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The Andy Griffith Show Season 7 Episodes

30 Episodes 1966 - 1967

Episode 1

Opie's Girlfriend

Mon, Sep 12, 1966 30 mins

Opie entertains Helen's niece (Mary Ann Durkin) and quickly discovers---to his dismay---that she's more gifted than he is in athletics. The episode kicked off the series' seventh season. Billy: John Reilly. Opie: Ronny Howard. Helen: Aneta Corsaut. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier.

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Episode 2

The Lodge

Mon, Sep 19, 1966 30 mins

Howard attempts to join a private men's lodge in Mayberry, but one of the members mysteriously blackballs him. Howard: Jack Dodson. Mrs. Sprague: Mabel Albertson. Goober: George Lindsey. Jud: Burt Mustin.

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Episode 3

The Barbershop Quartet

Mon, Sep 26, 1966 30 mins

The barbershop quartet seeks a replacement when Howard gets sick, and Andy believes his best bet is his current prisoner, Jeff Nelson (Hamilton Camp), a chicken thief who has an urge to run. Sheriff Wilson: Ken Mayer. Jud: Burt Mustin. Wally: Blackie Hunt. Tom: Sam Edwards. Johnston: Vernon Rich. Kelly: Harry Arnie.

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Episode 4

The Ball Game

Mon, Oct 3, 1966 30 mins

Andy umpires a championship baseball game between Mayberry and Mount Pilot and gets an earful when he calls Opie out at home plate to end the game, with what would have been the tying run. Opie: Ronny Howard. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier. Goober: George Lindsey.

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Episode 5

Aunt Bee's Crowning Glory

Mon, Oct 10, 1966 30 mins

Aunt Bee buys a blond wig and becomes the talk of the town---and the object of the new minister's affection. Rev. Leighton: Ian Wolfe. Mrs. Larch: Carol Veazie. Maggie: Ruth Thom. Bernice: Janet Stewart. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier. Clara: Hope Summers.

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Episode 6

The Darling Fortune

Mon, Oct 17, 1966 30 mins

The Darlings descend on Mayberry to search for brides for the boys, and an omen convinces them Helen should be among them. This episode marks the final appearance by the Darlings on the series. Briscoe: Denver Pyle. Charlene: Maggie Peterson. Helen: Aneta Corsaut. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier. Goober: George Lindsey.

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Episode 7

Mind Over Matter

Mon, Oct 31, 1966 30 mins

After receiving minor injuries in a car accident, Goober moves in with the Taylors and drives everyone crazy with his hypochondria. Dr. Bennett: George Selk. Driver: Sue Taylor. Goober: George Lindsey. Floyd: Howard McNear.

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Episode 8

Politics Begin at Home

Mon, Nov 7, 1966 30 mins

Aunt Bee runs for a seat on the city council against the more qualified Howard, who is supported by Andy. Ella: Ruth Thom. Tillie: Maxine Semon. Howard: Jack Dodson. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier. Clara: Hope Summers.

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Episode 9

The Senior Play

Mon, Nov 14, 1966 30 mins

Helen directs the seniors in a musical revue, but the principal (Leon Ames) believes the show is inappropriate and highlights what's wrong with America. Homer: Chuck Brummit. Estelle: Cynthia Hull. Miss Vogel: Mary Jackson. Helen: Aneta Corsaut.

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Episode 10

Opie Finds a Baby

Mon, Nov 21, 1966 30 mins

Opie and Arnold discover an abandoned baby on the courthouse steps and try to find a home for the child. Jack Nicholson plays the baby's father. This 1966 episode aired three years before Nicholson's star-making performance in "Easy Rider." Arnold: Sheldon Golomb. Mrs. Garland: Janie Kelly. Dr. Bailey: James McCallion. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier. Goober: George Lindsey.

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Episode 11

Big Fish in a Small Town

Mon, Nov 28, 1966 30 mins

Mayberry anglers are amazed and dismayed when novice fisherman Howard catches a legendary fish from the lake. Howard: Jack Dodson. Floyd: Howard McNear. Opie: Ronny Howard.

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Episode 12

Only a Rose

Mon, Dec 5, 1966 30 mins

Aunt Bee's plans for winning a rose contest---and beating rival Clara---are dashed when Opie hits the precious flower with a football. Simmons: Richard Collier. Tillie: Maxine Semon. Ella: Ruth Thom. Billy: John Reilly. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier. Clara: Hope Summers.

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Episode 13

Otis the Deputy

Mon, Dec 12, 1966 30 mins

Andy is captured by two bank robbers (Charles Dierkop, Joe Turkel), and Howard and Otis attempt to rescue him. Otis: Hal Smith. Howard: Jack Dodson.

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Episode 14

Goober Makes History

Mon, Dec 19, 1966 30 mins

Goober returns from a hunting trip with a beard he's convinced makes him an intellectual, but he's the only one convinced. Bill: Richard Bull. Edna: Christina Burke. Goober: George Lindsey. Floyd: Howard McNear.

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Episode 15

A New Doctor in Town

Mon, Dec 26, 1966 30 mins

A new doctor (William Christopher) comes to town and encounters difficulty being accepted because no one wants to be his first patient. Christopher made one other guest appearance a year earlier in 1965. At the time, he was also a regular on "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C." as Pvt. Lester Hummel. Six years later, Christopher starred on "M*A*S*H" as Father Mulcahy.

