Does anyone else have a favorite, or preferred, cast from the show's run? Of course Andy Griffith remained throughout, but his supporting players changed regularly.
My favorite cast of the show would have to be from the years when Nancy Stafford, Clarence Gilyard, Jr. and Julie Sommars were backing Andy Griffith. I never liked Daniel Roebuck on the show, and the female PI wasn't as cool as Conrad or Tyler. I think Nancy Stafford was the best female "second chair," and I liked the romantic byplay with Julie. Personally, I think Matlock jumped the shark when it lost this bunch; the shows that they appeared in were terrific.