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The Andy Griffith Show Season 8 Episodes

31 Episodes 1967 - 1968

Episode 1

Opie's First Love

Mon, Sep 11, 1967 30 mins

Opie looks forward to taking Mary Alice Carter (Suzanne Cupito) to Arnold's party. Then she dumps him at the last minute to go with a more popular boy. This episode kicked off the show's eighth and final season. Iris: Joy Ellison. Arnold: Sheldon Collins. Opie: Ronny Howard.

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Episode 2

Howard the Bowler

Mon, Sep 18, 1967 30 mins

Howard subs on the Mayberry bowling team and is one frame away from throwing a perfect game when the lights go out and the match's conclusion is rescheduled for the next day. This episode marks the first appearance of Paul Hartman as Emmett. Hank: Norm Alden. George: Bob Becker. Goober: George Lindsey. Opie: Ronny Howard.

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Episode 3

A Trip to Mexico

Mon, Sep 25, 1967 30 mins

Aunt Bee wins a trip to Mexico and takes Clara and Myrtle with her, but the three have a falling-out during the vacation. Elmo: Vince Barnett. Shopkeeper: Jose Gonzales-Gonzales. Harvey: Anthony Jochim. Clara: Hope Summers. Myrtle: Ruth Thom.

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Episode 4

Andy's Trip to Raleigh

Mon, Oct 2, 1967 30 mins

Andy works poolside with an attractive lady lawyer (Whitney Blake) in Raleigh, and then he lies to Helen about it. Helen: Aneta Corsaut. Emmett: Paul Hartman. Goober: George Lindsey.

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Episode 5

Opie Steps Up in Class

Mon, Oct 9, 1967 30 mins

After Opie befriends a rich kid at summer camp, Andy catches himself trying to impress the boy's family because of their wealth. Mrs. Hollander: Joyce Van Patten. Mr. Hollander: Sandy Kenyon. Billy: Don Wyndham. Breckenridge: Ivan Bonar. Opie: Ronny Howard. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier.

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Episode 6

Howard's Main Event

Mon, Oct 16, 1967 30 mins

Howard falls for Millie (Arlene Golonka), the new woman at the bakery, but her old boyfriend (Allan Melvin) threatens to beat him up. Harry: Wayne Heffley. Howard: Jack Dodson. Helen: Aneta Corsaut. Goober: George Lindsey.

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Episode 7

Aunt Bee the Juror

Mon, Oct 23, 1967 30 mins

Aunt Bee serves on a jury and is the only juror convinced that an accused burglar (Jack Nicholson) is innocent. This episode marked Nicholson's second guest appearance on the show that year. Two years later, the future Oscar winner starred in "Easy Rider." Keyes: Jim Begg. Judge Cranston: Rhys Williams. Gilbert: Henry Beckman. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier.

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Episode 8

The Tape Recorder

Mon, Oct 30, 1967 30 mins

Opie and Arnold hide a tape recorder in one of the cells and tape a bank robber confiding in his lawyer about where he hid the money. But when the boys tell Andy, he refuses to listen because it's against the law. Eddie: Herbie Faye. Myles: Jerome Guardino. Arnold: Sheldon Collins. Opie: Ronny Howard.

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Episode 9

Opie's Group

Mon, Nov 6, 1967 30 mins

Opie joins a local rock band as a guitarist, but before long his grades are suffering. Clara: Hope Summers. Clifford: Jim Kidwell. Arnold: Sheldon Collins. Wilson: Joe Leitch. Jesse: Gary Chase. Phoebe: Kay Ann Kemper. Opie: Ronny Howard.

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Episode 10

Aunt Bee and the Lecturer

Mon, Nov 13, 1967 30 mins

A visiting lecturer (Edward Andrews) becomes smitten with Aunt Bee and asks her to marry him. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier. Opie: Ronny Howard. Clara: Hope Summers.

