Season 1 – Aired: 2/15/1960
Danny Meets Andy Griffith
This season 7 episode of Danny Thomas's family sitcom "Make Room for Daddy" would officially launch one of the most popular television series' of all time. While traveling with his family, Danny has a run in with small town law in the form of Sheriff Andy Taylor. This episode would serve as the pilot for "The Andy Griffith Show."
Episode Clip Play Season 1, Episode 1 – Aired: 10/3/1960
The New Housekeeper
When Rose, Andy's housekeeper and Opie's surrogate mother, is married away Andy brings in his Aunt Bee to take her place. This idea does not set well with Opie who promptly rejects her leading Andy to intervene.
Season 1, Episode 2 – Aired: 10/10/1960
An escaped convict has been spotted in Mayberry. The State Police descend on the town and promptly ask Andy and Barney to butt out...but Andy has a few ideas of his own.
Season 1, Episode 3 – Aired: 10/17/1960
The Guitar Player
When Andy arrests guitar wizard Jim Lindsey again for disturbing the peace it becomes clear that the only way the boy and his talent are ever going to get out of Mayberry is if Andy takes matters into his own hands.
Season 1, Episode 4 – Aired: 10/24/1960
Ellie Comes to Town
A new lady druggist comes to town and quickly realizes that things work a little differently in Mayberry than they do everywhere else.
Season 1, Episode 5 – Aired: 10/31/1960
When Andy becomes convinced that Ellie is out to snare him into marriage he decides to take matters into his own hands with nearly disastrous results!
Season 1, Episode 6 – Aired: 11/7/1960
A lesson to Opie about keeping one's promises quickly backfires on Andy.
Season 1, Episode 7 – Aired: 11/14/1960
Andy the Matchmaker
Andy, trying to lift Barney's spirits, stages a minor robbery and tries to match his deputy with a shy seamstress.
Season 1, Episode 8 – Aired: 11/28/1960
Andy tries to teach Opie the value of charity but it's Andy who learns a valuable lesson on the dangers of pride.
Season 1, Episode 9 – Aired: 12/5/1960
A Feud is a Feud
Andy finds himself in the middle of a modern day Romeo and Juliet only this time he's determined to see it have a happy ending.
Season 1, Episode 10 – Aired: 12/12/1960
Ellie for Council
Ellie's decision to run for town council sparks a battle of the sexes.
Season 1, Episode 11 – Aired: 12/19/1960
A modern-day Scrooge causes trouble on Christmas Eve.
Season 1, Episode 12 – Aired: 12/26/1960
Stranger In Town
A stranger comes to town and knows a little too much about the people of Mayberry.
Season 1, Episode 13 – Aired: 1/2/1961
Mayberry Goes Hollywood
When a Hollywood movie is set to be made in Mayberry the whole town goes overboard!
Season 1, Episode 14 – Aired: 1/9/1961
The Horse Trader
Ignoring his own advice to Opie, Andy plays fast and loose with the facts when trying to sell the old town cannon.
Season 1, Episode 15 – Aired: 1/16/1961
Those Gossipin' Men
After Andy teases the fairer sex about gossiping, Aunt Bee pulls a prank to prove that men are gossips, too.
Season 1, Episode 16 – Aired: 1/23/1961
The Beauty Contest
Andy is chosen to be the sole judge of a local beauty pageant. The entrants include Floyd's niece, the mayor's daughter and Ellie Walker.
Season 1, Episode 17 – Aired: 1/30/1961
Alcohol and Old Lace
Andy and Barney, on a still-smashing spree, are surprised when a trail leads them to two spinster sisters.
Season 1, Episode 18 – Aired: 2/6/1961
Andy the Marriage Counselor
Andy, already a jack of all trades in Mayberry, decides to try his hand at couples therapy. His seemingly miraculous results with Mayberry's most notorious bickering couple quickly backfires when Andy discoveres the true nature of their seemingly hateful relationship.
Season 1, Episode 19 – Aired: 2/13/1961
Mayberry on Record
Andy becomes suspicious when a record promoter comes to town to gather material for a folk music album.
Season 1, Episode 20 – Aired: 2/20/1961
Andy Saves Barney's Morale
When Andy has to go out of town for a half day, he leaves Barney in charge as acting sheriff for the first time. The results are half the town ending up in jail and Barney being the butt of every joke. Andy quickly intervenes and proves Barney's worth to the rest of the town.
Season 1, Episode 21 – Aired: 2/27/1961
Andy and the Gentleman Crook
An infamous con artist, held temporarily in Mayberry, manages to enchant everyone except Andy.
Season 1, Episode 22 – Aired: 3/6/1961
Barney can't quite seem to get up the nerve to ask Thelma Lou to be his steady...
Season 1, Episode 23 – Aired: 3/13/1961
Andy and Opie, Housekeepers
Andy and Opie go to great lengths to show Aunt Bee what a mess they'd be without her.
Season 1, Episode 24 – Aired: 3/27/1961
The New Doctor
Andy's suspicions are aroused when Ellie seems to be spending a lot of time with Mayberry's handsome new doctor.
Season 1, Episode 25 – Aired: 4/3/1961
A Plaque for Mayberry
The direct descendant of a revolutionary war hero is living in Mayberry and both Andy and the Mayor are shocked when they find out just who that person is!
Season 1, Episode 26 – Aired: 4/10/1961
A by-the-book courthouse inspector condemns Andy and Barney's lack of proper procedure.
Season 1, Episode 27 – Aired: 4/17/1961
Ellie Saves a Female
Ellie encourages and helps a female farmhand to express her femininity.
Season 1, Episode 28 – Aired: 4/24/1961
Grumpy businessman Ben Weaver insists that Andy foreclose on a down-on-his-luck neighbor.
Season 1, Episode 29 – Aired: 5/1/1961
Barney is suspicious of Mayberry's mysterious new farmer.
Season 1, Episode 30 – Aired: 5/8/1961
Barney Gets His Man
An escaped convict vows revenge on the man who sent him back to prison--Barney Fife.
Season 1, Episode 31 – Aired: 5/15/1961
The Guitar Player Returns
Mayberry guitarist Jim Lindsey (James Best), a success as a solo artist, returns to a hero's welcome. However, Andy suspects trouble.
Season 1, Episode 32 – Aired: 5/22/1961
Bringing Up Opie
Aunt Bee, believing that the jailhouse environment is adversely affecting Opie, forbids the lad to spend time at the courthouse.
Season 2, Episode 1 – Aired: 10/2/1961
Opie and the Bully
Opie learns a valuable lesson about how to stand up for what is rightly his.
Season 2, Episode 2 – Aired: 10/9/1961
Barney believes that Andy is grooming a new man to replace him as deputy.
Season 2, Episode 3 – Aired: 10/16/1961
Andy and the Woman Speeder
An attractive stranger with a lead foot charms her way out of justice.
Season 2, Episode 4 – Aired: 10/23/1961
Mayberry Goes Bankrupt
The Town of Mayberry evicts old Frank Meyers from his home for owing debts he cannot pay but it turns out that Mayberry owes Frank a debt they can't pay!
Season 2, Episode 5 – Aired: 10/30/1961
Barney on the Rebound
Barney falls for the flirtatious wiles of an attractive newcomer in Mayberry. When Thelma Lou doth much protest, Barney flirts back and finds himself neck deep in a breach of promise suit.
Season 2, Episode 6 – Aired: 11/13/1961
Opie's Hobo Friend
A drifter shows up in Mayberry and strikes up a friendship with Opie.
Season 2, Episode 7 – Aired: 11/20/1961
Andy and Barney are honored for achieving the lowest crime-rate in the country.
Season 2, Episode 8 – Aired: 11/27/1961
The Perfect Female
When Thelma Lou's attractive cousin, Karen, comes to town, Thel and Barn scheme to get she and Andy together. Andy plays along is pleasantly surprised to find Karen to be the perfect female. When Barney's overzealousness and big mouth intervene, Karen sets out to prove that she's not the quite the female that Andy thought she was.
