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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

Wednesday
July 30
6:00pm
Barney Mends A Broken Heart
Barney, believing that Andy has split up with Peggy, begins a find-a-girl-for-Andy movement.
TV-G
6:30pm
Lawman Barney
Barney is intimidated by a pair of ordinance-breaking produce farmers.
TV-G
7:00pm
The Mayberry Band
Andy schemes to get the ragtag Mayberry Band into a Raleigh band festival.
TV-G
7:30pm
Floyd The Gay Deceiver
Lonely Hearts Correspondence Club member Floyd Lawson is about to meet his wealthy widowed pen pal. The trouble is Floyd has misrepresented himself as a millionaire.
TV-G
8:00pm
Opie's Rival
Opie senses a change in his relationship with his father when Andy begins dating Peggy MacMillan.
TV-G
8:30pm
Convicts-At-Large
Barney and Floyd become the unwitting (and hilarious) victims of three female escapees.
TV-G
Thursday
July 31
9:00am
The Bed Jacket
Aunt Bee hints that a frilly bed jacket would be a wonderful gift for her upcoming birthday. Is Andy listening?
TV-G
9:30am
The Bank Job
Barney is nervous after he tickets the governor's chauffeur for illegal parking. Could his job be in jeopardy?
TV-G
6:22pm
One-Punch Opie
A harried Charlotte businessman finds himself stranded in Mayberry.
TV-G
7:00pm
High Noon In Mayberry
A man Andy once shot and sent to prison decides to pay him a visit to set the record straight. Barney is very concerned.
TV-G
7:36pm
The Loaded Goat
Farmer Cy Hudgins' goat Jimmy may have consumed a large quantity of dynamite.
TV-G
8:12pm
Class Reunion
Andy and Barney orchestrate and attend a very memorable class reunion. Look For: Andy and Barney singing 'Mayberry Union High.'
TV-G
Friday
August 1
9:00am
Rafe Hollister Sings
Farmer Rafe Hollister auditions for the Ladies League Musicale and snobbery rears its ugly head.Factoid: Jack Prince, who portrays Rafe Hollister, was a noted Big Band vocalist.
TV-G
9:30am
Opie And The Spoiled Kid
A selfish and spoiled new kid in town sets a poor example for Opie.
TV-G
6:22pm
The Great Filling Station Robbery
A wayward young man, whom Andy is trying to help, is accused of a series of thefts at Wally's filling station. Look For: Barney's love poem to Juanita from the Bluebird Diner.
TV-G
7:00pm
Aunt Bee's Medicine Man
Andy suspects that a traveling medicine man's magic Indian Elixir may be responsible for Aunt Bee's uplifted spirits.
TV-G
7:36pm
Andy's English Valet
While bicycling across America, an English valet (Bernard Fox) falls into trouble and is forced to take a temporary job in Mayberry.
TV-G
8:12pm
The Rivals
When Opie's young girlfriend ignores him, the lad finds himself a new one-- Thelma Lou. Barney is not amused.
TV-G