The Andy Griffith Show

Season 5 Episode 23

TV or Not TV

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Aired Monday 9:30 PM Mar 01, 1965 on CBS
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Episode Summary

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Thieves act out as Hollywood producers and are wanting to rob the Mayberry Bank.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Brilliant. Just brilliant.

    10
    When I first saw this episode on Netflix, I knew those three weren't on the level. The ending was excellent when Andy made it clear to those crooks that while he may not carry a gun, his deputies (particularly Goober and Floyd) do.
  • Not much to this episode.

    6.0
    Remember in season 1 (or was it 2) when Mayberry was the safest town in the u.s. and some people came in to "reward" Barney and Andy, all the while planning a major heist? Now that one was funny--this one was just too similar and had no "bite" to it. Not too many laughs and way too predictable (even for this show!)
Jim Nabors

Jim Nabors

Gomer Pyle (1962-1964)

Parley Baer

Parley Baer

Mayor Stoner (1962-1963)

Ron Howard

Ron Howard

Opie Taylor (1960-1968)

Jack Burns

Jack Burns

Deputy Warren Ferguson (1965-1966)

Clint Howard

Clint Howard

Leon

Hal Smith

Hal Smith

Otis Campbell (1960-1967)

Gavin McLeod

Gavin McLeod

Gilbert Jamel

Guest Star

George Ives

George Ives

Allen Harvey

Guest Star

Barbara Stuart

Barbara Stuart

Pat Blake

Guest Star

George Lindsey

George Lindsey

Goober Pyle

Recurring Role

Hope Summers

Hope Summers

Bertha Johnson/Clara Edwards

Recurring Role

Howard McNear

Howard McNear

Floyd Lawson

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

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  • NOTES (1)

    • In this epsiode three criminals pose as Hollywood producers who are making a film based on a magazine article called "Sheriff Without a Gun." This article would become the basis of an actual film in season six via the series' only three episode arc (Taylor's in Hollywood). Interestingly enough, Gavin McLeod (of Loveboat fame) would play a fake producer in this episode but play the actor playing Andy in the Hollywood episodes.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • The title of this episode, "TV or Not TV" is an allusion to the "To be or not to be" speech in Shakespeare's Hamlet. Before The Andy Griffith Show Andy's stand up comedy routines often contained country renditions of Shakespeare's plays, Hamlet was one his more popular renditions.

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