self-serve Laundromat in order to save money for Opie's college fund.
TV-G
11:00am
Howard and Millie
Howard and Millie's wedding plans are in jeopardy when they take a train trip to Millie's hometown in West Virginia.
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11:30am
Aunt Bee's Cousin
Aunt Bee's visiting cousin Bradford promises to sell her luscious homemade ice cream internationally and make the Taylor family a fortune.
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5:00pm
Goober and the Art of Love
Goober goes out on an awkward date with Lydia Crosswaithe (Josie Lloyd).
TV-G
5:30pm
Barney Runs for Sheriff
Andy and Barney square off for the upcoming sheriff's election in Mayberry.
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6:00pm
If I Had a Quarter-Million
Barney discovers a briefcase containing $250,000, and is soon taken in by the con man who lost it.
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6:30pm
TV or Not TV
A group of crooks try to take advantage of Andy and Barney while posing as a television crew.
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7:00pm
Guest in the House
A visiting young female friend of Aunt Bee's falls in love with Andy while on the rebound.
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7:30pm
Case of the Punch on the Nose
Barney brews up trouble when he attempts to solve an old assault case between Floyd the barber and grocer Charlie Foley.
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8:00pm
Opie's Newspaper
In order to increase the sales of his newspaper, Opie starts printing some local gossip he hears around town.
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Friday
August 26
9:00am
Suppose Andy Gets Sick
Law and order in Mayberry goes berserk when Andy is forced to swear in Goober as a deputy after he comes down with the flu.
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9:30am
Howard's New Life
Howard Sprague tires of the daily grind and decides to move to a Caribbean Island.
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10:00am
Goober, The Executive
Andy and Emmett co-sign a bank loan that enables Goober to buy Wally's filling station.
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10:30am
The Mayberry Chef
Unbeknownst to Aunt Bee, Andy and Opie suffer from poor eating at home while she stars as television chef.
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11:00am
Emmett's Brother-In-Law
Emmett's wife pressures him into becoming an insurance salesman, like his successful Brother-in-Law.
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11:30am
Opie's Drug Store Job
Responsible Opie is given the task of running the drugstore while the owner is away.
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5:00pm
Case of the Punch on the Nose
Barney brews up trouble when he attempts to solve an old assault case between Floyd the barber and grocer Charlie Foley.
TV-G
5:30pm
Opie's Newspaper
In order to increase the sales of his newspaper, Opie starts printing some local gossip he hears around town.
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6:00pm
Aunt Bee's Invisible Beau
Aunt Bee makes up a story that she is romantically involved with the butter and egg man when she believes she is responsible for Andy and Helen not getting married.
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6:30pm
The Arrest of the Fun Girls
The fun girls from Mt. Pilot make one final trip to Mayberry. Once again, Andy and Barney soon find themselves in hot water.
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7:00pm
The Luck of Newton Monroe
Barney jails a down-on-his-luck traveling salesman for selling faulty merchandise. Guest Star: Don Rickles
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7:30pm
Opie Flunks Arithmetic
Andy becomes concerned when Opie gets a D in arithmetic and Barney adds more fuel to the fire.
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8:00pm
Opie and the Carnival
Opie is taken in by two shady carnival workers when he attempts to win Andy an electric razor at the shooting gallery.
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Monday
August 29
9:00am
The Church Benefactors
When the church acquires money from an estate, one faction wants to buy new choir robes, while another group wants to fix a structure problem within the house of worship.
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9:36am
Barney Hosts A Summit Meeting
In Don Knotts' final appearance on the show, Barney brings the East and West together in sleepy Mayberry for a summit meeting.
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10:12am
Goober Goes To The Auto Show
Goober feels like a failure when one of his old classmates appears to be quite successful.
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10:48am
Aunt Bee's Big Moment
To the surprise of everyone, Aunt Bee is bound and determined to learn how to fly an airplane.
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11:24am
Helen's Past
All of Mayberry is in shock when it's discovered that teacher Helen Crump was once arrested on a felony charge.
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5:09pm
Banjo Playing Deputy
While Barney is away, Aunt Bee persuades Andy to deputize an inept musician friend of hers. Guest Star: Jerry Van Dyke
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5:46pm
The New Housekeeper
Andy and Opie make room in their home (and hearts) for a new housekeeper: Andy's Aunt Bee.
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6:23pm
Manhunt
The state police ask Andy and Barney to step aside while they search for an escaped convict in Mayberry.
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7:00pm
Guitar Player
Andy schemes to help a young local guitarist (James Best).
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7:36pm
Ellie Comes to Town
Andy schemes to help a young local guitarist (James Best).
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8:12pm
Irresistible Andy
Andy comes to believe that Ellie is a deadly female hunter out to marry him.
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