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Down-home humor and an endearing cast of characters helped to make The Andy Griffith Show one of the most beloved comedies in the history of television. Introduced as a spinoff from The Danny Thomas Show in 1960, The Andy Griffith Show ran for eight seasons in prime time. Widower Andy Taylor divides his time between raising his young son, Opie, and his job as sheriff (and Justice of the Peace) 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 utter incompetence is tolerated because Mayberry is virtually crime-free.
After befriending a telephone lineman named Mr. McBeevee, whois working in the woods outside of town, Opie has a hard time proving to Andythat he's a real person.
Andy has been dating the new county nurse, Peggy, for awhile now. When he discovers that her father is a wealthy businessman from thestate capital, he tells Barney about it. As a result, Barney tries to convinceAndy to break things off with her.
Mayberry's new mayor doesn't like Andy's ways of doing hisjob as the county sheriff. When Mayor Stoner learns of Andy's intention ofletting an inmate go home for several days to harvest his crops, he threatensto write a report to the governor, letting him know of Andy's so-called incompetence– much to Barney's dismay.
With Aunt Bee out of town for a few days visiting family,Andy's girlfriend Peggy offers to come by and cook dinner for them. When Floydoverhears their conversation, he starts joking with Andy that she's trying toget him to propose to her.
After a series of cow thefts in town, Mayor Stoner iscertain that Andy is incapable of solving the crime, and as a result, calls inthe State Police. However, it doesn't take Andy long to prove the mayor wrongby catching the culprit.
When Peggy unexpectedly cancels her date with Andy, Barneytakes it upon himself to get Andy to forget about it by making a date with the "fungirls," Daphne and Skippy.
After a pair of farmers ignore Barney's warnings to not selltheir produce on the outskirts of town, Andy decides to tell them that Barneytends to get dangerous when people ignore his warnings. However, his plan doesn'tgo as expected when word gets to the farmers that was a lie, and as a result, theystart selling again outside of town in order to see what Barney will do aboutit.
Andy and the rest of the guys in the Mayberry town band arelooking forward to an upcoming competition at the State Capital. Mayor Stonerhowever, feels it will be a waste of time and refuses to let them go. However,when Andy's old friends Freddy Fleet and his band with a beat come through townon their way to a gig Raleigh, Andy twists his arm to have several band membersbecome wringers in the town's band in an attempt to get the mayor to change hismind.
Aunt Bee's birthday is around the corner and when Andy triesto get some ideas as to what she'd like. However, he doesn't get her not sosubtle hints that she'd like to receive a pretty bed jacket and when Beenotices him purchasing one at a local store as a favor to the mayor, her hopesget up. At her birthday party, Andynotices how disappointed Aunt Bee is and doesn't understand why, and soon findsout when Clara comes by to see how she liked her present.
After watching reading in the paper about a rash of burglariesin a neighboring county, Barney fears that the same thing will happen inMayberry soon, because of what he says of the community's "pushover" securitymeasures. When he puts into action to prove his point at the bank, Barney soonfinds that it backfires after he gets locked in the vault.
After giving the Governor a parking ticket, Barney fears theworst when he hears the Governor wants to meet him – in order to shake the handof the person who "had spunk enough" to tag his car instead of looking theother way.
After a businessman's car breaks down outside of Mayberry,he soon sees how rushed of a life he's been living after spending the daywaiting for it to be fixed with Andy and his family.
An ex-convict named Luke Comstock, who Andy wounded in anarmed robbery attempt at a gas station contacts him, to let Andy know he's beenreleased from jail and would like to meet him in person. Barney however, feelsthat Luke is out for revenge and urges Andy to leave town for a few days. WhenAndy refuses, Barney decides to take matters into his own hands and deputizesGomer and Otis to provide protection to Andy. Little do they know, Luke comesback to express his gratitude to Andy for being sent to prison.
The county is working on building an underpass just outsideof Mayberry, and as a result, large amounts of dynamite is being used on theproject. When a local farmer brings his goat to town while running someerrands, the farmer, Mayor Stoner, Barney, and Andy get their hands full whenthe goat accidentally eats some dynamite that is being stored behind thecourthouse. While they're deciding how to safely get the goat out of town, adrunken Otis shows up at the courthouse and throws a wrench in their plans.
Andy is letting Barney store his old trunk in his garage. Whenthe bottom of the trunk breaks open, they start going through Barney's oldbelongings and come across an old yearbook from their senior year at MayberryUnion High School. As they look through it, they decide to get together withsome of their old classmates to organize a class reunion. When the big nightapproaches, Andy and Barney wonder if their old high school sweethearts decideto show up.
