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The Andy Griffith Show Season 4 Episodes

32 Episodes 1963 - 1964

Episode 1

Opie the Birdman

Mon, Sep 30, 1963 30 mins

In the season four premiere, the series is at its down-home best in this classic episode in which Opie accidentally kills a mother bird with his slingshot and then dutifully raises her nestlings until they are big enough to fly. Opie: Ronny Howard. Barney: Don Knotts. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier.

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Episode 2

The Haunted House

Mon, Oct 7, 1963 30 mins

Opie swears the old Rimshaw house is haunted when he hears eerie sounds coming from the place. When Barney and Gomer pay a visit, they too become believers. Opie: Ronny Howard. John: Ronnie Dapo. Barney: Don Knotts. Gomer: Jim Nabors. Otis: Hal Smith. Big Jack: Nestor Paiva. Agent: James Seay.

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Episode 3

Ernest T. Bass Joins the Army

Mon, Oct 14, 1963 30 mins

Ernest T. Bass (Howard Morris) tries to join the Army so he can get a uniform to impress his sweetheart, Romenna. But when he's rejected, he goes on a rock-throwing rampage through Mayberry. Pratt: Allan Melvin. Doctor: Paul Smith. Barney: Don Knotts. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier.

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Episode 4

Sermon for Today

Mon, Oct 21, 1963 30 mins

A visiting minister from New York advises Mayberry's citizens to slow down and relax. But the townsfolk wear themselves out organising a concert designed to help them take it easy. Dr. Breen: David Lewis. Dr. Tucker: William Keene. Luther: Forrest Lewis. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier. Gomer: Jim Nabors. Opie: Ronny Howard. Clara: Hope Summers.

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Episode 5

Briscoe Declares for Aunt Bee

Mon, Oct 28, 1963 30 mins

Hillbilly Briscoe Darling (Denver Pyle) takes a shine to Aunt Bee and intends to make her his bride. But Bee teaches the mountaineer a lesson when she tries to civilize him. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier. Opie: Ronny Howard. Darling Brothers: Dillard Brothers.

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Episode 6

Gomer the House Guest

Mon, Nov 4, 1963 30 mins

Gomer, who lived at Wally's gas station, moves in with the Taylors after Wally fires him for talking too much and working too little. Soon, Andy's driveway is filled with cars for Gomer to repair. Jase: Joe Hamilton. Wally: Trevor Bardette. Luther: Roy Engel. Gomer: Jim Nabors.

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Episode 7

A Black Day for Mayberry

Mon, Nov 11, 1963 30 mins

Barney blabs about a top-secret shipment of gold coming through Mayberry, leading to a carnival-like reception for the Treasury truck. Treasury Agent: Rance Howard. Leon: Clint Howard. Asa: Charles P. Thompson. Hermit: Doodles Weaver. Peddler: Phil Arnold. Barney: Don Knotts. Gomer: Jim Nabors.

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Episode 8

Opie's Ill-Gotten Gain

Mon, Nov 18, 1963 30 mins

Andy rewards Opie with a new bicycle when Opie brings home a straight-A report card---filled out in error by his teacher. Helen: Aneta Corsaut. Opie: Ronny Howard. Barney: Don Knotts. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier.

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Episode 9

A Date for Gomer

Mon, Nov 25, 1963 30 mins

Barney and Andy nudge Gomer into a blind date with Thelma Lou's homely cousin (Mary Grace Canfield) by telling him "she's nice, real nice." Thelma Lou: Betty Lynn. Barney: Don Knotts. Helen: Aneta Corsaut. Opie: Ronny Howard.

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Episode 10

Up in Barney's Room

Mon, Dec 2, 1963 30 mins

Barney is booted out of Mrs. Mendlebright's boarding house for violating her rules against cooking and using high-wattage bulbs, so he moves into the courthouse. This episode contains the hilarious scene in which Andy finds Barney covered with lipstick kisses. Mrs. Mendlebright: Enid Markey. Thelma Lou: Betty Lynn. Opie: Ronny Howard. Fields: J. Pat O'Malley.

