Even though this was one of Andy Griffith's greatest roles, and he truly made it his own by going multiversal with it, this is the portrayal that's the official televersion for Earth Prime-Time......
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'No Time For Sergeants'
When [Sammy] Jackson read that Warner Brothers was going to produce a 1964 ABC television sitcom, 'No Time for Sergeants', he wrote directly to Jack Warner saying that he was the best choice for the role and asked Warner to examine a certain 'Maverick' episode as proof. Ten days later Jackson was told to come to the studio to test for the role. Jackson won the role over several actors including the better known Will Hutchins, a Warner Brothers television contract star who had played 'Sugarfoot' and also had been in the "No Time for Sergeants" film.
The series was produced by George Burns's production company and shown in the UK on ITV from 1965 to 196. It also preceded Burns' own 'Wendy and Me' sitcom, with Connie Stevens, which aired on the Monday night ABC schedule.
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