Season 2, Episode 9 – Aired: 12/4/1961
Aunt Bee's Brief Encounter
Aunt Bee falls for a traveling handyman who is anything but!
Season 2, Episode 10 – Aired: 12/11/1961
When Andy is invited to be considered for membership to the big city Esquire Club, he promptly brings Barney along. Barney's attempts to "fit in" leads to his being rejected for membership and Andy with a tough decision.
Season 2, Episode 11 – Aired: 12/18/1961
The Pickle Story
Aunt Bee has made homeade pickles! Despite being a wiz in the kitchen, her pickles are notorously awful! Andy and Barney come up with a plan to avoid eating 8 quarts of her kerosine cucumbers only to have it backfire!
Season 2, Episode 12 – Aired: 12/25/1961
Barney gets an offer to become the sheriff of Greendale, and Andy tries to discourage him. Unsure how to handle matters, Andy gets an idea to let Barney be sheriff of Mayberry for a day. Given the opportunity to get a taste of what the office of high sheriff entails, Barney understands that he is not up to the job and calls Greendale to decline.
Season 2, Episode 13 – Aired: 1/1/1962
The Farmer Takes a Wife
Jeff Pruitt, a farmer from the hills, comes to Mayberry in search of a wife. He expects to spend a single afternoon on his search. He enlists Barney and Andy's help. The trouble begins when Jeff picks Thelma Lou to be his bride.!
Season 2, Episode 14 – Aired: 1/8/1962
Keeper of the Flame
Opie joins a secret club. The club meets in Jubal Foster's barn. When Jubal burns his own barn down he attempts to blame the group of boys.
Season 2, Episode 15 – Aired: 1/15/1962
Bailey's Bad Boy
Rich kid Ronald Bailey is jailed when he blatantly defies the law. As Bailey waits for his influential father to bail him out, Andy teaches him the lesson of self-responsibility. Bailey decides to stand on his own two feet and take care of his traffic violations himself.
Season 2, Episode 16 – Aired: 1/22/1962
A beautiful manicurist from the city comes to Floyd's to set up shop. She makes all the wives in town extremely nervous as she manicures their husbands.
Season 2, Episode 17 – Aired: 1/29/1962
After a series of mishaps, Henry Bennett gets a reputation in town as a jinx. The more Andy tries to dispel the rumor the deeper the hole gets. Eventually, Henry decides it would be best if left town altogether. This spurs the townfolk to rethink their unsympathetic attitude toward him.
Season 2, Episode 18 – Aired: 2/5/1962
When Andy and Barney learn from an officer from the State police that a bank robber arrived in town on the morning bus, they are willing to help out, but the officer refuses their help in catching the crook and his partner. However, when the officer nabs his man and locks him up at the jail, Barney accidentally lets him out, leaving the officer with a less than favorable impression on the local law enforcement agency. In attempt to help recapture Malloy and ultimately find his partner, Andy and Barney launch their own search and are successful in finding the robbers – with Officer Horton as their hostage.
Season 2, Episode 19 – Aired: 2/12/1962
A Medal for Opie
Opie has his heart set on winning a medal in a foot race at the town picnic. When he loses, he exhibits poor sportmanship. Andy teaches him a lesson about being a good sport.
Season 2, Episode 20 – Aired: 2/19/1962
Barney and the Choir
When the awful sound coming from the Mayberry choir is narrowed down to Barney, the members decide they must get rid of him. Since no one has the heart to do it, they set him up telling him he is singing into a supersensitive microphone, while someone else is actually singing the part back stage.
Season 2, Episode 21 – Aired: 2/26/1962
Guest of Honor
As a sort of publicity stunt, the town decides to pull over the first car that drives through Mayberry, and make its occupant the town's guest of honor. When Andy and Barney discover that the man is a recently released convict set on robbing the town blind they must act quickly to avert disaster.
Season 2, Episode 22 – Aired: 3/5/1962
The Merchant of Mayberry
Traveling salesman, Bert Miller, is getting tired of traveling. So partially to help Bert and partially to irritate Ben Weaver, the local department store owner, Andy and Barney concoct to help Bert set up a small general goods shop on a vacant lot.
Season 2, Episode 23 – Aired: 3/12/1962
Aunt Bee the Warden
When the Mayberry jail, is filled to capacity by a group of moonshiners who blame Otis for their capture, Andy must find a new place for Otis to serve his term. He takes Otis home and places him in Aunt Bee's care. Aunt Bee decides to take advantage of the situation to get Otis to change his ways.
Season 2, Episode 24 – Aired: 3/19/1962
The County Nurse
Mary Simpson, the county nurse, wants to do the impossible. She wants to get all of the farmer's in the county to take their innoculations. Figuring everyone will follow suit if she can just get Rafe Hollister to do it, she enlists the help of Andy to convince Rafe of the necessity. Andy agrees hoping to impress Mary.
Season 2, Episode 25 – Aired: 3/26/1962
Andy and Barney in the Big City
While staying in Raleigh, Barney believes he is witnessing a man casing the hotel clientelle. Barney, is right in believing that there is a crime about to be committed, but he is tailing the house detective and has hooked up with the real crook.
Season 2, Episode 26 – Aired: 4/2/1962
Wedding Bells for Aunt Bee
After Clara convinces Aunt Bee that Andy can find a wife as long as Aunt Bee hangs on, she begins searching for a man that she can marry. She ends up dating the annoying dry-cleaner Fred Goss.
Season 2, Episode 27 – Aired: 4/9/1962
Three's a Crowd
Andy's attempts to court the new county nurse are repeatedly foiled by Barney.
Season 2, Episode 28 – Aired: 4/16/1962
The Bookie Barber
A bookie from Raleigh sets himself up in Floyd's barbershop as an extra barber, trying to avoid the heat. Andy gets suspicious when the new barber has the same three clients.
Season 2, Episode 29 – Aired: 4/23/1962
Andy on Trial
A news mogul swears revenge on Andy after he is arrest for what he deems a minor infraction. In retaliation, he sends a reporter to Mayberry to dig up whatever dirt she can on Andy. She poses as a college student writing a paper on local law enforcement. Barney trying to impress her starts to spout off about how he would do things differently. These leads to a lawsuit against Andy for malfeasance.
Season 2, Episode 30 – Aired: 4/30/1962
Barney's slightly slow cousin Virgil comes to town. Barney sticks his neck out for him, trying to help him out. When Virgil makes one too many mistakes, Barney rails against him and storms out. Leave it to Andy, though, to discover Virgil's true ability and give him an opportunity to use it.
Season 2, Episode 31 – Aired: 5/7/1962
Otis, the town drunk, has been writing letters to his brother and sister-in-law for some time on courthouse stationary. Because of this, they have come to believe that he is a deputy. All is fine until they write that they are coming for a visit. Andy and a reluctant Barney step in to help Otis perpetuate the idea that he is a deputy.
Season 3, Episode 1 – Aired: 10/1/1962
When it appears that Opie is using an imaginary friend to get out of work and explain gifts that come from nowhere, Andy becomes seriously concerned.
Season 3, Episode 2 – Aired: 10/8/1962
Andy's Rich Girlfriend
Andy has begun seeing Peggy McMillan, who, as he soon discovers, is from a very wealthy family. The differences in their upbringings and their education, unsettles Andy and he begins to doubt the ability of the relationship to endure.
Season 3, Episode 3 – Aired: 10/15/1962
Andy and the New Mayor
Andy and the New Mayor Stoner are not on the same page in terms of managing Mayberry's sheriff's department.
Season 3, Episode 4 – Aired: 10/22/1962
Andy and Opie, Bachelors
Andy and Opie are left alone while Aunt Bee goes out of town. Peggy, Andy's new girlfriend, takes great delight in helping the boys handle things. Trouble is that Floyd's warnings of Peggy using her feminine wiles to "snare" Andy cause Andy to be fearful that she is indeed trying to "walk him down the aisle".
