The Andy Griffith Show

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1. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: The New Housekeeper (1960)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

Sheriff Andy Taylor invites Aunt Bee to stay and help raise his 6-year-old son Opie when his housekeeper, Rose, leaves to get married. Opie objects to the change.

Director: Sheldon Leonard | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 374

2. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: The Manhunt (1960)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

A state police captain errs in not utilizing Sheriff Taylor's intimate knowledge of the area and its people when issuing a dragnet for an escaped criminal.

Director: Don Weis | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 334

3. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: The Guitar Player (1960)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

Sheriff Taylor twists the law to help a musically gifted citizen leave the community nest by arresting a traveling band on trumped up charges.

Director: Don Weis | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 315

4. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Ellie Comes to Town (1960)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

A problem with ethics soon puts a pretty, new lady pharmacist on the town's black list over withholding a senior citizen her regular pills without a prescription.

Director: Don Weis | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Elinor Donahue, Don Knotts

Votes: 275

5. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Irresistible Andy (1960)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

Andy overthinks his asking Ellie to the church dance (prompted by her uncle Fred) into believing they've tricked him aboard the fast track to matrimony, for which he takes steps to derail.

Director: Don Weis | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 247

6. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Runaway Kid (1960)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

Andy lectures Opie on the value of keeping one's promise then later asks him to break it to reveal the identity of the runaway kid he just met and befriended, leaving Opie confused.

Director: Don Weis | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 239

7. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Andy the Matchmaker (1960)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

To boost his dejected deputy's confidence, Sheriff Taylor concocts a phony robbery, only to have Deputy Fife arrest a man for a crime that never happened.

Director: Don Weis | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Amzie Strickland

Votes: 231

8. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Opie's Charity (1960)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

Pride in what other people think presents itself to Andy two-fold when he hears that Opie only gave a measly three cents to a school charity fund and when a two-years-dead husband walks up to say hello.

Director: Don Weis | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Stuart Erwin

Votes: 275

9. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: A Feud Is a Feud (1960)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family

For the sake of a determined young couple, Andy aims to end an 87-year-old bloodless feud betwixt their daddies.

Director: Don Weis | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Frances Bavier, Arthur Hunnicutt

Votes: 262

10. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Ellie for Council (1960)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

Ellie's run for city council divides Mayberry into a battle of the sexes.

Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 232

11. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Christmas Story (1960)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

Crotchety old businessman Ben Weaver wants moonshiner Sam Muggins locked up for Christmas but, after seeing the holiday spirit in Andy's jail, he tries to be arrested himself.

Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 392

12. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Stranger in Town (1960)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

A smiling stranger comes to Mayberry - and danged if he don't know everything about everybody, giving the townsfolk a righteous case of the willies.

Director: Don Weis | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, William Lanteau

Votes: 273

13. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Mayberry Goes Hollywood (1961)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

Mayberry gussies up for a Hollywood film crew - exactly what the visiting Hollywood producer and Andy don't want.

Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 227

14. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: The Horse Trader (1961)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

Andy's admonishment to Opie about dealing fairly with others snafus when he subsequently trumps up a fanciful story to sell a worthless cannon to an out-of-area antiques dealer.

Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Elinor Donahue, Don Knotts

Votes: 199

15. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Those Gossipin' Men (1961)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

When a shoe salesman comes to town, riled Aunt Bee uses him to teach Andy a lesson in men being just as big a bunch of gossips as women.

Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 214

16. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: The Beauty Contest (1961)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

The town council selects Andy to judge the first beauty contest for Mayberry's Founder's Day celebration, much to Andy's utter regret.

Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 198

17. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Alcohol and Old Lace (1961)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

In tracking down area moonshiners, Barney and Andy hardly suspect the little, old Morrison sisters who've been so helpful to them, but they should.

Director: Gene Reynolds | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Howard McNear

Votes: 220

18. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Andy the Marriage Counselor (1961)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

Nice as they can be to others, Fred and Jennie Boone snap at each other violently at home. Andy intervenes on behalf of the general peace but learns that others can express their happiness differently.

Director: Gene Reynolds | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 201

19. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Mayberry on Record (1961)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

Andy suspects that Barney and a few other citizens have been taken in by a slick recording man from New York.

Director: Gene Reynolds | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Howard McNear

Votes: 200

20. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Andy Saves Barney's Morale (1961)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

Barney becomes a laughing stock after being left in charge and arresting upstanding townsfolk over petty violations. Andy must step in and make them appreciate Barney before he quits.

Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 197

21. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Andy and the Gentleman Crook (1961)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

The infamous con man 'Gentleman' Dan Caldwell beguiles nearly everyone from his cell at Andy's jail - all but Andy.

Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 185

22. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Cyrano Andy (1961)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

With Barney tongue-tied around potential sweetheart Thelma Lou, Andy sticks his big nose in on their behalf only to find himself and Ellie pulled into romantic duplicities.

Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Betty Lynn

Votes: 177

23. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Andy and Opie, Housekeepers (1961)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family

Taylor men are slobs, but picking up after themselves when on their own may be the wrong message to send to Aunt Bee, who needs to feel needed.

Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Frances Bavier, Hope Summers

Votes: 186

24. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: The New Doctor (1961)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family

Barney and Aunt Bee get Andy worked up over the idea of Ellie dumping him to tie the knot with the new, young, handsome, unmarried doctor in town.

Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, George Nader

Votes: 170

25. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: A Plaque for Mayberry (1961)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

That there may be a direct descendant of a Revolutionary War hero living in Mayberry flatters the town, 'til they learn who it is.

Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Hal Smith

Votes: 195

26. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: The Inspector (1961)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

A new state inspector pays the annual call on Andy's jail only to spot multiple reasons for having Andy impeached and Barney dismissed.

Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Tod Andrews

Votes: 174

27. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Ellie Saves a Female (1961)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

Ellie crosses the line when she insists on a farm girl wearing make-up and perfume against her hard-pressed father's wishes, leading Barney to commit an abduction.

Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, R.G. Armstrong

Votes: 200

28. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Andy Forecloses (1961)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

When the Scobey family misses a mortgage payment, Ben Weaver insists Andy serve them a foreclosure notice immediately, but Andy aims to save the Scobeys their home.

Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 193

29. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Quiet Sam (1961)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

Barney grows increasingly wary of a reticent new farmer in town, calling up a posse during a thunderstorm when it seems Andy has walked straight into the man's nefarious trap.

Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 191

30. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Barney Gets His Man (1961)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

The accidental capture of a wanted man makes Barney the toast of Mayberry. It goes to his head 'til the felon escapes and returns to pay Barney back.

Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Betty Lynn

Votes: 211

31. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: The Guitar Player Returns (1961)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

Mayberry's own guitar celebrity Jim Lindsey returns, but he's not the conquering musical hero everyone thinks he is.

Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Elinor Donahue, Don Knotts

Votes: 194

32. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Bringing Up Opie (1961)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

After he handcuffs a classmate to a flagpole, Aunt Bee insists the jail is no place for Opie to hang out, but denying him contact with his pa puts him at greater risk.

Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 167

33. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Opie and the Bully (1961)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

Andy, through Barney, learns that Opie has been targeted by a bully who's been shaking him down for milk money, leaving Andy to wonder how to intervene without letting Opie know he knows.

Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 200

34. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Barney's Replacement (1961)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

When the State Attorney's Office sends Andy a man to give practical lawman experience to, Barney believes Andy wants him to train a "replacement" deputy.

Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Betty Lynn

Votes: 177

35. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Andy and the Woman Speeder (1961)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

An out-of-town speeder thinks Andy runs a speed trap in Mayberry. Awaiting her day in court gives her plenty of time to work on swaying the witnesses - Barney, Floyd and Opie.

Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Jean Hagen

Votes: 194

36. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Mayberry Goes Bankrupt (1961)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

The callous eviction of a down-on-his-luck elder citizen comes back to bite the town council when the man's uncashed municipal bond amounts to more than the town can pay.

Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Andy Clyde, Frances Bavier

Votes: 186

37. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Barney on the Rebound (1961)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

A flashy, sophisticated new girl in town takes a surprising and deep interest in Barney.

Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 188

38. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Opie's Hobo Friend (1961)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

Andy must put away the welcome mat when a likable drifter, passing through Mayberry, starts putting Artful Dodger-ish notions into Opie's head.

Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 193

39. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Crime-Free Mayberry (1961)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

All but Andy get excited over Mayberry's distinction at being named the most crime-free town in America, unaware they're being targeted by criminals while honoring their lawmen.

Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 185

40. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: The Perfect Female (1961)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

Barney and Thelma Lou successfully matchmake Andy and Thelma's cousin Karen, but Barney's unfortunate way of describing the situation has Karen rifle-ready to shoot down Andy's supposed inflated ego.

Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Gail Davis

Votes: 191

41. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Aunt Bee's Brief Encounter (1961)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

Handyman Henry Wheeler enters the Taylors' life, for whom Aunt Bee develops a wistful soft spot. For her sake, Andy keeps him on with chores but progressively discovers Henry's true vocation - that of a freeloader.

Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 167

42. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: The Clubmen (1961)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

When Andy and Barney have a chance to join an exclusive men's club, Andy wonders how to break it to sensitive Barney when he learns they only want Andy.

Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 178

43. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: The Pickle Story (1961)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

No one will admit to Aunt Bee's homemade pickles being the worst they've ever tasted. Andy switches them with store-bought ones to avoid eating hers, but her decision to enter them in the county fair presents a dilemma.

Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 326

44. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Sheriff Barney (1961)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

When Barney is offered the job of sheriff in a nearby town, he and Andy trade jobs for a day to see what kind of sheriff he would be.

Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 178

45. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: The Farmer Takes a Wife (1962)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

Local farmer 'Big' Jeff Pruitt comes to town to pick a wife. Unfortunately for Barney, he chooses Thelma Lou.

Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 187

46. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: The Keeper of the Flame (1962)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

Opie joins a secret club and is in charge of the candle they use in their meetings. After the barn where they meet burns down, he is accused by the owner of starting the fire.

Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 175

47. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Bailey's Bad Boy (1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Andy teaches self-reliance and responsibility to the spoiled son of a rich man.

Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier, Ron Howard

Votes: 192

48. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: The Manicurist (1962)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

When a pretty young manicurist starts working in Floyd's Barbershop, the men are uneasy about it at first but eventually take to the idea in a big way. Their jealous wives, however, do not.

Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Howard McNear

Votes: 234

49. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: The Jinx (1962)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

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