In honor of Aug. 26’s much-anticipated fight between boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and UFC champ Conor McGregor, today we offer this look at five other Floyds who have graced our TV screens.
FLOYD LAWSON (Howard McNear, “The Andy Griffith Show”) Mayberry’s amiable, absent-minded barber.
FLOYD DE BARBER (Jason Sudeikis, “30 Rock”) This obvious homage to Floyd Lawson was a recovering alcoholic and the recurring boyfriend of Liz Lemon (Tina Fey).
FLOYD R. TURBO (Johnny Carson, “The Tonight Show”) This recurring comedic character, who wore a plaid hunting jacket and hat, offered up his half-baked, Archie Bunker-esque opinions on the issues of the day (“If they do away with Old Coke, maybe next they’ll do away with old folks”).
FLOYD SMOOT (Rufe Davis, “Petticoat Junction”) Conductor of the Hooterville Cannonball, the 1890s-vintage steam-driven train that was always on the verge of being shut down by the mean-spirited railroad executive Homer Bedloe (Charles Lane).
COUNT FLOYD (Joe Flaherty, “SCTV”) Fictional host of a TV horror-movie show, inspired by such local legends as New York’s Zacherle.