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The Andy Griffith Show Season 5 Episodes

32 Episodes 1964 - 1965

Episode 1

Opie Loves Helen

Mon, Sep 21, 1964 30 mins

The fifth season opened with Opie developing a crush on Andy's main squeeze---his teacher, Helen Crump. He falls for her when his school-dance partner fails to show up and he is paired instead with Helen. Before long, Opie's planning to spend his entire savings---74 cents---on his new love. Opie: Ronny Howard. Barney: Don Knotts. Helen: Aneta Corsaut.

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Episode 2

Barney's Physical

Mon, Sep 28, 1964 30 mins

Barney's job is in jeopardy and he decides to quit when he learns that the state passed new height and weight requirements. But Bee tries to fatten him up, and Andy uses a harness to help stretch him. Bronson: Larry Thor. Asa: Charles Thompson. Barney: Don Knotts. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier.

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Episode 3

Family Visit

Mon, Oct 5, 1964 30 mins

Aunt Bee's sister (Maudie Prickett) and brother-in-law (James Westerfield) pay a visit and wear out their welcome. First Andy's uncle keeps him awake all night, then he borrows the squad car to go fishing. Roger: Billy Booth. Bruce: Kenneth Butts. Mundt: Forrest Lewis.

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Episode 4

Aunt Bee's Romance

Mon, Oct 19, 1964 30 mins

Bee's old flame, Roger (Wallace Ford), returns to Mayberry and rekindles their relationship, but Andy can't stand the man and fears Bee just might marry him. Floyd: Howard McNear. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier. Opie: Ronny Howard.

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Episode 5

The Education of Ernest T. Bass

Wed, Oct 21, 1964 30 mins

Ernest T. Bass (Howard Morris) wants to get a diploma so he can impress his girlfriend back in the hills, so Andy gets him enrolled in Helen's class. Unfortunately, the unruly Ernest T. falls for Helen. Sharon: Ronda Jeter. Helen: Aneta Corsaut. Barney: Don Knotts.

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Episode 6

Barney's Bloodhound

Mon, Oct 26, 1964 30 mins

Barney tries to teach a stray dog he names Blue to be a crime-fighting bloodhound. Blue turns out to be just a lazy mutt, but that doesn't stop Barney from taking him to track down a crook. Howard Morris (a.k.a. Ernest T. Bass) is heard in a voice-over as Leonard Blush. Morris also directed the episode. Neal: Arthur Batanides. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier.

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Episode 7

Man in the Middle

Mon, Nov 2, 1964 30 mins

Andy finds himself the man in the middle when he tries to patch things up between Barney and Thelma Lou, after the lovebirds have a spat. Thelma Lou: Betty Lynn. Helen: Aneta Corsaut. Barney: Don Knotts.

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Episode 8

Barney's Uniform

Mon, Nov 9, 1964 30 mins

When Barney tickets bully Fred Plummer (Allan Melvin) for littering, Fred promises to get his money's worth by beating up Barney the next time he catches him out of uniform. Melvin later became better known as Sam the butcher on "The Brady Bunch." Izamoto: Yoki Shimoda. Rev. Tucker: William Keene. Barney: Don Knotts.

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Episode 9

Opie's Fortune

Mon, Nov 16, 1964 30 mins

Opie finds a wallet with $50 in it and Andy tells him he can keep the cash if no one claims the money within a week. Rigsby: Jon Lormer. Mrs. Rigsby: Mary Jackson. Mac: Bill McLean. Opie: Ronny Howard.

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Episode 10

Goodbye Sheriff Taylor

Mon, Nov 23, 1964 30 mins

Andy leaves Barney in charge while he goes to Raleigh to interview for another job, and things immediately get out of hand. Truck Driver: Andrew Duncan. Mrs. Jackson: Janet Stewart. Judd: Burt Mustin. Goober: George Lindsey.

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Episode 11

The Pageant

Mon, Nov 30, 1964 30 mins

Aunt Bee believes she has what it takes to land the lead role as Lady Mayberry in the town's centennial pageant, but her audition is less than stellar. John: Olan Soule. Clara: Hope Summers. Doris: Barbara Perry. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier.

