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The Andy Griffith Show

Episodes

31 Episodes 1961 - 1962

Episode 1

Opie and the Bully

Mon, Oct 2, 1961 30 mins

Opie must find the courage to face up to a bully who keeps taking his lunch money---and Andy must find the courage to let him. Sheldon: Terry Dickinson. Opie: Ronny Howard. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier. Andy: Andy Griffith.

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Episode 2

Barney's Replacement

Mon, Oct 9, 1961 30 mins

Barney resigns from the force and becomes a door-to-door salesman, after deciding Andy's out to replace him with a young lawyer interning at the courthouse. Rogers: Mark Miller. Barney: Don Knotts. Thelma Lou: Betty Lynn. Clara: Hope Summers. Emma: Cheerio Meredith.

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Episode 3

Andy and the Woman Speeder

Mon, Oct 16, 1961 30 mins

Andy gives a speeding ticket to an attractive woman (Jean Hagen) who pleads "not guilty" and then beguiles the witnesses against her. Among them: Floyd, Barney and Opie. Barney: Don Knotts. Mayor: Dick Elliott. Floyd: Howard McNear. Opie: Ronny Howard.

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Episode 4

Mayberry Goes Bankrupt

Mon, Oct 23, 1961 30 mins

Andy tries to evict an old man (Andy Clyde) from a rundown house, but learns that the man owns a century-old savings bond worth thousands---and the bearer expects the town to pay up. Fergus: Warren Parker. Barney: Don Knotts. Mayor: Dick Elliott. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier.

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Episode 5

Barney on the Rebound

Mon, Oct 30, 1961 30 mins

Barney falls for the town's new beauty (Beverly Tyler) and gets entangled in a breach-of-promise suit. Stevens: Jackie Coogan. Barney: Don Knotts. Thelma Lou: Betty Lynn. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier.

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Episode 6

Opie's Hobo Friend

Mon, Nov 13, 1961 30 mins

Opie befriends a shiftless hobo (Buddy Ebsen) whose questionable ways negatively influence the lad. Opie: Ronny Howard. Barney: Don Knotts. Andy: Andy Griffith.

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Episode 7

Crime-free Mayberry

Mon, Nov 20, 1961 30 mins

Andy is suspicious when an FBI agent shows up to honor the Sheriff's department for its crime-free record. Fred: Edmon Ryan. Joe: George Petrie. Ray: Stanley Farrar. Margaret: Elizabeth Talbot-Martin. Barney: Don Knotts. Andy: Andy Griffith.

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Episode 8

The Perfect Female

Mon, Nov 27, 1961 30 mins

Andy dates Thelma Lou's cousin (Gail Davis), but he's not sure whether she measures up to his expectations---something that's not lost on her. Barney: Don Knotts. Thelma Lou: Betty Lynn. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier.

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Episode 9

Aunt Bee's Brief Encounter

Mon, Dec 4, 1961 30 mins

A traveling handyman (Edgar Buchanan), with less than honest intentions, courts Aunt Bee while sponging off the Taylors. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier. Opie: Ronny Howard. George: Doodles Weaver. Sheriff Mitchell: George Cisar.

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Episode 10

The Clubmen

Mon, Dec 11, 1961 30 mins

Andy and Barney are invited to visit an exclusive men's club in Raleigh, but only one of them is asked to join. Roger: George Neise. Jim: Bob McQuain. George: Brad Olson. Tom: Ross Elliott. Jud: Burt Mustin. Floyd: Howard McNear. Barney: Don Knotts. Andy: Andy Griffith.

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Episode 11

The Pickle Story

Mon, Dec 18, 1961 30 mins

Andy and Barney are in a pickle when they claim to like Aunt Bee's horrible homemade dills, which only encourages her to make more. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier. Barney: Don Knotts. Opie: Ronny Howard. Clara: Hope Summers.

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Episode 12

Sheriff Barney

Mon, Dec 25, 1961 30 mins

Barney is offered the job of sheriff in the nearby town of Greendale, so Andy lets him be sheriff for a day in Mayberry to see what the position is really like. Mayor Purdy: Ralph Dumke. Dobbs: Dabbs Greer. Art: Frank Warren. Osgood: Paul Bryar. Barney: Don Knotts. Opie: Ronny Howard. Andy: Andy Griffith.

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Episode 13

The Farmer Takes a Wife

Mon, Jan 1, 1962 30 mins

Andy and Barney help a farmer friend (Alan Hale Jr.) look for a suitable bride, until he settles on Barney's Thelma Lou. Mary: Adoree Evans. Joe: Bob McQuain. Thelma Lou: Betty Lynn. Barney: Don Knotts. Andy: Andy Griffith.