Season 3, Episode 5 – Aired: 10/29/1962
The Cow Thief
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Season 3, Episode 6 – Aired: 11/5/1962
Barney Mends a Broken Heart
Andy shows up for a date with Peggy McMillan only to learn her old friend Don has arrived unexpectedly. Andy departs angrily when Peggy breaks their date and then encounters more problems when Barney decides to make things better by fixing him up with another girl. Andy ends up getting himself punched in the eye, but manages to fix things up with Peggy, and they live happily ... until the end of this episode ... and then we never see her again
Season 3, Episode 7 – Aired: 11/12/1962
Barney's ability to be a lawman is put to the test with some itinerant peddlers and he fails. His confidence is shattered until Andy steps in behind the scenes and warns these peddlers of "Fife the Fierce Barney's next encounter with them leads him to believe he is truly respected. Unfortunately the peddlers learn the truth and confront him again. This time, with some help from Andy he rises to the challenge and truly demonstrates where his power comes from.
Season 3, Episode 8 – Aired: 11/19/1962
The Mayberry Band
Mayor Stoner declares the town's marching band a disgrace and refuses to allocate money for it's annual trip to the state competition. Andy takes matters into his own hands, with help from 'Bobby Fleet and his Band with a Beat.'
Season 3, Episode 9 – Aired: 11/26/1962
Floyd the Gay Deceiver
Madeline Grayson, a rich widow that Floyd has been "pen-palling" with, announces in her next letter that she wants to meet him face-to-face. Of course, the whole time, Floyd has been pretending in his letters to be a wealthy entrepreneur. Upon news of the visit, Andy and Aunt Bee help Floyd in his masquerade by borrowing a house in town from the Devereauxs, who Andy is house-sitting for. Andy poses as Floyd's son who is home visiting from medical school, while Bee is Floyd's "maid." Floyd realizes he can't go on pretending, but can't bring himself to confess. Andy reveals to Mrs. Grayson that he's the town sheriff and, before he can explain about Floyd, gets her to reveal that she's really not a rich widow and goes around sponging off rich men.
Season 3, Episode 10 – Aired: 12/3/1962
Opie is afraid that Peggy, Andy's new girlfriend will take his place in his father's heart, and sets out to sabotage their relationship. In the end, the pain he causes his father is enough to make him tell the truth and resolve the conflict.
Season 3, Episode 11 – Aired: 12/10/1962
Barney and Floyd run out of gas while coming home from a fishing trip. They find while looking for a telephone and are captured by three female escaped convicts.
Season 3, Episode 12 – Aired: 12/17/1962
The Bed Jacket
It's Aunt Bee's birthday and she longs for a special present: a blue bed jacket.
Season 3, Episode 13 – Aired: 12/24/1962
The Bank Job
Barney tries to convince everyone of the lack of security of the Mayberry Bank. He is furious when no one will listen. He takes matters into his own hands, but ends up stuck in the bank vault (!) instead. When real robbers come to the bank,however, Barney is proven right.
Season 3, Episode 14 – Aired: 12/31/1962
Opie must learn to defend himself against a bully.
Season 3, Episode 15 – Aired: 1/7/1963
Barney and the Governor
Barney is goaded into ticketing the governor's car and mistakenly believes Andy is setting him up for a dressing-down by the governor. In fact, the governor is coming to Mayberry to give him a personal commendation for performing a job without showing favorites. In the midst of all the action, Otis secretly spikes the water tank, giving both Barney and Mayor Stoner a surprise snootful.
Season 3, Episode 16 – Aired: 1/14/1963
Man in a Hurry
A businessman from Raleigh breaks down in Mayberry on a Sunday and can't seem to escape!
Season 3, Episode 17 – Aired: 1/21/1963
High Noon in Mayberry
Barney gets hysterical when Andy receives a letter from a man he arrested and sent to prison. The convict is to be released soon and says in the letter that he is coming to settle the score with Andy. Barney tries to protect Andy with humorous results..Andy remains calm and of course the "score" is settled by an understanding and remourseful convict.
Season 3, Episode 18 – Aired: 1/28/1963
The Loaded Goat
An escaped goat eats a case of dynamite that was going to be used for blasting, and now Mayberry is in danger. Especially when Otis Campbell gets drunk.
Season 3, Episode 19 – Aired: 2/4/1963
Andy sees his High School sweetheart at his high school reunion and realizes they don't want the same things.
Season 3, Episode 20 – Aired: 2/11/1963
Rafe Hollister Sings
Rafe Hollister, a simple farm man, with an incredible voice is encouraged by Andy to enter the Mayberry singing contest and ends up winning the contest.This is to the dismay of the Mayor and other officials who are not pleased that Rafe (whose appearance is less than perfect) will represent Mayberry.
Season 3, Episode 21 – Aired: 2/18/1963
Opie and the Spoiled Kid
When a spoiled kid moves to town, he thinks he can walk all over the townsfolk, including Andy and Barney. Of course when his bike gets impounded and his dad wants to sell it, Arnold gets a rude awakening.
Season 3, Episode 22 – Aired: 2/25/1963
The Great Filling Station Robbery
A young man is accused of being the mysterious crook who's been robbing Wally's filling station. Andy and Barney try to determine his guilt or innocence in a variety of methods.
Season 3, Episode 23 – Aired: 3/4/1963
Andy Discovers America
Opie doesn't like his new teacher "Old Lady Crump" because she gives too much homework. Andy says some things that Opie twists and tells to Miss Crump, who is furious. When she bursts into the Sherriff's Office, Andy realizes that "Old Lady Crump" is actually young and very attractive. Realizing that he has put his foot in his mouth, Andy straightens things out, and this is what seems to be a new beginning for Andy and Miss Crump.
Season 3, Episode 24 – Aired: 3/11/1963
Aunt Bee's Medicine Man
Aunt Bee, saddened by the death of a friend, is feeling old and lacking in energy. She stumbles across a medicine man's presentation and is intrigued by his bottle of elixir. She takes this medicine and feels SO much better. She convinces all the ladies of the club to try some too. Trouble is, this medicine is 40 proof!
Season 3, Episode 25 – Aired: 3/18/1963
The Darlings Are Coming
Mayberry is visited by an unusual family from the mountains.
Season 3, Episode 26 – Aired: 3/25/1963
Andy's English Valet
A tourist from England has to do chores to pay off a fine.
Season 3, Episode 27 – Aired: 4/1/1963
Barney's First Car
Barney uses his life savings of three hundred dollars to buy a new car. On his first drive, after he buys it, the car begins to fall apart. Eventually the car breaks down. A tow truck appears and Barney thinks its Gomer. It turns out that the tow truck is driven by the crook who sold him the car in the first place.
Season 3, Episode 28 – Aired: 4/8/1963
Opie has his first crush, who ignores him. Crestfallen he turns to Andy and Barney for advice. Barney steps in and tries to give him his advice about women. Opie then develops a crush on Thelma Lou who takes in under her wing and begins to spend more time with him than with Barney, much to Barney's annoyance!
Season 3, Episode 29 – Aired: 4/15/1963
A Wife for Andy
Barney believes that Andy should be getting married.
Season 3, Episode 30 – Aired: 4/22/1963
Dogs, Dogs, Dogs
When one of the top notch officials arrives, they find a courthouse full of dogs.
Season 3, Episode 31 – Aired: 4/29/1963
Andy and Barney visit the Darlings to rid them of Ernest T. Bass, who has his mind set on marrying daughter Charlene. In this debut for Ernest T, Barney ends up being the bride.
Season 3, Episode 32 – Aired: 5/6/1963
The Big House
When the state police leave two captured bank robbers in the custody of the Mayberry police department overnight Barney is determined to show the prisoners that the Mayberry jail is a good as any other. Unfortunately he has problems keeping them from escaping.
Season 4, Episode 1 – Aired: 9/30/1963
Opie the Birdman
Opie accidentally kills a mother bird with his new slingshot and takes it upon himself to raise the orphaned baby birds. After adopting them with the Winkin', Blinkin', and Nod, Opie faces the difficult task of setting them free.
