Can you recognize Andy Griffith Show characters in Westerns?

How far is it from Mayberry to Dodge City?

There may have been a sheriff and a deputy, not to mention all-American morals, but it's hard to label The Andy Griffith Show a Western. And not just because the show took place in North Carolina.

But if you love Westerns, as well as the citizens of Mayberry, we have good news for you. The cast of The Andy Griffith Show popped up in all sorts of cowboy tales.

Below, you will find some familiar Mayberry denizens on other classic TV shows. Can you recognize them — and name their Mayberry characters?

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  1. One of his earlier roles was this rugged feller on The Rifleman. But you know him best as…?
  2. This Lone Ranger woman is a familiar face around Mayberry named…?
  3. He looked much more dapper on this episode of Wanted: Dead or Alive.
  4. Don't tell Barney she was riding a wagon with another man! This sweetheart of Deputy Fife was named…?
  5. She was a love interest for Sheriff Andy named…?
  6. She was also a love interest for Sheriff Andy named…?
  7. The old man on the right is best known as which Mayberry elder?
  8. This wagon driver is known around Mayberry as…?
  9. This gent played poker against Maverick in an uncredited role. You know him as which Mayberry Mayor?
  10. She was a recurring character on The Rifleman. She was also…?
  11. Bonus question! Don Knotts starred in a few comedy Western films. This one came out in 1978.
    Image: The Everett Collection

Can you recognize Andy Griffith Show characters in Westerns?

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TexasGreek 18 days ago
You got 11 out of 11

Well, SURPRISE! SURPRISE! SURPRISE! No, wait, wrong show! :)
But I'm still surprised at my score. BIG Guess on Peggy.
RickeyMulkey 1 month ago
You got 11 out of 11
Did you sink or swim?
Samuel 2 months ago
Ken Berry, who was the star of MAYBERRY RFD for 3 years after TAGS ended, starred in a comedy western series on ABC called F TROOP in the 1960s. I think it ran for 2 or 3 years.
primetime9567 2 months ago
10/11. I missed #9. I always get those two mixed up. ( Stoner & Pike)
They look nothing alike.
tDennis 2 months ago
I'm pretty sure the first pick is goober not gomer but quiz says it's gomer.Also metv keep the three stooges on.I spent my childhood watching them and I have no broken bones,head trauma and have both eyes still.Parents should raise their children and not rely on television to do it!
leebillyold 2 months ago
11/11 please remove the Three Stooges off MeTV, I heard some kinds are imitating the stooges behavior by the slapping, hitting, and poking and getting injured. It is not funny, hope MeTV reads this, anyone?
CindyLou leebillyold 2 months ago
Seriously?????
DavidBarker 2 months ago
You got 10 out of 11
Did you sink or swim?
LindaWilliams 2 months ago
Can you recognize Andy Griffith Show characters in Westerns?
You got 11 out of 11
Did you sink or swim?
rahaindy 2 months ago
3rd quiz I took today and haven’t missed a question. Why wasn’t school like this.
MaryAnn 2 months ago
I got 9/11. Felt pretty cocky till I hit #6 and #7, then redeemed myself with the rest of ‘em!
bnichols23 MaryAnn 2 months ago
I blew #6, but then again I wasn't watching the show when she was on, so.... Still, "wrong is wrong." :) The rest were a piece of cake.
AllisonWunderland 2 months ago
11/11...🎉 I surprised myself on this one! 😁
sandman 2 months ago
9/11 Didn’t realize Sheriff Andy was such a ladies man
AllisonWunderland sandman 2 months ago
Ohhh, but he was!!
Tony sandman 2 months ago
And all, but Helen, disappeared under suspicious circumstances...
Wapkep1982 2 months ago
Would have liked the quiz better if they had identified the western shows better. Only about half were identified.
They're wanting the name of the character, not the show
MrBill 2 months ago
11/11; easy one for me - I am a big fan of TAGS.
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