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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

Monday
February 2
9:00am
The Rehabilitation of Otis
After an argument with Barney, Otis decides to do his drinking elsewhere.
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9:36am
The Lucky Letter
Barney is intimidated by Andy not to respond to a chain letter.
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10:12am
Goober and the Art of Love
Goober goes out on an awkward date with Lydia Crosswaithe (Josie Lloyd).
TV-G
Tuesday
February 3
9:00am
Goober and the Art of Love
Goober goes out on an awkward date with Lydia Crosswaithe (Josie Lloyd).
TV-G
9:36am
Barney Runs for Sheriff
Andy and Barney square off for the upcoming sheriff's election in Mayberry.
TV-G
10:12am
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.
TV-G
10:48am
TV or Not TV
A group of crooks try to take advantage of Andy and Barney while posing as a television crew.
TV-G
Wednesday
February 4
9:00am
TV or Not TV
A group of crooks try to take advantage of Andy and Barney while posing as a television crew.
TV-G
9:36am
Guest in the House
A visiting young female friend of Aunt Bee's falls in love with Andy while on the rebound.
TV-G
10:12am
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
10:48am
Opie's Newspaper
In order to increase the sales of his newspaper, Opie starts printing some local gossip he hears around town.
TV-G