The Andy Griffith Show

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Programming note: 'The Andy Griffith Show' is available in most MeTV markets. However, some markets show 'Mayberry R.F.D.' in its place. Please check our online schedule or your local listings. One of television's most warmly remembered comedies, 'The Andy Griffith Show' follows a small town sheriff and his bumbling but well-meaning deputy. It may be quiet and relatively crime free in Mayberry, and its sheriff's demeanor may appear easygoing, but Andy Taylor is always on the case. The warm stories and subtle humor of this universally adored television classic continue to charm and captivate audiences more than 50 years after its original airing.

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Episode Guide

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Ep 1: The New Housekeeper

Rose, the former housekeeper, gets married and Opie is unhappy at her departure. Aunt Bee comes to live with Andy and Opie, and Opie is not exactly thrilled with her. Aired: 10/3/1960

Ep 2: The Manhunt

The state police arrogantly ask Andy and Barney to step aside while they search for an escaped convict in Mayberry, believing that the Mayberry sheriff's department is not capable of doing "real" police work. Aired: 10/10/1960

Ep 3: The Guitar Player

Jim Lindsey is a young guitarist that lives in Mayberry. When the famous musician Bobby Fleet and his band arrive in Mayberry, Andy and Barney scheme to arrest Bobby and his band so that Jim can get an audition. Aired: 10/17/1960

Ep 4: Ellie Comes to Town

Ellie Walker, the local pharmacist's niece, comes to Mayberry to replace him on a temporary basis. Her "new" approach to dispensing medicine shakes things up in Mayberry. Aired: 10/24/1960

Ep 5: Irresistible Andy

Andy comes to believe that Ellie is a "deadly female hunter" out to marry him so he tries to put her onto other quarry. Aired: 10/31/1960

Ep 6: Runaway Kid

Opie becomes friends with an eight-year-old runaway. Aired: 11/7/1960

Ep 7: Andy the Matchmaker

Andy, trying to lift Barney's spirits, stages a minor robbery and tries to match his deputy with a shy seamstress. Aired: 11/14/1960

Ep 8: Opie's Charity

Andy becomes upset when Opie contributes a measly three cents to the Underprivileged Children's drive. Aired: 11/28/1960

Ep 9: A Feud is a Feud

Andy strives to end a long-running feud between two neighboring families. Aired: 12/5/1960

Ep 10: Ellie for Council

Ellie's decision to run for town council sparks a battle of the sexes. Aired: 12/12/1960

Ep 11: Christmas Story

A modern-day Scrooge (businessman Ben Weaver) causes trouble on Christmas Eve. Aired: 12/19/1960

Ep 12: Stranger In Town

When a stranger comes to town, Barney and the people of Mayberry grow suspicious when he seems to know too much about them. Aired: 12/26/1960

Ep 13: Mayberry Goes Hollywood

When a Hollywood film crew decides to use Mayberry as a backdrop for a movie, everyone in town begins to put on airs, risking the small-town charm that attracted the crew in the first place. Aired: 1/2/1961

Ep 14: 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. Aired: 1/9/1961

Ep 15: Those Gossipin' Men

After Andy teases the fairer sex about gossiping, Aunt Bee pulls a prank to prove that men are gossips, too. Aired: 1/16/1961

Ep 16: 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. Aired: 1/23/1961

Ep 17: Alcohol and Old Lace

Andy and Barney, on a spree of destroying illegal stills, are surprised when a trail leads them to two spinster sisters. Aired: 1/30/1961

Ep 18: Andy, the Marriage Counselor

Andy counsels a Mayberry couple who are constantly bickering with each other. Aired: 2/6/1961

Ep 19: Mayberry on Record

Andy becomes suspicious when a record promoter comes to town to gather material for a folk music album. Aired: 2/13/1961

Ep 20: Andy Saves Barney's Morale

Barney's overzealous policing enrages the people of Mayberry. Aired: 2/20/1961

Ep 21: Andy and the Gentleman Crook

An infamous con artist, held temporarily in Mayberry, manages to enchant everyone except Andy. Aired: 2/27/1961

Ep 22: Cyrano Andy

Andy tries to help Barney express his lovestruck feelings for Thelma Lou. Aired: 3/6/1961