Season 4, Episode 2 – Aired: 10/7/1963
The Haunted House
After Opie and his friend Arnold, hit a baseball into the window of the old Rimshaw house, they hear noises and run to Andy and Barney for help. Andy sends Barney up to the house to get the ball, with Gomer. They too, hear noises, and run away. Andy decides for all three of them to go together. The ghosts turn out to be Otis and his moonshiner friend.
Season 4, Episode 3 – Aired: 10/14/1963
Ernest T. Bass Joins the Army
Ernest T. wants to join the army to get a uniform that he can wear back to the hills to impress his lovely Romenna. When he is refused induction. Ernest goes on a window breaking rampage. Andy and Barney haul him in, but the jail can't hold him. After Ernest T. tells Andy his reason for coming to town, Andy settles the whole matter by giving him one of Barney's whiplash cord uniforms to take home.
Season 4, Episode 4 – Aired: 10/21/1963
The Sermon for Today
A visiting preacher gives a sermon about taking time to relax. In trying to create an atmosphere of relaxation on a Sunday afternoon, the townfolk all end up running themselves ragged.
Season 4, Episode 5 – Aired: 10/28/1963
Briscoe Declares for Aunt Bee
Briscoe Darling falls in love with Aunt Bee after she tells a poem about a rose, and gives him extra food. He plays a song for her while she's trying to sleep. She wakes up and tells him to go away. Briscoe kidnaps Aunt Bee and takes her to his place. Andy comes to rescue her.
Season 4, Episode 6 – Aired: 11/4/1963
Gomer the House Guest
Andy takes Gomer in after Wally fires Gomer for not doing his job right. Gomer drives Andy, Aunt Bee, and Opie crazy with all of the noise he makes.
Season 4, Episode 7 – Aired: 11/11/1963
A Black Day for Mayberry
Bricks of gold are bound for Fort Knox passes through the town of Mayberry from the Denver mint worth $7 million.
Season 4, Episode 8 – Aired: 11/18/1963
Opie's Ill-Gotten Gain
Opie is given a bike after achieving Straight As. He soon discovers that the marks were a mistake.
Season 4, Episode 9 – Aired: 11/25/1963
A Date for Gomer
Gomer is asked by Andy and Barney to take Thelma Lou's cousin, Mary Grace Gossage to the Chamber of Commerce Dance. Gomer leaves the house, making everybody think he was leaving because he didn't like Mary Grace, but that's all wrong. He left to go get Mary Grace some flowers. When Andy, Helen, Barney, and Thelma Lou come back, they see Gomer and Mary Grace dancing wildly in the living room.
Season 4, Episode 10 – Aired: 12/2/1963
Up in Barney's Room
Barney is kicked out of his room by Mrs. Mendlebright because he was cooking when he wasn't supposed to. He stays at the court house, and tells Andy he doesn't trust the new guy who's living with Mrs. Mendlebright. Barney apologizes for cooking when he wasn't supposed to, Mrs. Mendlebright said she'd love to have Barney back, but she's marrying the new man who just moved in. It turns out the man is a con who just wants her money.
Season 4, Episode 11 – Aired: 12/16/1963
Barney gives Gomer a ticket for making an illegal U-Turn, but when Barney does it, Gomer yells "CITIZINS ARREST!" Gomer said Barney did something illegal himself. Andy agrees, and says that he'd be happy to pay the money for Barney's own ticket. Barney locks himself in jail, and decides to quit. Gomer thinks of a plan to get them back together.
Season 4, Episode 12 – Aired: 12/30/1963
Opie and His Merry Men
Opie and his friends dash off to the woods to play Robin Hood when they find a person that is hungry. The person tells the story of Robin Hood to the boys and fills them in on stealing stuff. The boys starts taking food items to the woods for that person.
Season 4, Episode 13 – Aired: 1/6/1964
Barney and the Cave Rescue
Barney is made fun of by the town after he mistakes the owner of the Mayberry bank as a robber. Andy decides to cheer him up by taking him, Helen, and Thelma Lou on a picnic. Andy and Helen go into Lost Lovers Cave and get trapped when it almost collapses. Barney gets a bunch of people to save them. Andy and Helen find another way out of the cage, and realize what would happen, if they didn't find Andy and Helen trapped in the cave, so they decide to go back in the cave so Barney won't be made fun of.
Season 4, Episode 14 – Aired: 1/13/1964
Andy and Opie's Pal
Andy pays more attention to a fatherless new boy in town and Opie gets jealous.
Season 4, Episode 15 – Aired: 1/20/1964
Aunt Bee the Crusader
Aunt Bee and most of the women in town rally against Andy when Andy tries to evict a much beloved butter and egg man. In the end, of course, Andy is vindicated.
Season 4, Episode 16 – Aired: 1/27/1964
Barney comes back from a police auction with a motorcycle and sidecar. His intention is to use it for patrols. After he upsets the whole town, Andy has to find a way to convince Barney to give up the bike.
Season 4, Episode 17 – Aired: 2/3/1964
My Fair Ernest T. Bass
Andy tries to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear when he takes it upon himself to turn Ernest T. into a presentable gentleman. The big test comes at Mrs. Wiley's weekly reception when Andy tries to pass him off as his cousin. Even Andy is surprised at E.T.'s progress when Mrs. Wiley places his accent as being definitely Back Bay Bostonian, but the whole scheme blows up when Bass smashes a vase over the head of a man who won't allow him to cut in for a dance with his chosen woman.
Season 4, Episode 18 – Aired: 2/10/1964
Prisoner of Love
A lady prisoner woos Andy and Barney.
Season 4, Episode 19 – Aired: 2/17/1964
Hot Rod Otis
Otis buys a car and puts Mayberry in danger.
Season 4, Episode 20 – Aired: 2/24/1964
The Song Festers
Gomer's singing out does Barney's.
Season 4, Episode 21 – Aired: 3/2/1964
Weaver's Department store is being robbed, presumably by shoplifters. Barney poses as a mannequin to catch a thief.
Season 4, Episode 22 – Aired: 3/9/1964
A grumpy Andy agrees to take a few days off and heads up to the lake to relax. With Barney and Gomer in charge, they manage to capture--and lose--an escaped convict. When the criminal runs into Andy in the woods, he's recaptured by the sheriff. Naturally, Barney and Gomer mistakenly set him free again.
Season 4, Episode 23 – Aired: 3/16/1964
Andy Saves Gomer
When Andy puts out a few smoldering rags at Wally's Filling Station Gomer is convinced that Andy has saved him from certain death and decides that he is forever in Andy's debt.
Season 4, Episode 24 – Aired: 3/23/1964
Aunt Bee purchases a bunch of beef then there is trouble.
Season 4, Episode 25 – Aired: 3/30/1964
Divorce, Mountain Style
Barney interferes in a strange mountain divorce.
Season 4, Episode 26 – Aired: 4/6/1964
A Deal Is a Deal
Opie becomes involved in a sales scam.
Season 4, Episode 27 – Aired: 4/13/1964
Andy and Barney are working late at the courthouse, when they get a visit from two wild women. Out of pure kindness, they drive the "fun girls" home, but don't know that Helen and Thelma Lou saw them leaving town.
Season 4, Episode 28 – Aired: 4/20/1964
The Return of Malcolm Merriweather
Aunt Bee gets upset when Malcolm Merriweather returns to Mayberry.
Season 4, Episode 29 – Aired: 4/27/1964
When Barney sees Andy kissing Helen in a jewelry store, he gets the idea that they are engaged. So he starts planning an engagement party and gets the whole town involved just to find out that Helen was buying a graduation present for her neice.
Season 4, Episode 30 – Aired: 5/4/1964
Barney and Thelma Lou, Phfftt
After Gomer naively tells Thelma Lou that Barney thinks "he has her in his hip pocket." Thelma Lou decides to teach Barney a lesson by flirting with Gomer. Things quickly get out of hand.