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Episode 11

Andy's Investment

Mon, Nov 20, 1967 30 mins

It's wash 'n' dry vs. law 'n' order when Andy opens a laundromat to earn extra money for Opie's college eduation, but finds the business monopolising his time. Rogers: Ken Lynch. Miller: Roy Jenson. Mrs. Larch: Maudie Prickett. Mrs. LeGrande: Jesslyn Fax. Mr. Giddings: Richard Collier. Porter: Ceil Cabot.

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Episode 12

Howard and Millie

Mon, Nov 27, 1967 30 mins

Howard and Millie (Arlene Golonka) get engaged and travel to her West Virginia home town for the wedding, but they argue most of the way and have second thoughts about getting married. Mrs. Hutchins: Elizabeth Harrower. Mr. Hutchins: Steve Pendleton. Uncle Phil: Robert B. Williams. Aunt Hannah: Ida Mae McKenzie. Howard: Jack Dodson.

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Episode 13

Aunt Bee's Cousin

Mon, Dec 4, 1967 30 mins

Aunt Bee's supposedly well-to-do cousin (Jack Albertson) arrives, but Andy learns that he's actually a hobo out to take Bee's money. Ella: Ann Morgan Guilbert. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier. Helen: Aneta Corsaut. Clara: Hope Summers.

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Episode 14

Suppose Andy Gets Sick

Mon, Dec 11, 1967 30 mins

Goober is made a deputy when Andy comes down with the flu and is bedridden for several days. But it's Mayberry that really suffers because of Goober's ticket-happy ways. Elmo: Vince Barnett. Doc Roberts: Charles Thompson. Harvey: Anthony Jochim. Alvin: Hollis Morrison. Goober: George Lindsey.

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Episode 15

Howard's New Life

Mon, Dec 18, 1967 30 mins

Howard leaves Mayberry for a Caribbean paradise, but he soon realises that the beach life is not for him. Proprietor: Harry Dean Stanton. Grover: Don Keefer. Wes: Sam Greene. Sebastian: Mark Brown. Howard: Jack Dodson.

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Episode 16

Goober the Executive

Mon, Dec 25, 1967 30 mins

Goober buys Wally's gas station, but then starts worrying about all of the problems that come with ownership. George: Bo Hopkins. Cyrus: George Cisar. Fred: David Ketchum. Harry: James McCallion. Goober: George Lindsey.

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Episode 17

The Mayberry Chef

Mon, Jan 1, 1968 30 mins

Aunt Bee becomes the hostess of a local TV cooking show and discovers that it conflicts with her family life. The episode was written by James L. Brooks two-and-a-half years before he created Mary Tyler Moore's hit sitcom. Brooks also went on to win two Oscars for writing and directing the film "Terms of Endearment." This is the first of two episodes he wrote for this series. Phillips: Don Keefer. Opie: Ronny Howard.

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Episode 18

Emmett's Brother-in-Law

Mon, Jan 8, 1968 30 mins

Emmett's wife and overbearing brother-in-law (Dub Taylor) conspire to turn Mayberry's fix-it man into an insurance salesman. James L. Brooks ("Mary Tyler Moore"; "Taxi"; "Terms of Endearment"; "Broadcast News"; "As Good As It Gets") wrote the episode. This is the second of two in a row he wrote for the series. Martha: Mary Lansing. Emmett: Paul Hartman. Howard: Jack Dodson. Goober: George Lindsey.

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Episode 19

Opie's Drugstore Job

Mon, Jan 15, 1968 30 mins

Opie gets a job at the drugstore to earn money for a new guitar, but then he breaks an expensive bottle of perfume while the owner is away. Crawford: Robert F. Simon. Mrs. Briggs: Diane Deininger. Arnold: Sheldon Collins. Opie: Ronny Howard.

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Episode 20

The Church Benefactors

Mon, Jan 22, 1968 30 mins

The church committee must decide whether to spend a $500 bequest on new choir robes or on structural repairs. Rev. Tucker: William Keene. Elmo: Vince Barnett. Martha: Mary Lansing. Clara: Hope Summers. Helen: Aneta Corsaut. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier.