Ep 23: Andy and Opie, Housekeepers

Andy and Opie go to great lengths to show Aunt Bee what a mess they'd be without her. Aired: 3/13/1961

Ep 24: The New Doctor

When a handsome new doctor arrives in town, his friendship with Ellie arouses suspicion in Aunt Bee and Barney and jealousy in Andy. Aired: 3/27/1961

Ep 25: A Plaque for Mayberry

Mayor Pike (Dick Elliott) and the townspeople are shocked to discover that the last living descendant of Revolutionary War hero Nathan Tibbs is Mayberry's town drunk, Otis Campbell. Aired: 4/3/1961

Ep 26: The Inspector

A by-the-book courthouse inspector condemns Andy and Barney's lack of proper procedure. Aired: 4/10/1961

Ep 27: Ellie Saves a Female

Ellie encourages and helps a female farmhand to express her femininity. Aired: 4/17/1961

Ep 28: Andy Forecloses

Grumpy businessman Ben Weaver insists that Andy foreclose on a down-on-his-luck neighbor. Aired: 4/24/1961

Ep 29: Quiet Sam

Barney is suspicious of Mayberry's mysterious new farmer (William Schallert). Aired: 5/1/1961

Ep 30: Barney Gets His Man

An escaped convict vows revenge on the man who sent him back to prison: none other than Deputy Barney Fife. Aired: 5/8/1961

Ep 31: 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. Aired: 5/15/1961

Ep 32: Bringing Up Opie

Aunt Bee, believing that the jailhouse environment is adversely affecting Opie, forbids the lad to spend time at work with Andy. Aired: 5/22/1961

Ep 33: Opie and the Bully

A schoolboy bully makes life miserable for seven-year-old Opie. Aired: 10/2/1961

Ep 34: Barney's Replacement

Barney believes that Andy is grooming a new man to replace him as deputy. Aired: 10/9/1961

Ep 35: Andy and the Woman Speeder

A stubborn but charming lady speeder makes life difficult for Andy. Aired: 10/16/1961

Ep 36: Mayberry Goes Bankrupt

Frank Myers is about to get evicted by the city council when he discovers an old bond that the city of Mayberry issued 100 years ago. Mayberry now owes him $350,000 and can't pay. Aired: 10/23/1961

Ep 37: Barney on the Rebound

After a tiff with Thelma Lou, Barney is victimized by a scheming young couple. Aired: 10/30/1961

Ep 38: Opie's Hobo Friend

A ne'er-do-well vagrant has a bad influence on Opie. Aired: 11/13/1961

Ep 39: Crime-Free Mayberry

Andy and Barney are honored for achieving the lowest crime-rate in the country. Aired: 11/20/1961

Ep 40: The Perfect Female

Andy learns a great deal about Thelma Lou's cousin. Aired: 11/27/1961

Ep 41: Aunt Bee's Brief Encounter

When Aunt Bee falls for traveling handyman Henry Wheeler, Andy soon learns that Wheeler is not as nice as he appears. Aired: 12/4/1961

Ep 42: The Clubmen

One of Andy's big-city fishing buddies invites him to join the Esquire Club, an exclusive Raleigh men's organization. Barney also is asked to join but tries a little too hard to fit in. Aired: 12/11/1961

Ep 43: The Pickle Story

It's canning time again, and Aunt Bee has put up another batch of pickles. After realizing the only thing they're good for is killing flies brave enough to land on them, Andy and Barney decide to substitute store-bought for her homemade. Aired: 12/18/1961

Ep 44: Sheriff Barney

Barney gets an offer to become the sheriff of Greendale, and Andy tries to discourage him. Unsure how to handle matters, Andy gets the idea to let Barney be sheriff of Mayberry for a day. Aired: 12/25/1961

Ep 45: The Farmer Takes a Wife

Jeff Pruitt, a farmer from the hills, comes to Mayberry in search of a wife. He enlists Barney and Andy's help and ends up picking Thelma Lou! Aired: 1/1/1962

Ep 46: Keeper of the Flame

Opie joins a secret club that meets in Jubal Foster's barn. When Jubal burns his own barn down, he attempts to blame the group of boys. Aired: 1/8/1962

Ep 47: 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. Aired: 1/15/1962

Ep 48: The Manicurist

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. Aired: 1/22/1962

Ep 49: The Jinx

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, until Henry decides it would be best if he left town altogether. Aired: 1/29/1962

