The Andy Griffith Show

Season 1 Episode 3

The Guitar Player

Aired Monday 9:30 PM Oct 17, 1960 on CBS



  • Allusions

    • In this episode Andy describes a singer he saw on TV jerking and shaking "like someone was beating his dog." This is most likely a reference to Elvis Presley's infamous appearance on The Milton Berle Show circa 1956. Elvis's gyrations were so intense that they were deemed too sensual for TV and he was broadcast from the waist up on most stations.