The Andy Griffith Show is an American sitcom first televised by CBS between October 3, 1960, and April 1, 1968. Andy Griffith portrays a widowed sheriff in the fictional small community of Mayberry, North Carolina. His life is complicated by an inept but well-meaning deputy, Barney Fife (Don Knotts), a spinster aunt and housekeeper, Aunt Bee (Frances Bavier), and a young son, Opie (Ron Howard, billed as Ronny). Local bumbling pals, and temperamental girlfriends further complicate his life.
Growing up in the 70's meant watching a lot of reruns from the 50's and 60's like Gilligan's Island, I Dream of Jeannie, Bewitched, The Beverly Hillbillies, Green Acres, I Love Lucy, Leave It To Beaver, The Andy Griffith Show, Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C., Gunsmoke, Bonanza, and Elvis movies.
Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. is a situation comedy that aired for five seasons on CBS from 1964 to 1969. The pilot episode of the series aired as a fourth season episode of The Andy Griffith Show. The series, created by Aaron Ruben, starred Jim Nabors as Gomer Pyle as he serves in the United States Marine Corps at Camp Henderson in California, under the command of Sergeant Vince Carter (Frank Sutton).
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Chad Everett, the blue-eyed star of the 1970s TV series "Medical Center" who went on to appear in such films and TV shows as "Mulholland Drive" and "Melrose Place," has died. He was 75. July 24, 2012 #retro #television