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The out-of-towner (Jay Novello) chosen as the Founder's Day guest of honor turns out to be an expert pickpocket who now literally has the keys to the city. Barney: Don Knotts. Opie: Ronny Howard. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier. Floyd: Howard McNear.
Andy irritates department-store owner Ben Weaver when he helps a struggling door-to-door salesman (Sterling Holloway) open a local shop that cuts into Weaver's business. Ben: Will Wright. Mrs. Farmer: Sara Seeger. Mrs. Mason: Mary Lansing. Joe: Bob McQuain (more…)
The jail cells are full with moonshiners, so inebriate Otis must serve out his regular sentence at the Taylor house, where “warden” Aunt Bee puts him to work. Billy: Orville Sherman. Ike: Bob McQuain. Junior: Paul Bakanas. Otis: Hal Smith. Aunt Bee: Fr (more…)
Aunt Bee fabricates a romance with the butter-and-egg man (Woodrow Chambliss) because she thinks Andy is worried about her. Then Barney learns that the man is married. Evan: Bobby Diamond. Lyle: Farley Thurston. Clara: Hope Summers. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavie (more…)
Fun girls Daphne (Jean Carson) and Skippy (Joyce Jameson) speed through Mayberry so they'll get arrested by Andy and Barney, who just want to get the girls quietly out of town before Helen and Thelma Lou see them. This marked the third and last appearance (more…)
Don Rickles is cast as inept peddler Newton Monroe, whom Andy tries to encourage by giving him odd jobs to do. Of course, Newton fails at all of them. Barney: Don Knotts. Goober: George Lindsey. Floyd: Howard McNear.
Andy overreacts when Opie starts doing poorly in math and begins constantly pressuring the boy to study. But Helen comes to Ope's rescue. Opie: Ronny Howard. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier. Helen: Aneta Corsaut.
Opie spends all of his money trying to win Andy an electric razor at a crooked carnival shooting gallery. When Andy finds out, he beats the hucksters at their own game. Pete: Lewis Charles. Charlie: Billy Halop. Opie: Ronny Howard. Goober: George Lindsey (more…)
Andy hires an out-of-work banjo player (Jerry Van Dyke) as a part-time deputy, but he proves too incompetent to even fill Barney's shoes. Lee Van Cleef appears in a minor role. His appearance came a year before his big splash in “The Good, the Bad, and t (more…)
In the series' debut episode, which first aired on Oct. 10, 1960, the Taylor's housekeeper, Rose, leaves to get married. Andy then asks Aunt Bee to come live with them, but Opie refuses to accept her. In another major storyline, Andy hires Barney to be his (more…)
Mayberry is swarming with state troopers hunting an escaped convict, but they won't allow Andy and Barney to help, so the two take matters into their own hands. Capt. Barker: Ken Lynch. Morgan: Mike Steen. Emma: Cheerio Meredith. Cal: Norman Leavitt. Dirks (more…)
Andy arrests Bobby Fleet (Henry Slate) and his traveling dance band in order to force them to check out a local guitar player (James Best) who's in an adjacent cell. Talbot: Dub Taylor. Orville: Jonathan Hole. Waitress: Connie Van. Barney: Don Knotts. Opie (more…)
Andy and Barney make a business trip to Raleigh, where Barney tangles with a jewel thief at a ritzy hotel. Desk Clerk: Arte Johnson. Det. Bardolli: Allan Melvin. Hassler: Les Tremayne. Hedges: Robert S. Carson. Barney: Don Knotts. Andy: Andy Griffith.
Mayberry's new pharmacist, Ellie May Walker (Elinor Donahue), gets off to a bad start when she refuses to fill hypochondriac Emma Brand's phony prescription. Emma: Cheerio Meredith. Barney: Don Knotts. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier. Opie: Ronny Howard.
Andy believes Ellie is trying to trap him into marrying her, so he sends three eligible bachelors her way to get her off his trail. Ellie: Elinor Donahue. Fred: Harry Antrim. Pete: Robert Easton. Charlie: Ray Lanier. Franklin: Bill Mulliken. Opie: Ronny Ho (more…)
Opie befriends a runaway boy (Pat Rosson) and then refuses to answer Andy's questions about him because Andy made him promise never to betray someone's trust. Tommy: Pat Losby. Steve: Dennis Holmes. Opie: Ronny Howard. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier. Andy: Andy (more…)
Andy stages a fake hold-up to boost Barney's courage in the hope that it will give his deputy the nerve to ask out a shy dressmaker (Amzie Strickland). Crawford: Jack Mann. Barney: Don Knotts. Ellie: Elinor Donahue. Opie: Ronny Howard.
Andy tries to court Mary Simpson (Sue Ane Langdon), the county nurse, but ever-present Barney won't stop tagging along, unaware that three's a crowd. Thelma Lou: Betty Lynn. Barney: Don Knotts. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier.
A vengeful newspaper publisher (Roy Roberts) sends a reporter (Ruta Lee) to dig up dirt on Andy, after Andy tracks him down for a traffic violation. Miss Fenwick: Sally Mansfield. Milton: Robert Brubaker. Commissioner: Byron Morrow. Opie: Ronny Howard. Oti (more…)
Andy is disappointed when Opie only gives three cents to a children's charity drive, saving his money instead to buy a present for his girlfriend. Silby: Stuart Erwin. Anabelle: Lurene Tuttle. Opie: Ronny Howard. Barney: Don Knotts. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavie (more…)