How popular are your opinions about Sheriff Andy Taylor?

Who should Andy have married? And should he have told Aunt Bee the truth about her pickles?

Andy Taylor sure (or as he would say s-u-u-u-u-u-ure) is a likable fellow and fantastic father. The Andy Griffith Show proved that time and time again. 

But nobody is perfect. There are times you perhaps questioned the Sheriff's decision making. You might even think he married the wrong woman.

That made us wonder. We'd like to see your opinions on some of Andy's actions. Answer the questions below — and see how your take compares to other fans.

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  1. Who should Andy have married? Pick one of his love interests.
  2. After he married, should Andy have kept Aunt Bee as his housekeeper?
  3. Should Andy have kept more mementos and pictures of his first wife and Opie's "Maw" around the house?
  4. Who should Andy have hired as his permanent replacement for Deputy Barney Fife?
  5. Should Andy have let Opie hang around the jail so much? ("Bringing Up Opie")
  6. Should Andy have told Opie that getting punched in the face does not hurt? ("Opie and the Bully")
  7. Should Andy have lied to Aunt Bee about liking her pickles and marmalade? ("The Pickle Story")
  8. Should Andy have done more to help Otis Campbell?
  9. Should Andy have taken a high-paying job from his connect Ed Crumpacker and moved to St. Paul, Minnesota, effectively ending the series after five seasons? ("Barney Runs for Sheriff")

How popular are your opinions about Sheriff Andy Taylor?

Your Result...

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Bob 3 months ago
I voted for Helen, but think about the comedic possibilities if Briscoe Darling was Andy's father-in-law.
kimmer 4 months ago
93%....gosh we think alike in many ways.
PINKYLEE 5 months ago
I remember "Ellie" when she was on "Father Knows Best" as a teenager.

Andy should have married her - smart AND pretty.
MikeyMello 5 months ago
I thought Andy should have married Miss Peggy. I can still hear Floyd saying...”Mr and Mrs Andy Taylor”. Best show ever...love em all.
danieldolgin 5 months ago
I liked Ellie better too! Helen was Opie's teacher. I only agreed with about 60% on the survey and I have seen almost all the black and white episodes. I would like to see more of the color episodes shown the other 11 months of the year.
BillyVanek2 5 months ago
I liked Ellie! Really pretty women!
GeoRubik 5 months ago
I hated Helen Crump.
HannahViolin GeoRubik 5 months ago
Why? What’s wrong with her?
dethLSMO89 5 months ago
65% similar. Hardly ever watched the show.
Hollie dethLSMO89 5 months ago
that's to bad ..its only a classic
mickiecgaffke 5 months ago
I love this show! It always makes me happy watching it, no matter how many times I watch the same episodes. Thank you Andy, Barney, Opie, Aunt Bee, and every other cast member! xxoxoxo
RicardoShillyShally 5 months ago
I can't believe all the votes that Helen Crump got. I just never cared for her. Maybe it was that unattractive hairstyle. I liked her with Steve McQueen in "The Blob", though. Now Thelma Lou was a cute girl. Leave it to Barney.
James 5 months ago
(Question #3 - Should Andy have kept MORE mementos and pictures of his first wife and Opie's "Maw" around the house?) What do they mean by MORE? All of reruns and as many times that I have seen each and every one of them, I have never seen one memento or picture of Opie's mother/Andy's first wife. They never have even spoken her name, nor even how she died. Nor did they every visited her grave. The only thing we know is Opie had a mother and she died (Period).
RicardoShillyShally James 5 months ago
Maybe they divorced. She got bored with small town life and escaped to New York, leaving Andy and Opie in the dust. That would explain the lack of pictures.
The description of the show calls Andy a Widower.
Samuel 5 months ago
I think Andy Griffith himself said something like the show effectively ended when Don Knotts left, that the show was never the same withput Barney Fife. I totally agree.
John 5 months ago
Andy should have married Daphne , one of the fun girls
SenaNelsonDixon 5 months ago
I have watched these reruns almost everyday since they started, I am now 71 yrs old, that's alot of years and I still enjoy it.
tadlem 5 months ago
I liked Peggy or Karen. Peggy was a nurse, good with Opie, a good cook, but he and Karen had a lot in common. Ellie was ok, but not a 'country' gal. I didn't care much for Helen. She was good as a teacher, but not for him to marry. IMO
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