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The Andy Griffith Show Season 1 Episodes

32 Episodes 1960 - 1961

Episode 1

The New Housekeeper

Mon, Oct 3, 1960 30 mins

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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Episode 2

The Manhunt

Mon, Oct 10, 1960 30 mins

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. Dirksen: Frank Gerstle. Mrs. Fife: Lillian Culver. Loafer: Frank Challee. Barney: Don Knotts. Bee: Frances Bavier. Opie: Ronny Howard.

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Episode 3

The Guitar Player

Mon, Oct 17, 1960 30 mins

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: Ronny Howard. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier.

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Episode 4

Ellie Comes to Town

Mon, Oct 24, 1960 30 mins

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.

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Episode 5

Irresistible Andy

Mon, Oct 31, 1960 30 mins

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 Howard. Barney: Don Knotts. Andy: Andy Griffith.

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Episode 6

Runaway Kid

Mon, Nov 7, 1960 30 mins

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 Griffith.

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Episode 7

Andy the Matchmaker

Mon, Nov 14, 1960 30 mins

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.

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Episode 8

Opie's Charity

Mon, Nov 28, 1960 30 mins

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 Bavier.

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Episode 9

A Feud Is a Feud

Mon, Dec 5, 1960 30 mins

A young man and woman from two feuding mountain families want Andy to marry them, but their gun-toting fathers arrive to see that the two don't get hitched. Hannah: Tammy Windsor. Josh: Arthur Hunnicutt. Carter: Chubby Johnson. Wakefield: Claude Johnson. Carter: Chubby Johnson. Opie: Ronny Howard. Andy: Andy Griffith.

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Episode 10

Ellie for Council

Mon, Dec 12, 1960 30 mins

The men of Mayberry, including Andy, are shocked when Ellie runs for a seat on the town council, heretofore all-male. Ellie: Elinor Donahue. Otis: Hal Smith. Barney: Don Knotts. Opie: Ronny Howard.

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Episode 11

The Christmas Story

Mon, Dec 19, 1960 30 mins

Ben Weaver (Will Wright), the town Scrooge, demands that Andy jail a moonshiner even though it's Christmas Eve and the man was hoping to spend it with his family. Muggins: Sam Edwards. Bess: Margaret Kerry. Ethie: Joy Ellison. Ellie: Elinor Donahue. Barney: Don Knotts. Andy: Andy Griffith.

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Episode 12

Stranger in Town

Mon, Dec 26, 1960 30 mins

A mysterious stranger (William Lanteau) spooks Mayberry's citizens by displaying an eerie familiarity with their lives, which leads the locals to believe he is a spy. Floyd: Walter Baldwin. Pete: George Dunn. Lucy: Marlene Willis. Mrs. Buntley: Sara Seegar. Bill: Pat Colby. George: William Erwin. Barney: Don Knotts. Opie: Ronny Howard. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier.

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Episode 13

Mayberry Goes Hollywood

Mon, Jan 2, 1961 30 mins

A film producer (Dan Frazer) is enchanted by Mayberry's charm and wants to make a movie there, but the townfolk proceed to remake themselves in Hollywood's image. Mayor Pike: Dick Elliott. Orville: Jonathan Hole. Juanita: Josie Lloyd. Barney: Don Knotts. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier.

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Episode 14

The Horse Trader

Mon, Jan 9, 1961 30 mins

Andy cons a traveling antique dealer into buying Mayberry's old cannon, but realises his error when Opie imitates his actions. Ralph: Casey Adams. Opie: Ronny Howard. Barney: Don Knotts. Andy: Andy Griffith.

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Episode 15

Those Gossipin' Men

Mon, Jan 16, 1961 30 mins

The menfolk make fools of themselves when they mistake a traveling shoe salesman for a talent scout, to the delight of Aunt Bee and her friends. Wilbur: Jack Finch. Emma: Cheerio Meredith. Fred: Harry Antrim. Jason: Phil Chambers. Clara: Mary Treen. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier.

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Episode 16

The Beauty Contest

Mon, Jan 23, 1961 30 mins

Andy agrees to judge a beauty contest, but regrets it when he starts getting pressured by the contestants to decide one way or another. Erma: Lillian Bronson. Barbara Sue: Gail Lucas. Darlene: Yvonne Adrian. Henrietta: Elvia Allman. Josephine: Josie Lloyd. Mary: Joy Ellison. Barney: Don Knotts. Ellie: Elinor Donahue.

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Episode 17

Alcohol and Old Lace

Mon, Jan 30, 1961 30 mins

Two sweet, elderly ladies (Charity Grace, Gladys Hurlbut) who turn in moonshiners are themselves brewing moonshine in their greenhouse. Rube: Thom Carney. Ben: Jack Prince. Otis: Hal Smith. Barney: Don Knotts. Opie: Ronny Howard.