Mayberry's Ladies League is holding its annual concert andthey're conducting auditions before the big event. When local farmer RafeHollister makes a delivery to the courthouse, he hears Barney practicing andasks what's going on. After Andy tells him about the competition, Barney startsgloating how he's got the audition wrapped up because of how much he's beenpracticing. At this, Rafe tells them that he's got a pretty good singing voicetoo, and asks if anybody can audition. He then invites himself to the audition,and much to Barney and Mayor Stoner's dismay, is chosen to represent the townat the concert.
There's a new kid in town that Opie starts to pal aroundwith. However, when Opie sees Arnold with a new bike and hears him gloat abouthis large allowance that he doesn't have to do chores to earn, he tries to persuadeAndy to triple his allowance and to do away with having to do chores. However,when Opie sees how Arnold reacts after having his bike taken away for breakingthe rules, he realizes what's really important in life.
After Andy talks Gomer into hiring Jimmy Morgan, a young manwith a troubled past into working at the filling station to pay off anoutstanding debt, a series of thefts take place. Convinced that Jimmy is guiltyof the crime, Barney enlists Gomer's help in catching Jimmy red-handed. Andy onthe other hand, suspects that there's more to the story and is impressed whenJimmy is able to clear his name.
One morning at breakfast, Opie is lamenting having to do thehistory homework that his new teacher, "Old Lady Crump," assigned the class.When Andy jokingly empathizes about how he didn't like doing his historyhomework either when he was Opie's age, Opie takes it as an excuse to not dohis homework. As a result, Andy and Miss Crump get off on the wrong foot whenthey first meet. Realizing his mistake, Andy works on getting Opie and hisfriends interested in learning about how this country came to be formed.
A musical mountain family called the Darlings arrive inMayberry to pick up a young soldier set to marry the patriarch's daughter. However,it doesn't take long for Charlene to set her sights on Andy and would prefer tokick "Dud" to the curb, much to Briscoe's displeasure.
Aunt Bee is out of town and as a result, Andy and Opie areout to fend for themselves while she's away. One day while at the courthouse,Andy crosses paths with Malcom Merriweather, an English valet who is on holidayin the United States, bicycling his way across the country. When Malcom gets ina fender-bender and causes a lot of damage, Andy has him work around the housein order to pay off the debt.
Barney decides to withdraw his life savings of three hundreddollars out of the bank to buy himself a used car. However, he gets more thanhe bargained for when the apparently nice old woman sold him a lemon. As aresult, Andy does his best to help Barney get his money back, so he could get amore reliable used car.
When Opie develops a crush on a classmate named Karen, he'stoo shy to ask her out. Seeing the bind that he's in, both Thelma Lou and Barneygo about giving him advice on how to work up the courage to ask her to themovies. Barney's advice works almost too well, and as a result, Opie'saffections move from Karen to Thelma Lou. As a result, Thelma Lou, Barney, andAndy work together to find a way to convince Opie to ask Karen out.
After watching Andy help Opie clean up following aschoolyard scuffle that results in a meeting with Miss Crump, Barney decides it'stime for Andy to find a wife and a new mother for Opie. He then sets out withThelma Lou's help to arrange a date for Andy with Miss Crump. However, whenHelen announces that she doesn't know how to cook, and hopes to still teach ifshe ever gets married, Barney announces that he made a mistake in thinking hefound the perfect woman for Andy. Andy however, disagrees with him, and letsBarney know that he plans to start dating Miss Crump.
Andy and Barney are expecting a visit from a state official,looking to see what kind of supplies they need for the courthouse. However,when Opie comes in, with a pack of 11 hunting dogs in tow, Barney is worriedthat the official will think that the Mayberry courthouse is going to the dogs.As a result, they guys have to find a place to keep the dogs until after the officialleaves.
Briscoe Darling comes back to town with a problem he hopesAndy can fix: pesky Ernest T. Bass refuses to recognize Charlene and Dud'swedding and intends to make her his bride. Andy and Barney go up to themountains to help keep Ernest T. at bay until the minister arrives so the couplecan have a church wedding.
Andy, Barney, Gomer, and Opie hear on the radio about a 4bank robbers on the run from the State Police. When it is announced that 2 havebeen captured and will be temporarily held at the jail in the MayberryCourthouse, Barney feels the need to bring in another deputy, and feels thatGomer is the best man for the job. The extra help soon appears to come in handywhen Barney accidentally lets them escape, when Gomer inadvertently helps Andyrecapture them and their partners.
Ron Howard(Opie Taylor)
Elinor Donahue(Ellie Walker)
Parley Baer(Mayor Stoner)
Jim Nabors(Gomer Pyle)
Andy Griffith(Andy Taylor)
Olan Soule(John Masters)
Bernard Fox(Malcolm Merriweather)
Howard Morris(Ernest T. Bass)
Don Knotts(Deputy Barney Fife)
Denver Pyle(Briscoe Darling)
George Lindsey(Goober Pyle)
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