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Episode 12

The Darling Baby

Mon, Dec 7, 1964 30 mins

The Darling clan descends on Mayberry to find a boy to betroth to Charlene's baby girl. Their choice: Opie. Briscoe: Denver Pyle. Charlene: Maggie Petersen. Opie: Ronny Howard. Barney: Don Knotts. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier.

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Episode 13

Andy and Helen Have Their Day

Mon, Dec 14, 1964 30 mins

Barney promises he'll take care of everything so Andy and Helen can spend a day together down by the lake, but he ruins their time alone by constantly interrupting them with trivial matters. Howard Morris (a.k.a. Ernest T. Bass) appears as a TV repairman. Morris also directed the episode. Helen: Aneta Corsaut. Goober: George Lindsey. Opie: Ronny Howard.

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Episode 14

Three Wishes for Opie

Mon, Dec 21, 1964 30 mins

In an episode considered by many to be the series' best, Barney thinks he's summoned the spirit of a 200-year-old count after he buys some fortunetelling cards and a magic lamp at an auction. Opie: Ronny Howard. Helen: Aneta Corsaut. Goober: George Lindsey.

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Episode 15

Otis Sues the County

Mon, Dec 28, 1964 30 mins

After he slips in his jail cell, Otis is persuaded by a shady lawyer (Jay Novello) to sue the county for damages. Roberts: Bartlett Robinson. Otis: Hal Smith. Floyd: Howard McNear. Barney: Don Knotts.

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Episode 16

Barney Fife, Realtor

Mon, Jan 4, 1965 30 mins

Barney moonlights as a real-estate salesman and persuades Andy to put his house on the market. Sims: Dabbs Greer. Howie: Dennis Rush. Lila: Amzie Strickland. Williams: Harlan Warde. Barney: Don Knotts.

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Episode 17

Goober Takes a Car Apart

Mon, Jan 11, 1965 30 mins

Andy asks Goober to answer the phone while he's away, so the mechanic takes a car apart and reassembles it in the courthouse in order to handle both jobs. Larry Hovis, who eight months later starred in "Hogan's Heroes," guest stars as Gilly Walker, the car owner. Sheriff Jackson: Wally Englehardt. Watson: Buck Young. Goober: George Lindsey.

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Episode 18

Rehabilitation of Otis

Mon, Jan 18, 1965 30 mins

Barney tries, to no avail, to rehabilitate Otis and ends up running him off to do his drinking in Mount Pilot. Then the deputy misses him and begs him to come back. Luke: Frank Cady. Otis: Hal Smith. Floyd: Howard McNear. Barney: Don Knotts.

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Episode 19

The Lucky Letter

Mon, Jan 25, 1965 30 mins

After Barney discards a chain letter, he runs into a streak of bad luck that culminates in his having to qualify at a pistol competition to keep his job. Thelma Lou: Betty Lynn. Goober: George Lindsey. Floyd: Howard McNear.

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Episode 20

Goober and the Art of Love

Mon, Feb 1, 1965 30 mins

Andy and Barney tire of Goober tagging along on their dates with the girls, so they fix him up with a date (Josie Lloyd) of his own and Barney gives him tips on romance by eavesdropping on Andy and Helen. Helen: Aneta Corsaut. Thelma Lou: Betty Lynn. Goober: George Lindsey.

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Episode 21

Barney Runs for Sheriff

Mon, Feb 8, 1965 30 mins

Barney runs for sheriff when it appears Andy will take a job out of town, but the position falls through---and Andy discovers he's missed the election filing deadline, leaving Barney the only candidate on the ballot. Floyd: Howard McNear. Thelma Lou: Betty Lynn. Goober: George Lindsey.

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Episode 22

If I Had a Quarter Million

Mon, Feb 15, 1965 30 mins

Barney discovers $250,000 taken in a bank robbery and goes undercover to catch the thief (Al Checco), who has a plan of his own to get the money back. Brewster: Robert Brubaker. Fred: Byron Foulger. Hobo: Hank Patterson. Goober: George Lindsey.

