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The Andy Griffith Show Season 3 Episodes

32 Episodes 1962 - 1963

Episode 1

Mr. McBeevee

Mon, Oct 1, 1962 30 mins

Opie tries to convince Andy that his new friend, Mr. McBeevee---who walks in treetops, has 12 extra hands and blows smoke from his ears---is real. But Andy is determined to make Opie admit that he's imaginary. Mr. McBeevee: Karl Swenson. Dr. Goodwin: Earl Holmes. Opie: Ronny Howard. Barney: Don Knotts. Andy: Andy Griffith.

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Episode 2

Andy's Rich Girlfriend

Mon, Oct 8, 1962 30 mins

Andy stops courting Peggy when he learns she comes from a wealthy background, fearing that he's too unsophisticated for her. Peggy: Joanna Moore. Thelma Lou: Betty Lynn. Opie: Ronny Howard. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier.

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Episode 3

Andy and the New Mayor

Mon, Oct 15, 1962 30 mins

Mayberry's new by-the-book mayor (Parley Baer) doesn't approve of Andy's easygoing sheriffin', so he keeps close watch on Andy's activities. Morgan: Roy Engel. Mrs. Ambrose: Janet Stewart. Mrs. Morgan: Helen Kleeb. Barney: Don Knotts. Opie: Ronny Howard. Andy: Andy Griffith.

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Episode 4

Andy and Opie, Bachelors

Mon, Oct 22, 1962 30 mins

Peggy cooks and looks after Andy and Opie when Aunt Bee goes out of town, and Andy starts believing she has marriage in mind. Peggy: Joanna Moore. Opie: Ronny Howard. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier. Floyd: Howard McNear. Bus Driver: Ray Lanier.

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Episode 5

The Cow Thief

Mon, Oct 29, 1962 30 mins

Cattle thefts leave Andy stumped, so Mayor Stoner (Parley Baer) summons a state investigator to take over the case. Luke Jensen: Malcolm Atterbury. Upchurch: Ralph Bell. Tate: Jon Lormer. Opie: Ronny Howard. Barney: Don Knotts.

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Episode 6

Barney Mends a Broken Heart

Mon, Nov 5, 1962 30 mins

After Peggy breaks a date with Andy, Barney sets himself and Andy up with some "fun girls" (Joyce Jameson, Jean Carson) from Mount Pilot. This is the first appearance of the "fun girls" and the last for Peggy (Joanna Moore). Josie: Lydia Crosswaithe. Don: Fred Beir. Al: Michael Ross. Thelma Lou: Betty Lynn. Barney: Don Knotts. Andy: Andy Griffith.

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Episode 7

Lawman Barney

Mon, Nov 12, 1962 30 mins

Fear gets the best of Barney when a couple of produce farmers who are illegally making sales refuse to obey his order to pack up. Matt: Orville Sherman. Neal: Allan Melvin. Wally: Norman Leavitt. Barney: Don Knotts.

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Episode 8

The Mayberry Band

Mon, Nov 19, 1962 30 mins

The mayor refuses to let Mayberry's out-of-tune band enter the state competition, so Andy enlists help from professional musicians. Floyd: Howard McNear. Burly: Thom Carney. Freddy: Joseph Sirola. Fleet: Joseph Sirola. Phil: William Eben.

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Episode 9

Floyd, the Gay Deceiver

Mon, Nov 26, 1962 30 mins

Floyd's pen-pal sweetheart (Doris Dowling) is coming for a visit, but she thinks he's a wealthy businessman. Floyd: Howard McNear. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier. Andy: Andy Griffith.

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Episode 10

Opie's Rival

Mon, Dec 3, 1962 30 mins

Opie's jealous when Andy starts dating Peggy (Joanna Moore), the new county nurse, so he tries to break them up. This marks Peggy's first appearance. Opie: Ronny Howard. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier. Andy: Andy Griffith.

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Episode 11

Convicts at Large

Mon, Dec 10, 1962 30 mins

Barney and Floyd are held hostage by three escaped women convicts in a cabin outside of town. Big Maude: Reta Shaw. Naomi: Jean Carson. Sally: Jane Dulo. Barney: Don Knotts. Floyd: Howard McNear. O'Malley: Willis Bouchey.

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Episode 12

The Bed Jacket

Mon, Dec 17, 1962 30 mins

Aunt Bee drops hints to Andy that she wants a frilly bed jacket for a birthday present, but he doesn't pick up on them until it's too late. Mayor: Parley Baer. Hardware Clerk: Dabbs Greer. Clara: Hope Summers. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier.