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Episode 11

Citizen's Arrest

Mon, Dec 16, 1963 30 mins

Gomer makes a citizen's arrest on Barney when the deputy makes an illegal U-turn. Gomer: Jim Nabors. Barney: Don Knotts. Otis: Hal Smith. Opie: Ronny Howard.

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Episode 12

Opie and His Merry Men

Mon, Dec 30, 1963 30 mins

Opie and his pals play Robin Hood and steal from so-called rich Mayberry folks so they can feed a hobo (Douglas Fowley) who tells them that lawmen can't be trusted. Johnny: Richard Keith. Howie: Dennis Rush. Opie: Ronny Howard. Barney: Don Knotts. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier.

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Episode 13

Barney and the Cave Rescue

Mon, Jan 6, 1964 30 mins

It's Barney to the rescue after a landslide traps Andy and Helen in a cave. What he doesn't know, however, is that the two have already escaped. Helen: Aneta Corsaut. Thelma Lou: Betty Lynn. Gomer: Jim Nabors.

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Episode 14

Andy and Opie's Pal

Mon, Jan 13, 1964 30 mins

Opie's new best friend (David A. Bailey) becomes his foe when Andy starts giving the boy some attention, which leads Andy to teach his son a lesson in sharing. Barney: Don Knotts. Johnny: Richard Keith. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier.

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Episode 15

Aunt Bee the Crusader

Mon, Jan 20, 1964 30 mins

Aunt Bee and her friends stir up support for a small farmer (Charles Lane) who is being forced to sell his land to make way for a new road. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier. Barney: Don Knotts. Opie: Ronnie Howard. Otis: Hal Smith.

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Episode 16

Barney's Sidecar

Mon, Jan 27, 1964 30 mins

Barney buys a World War I motorcycle with a sidecar for patrol work---and proceeds to put everyone at risk with his dangerous new toy. The episode contains one of the show's funniest moments: Barney speeding off, leaving Andy in the unattached sidecar. Mrs. Beggs: Virginia Sale. Carl: Rodney Bell. Jase: Joe Hamilton. Driver: Ray Kellogg. Brock: Hal Landon. Opie: Ronny Howard. Barney: Don Knotts.

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Episode 17

My Fair Ernest T. Bass

Mon, Feb 3, 1964 30 mins

Ernest T. Bass (Howard Morris) returns to Mayberry seeking a sweetheart, and Andy tries to turn him into a gentleman. The big test: a social being attended by a bevy of single women. Of course, things don't go quite as planned. Mrs. Wiley: Doris Packer. Ramona: Jackie Joseph. Barney: Don Knotts.

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Episode 18

Prisoner of Love

Mon, Feb 10, 1964 30 mins

Andy and Barney are attracted to a seductive female prisoner (Susan Oliver) who tries to use her charm to help her escape.

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Episode 19

Hot Rod Otis

Mon, Feb 17, 1964 30 mins

Andy and Barney are staggered by the news that town drunk Otis has bought a car. Now they have to figure out how to make him sell it before he hurts someone. Otis: Hal Smith. Barney: Don Knotts.

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Episode 20

The Song Festers

Mon, Feb 24, 1964 30 mins

Barney is angry when the choral director gives Gomer the solo instead of him for an upcoming concert. Gomer: Jim Nabors. Eleanora: Reta Shaw. John: Olan Soule. Barney: Don Knotts.

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Episode 21

The Shoplifters

Mon, Mar 2, 1964 30 mins

Barney goes undercover as a mannequin in Weaver's department store to catch a shoplifter. Clint Howard guest stars as Leon, the little boy who spots Barney in his duck-hunting disguise. Weaver: Tol Avery. Asa: Charles P. Thompson. Shoplifter: Lurene Tuttle.

