The Andy Griffith Show

Gentle humor and genuinely likable characters made Mayberry a beloved fixture on the TV landscape. A Top 10 hit throughout its eight-year run (it went out at No. 1), this low-key, down-home sitcom harkened back to a simpler time and place. Mayberry may be a state of mind, but the sunny optimism and simple virtues it represents have actually been set in (more…)

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Season 5, Episode 32 Banjo-Playing Deputy

Airs in 5 days 22 hours 10 min Thursday, Jan 21, 9:00am SUND

Andy hires an out-of-work banjo player (Jerry Van Dyke) as a part-time deputy, but he proves too incompetent to even fill Barney's shoes. Lee Van Cleef appears in a minor role. His appearance came a year before his big splash in “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.” This episode ended the series' fifth season and was the last one shot in black and white. Dancer: Sylvia Lewis. Miss Bedloe: Hope Summers. Miss Roundtree: Mary Lansing.

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