The Taylors arrive in Hollywood and meet the production team that is making the movie 'Sheriff Without A Gun'.



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Episode credited cast:
Opie Taylor (as Ronny Howard)
Bryan Bender
A.J. Considine
The Actress / Aunt Bee
Bell Hop
Al Saunders
Robert Nichols ...
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The Taylors finally arrive in Hollywood and get an impromptu tour of the movie stars homes. After settling into their hotel, the three set off to the studio where the movie, Sheriff Without a Gun, is being made. Aunt Bee in particular isn't impressed with what she sees. The actor playing Andy looks nothing like him, the set isn't realistic and the dialog is exaggerated and hammy. She insists that Andy speak to those in charge and he agrees to do so, even though he doesn't agree with her. Before Andy can speak to them the next day, they watch more filming, including scenes including the very young and pretty actress playing Aunt Bee. The real Aunt Bee suddenly has a change of heart. Written by garykmcd

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hollywood | california | See All (2) »


Comedy | Family





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1 November 1965 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


This was not the first time Gavin MacLeod was involved with a movie about Andy titled 'Sheriff Without A Gun'. In 'TV or not TV' (Season 5, Episode 23) he was part of a phony film crew that showed up in Mayberry to make the movie, but they turned out to be a gang of bank robbers. This time he's a legitimate actor, playing the part of Andy in the movie. See more »


When the Taylors are riding the bus to their hotel, the background scenery changes suddenly. Between the driver asking 'You folks aren't from Mayberry, North Carolina?' and Andy saying 'Yeah, ya heard of it?', the background outside the bus changes. The buildings are different and it appears to be later in the day. See more »

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Very Funny- One of the Best Color Episodes!
9 June 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Andy Griffith Show "A.B." (After Barney) is generally accepted by fans of the show as a slow decline into sitcom mediocrity, with rather annoying (Warren the Deputy) and somewhat dull (Howard Sprague, Emmett Clark, and Sam Jones) characters simply unable to fill the enormous comedic shoes of the brilliant Don Knotts.

Thankfully, there are a handful of episodes during the 6th, 7th, and 8th Season that briefly rekindle the comic wackiness & unpredictability that made the early years of TAGS so much fun, and "The Taylor's in Hollywood" is such a show.

The "fish out of water" concept used in this episode (simple, unassuming, small town country folk traveling to California & being rather bewildered by the flashy & exaggerated Hollywood "version" of things) is not original to this episode; Paul Henning's "Beverly Hillbillies" had already been using this formula to great success for many years on American television.

What makes it fun here is the outrageous performances of the guest stars, including a campy, over-the-top, "pre-Love Boat" Gavin MaCleod portraying Andy, and bombshell blond June Vincent portraying a glamorous, rather aggressive, Winchester toting Aunt Bee in one of the funniest scenes in ANY season of TAGS, either B&W or color.

It's obvious from watching "The Taylor's in Hollywood" that one excellent way for TAGS to help compensate for the departure of the outrageous Barney Fife is to bring in equally outrageous guest stars, and let the regular cast members of TAGS play "straight man" to them; unfortunately, this doesn't happen nearly enough in the color seasons of the show.

I give "The Taylor's in Hollywood" a "8" (especially when it is compared to most of the other color episodes).

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