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Ellie transforms a tomboyish farm girl (Edris March) into a head-turning beauty, but the girl's stubborn father doesn't like it. Flint: R.G. Armstrong. Jenkins: Bob McQuain. Ellie: Elinor Donahue. Barney: Don Knotts. Opie: Ronny Howard.
Andy is pressured by heartless Ben Weaver to serve a foreclosure notice to a struggling family living in one of Weaver's houses. Weaver: Will Wright. Scobey: Sam Edwards. Mrs. Scobey: Margaret Kerry. Bertha: Hope Summers. Barney: Don Knotts. Aunt Bee: Fran (more…)
Ragged farmer Rafe Hollister (Jack Prince) auditions for an upcoming concert--but he's met with snobbery when he's picked to sing the solo. Mrs. Hollister: Kay Stewart. Mrs. Jeffries: Isabel Randolph. John: Olan Soule.
Spoiled kid Arnold Winkler (Ronnie Dapo) made his first appearance in this episode as the new kid in town, who gives Opie tips on wheedling gifts from Andy. The show contains the hilarious scene in which Opie holds his breath and throws a temper tantrum to (more…)
Jimmy Morgan (Pat Colby) is suspected of robbing the gas station where he works, so Barney rigs a camera to catch the real crook. But, of course, the only picture Barney gets is one of himself demonstrating his clever idea. So it's up to Andy to solve the (more…)
The future Mrs. Taylor, schoolteacher Helen Crump (Aneta Corsaut), made her first appearance in this episode, in which Opie tells her that his pa says history doesn't matter. That, of course, doesn't sit well with “old Miss Crump.” Opie: Ronny Howard (more…)
Bee and her friends fall under the spell of a traveling medicine man, Col. Harvey (John Dehner), and fall even harder for his elixir, which is mostly alcohol. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier. Barney: Don Knotts. Mrs. Rodenbach: Mary Lansing.
Hillbilly family the Darlings made their first appearance in this episode, in which the betrothed Charlene develops a crush on Andy. Briscoe: Denver Pyle. Charlene: Margaret Ann Peterson. Darling Brothers: Dillard Brothers. Dud: Hoke Howell. Opie: Ronny Ho (more…)
Malcolm Merriweather (Bernard Fox), a gentleman's gentleman who is cycling through America, causes an accident and works off his fine by serving as Andy's valet. Fletch: Bob McQuain. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier. Opie: Ronny Howard. Barney: Don Knotts.
A little old lady (Ellen Corby), who is actually the leader of a ring of car thieves, sells Barney his first car---and it's a lemon. Thelma Lou: Betty Lynn. Gomer: Jim Nabors. Jake: Allan Melvin. Mrs. Temple: Hallene Hill. Minister: Tom Allen.
Barney and Opie become unlikely rivals when Opie develops a crush on Thelma Lou, after failing to win the affection of little Karen Burgess (Ronda Jeter). Barney demands Andy have a talk with the boy, which, naturally, straightens everything out. Thelma Lo (more…)
Barney's determined to find a wife for Andy, so he parades every available female in Mayberry through Andy's living room. What Barn doesn't know is that Andy has his eye on Miss Crump (Aneta Corsaut). Thelma Lou: Betty Lynn. Amanda: Janet Waldo. Lavinia: B (more…)
Opie brings a stray dog and 10 of his four-legged friends into the courthouse just as the state inspector is scheduled to arrive. Somerset: Robert Cornthwaite. Barney: Don Knotts. Opie: Ronny Howard. Otis: Hal Smith.
Ernest T. Bass (Howard Morris) made his first appearance in this classic episode, in which he's determined to marry Charlene Darling, even though she's wed to Dud Wash. This is also the show that finds Barney dressed as a bride. Dub Taylor appears as a pre (more…)
Barney accidentally arrests a dangerous criminal, who vows he'll break out of prison and return to wreak vengeance. Brooke: Barney Phillips. Barney: Don Knotts. Ellie: Elinor Donahue. Thelma Lou: Betty Lynn.
Barney gets so carried away with instructing two prisoners jailed at the courthouse about life at “the rock” that he winds up letting them escape. George Kennedy appears as a state detective. Tiny: Billy Halop. Doc: Jack Lambert. Harry: Arthur Kendall (more…)
The series is at its down-home best in this classic episode in which Opie accidentally kills a mother bird with his slingshot and then dutifully raises her nestlings until they are big enough to fly. Opie: Ronny Howard. Barney: Don Knotts. Aunt Bee: France (more…)
Opie swears the old Rimshaw house is haunted when he hears eerie sounds coming from the place. When Barney and Gomer pay a visit, they too become believers. Opie: Ronny Howard. John: Ronnie Dapo. Barney: Don Knotts. Gomer: Jim Nabors. Otis: Hal Smith. Big (more…)
Ernest T. Bass (Howard Morris) tries to join the Army so he can get a uniform to impress his sweetheart, Romenna. But when he's rejected, he goes on a rock-throwing rampage through Mayberry. Pratt: Allan Melvin. Doctor: Paul Smith. Barney: Don Knotts. Aunt (more…)
A visiting minister from New York advises Mayberry's citizens to slow down and relax. But the townsfolk wear themselves out organizing a concert designed to help them take it easy. Dr. Breen: David Lewis. Dr. Tucker: William Keene. Luther: Forrest Lewis. A (more…)
Hillbilly Briscoe Darling (Denver Pyle) takes a shine to Aunt Bee and intends to make her his bride. But Bee teaches the mountaineer a lesson when she tries to civilize him. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier. Opie: Ronny Howard. Darling Brothers: Dillard Brothers.