or R-E-V-E-N-G, as Barney would spell it

Equal Time (well, not quite) for Andy Taylor's other Deputy Sheriff on The Andy Griffith Show

Warren, You da man!

Warren Ferguson replaced Barney Fife as deputy on The Andy Griffith Show during the sixth season. His first episode, The Bazaar, originally aired on October 11, 1965. He appeared in eleven episodes before unceremoniously leaving Mayberry with nary an explanation. Oddly enough, Warren Ferguson is much derided by Andy Griffith Show fans and very little can be found about him in cyberspace. This humble page is to pay homage to the greatness of the Mayberry deputy who nearly pulled Otis onto the wagon and clamped down on Aunt Bee's bingo operation. Give Warren a chance--ya know what I mean, huh? huh? huh?

The following is a list of the eleven episodes in which Warren Ferguson appears. For each, I have provided screen shots, synopses, and pro-Warren analyses you will not find anywhere else. You're going to return to this site, ya know what I mean, huh? huh? huh? Are you kiddin' me, don't kid me! Don't tell me you won't be back! You're probably even going to what-you-call bookmark it, huh? huh? huh? Sure you will.

Deputy Warren Ferguson...
This is your life...


#164 The Bazaar
(Original Airdate: October 11, 1965)

#165 A Warning From Warren
(Original Airdate: October 18, 1965)

#166 Off to Hollywood
(Original Airdate: October 25, 1965)

#170 The Cannon
(Original Airdate: November 22, 1965)

#172 Aunt Bee Takes A Job
(Original Airdate: December 6, 1965)

#173 The Church Organ
(Original Airdate: December 13, 1965)

#174 Girl-Shy
(Original Airdate: December 20, 1965)

#175 Otis the Artist
(Original Airdate: January 3, 1966)

#177 The Legend of Barney Fife
(Original Airdate: January 17, 1966)

#178 Lost and Found
(Original Airdate: January 24, 1966)

#179 Wyatt Earp Rides Again
(Original Airdate: January 31, 1966)

Oh, and the guy who played Warren Ferguson;
he was pretty cool, too!

Burns & Schreiber
Jack Burns and Avery Schreiber

Many Andy Griffith Show fans will probably tell you, "Jack Burns was no Don Knotts." That is true. He never played Mr. Furley (just kidding). Nonetheless, he did have a long and successful career as a stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer. I am pleased to offer a New and Improved Jack Burns Biography. A Two-Parter with more images and (hopefully) more accurate information!

Jack Burns Biography Part One
Jack Burns is born and survives the Marines, Castro, and the Sixties!

Jack Burns Biography Part Two
Burns & Schreiber hit the big time in 1973 and break up in 1974. Burns finds success
writing for a bunch of Muppets and kicks Andy Kaufman's you-know-what!

Check out Jack Burns hosting Saturday Night Live on March 26, 1977. Jack was ultra-cool, but don't take my word for it. Click the link for screen shots and summaries from his sketches.


SNL Season 2 (with Jack Burns's episode) is now available on DVD! Check out my review under "mwreview."

Edward Christian

Season 11 of The Simpsons Has Been Released!

Season 11

Season 11 of The Simpsons, which includes Jack Burns as guest voice for the character Edward Christian in the premiere episode Beyond Blunderdome, is now out on DVD. His character is the Assistant VP of Finance and Distribution at Polystar Pictures who tries to destroy the alternate ending to Mr. Smith Goes To Washington that was masterminded by Mel Gibson and Homer Simpson. He even gets to ram The Road Warrior vehicle. In the commentary, Executive Producer Mike Scully introduces Burns as a "personal comedy idol of mine...still is one of the funniest men alive today." At the very end of the commentary is a tidbit on how this episode has changed Mr. Burns's life: "Jack says he's gotten a lot of mileage on cruise ships with women by telling them he was in The Simpsons with Mel Gibson" (giggity, giggity).

Cool Jack Burns Quote

I found the following quote from The Second City by Donna McCrohan, pg. 148: "Jack Burns was visiting Chicago at the time of the riots [Democratic National Convention in 1968]. 'I had been in The Andy Griffith Show, where I played Warren, the deputy sheriff. And I remember coming across the street from the Hilton Hotel, to the park where the kids were, and a cop said, 'Hey, you're Warren.' I said, 'Yeah.' He said, 'Well, stick around, we're going to kick some commie ass.' I said, 'I'm going over there, so you'll be kicking mine too.' And he sort of moaned, 'Warren, don't say that, please.'"

