Season Cast 54

  1. Andy Griffith
  2. Ron Howard

    Ron Howard

    Opie Taylor (32 Episodes)

  3. Frances Bavier
  4. Don Knotts

    Don Knotts

    Barney Fife (32 Episodes)

  5. Elinor Donahue
  6. Hal Smith

    Hal Smith

    Otis Campbell (8 Episodes)

  7. George Dunn

    George Dunn

    (3 Episodes)

  8. Frank Ferguson

    Frank Ferguson

    (3 Episodes)

  9. Mary Treen

    Mary Treen

    Clara Lindsey (3 Episodes)

  10. Burt Mustin

    Burt Mustin

    (3 Episodes)

  11. Phil Chambers
  12. Margaret Kerry

    (2 Episodes)

  13. James Best

    James Best

    Jim Lindsey (2 Episodes)

  14. Betty Lynn

    Betty Lynn

    Thelma Lou (2 Episodes)

  15. Forrest Lewis

    Forrest Lewis

    (2 Episodes)

  16. Will Wright

    Will Wright

    Ben Weaver (2 Episodes)

  17. Harry Antrim

    Harry Antrim

    Fred Walker (2 Episodes)

  18. Sam Edwards

    Sam Edwards

    (2 Episodes)

  19. Bill Erwin

    Bill Erwin

    (2 Episodes)

  20. Dorothy Neumann

    Dorothy Neumann

    (2 Episodes)

  21. Dennis Holmes

    Dennis Holmes

    (1 Episode)

  22. Tod Andrews

    Tod Andrews

    (1 Episode)

  23. Ken Lynch

    Ken Lynch

    Capt. Barker (1 Episode)

  24. Dan Tobin
  25. Stuart Erwin

    Stuart Erwin

    (1 Episode)

  26. Arthur Hunnicutt

    Arthur Hunnicutt

    (1 Episode)

  27. Joseph Crehan

    Joseph Crehan

    (1 Episode)

  28. Barney Phillips

    Barney Phillips

    (1 Episode)

  29. William Schallert

    William Schallert

    (1 Episode)

  30. Robert Easton

    Robert Easton

    (1 Episode)

  31. George Nader
  32. Chubby Johnson

    Chubby Johnson

    (1 Episode)

  33. Dan Frazer

    Dan Frazer

    (1 Episode)

  34. Max Showalter

    Max Showalter

    (1 Episode)

  35. Lurene Tuttle

    Lurene Tuttle

    (1 Episode)

  36. R. G. Armstrong
  37. Willis Bouchey

    Willis Bouchey

    (1 Episode)

  38. Jesse White

    Jesse White

    (1 Episode)

  39. Dub Taylor

    Dub Taylor

    (1 Episode)

  40. Amzie Strickland

    Amzie Strickland

    (1 Episode)

  41. Henry Slate

    Bobby Fleet (1 Episode)

  42. Hugh Marlowe

    Hugh Marlowe

    (1 Episode)

  43. Walter Baldwin

    Walter Baldwin

    (1 Episode)

  44. Claudia Bryar

    (1 Episode)

  45. Isabel Randolph

    Isabel Randolph

    (1 Episode)

  46. Elvia Allman

    Elvia Allman

    (1 Episode)

  47. Lillian Bronson

    Lillian Bronson

    (1 Episode)

  48. Jack Finch

    Wilber Finch (1 Episode)

  49. Jonathan Hole

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Season Crew 20

Costume & Make-Up

  1. Lee Greenway

    Makeup Artist (32 Episodes)

Directing

  1. Bob Sweeney

    Bob Sweeney

    Director (19 Episodes)

  2. Don Weis

    Director (9 Episodes)

  3. Gene Reynolds

    Gene Reynolds

    Director (3 Episodes)

  4. Charles Stewart
  5. Sheldon Leonard

Production

  1. Bob Ross

    Producer (32 Episodes)

  2. Danny Thomas

    Danny Thomas

    Producer (32 Episodes)

  3. Jay Sandrich

    Producer (32 Episodes)

  4. Sheldon Leonard

Sound

  1. Earle Hagen

    Earle Hagen

    Music (32 Episodes)

Writing

  1. Ben Gershman

    Writer (4 Episodes)

  2. Charles Stewart

    Writer (3 Episodes)

  3. Jack Elinson

    Writer (3 Episodes)

  4. Frank Tarloff

    Writer (1 Episode)

  5. James Fritzell

    Writer (1 Episode)

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Episodes 32

October 3, 1960

Sheriff Andy Taylor and his young son Opie are in need of a new housekeeper. Andy's Aunt Bee looks like the perfect candidate and moves in, but her presence causes friction with Opie.

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The Manhunt

October 10, 1960

Andy and his bumbling deputy, Barney Fife, offer to help track down an escaped convict, but the captain of the state police scoffs at the small-town sheriff's help.

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October 17, 1960

A gifted guitar player (James Best) who has self-doubts about his musical talent gets a chance at stardom -- with a little push from Andy.

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October 24, 1960

When Mayberry's local pharmacist falls ill, his niece Ellie Walker steps in as a temporary replacement -- and creates turmoil with the town's resident hypochondriac.

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October 31, 1960

It's the annual church picnic, and when Andy invites Ellie to the event, he begins to suspect that she has marriage on her mind -- so he hastily arranges for three of Mayberry's most eligible bachelors to lavish attention on her.

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Runaway Kid

November 7, 1960

Andy must intervene -- and risk breaking a promise to Opie -- when he discovers that one of Opie's young friends has run away from home.

