What episode of The Andy Griffith Show was the last for these actors?

You might remember each character's last scene, but can you recall what episode it's from?

The Andy Griffith Show will always be remembered first for Sheriff Andy Taylor and Deputy Barney Fife, and rightfully so. The combo made the show what it was, a smash-hit that never fell out of the Nielsen top-ten ratings.

Andy Griffith and Don Knotts were cornerstones for the show, but there were plenty of fan-favorite characters aside from those two. Some of those roles were more substantial than others, resulting in more appearances. One way or another, each character eventually had their final episode on The Andy Griffith Show.

Now, we’re asking you: What was the episode we last saw these actors in on TAGS?

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  1. Let's start with an easy one. What episode do we last see Andy Griffith?
  2. Though he made guest appearances after he left the show, what was the last episode that Don Knotts appeared in as a regular actor on The Andy Griffith Show?
  3. That was his final episode as a main character. What was the final time we saw Don Knotts playing the role of Barney Fife overall, including his return appearances on the show?
  4. What episode is the final time we see Howard McNear play Floyd the Barber on the show?
  5. Frances Bavier makes her final appearance as Aunt Bee in what episode?
  6. We see Gomer Pyle, played by Jim Nabors, in which episode for the last time on The Andy Griffith Show?
  7. When was Goober Pyle, portrayed by George Lindsey last seen on the show?
  8. When is the last time we see Ron Howard in his role as Opie Taylor?
  9. When is the last time we see Hal Smith and Otis Campbell?
  10. Only appearing in 16 episodes, what was Paul Hartman’s final episode as Emmett Clark?
  11. Fan favorite Ernest T. Bass, played by Howard Morris, appeared for the last time in…

What episode of The Andy Griffith Show was the last for these actors?

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bagandwallyfan52 2 months ago
The Andy Griffith Show Fans:
Does ANYONE know which episode of
The Andy Griffith Show has the
Last Appearance of Warren Ferguson played by Jack Burns
I was also wondering if anyone knows
which episode of TAGS has the Last Appearance of Emma Brand Watson
Played by Cheerio Meredith?

There are 3 entries for each actor ( their actual name, their character name and the amount of episodes they appeared in). If you click on the episodes entry it shows all the episodes they appeared in.
robyni23 2 months ago
You got 10 out of 11
Nice work! Feel free to relax now that this quiz is over. Maybe a little more relaxed than Barney!
Missed #4
FLETCH 2 months ago
Fan favorite Ernest T. Bass... I must be the only person who couldn't stand that character.
RichLorn 2 months ago
I still have a shred of dignity left. I'm not going to hold myself up for ridicule by announcing my score. If you find out I only got 3 answers correct, you won't get it out of me. I'm a sphinx.
vinman63 2 months ago
Sent me straight to the hoosegow.
frenchman71 2 months ago
8/11. I missed #1. I thought Andy got married and that was it. I don't remember him in "Mayberry RFD".
MrBill 2 months ago
8/11; Number 8 is incorrect - Ron Howard appeared as Opie for the final time on the first episode of Mayberry RFD.
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ncadams27 MikefromJersey 2 months ago
The Joey Bishop Show
MikefromJersey ncadams27 2 months ago
We have a winner. ncadams27, you win a date with Juanita down at the Mayberry Diner.
ncadams27 MikefromJersey 2 months ago
They serve enriched bread - I saw it on the label.
retro6 MikefromJersey 2 months ago
Devil is in the details for sure. It took me coming back to the quiz to realize I was doing the same thing, not realizing to only think of the Andy Griffith Show and also not realizing that the last episode of that particular series was entitled Mayberry, RFD. Messed me up in a few.
TownOfMayberry 2 months ago
Too easy for a Mayberry expert

You got 11 out of 11

Nice work! Feel free to relax now that this quiz is over. Maybe a little more relaxed than Barney!
gailjones 2 months ago
4/11. I can't believe I was that bad!
KingDinosaur 3 months ago
4 / 11. I don't think that I ever paid attention to the episode titles. I watched a few of the Ken Berry "Mayberry R.F.D." episodes, but the majority of "The Andy Griffith Show" were watched in syndication with no order (no real continuity applied so sequential airing wasn't really necessary.)
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MikefromJersey LoveMETV22 2 months ago
Hi LoveMETV22,
There was at least one "Story" by a fan as that was what inspired me to send mine in.
I understand it's a crap shoot sending in material, it has to fit MeTV's needs and the
whims of whatever editor is in charge.
I have done PR for the Lions for 30 years so I have lots of experience with them,
plus my father was publisher/editor of a magazine, so I like to think I have at least
a vague idea if the copy I submit is any good.
Heck, the kicker of Barney Fife guesting as an actor(portraying Don Knotts) on the Joey
Bishop Show would grab any of the legions of TAGS fans here.
Very few TAGS fans are aware of that, though I have been mentioning it on various
MeTV quiz response sites for awhile now.
LoveMETV22 MikefromJersey 2 months ago
I've seen stories where they mention fans, even stories where they use a user name from the comments section in their article. You have my interest on " There was at least one "Story" by a fan." Was it a user here or just a fan in general? I'm sure your experience more than anything fits the editorial part. Also TAGS is a staple program in their schedule, so it's odd they wouldn't use it in a story. I for one and I'm sure many other TAGS fans that visit the website would read it. But you have made the effort so that's the important thing. Who knows maybe you will see something in the future. Your efforts are admirable and you have the fans of TAGS and or Don Knotts as your motivation. 👏👏
MikefromJersey LoveMETV22 2 months ago
Thank you for your kind words. The Story submission was by one of we great unwashed
posters here.
It was awhile ago, and frankly I would not look forward to wading thru all the Stories to find it. Maybe I will take a stab at a Quiz submission some time.
I am hoping MeTV Plus opens a fan site soon, the only place I can talk about their series is here.
I just don't get why there isn't any effort to promote it.
LoveMETV22 MikefromJersey 2 months ago
Your Welcome. The quiz idea sounds good. I'm sure there are a lot of fans that would enjoy that.
On the MeTV Plus, it looks like they are only running it on stations they own. Hopefully they expand beyond those in the future. That's probably why it's not- cross-promoted. There are a few pages that have the commenting system like "here." Svengoolie, StartTV, and I think a few of their series like Collector's Call. however that doesn't really connect to MeTV+ as a discussion topic.
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