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Episode 16

Don't Miss a Good Bet

Mon, Jan 2, 1967 30 mins

Townsfolk are taken in by a stranger (Roger Perry) with a get-rich-quick scheme that involves investing in a search for buried treasure. Wilson: Dick Ryan. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier. Goober: George Lindsey. Helen: Aneta Corsaut.

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Episode 17

Dinner at Eight

Mon, Jan 9, 1967 30 mins

Goober mixes up a dinner invitation for Andy, who winds up having to eat three spaghetti dinners on the same evening. Uncle Albert: Emory Parnell. Mrs. Sprague: Mabel Albertson. Goober: George Lindsey. Howard: Jack Dodson.

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Episode 18

A Visit to Barney Fife

Mon, Jan 16, 1967 30 mins

Andy visits Barney in Raleigh and learns that his former deputy is in danger of losing his job, so Andy helps him solve a string of robberies. This 1967 episode was the first of two consecutive installments to feature Don Knotts, who left the series as a regular at the end of the show's fifth season in 1965. Ma Parker: Betty Kean. Henry: Richard Chambers. Agnes: Margaret Teele. Leroy: Gene Rutherford.

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Episode 19

Barney Comes to Mayberry

Mon, Jan 23, 1967 30 mins

Barney visits Mayberry and ends up escorting a former girlfriend (Diahn Williams), who is now a Hollywood starlet, to a movie premiere. This is the second of two January 1967 episodes that Don Knotts appeared in. He won an Emmy for his performance, which was the fifth time he carried home the award for his Barney Fife role. Carson: Chet Stratton. Harriet: Christine Burke. Miss Clark: Luana Anders.

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Episode 20

Andy's Old Girlfriend

Mon, Jan 30, 1967 30 mins

Andy's high-school sweetheart (Joanna McNeil) moves back to Mayberry and Helen believes Andy wants to rekindle his romance with her. Helen: Aneta Corsaut. Goober: George Lindsey. Howard: Jack Dodson.

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Episode 21

Aunt Bee's Restaurant

Mon, Feb 6, 1967 30 mins

Aunt Bee invests in a Chinese restaurant in Mayberry and goes to work, but complications develop. Keye Luke, who five years later starred on "Kung Fu" as Master Po, guest stars. Jack: Lloyd Kino. Ella: Ruth Thom. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier. Goober: George Lindsey.

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Episode 22

Floyd's Barbershop

Mon, Feb 13, 1967 30 mins

Howard buys the building that houses Floyd's barbershop and then raises the rent, which prompts a furious Floyd to move out. Harry: Dave Ketchum. Cyrus: George Cisar. Coefield: James O'Rear. Floyd: Howard McNear. Howard: Jack Dodson.

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Episode 23

The Statue

Mon, Feb 20, 1967 30 mins

The townspeople decide to erect a statue to Andy's great-great-grandfather, who was believed to be Mayberry's greatest benefactor, but who actually was a swindler. Cyrus: George Cisar. Brian: Dal McKennon. Simmons: Richard Collier. Howard: Jack Dodson. Floyd: Howard McNear.

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Episode 24

Helen, the Authoress

Mon, Feb 27, 1967 30 mins

Andy's jealous when Helen sells a children's book to a publisher, then has to work closely with a handsome editor (Keith Andes). Mavis: Elaine Joyce. Flask: Laurie Main. Mosby: Tom Palmer. Helen: Aneta Corsaut.

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Episode 25

Goodbye, Dolly

Mon, Mar 6, 1967 30 mins

While the milkman's away on vacation, Opie takes care of his horse, Dolly; but when the animal refuses to eat, Opie worries that it's his fault. Walt: Tom Tully. Dr. Roberts: Charles Thompson. Arnold: Sheldon Golomb. Opie: Ronny Howard. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier.

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Episode 26

Opie's Piano Lesson

Mon, Mar 13, 1967 30 mins

Opie's frustrated when he tries to balance taking piano lessons with practicing football. Flip: Rockne Tarkington. Jackson: Richard Bull. Mrs. Larch: Maudie Prickett. Opie: Ronny Howard. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier.

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Episode 27

Howard, the Comedian

Mon, Mar 20, 1967 30 mins

Howard delivers a stand-up routine on a local TV show, but his friends don't think it's funny when he includes them by name in his jokes. Colonel Tim: Dick Haynes. Hollenbeck: Dick Curtis. Driver: Tol Avery. Howard: Jack Dodson. Goober: George Lindsey.

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Episode 28

Big Brother

Mon, Mar 27, 1967 30 mins

Howard becomes a Big Brother to a local teen and ends up falling for the boy's older sister (Elizabeth MacRae). Later in the same year, 1967, MacRae became a regular on "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C." as Lou Ann Poovie. Tommy: Scott Lane. Howard: Jack Dodson. Tracy: Peter Hobbs.

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Episode 29

Opie's Most Unforgettable Character

Mon, Apr 3, 1967 30 mins

Opie uses Andy as the subject for a school essay on the most unforgettable person---but he gets a failing grade on it. Betsy: Joy Ellison. Arnold: Sheldon Golomb. Opie: Ronny Howard. Helen: Aneta Corsaut.

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Episode 30

Goober's Contest

Mon, Apr 10, 1967 30 mins

Rob Reiner guest stars in this episode, in which Goober holds a contest at the gas station and mistakenly prints a winning coupon for $200. Floyd receives the errant ticket---and demands payment. This episode ended the series' seventh season and it was the last in which Floyd appeared. Less than four years later, Reiner went on to star on "All in the Family." Goober: George Lindsey. Floyd: Howard McNear.

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