The Danny Thomas Show (1953–1965)
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Danny Meets Andy Griffith 

Danny is arrested by Sheriff Andy Taylor for going through an unnoticed stop sign in the town of Mayberry.


Sheldon Leonard


Arthur Stander


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Episode cast overview:
Danny Thomas ... Danny Williams
Marjorie Lord ... Kathy Williams
Rusty Hamer Rusty Hamer ... Rusty Williams
Angela Cartwright ... Linda Williams
Andy Griffith ... Andy Taylor
Ron Howard ... Opie Taylor (as Ronny Howard)
Frances Bavier ... Henrietta Perkins
Will Wright ... Mr. Johnson
Frank Cady ... Will - Town Drunk
Bill Baldwin ... Ted - TV Interviewer
Rance Howard ... TV Crewman


Danny is arrested by Sheriff Andy Taylor for going through an unnoticed stop sign in the town of Mayberry.

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Comedy | Family





Release Date:

15 February 1960 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Marterto Productions See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Ron Howard's father, Rance Howard, appears very briefly as the TV crewman, who wraps up filming at the jail house. See more »

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Different characters.....
19 March 2008 | by sundaleSee all my reviews

It's also interesting to note that a couple things in this "pilot" did not translate to The Andy Griffith Show as they first appeared here.

The town drunk (who, of course, is Otis Campbell (Hal Smith) in the Andy Griffith show is called Will Hoople in this Make Room for Daddy episode, Danny Meets Andy Griffith, and is played by actor Frank Cady (Sam Drucker on Green Acres).

Also, Frances Bavier (Aunt Bee on The Andy Griffith Show) appears as Henrietta Perkins, a poor widow whose deceased husband was buried in a rented suit that she's still paying 50 cents per day for...

Also: Rance Howard (Ron's father) and character actor Will Wright are listed on the show's credits-------but do NOT appear in the episode.

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