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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

Thursday
August 21
6:22pm
Barney Runs For Sheriff
Andy and Barney square off for the upcoming sheriff's election in Mayberry.
TV-G
7:00pm
Opie's Newspaper
In order to increase the sales of his newspaper, Opie starts printing some local gossip he hears around town.
TV-G
7:30pm
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.
TV-G
Friday
August 22
9:00am
Opie's Newspaper
In order to increase the sales of his newspaper, Opie starts printing some local gossip he hears around town.
TV-G
9:30am
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.
TV-G
6:22pm
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.
TV-G
7:00pm
The Luck of Newton Monroe
Barney jails a down-on-his-luck traveling salesman for selling faulty merchandise.
TV-G
7:30pm
Opie Flunks Arithmetic
Andy becomes concerned when Opie gets a D in arithmetic and Barney adds more fuel to the fire.
TV-G
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.
TV-G
8:36pm
Banjo-Playing Deputy
While Barney is away, Aunt Bee persuades Andy to deputize an inept musician friend of hers.
TV-G
Monday
August 25
9:00am
Opie's Job
When Opie wrecks his bike, he decides to compete with another boy for a grocery store job.
TV-G
9:30am
Andy's Rival
Andy worries that he is losing Helen to another teacher who seems to be an expert at everything.
TV-G
6:22pm
The New Housekeeper
Andy and Opie make room in their home (and hearts) for a new housekeeper: Andy's Aunt Bee.
TV-G
7:00pm
The Manhunt
The state police ask Andy and Barney to step aside while they search for an escaped convict in Mayberry.
TV-G
7:30pm
The Guitar Player
Andy schemes to help a young local guitarist (James Best).
TV-G