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 a state of mind, but the sunny optimism and simple virtues it represents have actually been set in (more…)
Andy and Helen play matchmaker for new county clerk Howard Sprague (Jack Dodson), but Howard's mother disapproves. This was Dodson's first appearance as Howard, but he guest starred as an insurance agent seven episodes earlier. Mrs. Sprague: Mabel Albertson. Irene: Nina Shipman. Man: Jim Begg. Girl: Colleen O'Sullivan.