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Episode 13

The Bank Job

Mon, Dec 24, 1962 30 mins

Barney accidentally locks himself in the bank's vault when he tries to prove how easy it would be to rob it. Harriet: Frances Osborne. Asa: Charles Thompson. Meldrim: Warren Parker. Mort: Al Checco. Ollie: Lee Krieger. Leon: Clint Howard. Barney: Don Knotts.

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Episode 14

One-Punch Opie

Mon, Dec 31, 1962 30 mins

Opie must decide whether to stand up to a new boy in town who is stirring up trouble. This is the episode in which Barney delivers his famous "Nip it in the bud!" speech. Steve: Scott McCarter. Billy: Kim Tyler. Johnny Paul: Richard Keith. Foley: Stanley Farrar. Leon: Clint Howard. Opie: Ronny Howard. Barney: Don Knotts.

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Episode 15

Barney and the Governor

Mon, Jan 7, 1963 30 mins

Barney unknowingly issues a parking ticket to the governor, then fears he's going to be fired. And Otis spikes the courthouse's water cooler, much to the surprise of the mayor and Barney. Mayor Stone: Parley Baer. Judd: Burt Mustin. Otis: Hal Smith. Chauffeur: Rance Howard. Milt: Bob McQuain. Governor: Carl Benton Reid. Barney: Don Knotts.

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Episode 16

Man in a Hurry

Mon, Jan 14, 1963 30 mins

Businessman Malcolm Tucker (Robert Emhardt) grows impatient when he tries to get his broken-down car fixed on Sunday, only to discover that Wally the mechanic doesn't work on the Sabbath. Pastor: William Keene. Gomer: Jim Nabors. Wally: Norman Leavitt.

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Episode 17

Opie and the Spoiled Kid

Fri, Jan 18, 1963 30 mins

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 get attention. All to no avail, of course. Opie: Ronny Howard. Mr. Winkler: Harlan Warde. Mrs. Rodenbach: Mary Lansing.

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Episode 18

High Noon in Mayberry

Mon, Jan 21, 1963 30 mins

Andy receives a letter from an ex-con (Leo Gordon) he helped send to jail, who says he's coming to pay Andy a visit. Billy Ray: Dub Taylor. Gomer: Jim Nabors. Andy: Andy Griffith.

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Episode 19

The Loaded Goat

Mon, Jan 28, 1963 30 mins

Andy and Barney are faced with an explosive situation when a goat eats a bellyful of dynamite. Hudgins: Forrest Lewis. Mayor: Parley Baer. Otis: Hal Smith. Burton: Bing Russell. Judd: Burt Mustin.

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Episode 20

Class Reunion

Mon, Feb 4, 1963 30 mins

Andy rekindles a romance at a high-school reunion and the two wonder why they ever broke up. Sharon: Peggy McCay. Ramona: Virginia Eiler. Mary Lee: Barbara Perry. Ralph: Don Haggerty. Nate: Frank Behrens.

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Episode 21

Rafe Hollister Sings

Mon, Feb 11, 1963 30 mins

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.

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Episode 22

The Great Filling Station Robbery

Mon, Feb 25, 1963 30 mins

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 mystery. Gomer: Jim Nabors. Jed Hansen: Jack Shea. Prothro: Johnny Silver.

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Episode 23

Andy Discovers America

Mon, Mar 4, 1963 30 mins

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. Barney: Don Knotts. Howie: Dennis Rush. Whitey: Joey Scott.

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Episode 24

Aunt Bee's Medicine Man

Mon, Mar 11, 1963 30 mins

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.

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Episode 25

The Darlings Are Coming

Mon, Mar 18, 1963 30 mins

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 Howard.

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Episode 26

Andy's English Valet

Mon, Mar 25, 1963 30 mins

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.

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Episode 27

Barney's First Car

Mon, Apr 1, 1963 30 mins

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.

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Episode 28

The Rivals

Mon, Apr 8, 1963 30 mins

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 Lou: Betty Lynn. Opie: Ronny Howard. Barney: Don Knotts.

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Episode 29

A Wife for Andy

Mon, Apr 15, 1963 30 mins

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: Barbara Perry. Rosemary: Rachel Ames.

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Episode 30

Dogs, Dogs, Dogs

Mon, Apr 22, 1963 30 mins

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.

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Episode 31

Mountain Wedding

Mon, Apr 29, 1963 30 mins

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 preacher. Charlene: Margaret Ann Peterson. Dud: Hoke Howell. Briscoe: Denver Pyle.

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Episode 32

The Big House

Mon, May 6, 1963 30 mins

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. Pete: Lewis Charles. Opie: Ronny Howard.

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