Ep 50: Jailbreak

State police come to town in search of payroll robbers. They want Andy and Barney to stay out of the way, but end up needing them more than they thought. Aired: 2/5/1962

Ep 51: 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. Aired: 2/12/1962

Ep 52: 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, but no one has the heart to do it. They devise a plan with an allegedly super-sensitive microphone. Aired: 2/19/1962

Ep 53: 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. That lucky driver? A recently released convict. Aired: 2/26/1962

Ep 54: The Merchant of Mayberry

Traveling salesman Bert Miller is getting tired of traveling, so Andy and Barney plan to help him set up a small general goods shop on a vacant lot. Aired: 3/5/1962

Ep 55: Aunt Bee the Warden

When the Mayberry jail is filled to capacity with a group of moonshiners who blame Otis for their capture, Andy takes Otis home to serve his term. Aired: 3/12/1962

Ep 56: The County Nurse

Mary Simpson, the county nurse, wants to get all of the farmers 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. Aired: 3/19/1962

Ep 57: 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 a crime about to be committed, but he is tailing the house detective and has hooked up with the real crook. Aired: 3/26/1962

Ep 58: Wedding Bells for Aunt Bee

After Clara convinces Aunt Bee that Andy won't be able to find a wife as long as she's around, Aunt Bee begins searching for a man whom she can marry. Aired: 4/2/1962

Ep 59: Three's a Crowd

Every time Andy tries to be alone with Mary, Barney shows up. After Andy explains that he wants to be alone with her, Barney believes that Andy is planning to propose. Aired: 4/9/1962

Ep 60: 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. Aired: 4/16/1962

Ep 61: Andy on Trial

A news mogul swears revenge on Andy after he is arrested for what he deems a minor infraction. In retaliation, he sends a reporter to Mayberry to dig up whatever dirt she can on Andy. Aired: 4/23/1962

Ep 62: Cousin Virgil

Barney tries to help out his visiting cousin, Virgil. When Virgil makes one too many mistakes, Barney rails against him and storms out. Leave it to Andy to put things right. Aired: 4/30/1962

Ep 63: Deputy Otis

Otis 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, something they expect to see on their upcoming visit. Aired: 5/7/1962

Ep 64: Mr. McBeevee

While walking through the woods, Opie meets Mr. McBeevee, a man who, Opie claims, "lives in the trees" and "jingles when he walks." Andy eventually learns that Opie's new friend works for the telephone company. Aired: 10/1/1962

Ep 65: Andy's Rich Girlfriend

Andy has begun seeing Peggy McMillan and he discovers she is from a wealthy family. The differences in their upbringings and education unsettle Andy, and he begins to doubt the ability of the relationship to endure. Aired: 10/8/1962

Ep 66: Andy and the New Mayor

Andy and the new mayor are not on the same page in terms of Andy's style of managing Mayberry's sheriff's department. Aired: 10/15/1962

Ep 67: 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. Floyd warns Andy that Peggy is using her feminine wiles to "snare" him. Aired: 10/22/1962

Ep 68: The Cow Thief

The mayor calls in an investigator from the state capital to help solve a string of cow thefts. Aired: 10/29/1962

Ep 69: Barney Mends a Broken Heart

Andy shows up for a date with Peggy McMillan only to learn her old friend, Don, has arrived unexpectedly, leading to a string of misunderstandings and Barney's attempts at help. Aired: 11/5/1962

Ep 70: Lawman Barney

Barney's ability to be a lawman is put to the test with some peddlers and he fails. His confidence is shattered until Andy steps in behind the scenes and warns the peddlers of "Fife the Fierce." Aired: 11/12/1962

Ep 71: The Mayberry Band

Mayor Stoner declares the town's marching band a disgrace and refuses to allocate money for its annual trip to the state competition. Andy takes matters into his own hands, with help from Bobby Fleet and his Band with a Beat. Aired: 11/19/1962

Ep 72: 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. Aired: 11/26/1962

Ep 73: Opie's Rival

Opie is afraid that Andy's new girlfriend, Peggy, will take his place in his father's heart, and sets out to sabotage their relationship. Aired: 12/3/1962