Season 4, Episode 31 – Aired: 5/11/1964
Back to Nature
Andy, Barney, and Gomer take a group of boys camping in the mountains to show them some them the pioneer life. Barney winds up getting himself and Gomer lost in the woods. Andy finds them and tricks Barney into following a "Red Crested Web Footed Lake Loon" back to the camp.
Season 4, Episode 32 – Aired: 5/18/1964
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.
Gomer comes to the courthouse one day and announces that he has decided to join the Marines. He believes this is a test to see if he has what it takes to be a man. Because of his naivete, Gomer at first does not fair well. After Andy has a little talk with the Drill Instructor, he leaves him with the impression that Gomer is related to a prominent Marine General. The DI takes Gomer under his wing and gets him in shape.
Season 5, Episode 1 – Aired: 9/21/1964
Opie Loves Helen
Opie develops a crush on his teacher, Helen Crump, at the school dance. He spends 74 cents to buy her a gift.
Season 5, Episode 2 – Aired: 9/28/1964
Barney learns that in order to pass the mandatory physical for the deputy's office, he must weigh more and be taller. Andy and Aunt Bee try to stretch him and fatten him up. When he's still two pounds underweight, Andy finds a unique solution to the problem and Barney passes the physical.
Season 5, Episode 3 – Aired: 10/5/1964
The Taylors quickly realize why they haven't invited Bee's sister and her husband Ollie for a visit in over a decade. When Uncle Ollie borrows Andy's squad car to go fishing, it's the final straw.
Season 5, Episode 4 – Aired: 10/12/1964
The Education of Ernest T. Bass
Ernest T. is back in Mayberry to get his diploma. He is so determined that Andy convinces Helen to allow him to attend class. E.T. is so out of control, she has to slap him across the knuckles to get his attention. Helen's discipline causes Ernest T. to fall in love with Andy's girl. Exasperated, Andy explains to Ernest T. that he loves Helen because she represents his "motha figer." Once that's all sorted out, Andy manufactures a diploma that Ernest T. receives in a touching graduation ceremony.
Season 5, Episode 5 – Aired: 10/19/1964
Aunt Bee's Romance
An old beau of Aunt Bee comes to town to court her.
Season 5, Episode 6 – Aired: 10/26/1964
Barney's attempts to train an old mutt (named Blue) as a police dog coincide with a manhunt for an escaped criminal.
Season 5, Episode 7 – Aired: 11/2/1964
Man in the Middle
Andy tries to comfort Barney after he and Thelma Lou break up and ends up caught in the middle of a battle of the sexes.
Season 5, Episode 8 – Aired: 11/9/1964
The grocery store clerk (Fred) repeatedly sweeps trash into the street, even after Barney writes him a citation. Fred threatens that if he ever sees Barney out of uniform, he'll pound him. Barney creates excuse after excuse as to why he always wears his uniform, even to the big town dance. Not surprisingly, Andy schemes a plot to get Fred off of Barney's back.
Season 5, Episode 9 – Aired: 11/16/1964
Opie stumbles upon a wallet with 50.00 dollars in it. He turns it into his father's office and waits the 7 day period that he is told he needs to wait before claiming the money as his own. He gets the money but not before the rightful owner has placed an ad in the newspaper that Barney sees.
Season 5, Episode 10 – Aired: 11/23/1964
Goodbye, Sheriff Taylor
Andy has the opportunity to perhaps move to Raleigh for another job. Barney is so upset by this that he tries to demonstrate to Andy just how bad Mayberry would be without him. He creates more problems than Mayberry has seen in a year in just one day just to show Andy how much he is needed.
Season 5, Episode 11 – Aired: 11/30/1964
Aunt Bee gets the lead role in the Centennial Pageant, as Lady Mayberry. She is, however, not up to the challenge, and Andy must find a way to tell her.
Season 5, Episode 12 – Aired: 12/7/1964
The Darling Baby
The Darlings come to Mayberry looking for a boy who could become engaged to Charlene's new baby. Opie becomes their prime target.
Season 5, Episode 13 – Aired: 12/14/1964
Andy and Helen Have Their Day
Andy and Helen are having a hard time finding quality time together. Barney volunteers to take over for a day, so that they can go to the lake for some "couple time". Barney, unfortunately, is not able to handle most of the tasks he has signed up for, and ends up interrupting them much to their frustration.
Season 5, Episode 14 – Aired: 12/21/1964
Three Wishes for Opie
Barney acquires some fortunetelling cards and a secret box. The cards promise magical occurrences, and when his promised wish is granted almost immediately, he becomes convinced that the box has mystical powers.
Season 5, Episode 15 – Aired: 12/28/1964
Otis Sues the County
Otis slips in the jail and when he meets up with an opportunistic lawyer, the man convinces him to sue the county. Andy and Barney are very upset by Otis's actions, which in the end prove not to be as mean as first appeared.
Season 5, Episode 16 – Aired: 1/4/1965
Barney Fife, Realtor
A classic. Andy lectures Opie about the importance of informing a potential buyer of the true condition of the item being sold. Meanwhile, Barney decides to dabble in the real estate field, and conjures up a deal where several families are selling their house and buying another house in town. When the Simms's consider buying Andy's house, Opie pipes up about problems that the Taylor house has, which angers Barney, who ends up losing ALL the commission money he WAS going to make from everyone selling their house.
Season 5, Episode 17 – Aired: 1/11/1965
Goober Takes a Car Apart
Goober's first attempt at being a deputy nearly ruins Andy's reputation.
Season 5, Episode 18 – Aired: 1/18/1965
The Rehabilitation of Otis
Barney tries to use psychology to reform Otis of his drinking habit; trouble is that this eventually drives Otis to "take his business" elsewhere--by going to the jail in Mt. Pilot! Andy and Barney are very upset at having upset Otis and try to fix things.
Season 5, Episode 19 – Aired: 1/25/1965
The Lucky Letter
Barney receives a chain letter, but Andy goads him into throwing it away. Suddenly everything goes wrong for Barney and he is convinced that he will fail at the qualifying shooting range for Deputies and ultimately lose his job.
Season 5, Episode 20 – Aired: 2/1/1965
Goober and the Art of Love
The boys try to set Goober up with a woman.
Season 5, Episode 21 – Aired: 2/8/1965
Barney Runs for Sheriff
Andy considers taking an out-of-town job, and with the election nearing, no one has yet filed to run for Sheriff. After Barney "throws his hat in the ring", Andy's out-of-town job deal falls through. Barney spearheads a write-in campaign to get Andy re-elected. When it appears that no one will vote for Barney, he decides to conduct a "token campaign" to make the election a real contest.
Season 5, Episode 22 – Aired: 2/15/1965
If I Had a Quarter-Million
After Barney finds a suitcase with $250,000 in it, instead of waiting for the FBI, and against Andy's orders, he takes matters into his own hands.
Season 5, Episode 23 – Aired: 3/1/1965
TV or Not TV
Thieves act out as Hollywood producers and are wanting to rob the Mayberry Bank.
Season 5, Episode 24 – Aired: 3/8/1965
Guest in the House
Andy's pretty young cousin comes for a visit, after breaking up with her boyfriend. Aunt Bee asks Andy to be nice to her. Andy invites Gloria to the movies with him and Helen, which makes Helen very jealous. Andy says he'll get her a date for tomorrow night, Helen wants Goober. Andy ends up dancing with Gloria which makes Helen even more jealous. Finally, Andy thinks of a plan and gets Gloria back with Frank.
Season 5, Episode 25 – Aired: 3/15/1965
The Case of the Punch in the Nose
In going through some of the courthouse paperwork, Barney discovers an open case involving Floyd and Charlie Foley where a fight had broken out. He goes out to try to close the books on this case, but the result is more anger and fighting than ever before.