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November 14, 1960

When Barney's bumbling law enforcement techniques are questioned, Andy and Ellie decide to stage a fake robbery -- a scheme that turns Barney into a real hero!

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November 28, 1960

Andy is dismayed when Opie refuses to contribute money to the school charity drive -- but there's a secret reason for Opie's apparent selfishness.

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December 5, 1960

Andy hopes to finally bring peace to two of the county's longtime feuding families, the Carters and the Wakefields -- by arranging a duel between the two patriarchs of the quarreling clans!

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December 12, 1960

It's a battle of the sexes when Ellie Walker decides to become the very first woman to run for a seat on the Mayberry city council -- and the town's horrified menfolk decide to sabotage her newfound political career.

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December 19, 1960

Mayberry's local "Scrooge," storeowner Ben Weaver, manages to have harmless bootlegger Sam Muggins thrown into jail on Christmas -- but the Mayberry folks manage to celebrate Christmas with Sam in a most unusual way.

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December 26, 1960

Ed Sawyer, a mysterious stranger, arrives in Mayberry and disrupts the lives of the townspeople because he appears to know everyone's name, intimate details about their lives, and other startling facts about them.

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January 2, 1961

Lights! Camera! Chaos! A Hollywood producer chooses idyllic Mayberry as the backdrop for his next movie, and the entire town goes into a frenzy as they gear up for the anticipated glamour, fame and fortune.

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January 9, 1961

Andy performs some slick dealing with an antique dealer to get rid of the town's old worthless cannon. But when young Opie later mimics his father's shady deal to obtain a pair of roller skates, Andy has second thoughts about his own wheeling and dealing.

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January 16, 1961

Aunt Bee, accused by Andy of being a hopeless gossip, sets out to prove that the men of Mayberry are even bigger rumormongers than the women.

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January 23, 1961

The Mayberry town council wants to end the annual Founder's Day celebration with a beauty contest, with Andy chosen to pick the winner. The result is pandemonium as candidates of all shapes and sizes descend on the hapless "judge."

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January 30, 1961

Opie comes home talking about a "flower-making machine" owned by sisters Clarabelle and Jennifer Morrison, the spinsters who run the local flower shop. Andy and Barney do a little investigating -- and discover the contraption is actually a still and the kindly sisters are in the moonshine business!

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February 6, 1961

Mayberry newcomers Fred and Jeannie Boone are constantly causing domestic disturbances with their fighting, so Andy decides to play marriage counselor to the bickering couple -- with disastrous results.

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February 13, 1961

A New York City record promoter arrives in Mayberry, intent on making a recording of the region's local folk music, but Andy becomes wary of the stranger and suspects he might be a con artist seeking some fast cash.

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February 20, 1961

When Andy has to leave Mayberry for the day to testify in a court case held in a neighboring town, Deputy Barney Fife is left in charge of the sheriff's department -- and he proceeds to arrest everyone in Mayberry!

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February 27, 1961

A notorious, nationally known con man dubbed "Gentleman Dan" becomes a hero of epic proportions to Aunt Bee, Opie and Barney when he is held for two days in the Mayberry jail.

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Cyrano Andy

March 6, 1961

Andy makes an earnest attempt at matchmaking to help Barney win the heart of his girlfriend, Thelma Lou. Things go fine at first -- until barney misinterprets Andy's efforts and thinks he's trying to steal her away!

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March 13, 1961

Aunt Bee must leave Mayberry to care for a sick cousin, but not before scolding Andy and Opie for their messy housekeeping habits. The two are determined to clean house before she returns -- a project that suddenly accelerates when she phones to say she'll be coming home earlier than expected!

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March 27, 1961

Andy must make a hasty, ill-advised marriage proposal to Ellie Walker after he becomes convinced that the new, handsome young doctor in town is trying to steal his girl.

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April 3, 1961

The Women's Historical Society is all set to throw a celebration in honor of the last living descendant of a Revolutionary War hero named Nathan Tibbs, who has been traced to Mayberry. But their excitement turns to horror when they discover that the intended honoree is the town drunk, Otis Campbell.

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The Inspector

April 10, 1961

When a state inspector arrives in Mayberry to check the jail and courthouse, Andy and Barney are shocked to discover he's a by-the-book stickler for rules and regulations. Things look shaky until Andy is able to demonstrate the "Mayberry way" of fighting crime.

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April 17, 1961

Ellie Walker takes pity on a shy tomboy named Frankie Flint and is determined to give a "Cinderella" makeover to the young girl -- much to her gruff father's displeasure.

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April 24, 1961

Andy, faced with the unpleasant task of serving an eviction notice on a family who has fallen on hard times, tries desperately to come up with a way for the tenants to keep their home.

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Quiet Sam

May 1, 1961

Barney is convinced that the new, mysterious farmer in town warrants further investigation. Andy finally agrees to pay a visit to the man's farm -- and finds himself drawn into a predicament he never imagined he'd find himself in.

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May 8, 1961

Barney's reputation as a deputy soars when he inadvertently helps capture Eddie Brooke, an escaped convict. But Brooke vows to escape again and head straight back to Mayberry to exact his revenge.

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May 15, 1961

Mayberry's famed hometown musician -- Jim Lindsey (James Best) -- returns for a visit in his flashy convertible and fancy clothes. But despite all the trappings and signs of showbiz success, Andy senses that all is not well in the life of the popular performer.

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May 22, 1961

After being scolded by Aunt Bee, Opie decides to run away from home -- a plan that quickly turns into a series of eye-opening, and sometimes dangerous, adventures for Opie and a scare for both Aunt Bee and Andy.

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