Sermon for Today (TAGS Episode)

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Episode Info

Sermon for Today

  • Filmed: 100
  • Aired: 99
  • Original Air Date: 1963/10/21
  • Writer(s): John Whedon
  • Director: Dick Crenna

Plot Summary

A visiting minister from New York delivers a sermon encouraging the members of the Mayberry congregation to "slow down." Those who are still awake take the message so seriously they spend the Sabbath working themselves to exhaustion in order to arrange a concert in an effort to relax.

Odd Facts Known by Few

  • Actor David Lewis was best known for his protrayal of Edward Quartermain (#1) on "General Hospital" from 1978 to 1993. For that role, he was nominated 5 times for a Daytime Emmy and won once. He also appeared in 7 episodes of "Batman" as Warden Crichton.
  • Actor Forrest Lewis appeared in 7 episodes of TAGS. Most famously, he appeared as Cy Hudgins, the owner of Jimmy "The Loaded Goat".

Character List

  • Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
  • Don Knotts - Barney Fife
  • Ronny Howard - Opie Taylor
  • Jim Nabors - Gomer Pyle
  • Frances Bavier - Aunt Bee Taylor
  • Hope Summers - Clara Johnson
  • David Lewis - Dr. Harrison Everett Breen
  • Forrest Lewis - Luther
  • William Keene - Rev. Hobart M. Tucker, D.D.
  • Roy Engel - trumpeter
  • Joe Hamilton - clarinetist