Season 5, Episode 26 – Aired: 3/22/1965
Opie and his friends decide to start a newspaper. The early issues don't sell well at all (it's little more than a community bulletin board), so to increase sales, the young lads eavesdrop on local conversations and print the gossip in the paper. That starts no end of trouble, and it's up to Andy to set the boys straight.
Season 5, Episode 27 – Aired: 3/29/1965
Aunt Bee's Invisible Beau
Aunt Bee begins to feel that she is preventing Andy and Helen from pursuing their relationship, so she conjures up a beau for herself--trouble is that it's the butter and egg man and he's already married.
Season 5, Episode 28 – Aired: 4/5/1965
The Arrest of the Fun Girls
Andy and Barney arrest the "fun girls"(see episode #123) for speeding. It turns out to be a big mistake because Helen and Thelma Lou become jealous.
Season 5, Episode 29 – Aired: 4/12/1965
The Luck of Newton Monroe
An itinerant peddler comes to town (Don Rickles) and sells Barney, Floyd and Goober some items that prove to be defective. After he disregards Andy's warning about not selling any more things, they put him in jail--but he proves no better at odd jobs than at selling and bungles everything Andy and Barney give him to do.
Season 5, Episode 30 – Aired: 4/19/1965
Opie Flunks Arithmetic
When Opie brings home a bad mark in arithmetic, Andy, fearing the boy will not get into college, puts too much pressure on him to study, which makes things worse. In the end, Helen tells Andy to ease up and, with the pressure off, Opie brings up his grade
Season 5, Episode 31 – Aired: 4/26/1965
Opie and the Carnival
Opie goes to the carnivel and blows all his money on a game to win a birthday gift for Andy: The game, however, is rigged.
Season 5, Episode 32 – Aired: 5/3/1965
Jerry Miller once a carnival banjo player to a Belly Dancer (with a kazoo), then became a deputy to Sheriff Taylor. After Jeopardizing the town he must make a decision, either stay deputy or go back to the carnival.
Season 6, Episode 1 – Aired: 9/13/1965
Opie and another boy compete for a job at the Grocery store.
Season 6, Episode 2 – Aired: 9/20/1965
Frank, a teacher from Raleigh comes to Mayberry for a visit. He and Helen get along fine, and Andy suspects something is going on between them.
Season 6, Episode 3 – Aired: 9/27/1965
Malcolm at the Crossroads
To get his mind off throwing rocks through windows, Ernest T. Bass is given the job of being a traffic cop. However, when Ernest T. begins throwing bricks through car windows, Malcom Merriweather is assigned Ernest T.'s task, causing Ernest T. to vow for revenge.
Season 6, Episode 4 – Aired: 10/4/1965
Aunt Bee, the Swinger
Aunt Bee and a retired politician experience a very fast-paced relationship.
Season 6, Episode 5 – Aired: 10/11/1965
Warren, enforcing a gambling ordinance to the letter of the law, arrests Aunt Bee and her women friends (meaning, most of Mayberry) for running a Bingo game. Everyone's furious at Warren, particularly Andy, who becomes even more frustrated when Warren resists pleas to drop the charges (in fact, the deputy really digs into his position). Aunt Bee and her friends soon demand a trial. Later, the men of Mayberry (with their children in tow, some of them crying) bother Andy and Opie at home when Warren still won't drop the charges. Eventually, the charges are dropped and Aunt Bee's good name is cleared once more.
Season 6, Episode 6 – Aired: 10/18/1965
A Warning from Warren
Warren is convinced he has e.s.p. and feels that Andy and Helen are in grave danger if they go to the lake. He tries to warn them but they do not take him seriously. He takes it upon himself (with Goober's help) to "protect" them.
Season 6, Episode 7 – Aired: 10/25/1965
Off to Hollywood
When Andy receives a $1000.00 dollars for the rights to a story about him "Sheriff without a gun" that will be filmed in Hollywood, he wants to put it in the bank. Opie, Aunt Bee and Helen all insist he do something fun with it. When they come up with the idea of a trip to Hollywood, the entire town gets involved in sending them off.
Season 6, Episode 8 – Aired: 11/1/1965
Taylors in Hollywood
The Taylors visit Hollywood and get to see the making of Sheriff Without a Gun.
Season 6, Episode 9 – Aired: 11/8/1965
The Hollywood Party
Andy has some explaining to do to Helen when photographs of him getting cozy with a famous and attractive Hollywood starlet make it back to Mayberry.
Season 6, Episode 10 – Aired: 11/15/1965
Aunt Bee on TV
While the Taylors were in Hollywood, Aunt Bee won $4800 worth of prizes on a game show. She is the envy of Mayberry, until she her friends think that she's gloating about her winnings. The IRS comes to call, telling Andy that he'll have to pay over $1100 in taxes for the winnings. Aunt Bee sells most all of the prizes to pay the taxes. Worth noting in this episode is that Howard McNear (Floyd the barber), who had suffered a stroke, has a particularly shaky scene, when he's checking out Bee's new dishwasher.
Season 6, Episode 11 – Aired: 11/22/1965
It's Founder's Day and a visit from the Mobile Historical Museum brings would-be thieves to Mayberry.
Season 6, Episode 12 – Aired: 11/29/1965
A Man's Best Friend
Opie makes friends with Tommy, the new kid in town. Tommy is a bit mischevious, climbing up on the roof of Andy's building, and taking out a gun from Andy's gun rack even after Andy warns him TWICE not to. Goober gets a dog which he names "Spot" (because there are no spots). Tommy hides one of his walkie-talkies in Spot's collar and he and Opie lead Goober on to thinking that Spot can talk. The tables are turned, however, when Andy uses Tommy's love of horses to teach him a lesson.
Season 6, Episode 13 – Aired: 12/6/1965
Aunt Bee Takes a Job
Feeling bored and lonely in the afternoons, Aunt Bee asks Andy if it would be alright if she get an afternoon job. After looking through the want ads, she gets hired at a printing company, not knowing that her bosses are counterfeiters.
Season 6, Episode 14 – Aired: 12/13/1965
The Church Organ
Clara pleads for a new church organ and Andy gets everyone to pledge money to help buy one, but when the pledges come due no one wants to pay up.
Season 6, Episode 15 – Aired: 12/20/1965
Warren is truly shy around women except when he is sleep walking. When he sleepwalks he turns into a Lothario of the first order--and his new conquest-to-be is Helen!
Season 6, Episode 16 – Aired: 1/3/1966
Otis the Artist
Warren decides that Otis needs some contructive rehabilitation acitivity-so he has him take up art. Otis works hard on a large mosaic of a cow that he is proud of-and he gives it as a gift to the Taylors. Much to Andy's embarrassment, Otis wants them to hang it up on their living room mantel!
Season 6, Episode 17 – Aired: 1/10/1966
The Return of Barney Fife
Barney Fife returns home to Mayberry for a brief visit only to discover that his former girlfriend Thelma Lou has married. Fortunately for Barney, sweet Nettie Albright a secret admirer from days gone by shows up at Barney's high school reunion dance to save the day.
Season 6, Episode 18 – Aired: 1/17/1966
The Legend of Barney Fife
Warren gets to meet his idol Barney Fife. Barney is thrilled to have someone worship him (at long last!) but tries to sneak out of town when a real case needs to be dealt with involving an escaped convict.
Season 6, Episode 19 – Aired: 1/24/1966
Lost and Found
Aunt Bee loses a piece of jewellery and makes a claim on her insurance to get repaid. She spends the money and then, of course, finds her pin. Aunt Bee then has to find a way to get that money back.
Season 6, Episode 20 – Aired: 1/31/1966
Wyatt Earp Rides Again
A man promoting a wild west show claims the star of his show is the great nephew of Wyatt Earp.
Season 6, Episode 21 – Aired: 2/7/1966
Aunt Bee Learns to Drive
Aunt Bee is frustrated at always having to rely on other people (notably Andy) for a ride. When she sees a car that Goober is selling she decides to finally learn how to drive and by this car!
Season 6, Episode 22 – Aired: 2/14/1966
Look Paw, I'm Dancing
Opie wants to attend his first dance but first must learn how to dance.