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Episode 23

TV or Not TV

Mon, Mar 1, 1965 30 mins

Thieves, out to rob the Mayberry bank, pose as Hollywood producers who want to make a TV show based on Andy, the sheriff without a gun. Gavin MacLeod, who would star on "Mary Tyler Moore" five years later, appears. Allen: George Ives. Pat: Barbara Stuart. Asa: Charles Thompson. Barney: Don Knotts. Goober: George Lindsey.

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Episode 24

Guest in the House

Mon, Mar 8, 1965 30 mins

Helen grows jealous when an attractive friend (Jan Shutan) of the Taylor family---who's just broken her engagement---pays a visit. Frank: George Spence. Helen: Aneta Corsaut. Goober: George Lindsey. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier.

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Episode 25

The Case of the Punch in the Nose

Mon, Mar 15, 1965 30 mins

Tempers flare when Barney reopens a long-forgotten case in which Charlie Foley (Frank Ferguson) charged Floyd with assault. When Barn restages the event, it erupts into a frenzy of nose punching. Gilly: Larry Hovis. Floyd: Howard McNear. Goober: George Lindsey.

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Episode 26

Opie's Newspaper

Mon, Mar 22, 1965 30 mins

Opie spices up his penny newspaper by adding gossip he's overheard from Andy, Barney and Aunt Bee. But when they see the news he finds fit to print, they scramble to collect all the papers before anyone else can read them. Howie: Dennis Rush. Rev. Martin: William Keene. Sam: Burt Mustin. Mrs. Foster: Irene Tedrow. Harold: Kelly Thordsen. Opie: Ronny Howard.

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Episode 27

Aunt Bee's Invisible Beau

Mon, Mar 29, 1965 30 mins

Aunt Bee fabricates a romance with the butter-and-egg man (Woodrow Chambliss) because she thinks Andy is worried about her. Then Barney learns that the man is married. Evan: Bobby Diamond. Lyle: Farley Thurston. Clara: Hope Summers. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier.

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Episode 28

The Arrest of the Fun Girls

Mon, Apr 5, 1965 30 mins

Fun girls Daphne (Jean Carson) and Skippy (Joyce Jameson) speed through Mayberry so they'll get arrested by Andy and Barney, who just want to get the girls quietly out of town before Helen and Thelma Lou see them. This marked the third and last appearance of the so-called Fun Girls. Thelma Lou: Betty Lynn. Helen: Aneta Corsaut. Otis: Hal Smith.

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Episode 29

The Luck of Newton Monroe

Mon, Apr 12, 1965 30 mins

Don Rickles is cast as inept peddler Newton Monroe, whom Andy tries to encourage by giving him odd jobs to do. Of course, Newton fails at all of them. Barney: Don Knotts. Goober: George Lindsey. Floyd: Howard McNear.

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Episode 30

Opie Flunks Arithmetic

Mon, Apr 19, 1965 30 mins

Andy overreacts when Opie starts doing poorly in math and begins constantly pressuring the boy to study. But Helen comes to Opie's rescue. Opie: Ronny Howard. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier. Helen: Aneta Corsaut.

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Episode 31

Opie and the Carnival

Mon, Apr 26, 1965 30 mins

Opie spends all of his money trying to win Andy an electric razor at a crooked carnival shooting gallery. When Andy finds out, he beats the tricksters at their own game. Pete: Lewis Charles. Charlie: Billy Halop. Opie: Ronny Howard. Goober: George Lindsey. Helen: Aneta Corsaut.

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Episode 32

Banjo-Playing Deputy

Mon, May 3, 1965 30 mins

Andy hires an out-of-work banjo player (Jerry Van Dyke) as a part-time deputy, but he proves too incompetent to even fill Barney's shoes. Lee Van Cleef appears in a minor role. His appearance came a year before his big splash in "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly." This episode ended the series' fifth season and was the last one shot in black and white. Dancer: Sylvia Lewis. Miss Bedloe: Hope Summers. Miss Roundtree: Mary Lansing.

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