Ep 74: Convicts-at-Large

Barney and Floyd run out of gas while coming home from a fishing trip. While looking for a telephone they are captured by three female escaped convicts. Aired: 12/10/1962

Ep 75: The Bed Jacket

Aunt Bea longs for a special present: a blue bed jacket. Aired: 12/17/1962

Ep 76: The Bank Job

Barney tries to convince everyone of a lack of security at Mayberry Bank, and is furious that no one listens to him. Taking matters into his own hands, he ends up stuck in the bank vault. Aired: 12/24/1962

Ep 77: One-Punch Opie

Opie must learn to defend himself against a bully. Aired: 12/31/1962

Ep 78: 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. Aired: 1/7/1963

Ep 79: Man in a Hurry

Big businessman Malcolm Tucker is stuck in Mayberry on a Sunday when his car breaks down outside the city limits. He's soon driven to frustration when he finds there is no way to get anything done until the following day. Aired: 1/14/1963

Ep 80: 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. Aired: 1/21/1963

Ep 81: The Loaded Goat

An escaped goat eats a case of dynamite that was going to be used for blasting and puts Mayberry in danger—especially when Otis Campbell gets drunk. Aired: 1/28/1963

Ep 82: Class Reunion

Andy meets up with his high school sweetheart at their reunion and it appears they could be rekindling their relationship. But do they want the same things, and did they ever? Aired: 2/4/1963

Ep 83: Rafe Hollister Sings

Rafe Hollister, a simple farmer with an incredible voice, is encouraged by Andy to enter the Mayberry singing contest, much to the dismay of the mayor and other officials. Aired: 2/11/1963

Ep 84: Opie and the Spoiled Kid

When Arnold the spoiled kid moves to town, he thinks he can walk all over the townsfolk, including Andy and Barney. Aired: 2/18/1963

Ep 85: 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. Aired: 2/25/1963

Ep 86: Andy Discovers America

Opie doesn't like his new teacher, "Old Lady Crump," because she gives too much homework. Andy comments on the teacher, words which Opie twists in his retelling to Ms. Crump, and she is furious. Aired: 3/4/1963

Ep 87: Aunt Bee's Medicine Man

Aunt Bee, saddened by the death of a friend, is feeling old and tired. She stumbles across a medicine man's presentation and is intrigued by his bottle of elixir, which she believes to add pep to her life. Aired: 3/11/1963

Ep 88: The Darlings Are Coming

Mayberry is visited by an unusual family from the mountains. Aired: 3/18/1963

Ep 89: Andy's English Valet

A tourist from England has to do chores to pay off a fine. Aired: 3/25/1963

Ep 90: Barney's First Car

Barney uses his life savings of $300 to buy a car, which almost immediately begins to break down. Aired: 4/1/1963

Ep 91: The Rivals

Opie has his first crush, who ignores him. Barney steps in and tries to give him advice about women, which leads to Opie developing a crush on Thelma Lou. Aired: 4/8/1963

Ep 92: A Wife for Andy

Barney believes that Andy should be getting married. Aired: 4/15/1963

Ep 93: Dogs, Dogs, Dogs

Visiting officials take pause when they visit Mayberry and find that the courthouse is full of dogs. Aired: 4/22/1963

Ep 94: Mountain Wedding

Andy and Barney visit the Darlings to rid them of Ernest T. Bass, who has his mind set on marrying daughter Charlene. Aired: 4/29/1963

Ep 95: 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 as good as any other. Aired: 5/6/1963

Ep 96: 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, Opie faces the difficult task of setting them free. Aired: 9/30/1963

Ep 97: The Haunted House

After Opie and his friend, Arnold, hit a baseball into the window of an old, abandoned house, they hear noises and run for help. Barney and Gomer go to investigate—and hear noises, too! Aired: 10/7/1963

Ep 98: Ernest T. Bass Joins the Army

Ernest T. wants to join the Army to impress a girl with the uniform. When he is refused induction, he goes on a window-breaking rampage. Aired: 10/14/1963

Ep 99: 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 townsfolk all end up running themselves ragged. Aired: 10/21/1963

Ep 100: Briscoe Declares for Aunt Bee

Briscoe Darling becomes obsessed with Aunt Bee after hearing her recite a poem, going as far as to kidnap her and bring her back to his shack in the hills. Aired: 10/28/1963

