Season 1, Episode 1 The New Housekeeper
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 deputy. Rose: Mary Treen. Emma: Cheerio Meredith. Wilbur: Frank Ferguson. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier. Opie: Ronny Howard. Barney: Don Knotts. Andy: Andy Griffith.
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- Rating: TV-G
- Premise: Gentle humor and genuinely likable characters made Mayberry a beloved fixture on the TV landscape. A Top 10 hit throughout its eight-year run (it went out at No. 1), this low-key, down-home sitcom harkened back to a simpler time and place. Mayberry may be… (more)