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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
June 27
9:00am
Andy's English Valet
While bicycling across America, an English valet falls into trouble and is forced to take a temporary job in Mayberry. Guest Star: Bernard Fox
TV-G
9:36am
Barney's First Car
Barney purchases his first car from a kindly little lady. Neither the car nor its former owner are as advertised. Guest Star: Alan Melvin, Jim Nabors, Ellen Corby
TV-G
10:12am
The Rivals
When Opie's young girlfriend ignores him, the lad finds himself a new one-- Thelma Lou. Barney is not amused.
TV-G
10:48am
A Wife for Andy
Barney does his best to find an eligible young woman for Andy.
TV-G
11:24am
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
5:09pm
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
5:46pm
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
6:23pm
Andy's English Valet
While bicycling across America, an English valet falls into trouble and is forced to take a temporary job in Mayberry. Guest Star: Bernard Fox
TV-G
7:00pm
Barney's First Car
Barney purchases his first car from a kindly little lady. Neither the car nor its former owner are as advertised. Guest Star: Alan Melvin, Jim Nabors, Ellen Corby
TV-G
7:36pm
The Rivals
When Opie's young girlfriend ignores him, the lad finds himself a new one-- Thelma Lou. Barney is not amused.
TV-G
Tuesday
June 28
9:00am
A Wife for Andy
Barney does his best to find an eligible young woman for Andy.
TV-G
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
TV-G
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
TV-G
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.
TV-G
5:00pm
Opie's Ill-Gotten Gain
Opie is rewarded with a new bike after receiving straight As.
TV-G
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.
TV-G
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
TV-G
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