Ep 101: Gomer the House Guest

Andy takes Gomer in after Wally fires him for not doing his job right. Gomer proceeds to drive Andy, Aunt Bee and Opie crazy with all of the noise he makes. Aired: 11/4/1963

Ep 102: A Black Day for Mayberry

Andy and Barney are to protect a shipment of gold passing through Mayberry. It's critical that they keep it a secret, but Barney spills the beans immediately and soon all the town knows. Aired: 11/11/1963

Ep 103: Opie's Ill-Gotten Gain

Opie is given a bike after bringing home a report card filled with straight As. He soon discovers that the high marks were a mistake. Aired: 11/18/1963

Ep 104: 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. Aired: 11/25/1963

Ep 105: Up in Barney's Room

After being kicked out of Mrs. Mendlebright's boardinghouse, Barney becomes suspicious of the man who takes his room. Aired: 12/2/1963

Ep 106: Citizen's Arrest

Barney gives Gomer a ticket for making an illegal U-turn, but then when Barney does it, Gomer has no choice but to make a citizen's arrest. Aired: 12/16/1963

Ep 107: Opie and His Merry Men

When Opie and his friends find a hungry man in the woods who tells them the story of Robin Hood, the boys begin to steal for the man. Aired: 12/30/1963

Ep 108: Barney and the Cave Rescue

Barney is the laughingstock of the town after he mistakes the owner of the Mayberry Bank as a robber. Aired: 1/6/1964

Ep 109: Andy and Opie's Pal

Andy pays attention to a fatherless new boy in town, which makes Opie jealous. Aired: 1/13/1964

Ep 110: Aunt Bee the Crusader

Aunt Bee and most of the women in town rally against Andy when he tries to evict a much-beloved butter and egg man. Aired: 1/20/1964

Ep 111: Barney's Sidecar

Barney comes back from a police auction with a motorcycle and sidecar. After he upsets the whole town with the conveyance, Andy has to find a way to convince Barney to give up the bike. Aired: 1/27/1964

Ep 112: 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, at which Andy passes him off as his cousin. Aired: 2/3/1964

Ep 113: Prisoner of Love

A lady prisoner woos Andy and Barney. Aired: 2/10/1964

Ep 114: Hot Rod Otis

Otis has Mayberry worried when he buys a car. Aired: 2/17/1964

Ep 115: The Song Festers

Gomer's singing voice surprises everyone, especially Barney. Aired: 2/24/1964

Ep 116: The Shoplifters

Weaver's Department store is being robbed, presumably by shoplifters. Barney poses as a mannequin to catch a thief. Aired: 3/2/1964

Ep 117: Andy's Vacation

A grumpy Andy agrees to take a few days off and heads up to the lake to relax. Barney and Gomer are in charge, and manage to capture (and lose) an escaped convict who hides in the same woods where Andy just happens to be. Aired: 3/9/1964

Ep 118: Andy Saves Gomer

Gomer is convinced that Andy saved his life by putting out a small fire at the filling station. He then begins to repay Andy by becoming his servant. Aired: 3/16/1964

Ep 119: Bargain Day

Aunt Bee, in a flurry of cost-cutting measures, saves money on beef by buying a whole side of it. Unfortunately, this happens at the same time her freezer breaks. Aired: 3/23/1964

Ep 120: Divorce, Mountain Style

Andy finds himself embroiled in a strange backwoods divorce ritual, ending up as the object of Charlene Darling's affections. Aired: 3/30/1964

Ep 121: A Deal Is a Deal

In their efforts to win a pony, Opie and his friends become involved in a scam that has them shilling a useless miracle salve. Aired: 4/6/1964

Ep 122: Fun Girls

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 with the women. Aired: 4/13/1964

Ep 123: The Return of Malcolm Merriweather

Aunt Bee gets upset when Malcolm Merriweather returns to Mayberry. Aired: 4/20/1964

Ep 124: The Rumor

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. Aired: 4/27/1964

Ep 125: 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. Aired: 5/4/1964

Ep 126: Back to Nature

Andy, Barney and Gomer take a group of boys camping in the mountains to show them the pioneer life. Barney winds up getting himself and Gomer lost in the woods, and it's up to Andy to save the day. Aired: 5/11/1964

Ep 127: Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.