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Episode 21

Barney Hosts a Summit Meeting

Mon, Jan 29, 1968 30 mins

Barney (Don Knotts) returns to Mayberry to arrange accommodations for a summit meeting between U.S. and Russian diplomats, but he can't find a suitable house. This was Knotts' last appearance on the series. Dewhurst: Richard X. Slattery. Vasilievich: Ben Astar. Ruskin: Alan Oppenheimer. Clifford: Michael Higgins. McCabe: Paul Fix.

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Episode 22

Goober Goes to an Auto Show

Mon, Feb 5, 1968 30 mins

Goober feels like a failure when he runs into a successful former classmate (Noam Pitlik) at an auto show in Raleigh, so Goober boasts that he's actually quite wealthy, too. Salesman: Jack Good. Manicurist: Patty Regan. Goober: George Lindsey.

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Episode 23

Aunt Bee's Big Moment

Mon, Feb 12, 1968 30 mins

Aunt Bee believes she needs more excitement in her life---so, to Andy's dismay, she decides to take flying lessons. MacDonald: John McLiam. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier. Opie: Ronny Howard. Goober: George Lindsey.

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Episode 24

Helen's Past

Mon, Feb 19, 1968 30 mins

Andy learns that Helen was once arrested in Kansas City on a felony charge, and when the word gets out she is brought before the school board to explain. Mrs. Pendleton: Ruth McDevitt. Lockridge: Peter Hobbs. Miss Blanchard: Connie Sawyer. Mrs. Crane: Monty Margetts. Helen: Aneta Corsaut. Aunt Bee: Frances Bavier.

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Episode 25

Emmett's Anniversary

Mon, Feb 26, 1968 30 mins

Emmett wants to buy wife Martha a mink coat for their anniversary, but when he consults with a lady friend about buying one, Martha sees him and thinks he's having an affair. Flora: Alberta Nelson. Martha: Mary Lansing. Mrs. Pendleton: Ruth McDevitt. Bernie: Ronnie Schell. Emmett: Paul Hartman.

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Episode 26

The Wedding

Mon, Mar 4, 1968 30 mins

Howard transforms the old homestead into a swinging bachelor pad after his domineering mother gets married and moves away. Teri Garr appears briefly as a customer at the filling station. Mrs. Sprague: Mabel Albertson. George: Iggie Wolfington. Howard: Jack Dodson. Helen: Aneta Corsaut. Emmett: Paul Hartman.

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Episode 27

Sam for Town Council

Mon, Mar 11, 1968 30 mins

Sam Jones (Ken Berry) and Emmett compete for a vacant seat on the city council, and Emmett gets upset when Andy, Howard and Goober all support Sam instead of him. This was Berry's first appearance as Sam. Three episodes later, Griffith's series ended and Berry took over as Mayberry's main man in "Mayberry RFD." Lou: Gil Lamb. Harry: Don Sturdy. Emmett: Paul Hartman.

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Episode 28

Opie and Mike

Mon, Mar 18, 1968 30 mins

Opie rescues Mike (Buddy Foster) from a bully and the two of them start spending a lot of time together, until a new girl moves into town, which puts a strain on their relationship. Foster is the brother of Oscar winner Jodie Foster. Heather: Diane Quinn. Edgar: Russell Shulman. Claudia: Kellie Flanagan. Sam: Ken Berry. Opie: Ronny Howard.

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Episode 29

A Girl for Goober

Mon, Mar 25, 1968 30 mins

Goober tries a computer dating service and his inept replies on the form lead to his being mismatched with a pretty psychologist (Nancy Malone). Doris: Maggie Peterson. Franklin: Tod Andrews. Goober: George Lindsey. Sam: Ken Berry.

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Episode 30

Mayberry RFD

Mon, Apr 1, 1968 30 mins

Sam invites an Italian friend to work for him on the farm, but the man shows up with his entire family. Griffith ended his long-running series with this eighth-season finale, which aired on April 1, 1968. It was the show's 249th episode and served as the pilot for "Mayberry R.F.D.," starring Ken Berry.

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Episode 31

Barney and Thelma Low Phfft

Wed, Mar 25, 2020 30 mins

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