Case for Discs 3 & 4 of the
Season Six DVD Pack. Sweet cover!

Warren Fans Rejoice!
It's Finally Here!

Season Six of The Andy Griffith Show is now available! Visit your local DVD retailers or order it online:

(and check out my review under the name "mwreview")

Season 2 Selection Screen
Look who's on the Season 2, Disc 3
Episode Selection Screen!

Season 6 Selection Screen
The selection screen is the best part of disc 5
of the Season 6 DVD set (actually I really like
The County Clerk episode, the rest are blah).

Na Na-Na Na Na!

Thanks to hab101 for a head's up on this Season Two snafu!:

TAGS fans who will only purchase the DVD box sets of the black and white seasons still cannot escape the mighty Warren! A photo of Warren and Andy from The Bazaar was mistakenly used on the selection screen of Disc Three for Season Two, BWA-HA-HA-HA!

Don't worry. Warren is featured on a Selection Screen of the Season 6 set. He is on disc 5, again a disc on which he does not appear in a single episode (is Paramount teasing us Warren fans or what??). Adorable photo!! Someone at Paramount must really like Warren!!!

Warren cards
It's in the Cards!

Pacific Trading Cards put out three 110-card sets of Andy Griffith Show trading cards in 1990-91. Warren is featured on 5 of the cards (surely he deserved more but, I guess, we Warren fans must appreciate what few Warren tributes there are). Click the cards link to get a look at them!

Play Andy Griffith Show Trivia Quizzes!!!

Created by PeopleQuiz Founders & Co-Owners Bill Brauer and Dave Halliwill (these quizzes are very tough)

Want a sample of some vintage Burns & Schreiber humor, huh? huh? huh? Of course you do, so check out your local hippie-owned vinyl record shop and be on the lookout for Burns & Schreiber comedy albums. I will be giving these suckers a spin and may provide a synopsis for each in the future (provided I understand them). You'll check out these records, won't ya, huh? huh? huh? You'll visit those hippie record shops and search for Burns & Schreiber; am I right, huh? huh? huh? Sure I am.
Warning: B&S humor is not TAGS humor. If you feel you may be offended by racist slurs and overall irreverence, you may want to stick to the TAGS episode pages. I've included selected quotes with the more inflammatory words edited with symbols [*#@], but that may not be sufficient for some sensibilities. I find them more funny than offensive, but that's me. Anyway, consider this "A Warning From Warren." He has ESP, you know.


Want to see Burns and Schreiber on video? Do ya, huh? huh? huh? Well, duh! Videos of several of their performances on The Hollywood Palace are available from Nostalgia Family Video. Click the link below to see screen shots from some of these appearances. A bootleg DVD of their July 23, 1967 appearance in Our Place is also kicking around the cyber marketplace. Click the link below for screen shots and brief synopses.

Burns & Schreiber on The Hollywood Palace

Burns & Schreiber in Our Place

Also check out TV Land weekend mornings (barring any marathons)
for Burns and Schreiber appearances on The Flip Wilson Show
Click the two links for some cool screen shots & some B&S style humor!


Disclaimer: This is an unofficial fansite run by a single fan, of no relation to Mr. Burns, who was disappointed to see so little of Jack Burns and Warren Ferguson in cyberspace. All comments and episode analyses are meant to be for fun. They are not meant to offend or to be taken seriously. I have nothing against Barney Fife or the late Don Knotts. Knotts, of course, was one of the greatest comedic actors ever and Fife, as Warren himself proclaimed, is a "legend." This site is meant to give Warren Ferguson "equal time."
Contact the webmistress (is that a word? Sounds naughty. OK, lady webmaster) of "The Revenge of Warren Ferguson!" @


More Sites!


Check out my latest tribute page for German actor/writer/director Gustav von Wangenheim (Hutter, Nosferatu).
The biography is not completed yet, but it has cool image galleries for the films Nosferatu, Warning Shadows, and Woman in the Moon!


This page is a "rider" to my other website (unrelated to Jack Burns, but still cool)
which is a tribute page to the silent film actor Henry B. Wallthall


In Memoriam


This site was born on May 18, 2005.