Season 6, Episode 23 – Aired: 2/21/1966
Andy orders a group of gypsies out of town after they bother the residents. They soon set up camp outside of Mayberry and place a "curse" on the area in the form of a drought. Everything's later revealed to be nothing more than a hoax, as the gypsies are using a radio to enact their scheme.
Season 6, Episode 24 – Aired: 2/28/1966
Eat Your Heart Out
Poor Andy Taylor. What's he to do when Goober's new sweetheart starts making cow eyes at him? What else? HEAD FOR THE HILLS! Her name is Flora Mahlerbie, Mayberry's attractive new waitress. She charms the patrons all, serves fine pies and juggles her dishes admirably all while managing to remember what the daily blueplate special is. Goober goes for her in a big way but fickle Flora has her eye on anxious Andy. Head for the hills Andy!! "Flora if you wanna be stuck on someone PLEASE be stuck on Goober cause he's crazy over you! You gonna git me in ALL kinds of trouble..."
Season 6, Episode 25 – Aired: 3/7/1966
A Baby in the House
Aunt Bee is thrilled to be able to help out her niece by babysitting her infant baby. Unfortunately the baby cries only when Aunt Bee picks her up and not when anyone else does it. This makes Aunt Bee terribly upset until a minor crisis occurs and she finally understands what she was doing wrong.
Season 6, Episode 26 – Aired: 3/14/1966
The County Clerk
Andy and Helen try to play matchmaker for Howard Sprague, the county clerk, but his mother wants to keep him close to home (and to her).
Season 6, Episode 27 – Aired: 3/21/1966
The Foster Lady
In search of a "real person" for his Foster Furniture Polish, Mr. Foster thinks Aunt Bee has what it takes to make his t.v. commercials memorable.
Season 6, Episode 28 – Aired: 3/28/1966
Goober goes on vacation and can't find anyone to replace him at Wally's Gas Station. His new sweetheart, Flora, who used to work at the diner is now available to fill in for him. Business booms while he is gone and she ends up with Goober's job after he quits. Flora becomes obssessed with increasing business at the station and doesn't notice that Goober hasn't been able to find anything else. It takes Andy's country logic to make her realize that she needs to have her priorities straight and make sure her sweetheart is happy!
Season 6, Episode 29 – Aired: 4/4/1966
The Battle of Mayberry
Opie does some investigative reporting for an essay on the Battle of Mayberry but finds getting at the truth is harder than he imgagined.
Season 6, Episode 30 – Aired: 4/11/1966
A Singer in Town
When a famous singer visits Mayberry, Aunt Bee and Clara see their ticket to stardom!
Episode Clip Play Season 7, Episode 1 – Aired: 9/12/1966
Helen's niece comes for a visit and proves to be both very pretty and very talented in athletics. Trouble is that she beats Opie in almost every sport there is. She actually really likes Opie as a BOY and needs her Aunt Helen to help her to get Opie to like her.
Season 7, Episode 2 – Aired: 9/19/1966
Andy invites Howard to join "The Regal Order of the Door to Good Fellowship" lodge. Howard's mother doesn't like the idea of Howard being around the other men, so she concocts a scheme whereby Howard will be denied membership. It's all a big misunderstanding, and Howard eventually is allowed to join the lodge.
Season 7, Episode 3 – Aired: 9/26/1966
The Barbershop Quartet
The Barbershop Quartet is missing one singer when Howard develops a sore throat. Andy, much to his dismay,must bring along a chicken thief who is a great singer. Andy has deep misgivings about this fellow and whether he will actually sing or try to break free.
Season 7, Episode 4 – Aired: 10/3/1966
The Ball Game
Andy umpires the baseball game for Mayberry but when he calls the final strike for the opposing team, everyone in town is angry at him until Howard Sprague steps up and teaches everyone about being fair to Andy.
Season 7, Episode 5 – Aired: 10/10/1966
Aunt Bee's Crowning Glory
When a dignified-looking older preacher comes to town, all the older women want to impress him. Aunt Bee, after someone suggests it, buys a wig--a short blonde one. Later the preacher gives a sermon about having no pretenses. Aunt Bee finally tells the preacher about her wig.
Season 7, Episode 6 – Aired: 10/17/1966
The Darling Fortune
The Darling Family comes back, suddenly rich. They want their sons to marry well, and decide they should pick from the women of Mayberry.
Season 7, Episode 7 – Aired: 10/31/1966
Mind Over Matter
Goober is involved in a minor car accident and thanks to Floyd and Aunt Bee, he becomes convinced that he is truly injured and has whiplash. Aunt Bee feels sorry for him and takes him home to care for him--much to Andy's dismay!
Season 7, Episode 8 – Aired: 11/7/1966
Politics Begin at Home
Aunt Bee runs for a seat on the city council against the more qualified Howard, who is supported by Andy.
Season 7, Episode 9 – Aired: 11/14/1966
The Senior Play
Helen and the students of the senior class put on a play but the principal objects to it--and to Helen's involvement with such "scandalous" things--until she figures out a way to show him that what is scandalous is all relative.
Season 7, Episode 10 – Aired: 11/21/1966
Opie Finds a Baby
Opie and Arnold find an abandoned infant on the courthouse steps.
Season 7, Episode 11 – Aired: 11/28/1966
Big Fish in a Small Town
When Howard goes fishing with Andy, Opie, Goober, and Floyd, he catches the legandary rare carp "Old Sam". After he decides to put the legendary fish in a Raleigh museum, Howard learns a lesson from Opie that "Old Sam" is such an important part of the town's history that he brings the fish back to lakes surrounding Mayberry.
Season 7, Episode 12 – Aired: 12/5/1966
Only a Rose
Aunt Bee is totally excited about her rose that she has been growing for over a year for the annual flower show. While Opie and Arnold are playing, however,they accidently destroy it.
Season 7, Episode 13 – Aired: 12/12/1966
Otis the Deputy
Andy is captured by two escaped convincts and Otis and Howard ride to his rescue.
Season 7, Episode 14 – Aired: 12/19/1966
Goober Makes History
When Goober grows tired of being the most ignorant person in town he goes away fishing and accidently grows a beard. The beard makes him believe he is smart--and he becomes an unbearable bore to everyone in Mayberry.
Season 7, Episode 15 – Aired: 12/26/1966
A New Doctor in Town
When Mayberry's long time physician retires the townfolk are reluctant to embrace his replacement.
Season 7, Episode 16 – Aired: 1/2/1967
Don't Miss a Good Bet
A stranger comes to Mayberry promising to find the Ross Raiders treasure. Goober, Floyd, Helen and Bee all invest--much to Andy's irritation.
Season 7, Episode 17 – Aired: 1/9/1967
Dinner at Eight
With Aunt Bee off visiting realtives and Opie away on a Scout trip, Andy is home alone. He is ready to spend a relaxing evening when Goober arrives to keep him company. He insists on making his special spaghetti recipe. Andy gives in, eats heartily, and then is reminded by Goober of an invitation to Howard's for dinner. Andy goes to see Howard, who did not actually invite Andy at all. They still whip up some spaghetti and eat, but then Andy realizes dinner was a Helen's. He rushes over, but is in hot water for being late so he must endure another dinner of spaghetti.
Season 7, Episode 18 – Aired: 1/16/1967
A Visit to Barney Fife
Andy visits Barney in Raleigh, and realizes that Barney isn't as successful as he has always claims. Andy is able to help Barney solve a series of supermarket robberies and help him save his job.
Season 7, Episode 19 – Aired: 1/23/1967
Barney Comes to Mayberry
Barney returns to Mayberry and rediscovers an old girlfriend who has become a movie star.
Season 7, Episode 20 – Aired: 1/30/1967
Andy's Old Girlfriend
Andy's old highschool sweetheart moves back to town and has to stay with the Taylors while her house is being fixed. This creates tension between Helen and Andy.
