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The Andy Griffith Show

Ronny Howard

Opie Taylor

The son of actor Rance Howard, Ronny Howard (as he was then known) started acting in the late '50s on shows like The Danny Thomas Show and The Twilight Zone. Ron secured his first regular role as Opie Taylor on The Andy Griffith Show at age six. He played the role for eight years while also appearing in guest roles on television and in feature films. Roles included: The Courtship of Eddie's Father, The Music Man and Village of the Giants. After The Andy Griffith Show, Ron continued acting, garnering critical attention for his role in American Graffiti. In 1974 came the series Happy Days, which made Ron famous all over again as Richie Cunningham. Ron left the series after six seasons to pursue a career as a producer and director with much success. Cocoon, Splash, Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind, and Cinderella Man are just a few of his many cinematic projects.

Character Bio

Andy's son, Opie is polite, though does occasionally get into trouble like any young boy. He looks up to his father and minds his Aunt Bee, despite the fact that he's a little frightened of her at first. He follows his father's direction as best he can- and occasionally teaches him a thing or two. Not the best student academically (he nearly flunked math), Opie is a keen student of life and one can't help but believe he'll eventually grow-up to be a solid citizen like his father.

The Andy Griffith Show TV Schedule

Thursday
July 10
10:00am
The Return of Malcolm Merriweather
Andy believes that Aunt Bee is working too hard, so he asks Malcolm Merriweather to help her with the household duties.
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6:00pm
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C
Gomer decides that he wants to join the Marine Corps. Andy attempts to discourage him, but Gomer is determined to succeed.
TV-G
6:30pm
Family Visit
Andy is not thrilled to learn that Aunt Bee's gossiping sister Nora, her annoying husband Ollie and their two boys are coming to Mayberry for an extended visit.
TV-G
7:00pm
The Education of Ernest T. Bass
In order to win the heart of a girl back in the mountains, Ernest T. returns to Mayberry to get an education...at any cost!
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7:36pm
Aunt Bee's Romance
Andy is not happy with Aunt Bee's decision to date a conniving elderly gentleman named Roger Hanover.
TV-G
8:12pm
Barney's Bloodhound
To Andy's dismay, Barney enlists the aid of an old bloodhound named Blue to track an escaped criminal.
TV-G
Friday
July 11
9:00am
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C
Gomer decides that he wants to join the Marine Corps. Andy attempts to discourage him, but Gomer is determined to succeed.
TV-G
9:30am
The Education of Ernest T. Bass
In order to win the heart of a girl back in the mountains, Ernest T. returns to Mayberry to get an education...at any cost!
TV-G
10:00am
Barney's Bloodhound
To Andy's dismay, Barney enlists the aid of an old bloodhound named Blue to track an escaped criminal.
TV-G
6:00pm
Man In The Middle
It's mayhem in Mayberry when Andy tries to console Barney after an argument with Thelma Lou.
TV-G
6:30pm
Opie's Fortune
Opie finds a change purse containing $50. Andy promises that it will be his if the rightful owner doesn't claim it in one week.
TV-G
7:00pm
Goodbye, Sheriff Taylor
Barney discovers that the role of Mayberry sheriff is not so easy when Andy travels to Raleigh to interview for a detective job.
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7:36pm
The Pageant
The Mayberry Centennial Pageant is featuring a play about the founding of Mayberry.
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8:12pm
Three Wishes for Opie
Superstitious Barney believes that the spirit of Count Istvan Teleky is the reason that wishes are coming true in Mayberry.
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Monday
July 14
9:00am
Otis Sues The County
Otis hires a shyster attorney after he trips and falls while exiting his jail cell.
TV-G
9:30am
Barney Fife, Realtor
Barney tries to earn some extra money by becoming a real estate agent.
TV-G
10:00am
Goober Takes A Car Apart
Andy wishes he had not allowed Goober to run the courthouse in his absence.
TV-G
6:00pm
Otis Sues The County
Otis hires a shyster attorney after he trips and falls while exiting his jail cell.
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6:30pm
Barney Fife, Realtor
Barney tries to earn some extra money by becoming a real estate agent.
TV-G
7:00pm
Goober Takes A Car Apart
Andy wishes he had not allowed Goober to run the courthouse in his absence.
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7:36pm
The Rehabilitation Of Otis
After an argument with Barney, Otis decides to do his drinking elsewhere.
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8:12pm
The Lucky Letter
Barney is intimidated by Andy not to respond to a chain letter.
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