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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

Tuesday
December 23
9:00am
The Clubmen
Andy and Barney become prospective members of an exclusive men's club in Raleigh.
TV-G
9:36am
The Pickle Story
Andy, Barney and Opie find themselves in a real pickle when they pretend to love Aunt Bee's homemade kerosene cucumbers.
TV-G
10:12am
Sheriff Barney
Impressed by Mayberry's low crime-rate, officials from a neighboring town ask Barney to become their sheriff.
TV-G
10:48am
A Christmas Story
A modern-day Scrooge (businessman Ben Weaver) causes trouble on Christmas Eve.
TV-G
Wednesday
December 24
9:00am
The Keeper of the Flame
Opie joins a secret kids club, headquartered in a neighboring farmer's barn. When the barn goes up in flames, more than one secret is revealed.
TV-G
9:30am
Bailey's Bad Boy
A spoiled young man, arrested for speeding, threatens to use his father's clout against Andy unless charges are dismissed. Guest Star: Bill Bixby
TV-G
10:00am
A Christmas Story
A modern-day Scrooge (businessman Ben Weaver) causes trouble on Christmas Eve.
TV-G
10:30am
The Jinx
Barney becomes convinced that a local man is a true jinx.
TV-G
11:00am
Jailbreak
Barney inadvertently allows a fugitive to escape from the Mayberry Jail.
TV-G
Thursday
December 25
9:00am
Opie's Charity
Andy becomes upset when Opie contributes a measly three cents to the Underprivileged Children's drive.
TV-G
9:30am
A Christmas Story
A modern-day Scrooge (businessman Ben Weaver) causes trouble on Christmas Eve.
TV-G
1:00pm
Opie's Charity
Andy becomes upset when Opie contributes a measly three cents to the Underprivileged Children's drive.
TV-G
1:30pm
A Christmas Story
A modern-day Scrooge (businessman Ben Weaver) causes trouble on Christmas Eve.
TV-G