The Andy Griffith Show
Down-home humor and an endearing cast of characters helped make The Andy Griffith Show one of the most beloved comedies in the history of TV. Introduced as a spin-off from The Danny Thomas Show in 1960, The Andy Griffith Show ran for eight seasons in primetime. Widower Andy Taylor divides his time between raising his young son Opie, and his job as sheriff of the sleepy North Carolina town, Mayberry. Andy and Opie live with Andy's Aunt Bee, who serves as a surrogate mother to both father and son. Andy's nervous cousin, Barney Fife, is his deputy sheriff whose incompetence is tolerated because Mayberry is virtually crime-free. The Andy Griffith Show halted production while it was still No. 1 in the ratings. When Andy Griffith exited the series in 1968, Councilman Sam Jones (played by Ken Berry) took over as the sheriff of Mayberry. Re-christened Mayberry, R.F.D., the series ran for three seasons. The town of Mayberry then retreated into the world of reruns, where it has remained pleasantly unchanged ever since.
|Air Date||Title||Description||View History|
|04/09/1962||Three's a Crowd||Andy would like to spend some time alone with Mary Simpson, but Barney keeps turning up like a bad penny.|
|04/12/1962||Wedding Bells for Aunt Bee||Believing that her presence is holding Andy back from pursuing a wife, Aunt Bee considers a relationship with a man she can barely tolerate -- dry cleaner H. Fred Goss. Factoid: This was Frances Bavier's favorite episode.|
|03/26/1962||Andy And Barney In The Big City||While on a business trip, Andy and Barney become involved in a cat-and-mouse game between a hotel detective and a notorious jewel thief. Look For: Barney signing the hotel register Barney Fife, M.D. That's Mayberrys Deputy, of course.|
|03/18/1962||Country Nurse||Mayberry's county nurse, Mary Simpson, is determined to give tetanus shots to everyone who needs one. Farmer Rafe Hollister is just as determined to avoid her.|
|03/12/1962||Aunt Bee The Warden||When the Mayberry jail cells are full, Andy has little choice but to temporarily incarcerate town drunk Otis Campbell in his home. Aunt Bee, to whom Otis refers as Bloody Mary, proves to be an effective warden.|