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Episode 18

Andy the Marriage Counselor

Mon, Feb 6, 1961 30 mins

Andy threatens to throw an argumentative couple in jail if they don't stop bickering and start treating each other kindly. Fred: Jesse White. Jennie: Claudia Bryar. Billy: Tim Stevenson. Cliff: Forrest Lewis. Gil: Norman Leavitt. Barney: Don Knotts. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier.

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Episode 19

Mayberry on Record

Mon, Feb 13, 1961 30 mins

A music producer (Hugh Marlowe) passing through town records some local musicians and persuades them to invest in a recording, but Andy thinks the man is up to no good. Pete: George Dunn. Barney: Don Knotts. Ellie: Elinor Donahue. Floyd: Howard McNear.

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Episode 20

Andy Saves Barney's Morale

Mon, Feb 20, 1961 30 mins

When Andy goes out of town, Barney arrests and jails several folks for minor offenses, causing the locals to not take him seriously as a lawman. Jud: Burt Mustin. Hilda Mae: Florence MacMichael. Mayor Pike: Dick Elliott. Barney: Don Knotts. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier.

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Episode 21

Andy and the Gentleman Crook

Mon, Feb 27, 1961 30 mins

A dapper criminal gains the confidence of Barney, Opie and Aunt Bee, but Andy remains skeptical of the man's intentions. Caldwell: Dan Tobin. Otis: Hal Smith. Barney: Don Knotts. Sergeant: Mike Steen. Opie: Ronny Howard.

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Episode 22

Cyrano Andy

Mon, Mar 6, 1961 30 mins

Andy's caught in the middle when he plays go-between for Barney and Thelma Lou, and she uses him to make Barney jealous. This episode marks the first appearance of Thelma Lou (Betty Lynn). Elinor Donahue. Barney: Don Knotts. Opie: Ronny Howard. Andy: Andy Griffith.

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Episode 23

The Inspector

Fri, Mar 10, 1961 30 mins

A state inspector (Tod Andrews) observes Andy and Barney in action and is surprised by their old-fashioned, but effective, methods. Sam: Ray Lanier. Brady: Willis Bouchey. Ellie: Elinor Donahue. Luke: Jack Prince. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier.

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Episode 24

Andy and Opie, Housekeepers

Mon, Mar 13, 1961 30 mins

Andy and Opie make a mess of the house when Aunt Bee leaves for a few days---then work madly to clean up before she returns. Bertha: Hope Summers. Jimmy: Rory Stevens. Opie: Ronny Howard. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier. Andy: Andy Griffith.

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Episode 25

Ellie Saves a Female

Fri, Mar 17, 1961 30 mins

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.

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Episode 26

The New Doctor

Mon, Mar 27, 1961 30 mins

Andy's jealous when a handsome new doctor (George Nader), who seems to have an eye for Ellie, sets up practice in town. Ellie: Elinor Donahue. Barney: Don Knotts. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier.

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Episode 27

A Plaque for Mayberry

Mon, Apr 3, 1961 30 mins

Someone in Mayberry is the only living descendant of a Revolutionary War hero---and Barney is certain he's the one. Otis: Hal Smith. Mrs. Campbell: Dorothy Neumann. Mayor: Dick Elliott. Jud: Burt Mustin. Harriet: Isabel Randolph. Elvira: Carol Veazie. Barney: Don Knotts.

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Episode 28

Andy Forecloses

Mon, Apr 24, 1961 30 mins

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: Frances Bavier.

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Episode 29

Quiet Sam

Mon, May 1, 1961 30 mins

The suspicious habits of a shy farmer (William Schallert) living outside of town convince Barney that the man is a criminal. Barney: Don Knotts. Floyd: Howard McNear. Otis: Hal Smith. Opie: Ronny Howard.

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Episode 30

Barney Gets His Man

Mon, May 8, 1961 30 mins

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.

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Episode 31

The Guitar Player Returns

Mon, May 15, 1961 30 mins

Guitarist Jim Lindsey (James Best) returns home bragging about his accomplishments, but Andy discovers Jim's really singing the blues. This episode marks the final appearance of Ellie (Elinor Donahue). Floyd: Howard McNear. Mayor Pike: Dick Elliott.

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Episode 32

Bringing Up Opie

Mon, May 22, 1961 30 mins

Aunt Bee believes Opie's frequent visits to the sheriff's office are negatively affecting him, so she forbids him to visit Andy at work. Bee: Frances Bavier. Barney: Don Knotts. Otis: Hal Smith.

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