Gomer comes to the courthouse one day with an announcement—he has decided to join the Marines, believing it a test of his manhood. Aired: 5/18/1964

Ep 128: 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. Aired: 9/21/1964

Ep 129: Barney's Physical

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, until Andy comes up with the solution. Aired: 9/28/1964

Ep 130: Family Visit

The Taylors quickly realize why they haven't invited Bee's sister and her husband, Ollie, for a visit in more than a decade. When Uncle Ollie borrows Andy's squad car to go fishing, it's the final straw. Aired: 10/5/1964

Ep 131: 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, but Ernest T. isn't exactly classroom material. Aired: 10/12/1964

Ep 132: Aunt Bee's Romance

An old beau of Aunt Bee comes to town to court her. Aired: 10/19/1964

Ep 133: Barney's Bloodhound

Barney's attempts to train an old mutt named Blue as a police dog coincide with a manhunt for an escaped criminal. Aired: 10/26/1964

Ep 134: Man in the Middle

Barney and Thelma Lou have an argument. They reconcile quickly, but it leads to other arguments between Andy and Barney, Thelma Lou and Helen, Andy and Helen, and another between Barney and Thelma Lou. Aired: 11/2/1964

Ep 135: Barney's Uniform

Fred the grocery store clerk 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, causing Barney to leave his uniform on at all times. Aired: 11/9/1964

Ep 136: Opie's Fortune

Opie finds a lost wallet containing $50, and just as he's waited the seven-day period to claim the money as his own, the owner steps forward. Aired: 11/16/1964

Ep 137: Goodbye, Sheriff Taylor

Andy considers moving to Raleigh for another job. An upset Barney tries to demonstrate to Andy just how bad Mayberry would be without him, creating more harm than good in his effort to get Andy to stay. Aired: 11/23/1964

Ep 138: The Pageant

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. Aired: 11/30/1964

Ep 139: The Darling Baby

The Darlings come to Mayberry looking for a boy whom they could engage to Charlene's new baby. Opie becomes the prime target. Aired: 12/7/1964

Ep 140: Andy and Helen Have Their Day

Andy and Helen are having a hard time finding quality time together, so Barney volunteers to take over for a day. Aired: 12/14/1964

Ep 141: Three Wishes for Opie

Barney acquires some fortune-telling cards and a secret box. The cards promise magical occurrences, and when his wish is granted, he becomes convinced that the box has mystical powers. Aired: 12/21/1964

Ep 142: Otis Sues the County

After Otis slips and falls in the Mayberry jail, he meets an opportunistic lawyer who convinces him to sue the county. Aired: 12/28/1964

Ep 143: Barney Fife, Realtor

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. Aired: 1/4/1965

Ep 144: Goober Takes a Car Apart

Andy needs someone to answer the phone at the courthouse while he is in Mt. Pilot at a sheriff's conference and Barney is on vacation. Against his better judgement, Andy agrees to let Goober man the fort. Aired: 1/11/1965

Ep 145: The Rehabilitation of Otis

Barney tries to use psychology to reform Otis of his drinking habit but this eventually leads Otis to "take his business" elsewhere—the jail in Mt. Pilot! Aired: 1/18/1965

Ep 146: The Lucky Letter

Barney receives a chain letter, but Andy goads him into throwing it away. Suddenly things begin going wrong for Barney and he's convinced he'll soon be out of a job. Aired: 1/25/1965

Ep 147: Goober and the Art of Love

Andy and Barney try to set the perpetually unlucky-in-love Goober up with a woman. Aired: 2/1/1965

Ep 148: 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. Barney throws his hat in the ring, and then Andy's job prospect takes a turn. Aired: 2/8/1965

Ep 149: If I Had a Quarter-Million

When Barney finds $250,000 stolen in a bank heist, he goes undercover to find the thief. Aired: 2/15/1965

Ep 150: TV or Not TV

Thieves pretend to be Hollywood producers in order to rob the Mayberry Bank. Aired: 3/1/1965

Ep 151: Guest in the House

Andy's pretty young cousin, Gloria, comes for a visit after breaking up with her boyfriend. Aunt Bee asks Andy to be nice to her and his attention makes Helen jealous. Aired: 3/8/1965

