Howard, the Comedian (TAGS Episode)

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Episode Info

Howard, the Comedian

  • Filmed: 216
  • Aired: 216
  • Original Air Date: 1967/03/20
  • Writer(s): Michael Morris and Seaman Jacobs
  • Director: Lee Phillips

Plot Summary

Howard tries his hand at stand-up when he does a set on "Colonel Tim's Talent Time," a local amateur television showcase. He's a big hit, but he hurts his friends by including their names in his act. He is forgiven when the others realize Howard's fame has rubbed off on them--so they supply him with new material.

Odd Facts Known by Few

  • Actor Dick Curtis was a regular performer on "The Ray Stevens Show" in the '70s.

Character List

  • Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
  • Ronny Howard - Opie Taylor
  • Frances Bavier - Aunt Bee Taylor
  • George Lindsey - Goober Pyle
  • Jack Dodson - Howard Sprague
  • Hope Summers - Clara Edwards
  • Howard McNear - Floyd Lawson
  • Dick Haynes - Colonel Tim
  • Dick Curtis - Bill Hollenbeck
  • Tol Avery - driver