Last Update: (January 30, 2020) Updated the Memorial Plaque and added information on Jack Burns's passing on January 27, 2020. R.I.P., sir.


Previous Updates:
(May 25 & June 2, 2009) New photo of Jack from his episode in The Ghost & Mrs. Muir on the Biography Part One page. Also added a link for new tribute page for German actor/writer/director Gustav von Wangenheim!
(October 7, 2008) News on the release of The Simpsons Season 11 with screenshots of Jack Burns's character added to home page. Banners for the Halloween Warren jack-o-lantern added to top of home page, Happy Birthday banner added to the top of home page and Bio pages.
(September 4-6, 2008) Two screenshots from a 1974 Dean Martin Celebrity Roast added to Biography Part 2 as well as links re: George Carlin's June 22nd death and a link to a story about the Andy Kaufman Friday's brawl written by Friday's actress Melanie Chartoff added to the footnotes. Two LPs added to the Records page.
(June 17, 2008) Five new photos on the Bio pages: rare scenes from Goldstein, Occasional Wife, Getting Together, and Nanny and the Professor, plus the best Burns and Schreiber TV magazine cover ever!
(January 31-February 26, 2008) Photos to the Flip Wilson, Hollywood Palace, and both Biography pages re-done. The quality is way better than before. Check 'em out! Biography pages cleaned up with some information and images added plus a photo of Jack Burns and George Carlin from 2005!
(December 13-31, 2007) Christmas and Birthday boxes removed. All images to the Warren episode pages, Our Place, and SNL pages have been improved with screen shots straight from the DVDs. Other minor details changed in those pages as well. The images look awesome! Check 'em out! Also links for the SNL Second Season DVD Amazon page and info on the 2008 TAGS calendar added to the home page.
(December 3, 2007) Christmas box with devilishly handsome Santa added. Warren Jack-O-Lantern link reduced and placed below cards link.
(November 10, 2007) Burns Birthday box added to top of home page
(October 22, 2007) Warren Jack-O-Lantern and pumpkin carving pattern added to the tippy top of the home page (Thanks, vonster!)
(September 16, 2007) Added Getting Together info (and photo), two more cool photos from the Perry Como Winter Special, excerpts from Burns and Schreiber Comedy Hour reviews, and some more of Burns's many accomplishments to Bio Part 2. Screen shots from another episode of Hollywood Palace added (no synopses yet).
(April 20, 2007) Rehauled the Our Place page. It used to look as lame as the Doodletown Pipers; now it looks as cool as Jack Burns during his Fridays gig! Check it out! (April 8, 2007) 4th and final appearance added to The Flip Wilson Show page. Photo from appearance on The Midnight Special added to Bio Part 2. Tidbit added to footnotes in Bio Part 1.
(February 13, 2007) New photos added to the Bio pages: Jacks Burns on The Entertainers, Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall, and The Perry Como Winter Special
(December 9, 2006) The Invasion of the Space Pirates (WHAT???) added to the Bio page, Part Two
(November 17, 2006) Hollywood Palace page added. P.S. Happy 73rd Birthday to Mr. Jack Burns (November 15, 2006)
(September 23, 2006) Season Six, Disc 5 selection screen photo added to home page.
(September 10, 2006) New info on Biography Part Two page.
(July 27, 2006) A few new SNL photos and Season 2 mistake news added.
(July 21, 2006) SNL page finally complete! Check it out!
(July 20, 2006) Bio pages cleaned up with a few new photos and an Andy Griffith quote on the whole Warren deal. A must read.
(July 7, 2006) SNL screen shots finally up, new photos for Jack Burns's Partridge Family appearance on Bio page part two.
(June 14-28, 2006) Spruced up all the episode pages, adding "Huh-dometers," centering the wallpaper, replacing the screen shots with clearer, improved photos (as well as some new ones), and cleaning up (sometimes adding to) the writing: "efficiency is a deputy's duty"
(May 10, 2006) Case for the Season Six DVD set added. More paragraph breaks incorporated into the Bio pages so they read better.
(April 18, 2006) Extended Two-part Jack Burns Biography added!
(April 7, 2006) New Flip Wilson episode, Sour Grapes and SNL photos added.
(March 6, 2006) Burns and Carlin LP added to the Records page.