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Episode 22

Andy's Vacation

Mon, Mar 9, 1964 30 mins

Andy takes a much-needed vacation and leaves Barney and Gomer in charge, but they allow a prisoner to escape---twice. Convict: Allan Melvin. Naylor: Dabbs Greer. Maudie: Molly Dodd. Gomer: Jim Nabors. Barney: Don Knotts.

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Episode 23

Andy Saves Gomer

Mon, Mar 16, 1964 30 mins

Gomer pesters Andy with too much gratitude after Andy puts out a small fire in the garage where Gomer was napping. Gomer: Jim Nabors. Opie: Ronny Howard. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier. Floyd: Howard McNear.

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Episode 24

Bargain Day

Mon, Mar 23, 1964 30 mins

Aunt Bee buys a bargain side of beef at a new butcher shop, but then her bargain freezer breaks down and she has to seek out her old butcher's help. Foley: Frank Ferguson. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier. Opie: Ronny Howard. Gomer: Jim Nabors.

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Episode 25

Divorce, Mountain Style

Mon, Mar 30, 1964 30 mins

In an appearance post-"Dobie Gillis" and pre-"Gilligan's Island" (the series started six months later), Bob Denver plays Charlene's husband---the one she's leaving for Andy, just as soon as she gets her mountain-style divorce. Briscoe Darling: Denver Pyle. Charlene: Margaret Ann Peterson. Floyd: Howard McNear.

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Episode 26

A Deal Is a Deal

Mon, Apr 6, 1964 30 mins

Opie and his friends get suckered into selling useless salve to try to win a pony, so Barney and Gomer come up with a scheme of their own to get the tricksters to buy it back. George: Lewis Charles. Lenny: George Petrie. Johnny: Richard Keith.

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Episode 27

Fun Girls

Mon, Apr 13, 1964 30 mins

In the only episode featuring both Gomer and Goober Pyle, Helen and Thelma Lou get jealous when they spy Andy and Barney with fun girls Skippy (Joyce Jameson) and Daphne (Jean Carson). Then Barney makes things worse by inviting the goofy girls to a dance. Helen: Aneta Corsaut. Thelma Lou: Betty Lynn. Gomer: Jim Nabors. Goober: George Lindsey.

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Episode 28

The Return of Malcolm Merriwether

Mon, Apr 20, 1964 30 mins

Gentleman's gentleman Malcolm Merriweather (Bernard Fox) returns to Mayberry and helps out at the Taylor house to give Aunt Bee a rest, but that soon has Bee feeling useless. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier. Barney: Don Knotts. Opie: Ronny Howard.

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Episode 29

The Rumor

Mon, Apr 27, 1964 30 mins

Barney starts a rumor that Andy and Helen are engaged after he sees them kiss in a jewelry store. Soon, the whole town is planning a surprise party for the couple. Helen: Aneta Corsaut. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier. Gomer: Jim Nabors.

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Episode 30

Barney and Thelma Lou, Phfftt

Mon, May 4, 1964 30 mins

Gomer goofs by telling Thelma Lou that Barney said he has her wrapped around his little finger, so she starts dating Gomer to make Barney jealous. But things get out of hand when she kisses Gomer, which to him means they have to get married. Barney: Don Knotts. Gomer: Jim Nabors. Thelma Lou: Betty Lynn.

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Episode 31

Back to Nature

Mon, May 11, 1964 30 mins

Andy, Barney and Gomer take Opie and his friends on a camping trip. But after bragging about his wilderness experience, Barney gets lost in the woods with Gomer. Tray: David A. Bailey. Fletcher: Willis Bouchey. Johnny: Richard Keith. Gomer: Jim Nabors.

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Episode 32

Gomer Pyle, USMC

Mon, May 18, 1964 30 mins

This episode concluding the fourth season of "Andy" established the scenario for "Gomer Pyle." In it, Gomer joins the Marines and heads off to boot camp, where he meets a dogged drill sergeant (Frank Sutton) who believes the dim recruit is related to a famous general. Blake: Frank Albertson. Joker: Eddie Ryder. Corporal: Charles Myers.

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