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Episode 14

The Keeper of the Flame

Mon, Jan 8, 1962 30 mins

After Opie is named his club's "Keeper of the Flame," he winds up accused of burning down the barn where the secret society meets. Foster: Everett Sloane. Tom: Flip Mark. Ralph: Mark Rodney. Opie: Ronny Cox. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier.

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Episode 15

Bailey's Bad Boy

Mon, Jan 15, 1962 30 mins

A rich spoiled teen (Bill Bixby) arrested for causing a car accident threatens to get his influential father to have Andy fired. Dilbeck: Jon Lormer. Harrington: John Graham. Barney: Don Knotts. Opie: Ronny Howard. Otis: Hal Smith.

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Episode 16

The Manicurist

Mon, Jan 22, 1962 30 mins

Barbershop business is booming---and Mayberry's women are getting jealous---when a pretty manicurist (Barbara Eden) sets up shop at Floyd's. Floyd: Howard McNear. Sam: Sherwood Keith. Barney: Don Knotts. Mayor Pike: Dick Elliott. Emma: Cheerio Meredith.

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Episode 17

The Jinx

Mon, Jan 29, 1962 30 mins

Andy tries to convince the townsfolk that Henry Bennett (John Qualen) isn't a jinx, even though the hapless man's mere presence always coincides with disaster. Sam: Sherwood Keith. Art: Frank Warren. Leon: Clint Howard. Barney: Don Knotts. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier. Opie: Ronny Howard.

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Episode 18

Jailbreak

Mon, Feb 5, 1962 30 mins

Andy and Barney, who are under criticism from the state police, try to recapture a convict Barney allowed to escape from the Mayberry jail. Doc: Allan Melvin. Horton: Ken Lynch. Goss: Fred Sherman. Art: Frank Warren. Barney: Don Knotts. Andy: Andy Griffith.

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Episode 19

Three's a Crowd

Fri, Feb 9, 1962 30 mins

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.

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Episode 20

A Medal for Opie

Mon, Feb 12, 1962 30 mins

Barney becomes Opie's track coach, after Opie sets his sights on winning a medal in a 50-yard-dash competition at the Sheriff's Boys' Day race. Joe: Bob McQuain. Fred: Pat Coghlan. Barney: Don Knotts. Opie: Ronny Howard. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier.

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Episode 21

Barney and the Choir

Mon, Feb 19, 1962 30 mins

Members of the town choir want to give their newest singer---sour-sounding Barney---the hook, but no one has the heart to do it. John: Olan Soule. Barney: Don Knotts. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier. Andy: Andy Griffith.

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Episode 22

Guest of Honor

Mon, Feb 26, 1962 30 mins

The out-of-towner (Jay Novello) chosen as the Founder's Day guest of honour 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.

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Episode 23

The Merchant of Mayberry

Mon, Mar 5, 1962 30 mins

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. Opie: Ronny Howard. Barney: Don Knotts.

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Episode 24

Aunt Bee the Warden

Mon, Mar 12, 1962 30 mins

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: Frances Bavier.

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Episode 25

The County Nurse

Mon, Mar 19, 1962 30 mins

The county nurse (Julie Adams) enlists Andy's help to persuade farmer Rafe Hollister to get a tetanus shot. Rafe: Jack Prince. Barney: Don Knotts. Andy: Andy Griffith.

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Episode 26

Andy on Trial

Fri, Mar 23, 1962 30 mins

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. Otis: Hal Smith. Barney: Don Knotts.

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Episode 27

Andy and Barney in the Big City

Mon, Mar 26, 1962 30 mins

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.

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Episode 28

Cousin Virgil

Fri, Mar 30, 1962 30 mins

Barney's inept cousin, Virgil (Michael J. Pollard), pays a visit and destroys everything he touches, until Andy discovers his true gift. Barney: Don Knotts. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier. Otis: Hal Smith. Driver: Rance Howard.

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Episode 29

Wedding Bells for Aunt Bee

Mon, Apr 2, 1962 30 mins

A misunderstanding between Andy and Aunt Bee leads them each to believe the other is anxious to get married. Fred: Fred Sherman. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier. Clara: Hope Summers. Opie: Ronny Howard.

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Episode 30

The Bookie Barber

Mon, Apr 16, 1962 30 mins

Floyd's dream of having a two-chair barbershop comes true, but the new barber turns out to be a bookie. Medwin: Herb Vigran. Floyd: Howard McNear. Barney: Don Knotts. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier.

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Episode 31

Deputy Otis

Mon, May 7, 1962 30 mins

Andy lets Otis pose as a deputy so Otis can impress his visiting brother (Stanley Adams), who believes he is in law enforcement. Otis: Hal Smith. Verlaine: Amzie Strickland. Mrs. Campbell: Dorothy Neumann. Barney: Don Knotts. Andy: Andy Griffith.

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