Do you remember what the Andy Griffith Show cast did in the 1980s?

What were Andy, Don and Ron up to two decades later?

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In the 1980s, The Andy Griffith Show was about as old as, say, Scrubs is to us now. In other words, it still felt pretty recent to a lot of folks. And no wonder — the cast continued to be cherished actors in Hollywood.

But do you remember what everyone was doing that decade?

See how well you remember what the Mayberry folks did in the era of jelly bracelets, hair metal, and parachute pants.

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  1. In 1986, the cast of The Andy Griffith Show reunited for a TV movie. What was it called?
  2. Don Knotts was playing the landlord on Three's Company. What was his character's name?
  3. Denver Pyle was playing Uncle Jesse on which series?
  4. Andy Griffith and Ron Howard reprised their characters of Andy and Opie on this comedy show in 1982 — the episode also happened to feature punk legends The Clash.
  5. In 1982, Ron Howard directed this comedy with Henry Winkler — and made a cameo as "Annoying Sax Player."
  6. Which Andy Griffith Show cast member had a recurring role on What A Country, the 1986 sitcom starring stand-up comedian Yakov Smirnoff?
  7. Which of these Andy Griffith Show actors sadly did not live to see the 1980s?
  8. Her final screen role was playing Judge Cynthia Justin in several episode of Matlock, reuniting her with former costar Andy Griffith.
  9. He played Homer Lyle in Cannonball Run II.
  10. Hal Smith voiced the characters Gyro Gearloose and Flintheart Glomgold in which hit cartoon series?
  11. He appeared on an episode of The Love Boat alongside pop artist Andy Warhol. Cloris Leachman played his wife.
  12. Elinor Donahue played the mom Susan on this 1987 FOX series.
  13. Jack Dodson (Howard Sprague) played Judge Farnham in a few seasons of this acclaimed drama.

Do you remember what the Andy Griffith Show cast did in the 1980s?

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djw1120 9 days ago
MeTV, please bring back the show with Andy Griffith where he invented a space ship - it could only go straight up and down - I forget what the name was. He was a junk yard dealer and made the spacecraft out of junk parts.
AllisonWunderland 9 days ago
12/13...and to think I wasn't even gonna take this quiz 😉😆
Jacki 10 days ago
5/13 Never watched some of the shows. Oh well.
MrBill 11 days ago
12/13; much improved for my second time taking this quiz.
trogg888 11 days ago
not surprised i tanked this,during the 80s i went to college full time worked as a bartender and sang and played in a rock band late night.barely had time to sleep.ahh the good ole days
wbyassee 12 days ago
13 out of 13
Looking sharp! The '80s SUIT you like plaid on Mr. Furley. Got them all.
Joan 12 days ago
8/13 yup some I’ve never heard of
MikefromJersey 12 days ago
10 for 13. Can anybody educate me as to why we have to sign in every time now? Maybe I'm not
the sharpest knife in the drawer and the answer is obvious, but I would like to know.
LisaMiller 12 days ago
7/13 Man, some of these questions were tougher than the leather in Andy's jacket. Better luck next time!
Hmmm, I didn't know Andy wore leather.
TSeym22 12 days ago
5/13. Never watched most of those shows. Didn't have a clue.
booster 12 days ago
9/13 I don't recall some of those series. I remember Elinor Donahue played a mom in the series, "Get a Life". It starred Chris Elliott.
dodgebob 12 days ago
8/13, maybe if I would of quoted Buddy Ebson getting a free gumball.... "Toskarora" I'd of done better.
Wiseguy dodgebob 11 days ago
Always "would have," "could have," "should have," "must have," etc.
NEVER "would of," "could of," "should of," "must of," etc.
dodgebob Wiseguy 10 days ago
I believe that all depends upon which part of the country you come from, some of us allow people to speak the way they do, others feel they must correct what they feel is incorrect to them. Either way you got the point, where I come from It's "Wiseass" not "Wiseguy" Have a nice day.
frenchman71 12 days ago
9/13. Not too good. It was nice of Andy to let a couple of his former co-stars (Don Knotts & Aneta Corsaut) appear in episodes of "Matlock".
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