Season 7, Episode 21 – Aired: 2/6/1967
Aunt Bee's Restaurant
Aunt Bee invests in a new Chinese restaurant and realizes she is not up for the stress of being a business owner.
Season 7, Episode 22 – Aired: 2/13/1967
Floyd gets a rent hike after Howard buys the barbershop.
Season 7, Episode 23 – Aired: 2/20/1967
When Howard suggests Mayberry erect a statue of Andy’s ancestor Seth Taylor in honor of all the work he did to make the town the quaint place it turned out to be. However, after a local artist completes the statue and earns the praise of the Taylor’s and everyone else in town, Andy and Aunt Bee get a big shock when Mr. Simmons lets them in on a secret that Seth Taylor worked with his ancestor to swindle the town out of a large amount of money. At first Andy and Bee want to keep this secret under raps, but she soon admits what Seth did during the unveiling speech. In the end, Floyd saves the day by saying that while Seth wasn’t the hero everybody thought he was; he still played a large part in making Mayberry the town what it is today.
Season 7, Episode 24 – Aired: 2/27/1967
Helen the Authoress
Helen begins to write books for children.
Season 7, Episode 25 – Aired: 3/6/1967
After Dolly, a retired milk-wagon horse refuses to eat while her owner is out of town; Opie becomes really worried that something is wrong with her. Unsure of what to do, Opie turns to Goober, Howard and Andy for help in getting the horse to eat. It is only after Mr. Simpson returns home from his vacation that he and Opie discover that Dolly refuses to eat because she misses going to work every day.
Season 7, Episode 26 – Aired: 3/13/1967
Opie's Piano Lesson
Opie has to choose between piano lessons and football lessons.
Season 7, Episode 27 – Aired: 3/20/1967
Howard the Comedian
Howard gets an opportunity to appear on televison and demonstrate his comedic talents. He's a great hit --except with the people of Mayberry, who are upset that he mentioned them in his jokes.
Season 7, Episode 28 – Aired: 3/27/1967
Howard takes a liking to his Little Brother's sister.
Season 7, Episode 29 – Aired: 4/3/1967
Opie's Most Unforgettable Character
Opie has a hard time finishing one of his homework assignments.
Season 7, Episode 30 – Aired: 4/10/1967
In order to boost business Goober has a contest at the gas station. The printer accidentally prints a ticket for $200 and Floyd wins the ticket--and Goober can't pay it. But Floyd realizes it was an error and all is forgiven and Floyd and Goober are friends again.
Episode Clip Play Season 8, Episode 1 – Aired: 9/11/1967
Opie's First Love
Opie gets stood up by the girl he's had a crush on since the third grade.
Season 8, Episode 2 – Aired: 9/18/1967
Howard the Bowler
Howard gets on a hot streak, but can he bowl a perfect game?
Season 8, Episode 3 – Aired: 9/25/1967
A Trip to Mexico
Best friends become bitter enemies when Aunt Bee wins a 10 day trip to Mexico.
Season 8, Episode 4 – Aired: 10/2/1967
Andy's Trip to Raleigh
Andy cancels a big date with Helen in order to confer with a lawyer in Raleigh, who turns out to be a beautiful women.
Season 8, Episode 5 – Aired: 10/9/1967
Opie Steps Up in Class
Aunt Bee, Opie, and even Andy all learn a valuable lesson about putting on airs.
Season 8, Episode 6 – Aired: 10/16/1967
Howard's Main Event
Howard, dating Millie, is threatened by her husky former boyfriend
Season 8, Episode 7 – Aired: 10/23/1967
Aunt Bee, the Juror
Aunt Bee, summoned for jury duty, disagrees with fellow jurors on her first case.
Season 8, Episode 8 – Aired: 10/30/1967
The Tape Recorder
Opie disobeys Andy and tape-records a bank robber's confession.
Season 8, Episode 9 – Aired: 11/6/1967
Opie joins a rock-and-roll group and starts getting failing grades in school.
Season 8, Episode 10 – Aired: 11/13/1967
Aunt Bee and the Lecturer
A visiting professor is attracted to Aunt Bee because she resembles his deceased wife.
Season 8, Episode 11 – Aired: 11/20/1967
Andy opens a coin laundry to save money for Opie's college education. But Andy realizes that the Sheriff's job and owning the laundromat is too much for him to handle and sells the laundromat.
Season 8, Episode 12 – Aired: 11/27/1967
Howard and Millie
Howard proposes to Millie at the bakery where she works.
Season 8, Episode 13 – Aired: 12/4/1967
Aunt Bee's Cousin
Andy learns the truth when he sees his cousin Bradford alight from a freight train but keeps quiet because Aunt Bee thinks he's a wealthy relative.
Season 8, Episode 14 – Aired: 12/11/1967
Suppose Andy Gets Sick
Andy catches the flu and Goober takes over as his deputy.
Season 8, Episode 15 – Aired: 12/18/1967
Howard's New Life
Howard quits his boring job as county clerk and becomes a Caribbean island beachcomber.
Season 8, Episode 16 – Aired: 12/25/1967
Goober the Executive
Goober buys the gas station with financial backing from Andy and Emmett.
Season 8, Episode 17 – Aired: 1/1/1968
The Mayberry Chef
The head of a local TV station enlists Aunt Bee to do a nightly cooking show, having heard about her cooking. Although she may not exude great professionalism, she has that extra "naturalness" that they're looking for. But her main concern is that someone suitable is cooking for Andy and Opie during her absence each evening. Unable to find someone, but not wanting Aunt Bee to back out of this opportunity, Andy (with Opie) maintains the pretense that a "Mrs. Parkinson" is on the job. Andy actually does the cooking -- to his and Opie's mutual gastric discomfort. After 2 days on the job, Aunt Bee shows unusual quickness of mind in seeing through the charade and finding a resolution.
Season 8, Episode 18 – Aired: 1/8/1968
Emmett's brother in law wants him to leave the fix it shop and join him in selling life insurance.
Season 8, Episode 19 – Aired: 1/15/1968
Opie's Drugstore Job
After Opie places an ad in the newspaper looking for a job, Andy recommends him to Mr. Crawford when he starts looking for help at the drugstore. Things go well for Opie until he accidentally drops a bottle of expensive perfume. Even after replacing the bottle, Opie feels guilty over what happened and confesses what happened to Mr. Crawford, and is promptly forgiven.
Season 8, Episode 20 – Aired: 1/22/1968
The Church Benefactors
The Church Members must decide what to purchase with the $500 that's willed to the church. The choice is between Choir robes and repairing the church's foundation.
Season 8, Episode 21 – Aired: 1/29/1968
Barney Hosts a Summit Meeting
An international summit is in the hands of Barney.
Season 8, Episode 22 – Aired: 2/5/1968
Goober Goes to an Auto Show
An old friend makes Goober feel worthless.
Season 8, Episode 23 – Aired: 2/12/1968
Aunt Bee's Big Moment
Aunt Bee is determined to have her moment in the sun.
Season 8, Episode 24 – Aired: 2/19/1968
When Andy stumbles across what he thinks is a proverbial skeleton in Helen's closet his attempts to get at the truth only make things worse.
Season 8, Episode 25 – Aired: 2/26/1968
It's Emmet's 25th wedding anniversary and his intentions outweigh his bank account!
Season 8, Episode 26 – Aired: 3/4/1968
Thanks to his mother's sudden and unexpected wedding, Howard is at long last on his own!
Season 8, Episode 27 – Aired: 3/11/1968
Sam for Town Council
Sam runs against Emmett for office.
Season 8, Episode 28 – Aired: 3/18/1968
Opie and Mike
Opie sticks up for a young boy and must pay the price.
Season 8, Episode 29 – Aired: 3/25/1968
A Girl for Goober
Sam and Andy call on modern technology to finally get Goober a steady girl.
Season 8, Episode 30 – Aired: 4/1/1968
Sam brings over one of his Italian friends from the war--but unbenowst to him the friend brings over his elderly father and sister--and this creates mayhem in his family and business.