Ep 152: The Case of the Punch in the Nose

In going through some courthouse paperwork, Barney discovers an open case involving Floyd and Charlie Foley. He tries to close the books on the case, but ends up reopening the arguments. Aired: 3/15/1965

Ep 153: Opie's Newspaper

Opie and his friends decide to start a newspaper. The early issues don't sell well, so the boys begin eavesdropping and printing local gossip in the paper. Aired: 3/22/1965

Ep 154: Aunt Bee's Invisible Beau

Aunt Bee begins to feel that she is preventing Andy and Helen from pursuing their relationship. She then conjures up a beau for herself—trouble is it's the butter and egg man and he's already married. Aired: 3/29/1965

Ep 155: The Arrest of the Fun Girls

Andy and Barney arrest the "fun girls" for speeding. It turns out to be a big mistake because Helen and Thelma Lou become jealous. Aired: 4/5/1965

Ep 156: The Luck of Newton Monroe

An itinerant peddler comes to town (Don Rickles) and sells Barney, Floyd and Goober defective goods. After he disregards Andy's warning, he finds himself in the Mayberry jail. Aired: 4/12/1965

Ep 157: 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. Aired: 4/19/1965

Ep 158: Opie and the Carnival

Opie goes to the carnival and blows all his money on a game to win a birthday gift for Andy. The game, however, is rigged. Aired: 4/26/1965

Ep 159: Banjo-Playing Deputy

When former carnival man Jerry Miller becomes deputy to Sheriff Taylor, he finds himself jeopardizing Mayberry, making him question his decision to become a lawman. Aired: 5/3/1965

Ep 160: Opie's Job

Opie and another boy compete for a job at the grocery store. Aired: 9/13/1965

Ep 161: Andy's Rival

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. Aired: 9/20/1965

Ep 162: Malcolm at the Crossroads

To get his mind off throwing rocks through windows, Ernest T. is given a job as traffic cop. However, it's not long before he begins throwing bricks through car windows. Aired: 9/27/1965

Ep 163: Aunt Bee, the Swinger

Aunt Bee and a retired Congressman, who has just returned to Mayberry, hit it off and paint the town red. Aired: 10/4/1965

Ep 164: The Bazaar

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. Aired: 10/11/1965

Ep 165: A Warning from Warren

Warren is convinced he has ESP 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. Aired: 10/18/1965

Ep 166: Off to Hollywood

When Andy receives $1,000 dollars for the rights to a story about him, "Sheriff Without a Gun," that will be turned into a Hollywood movie, he wants to put the money in the bank but Opie, Aunt Bee and Helen all insist he do something fun with it. Aired: 10/25/1965

Ep 167: Taylors in Hollywood

The Taylors visit Hollywood and get to see the making of 'Sheriff Without a Gun.' Aired: 11/1/1965

Ep 168: The Hollywood Party

After Helen gets upset about a movie publicity photo of Andy and a pretty actress, Andy tries to get back at Helen by going on a date with the woman. When Helen calls to apologize, Opie tells her about the date. Aired: 11/8/1965

Ep 169: Aunt Bee on TV

While the Taylors were in Hollywood, Aunt Bee won $4,800 worth of prizes on a game show. She is the envy of Mayberry, until her friends think that she's gloating about her winnings. Aired: 11/15/1965

Ep 170: The Cannon

The mobile state museum is brought to Mayberry for Founder's Day. Goober and Warren stand guard and end up firing the old Civil War cannon at two burglars. Aired: 11/22/1965

Ep 171: A Man's Best Friend

Opie makes friends with Tommy, the new kid in town. Tommy is a bit mischievous, climbing up on the roof of Andy's building and taking a gun from his gun rack. Aired: 11/29/1965

Ep 172: Aunt Bee Takes a Job

Aunt Bee takes a job at a printing company, not realizing that her employers are counterfeiters. Aired: 12/6/1965

Ep 173: The Church Organ

When Clara and Andy get everyone in Mayberry to promise to pledge money for a new church organ, no one wants to pay up when the pledges come due. Aired: 12/13/1965

Ep 174: Girl-Shy

Warren is truly shy around women except when he is sleepwalking. When he sleepwalks he turns into a lothario of the first order—and his new conquest is Helen! Aired: 12/20/1965

Ep 175: Otis the Artist

Barney decides that Otis needs a constructive rehabilitation activity, so he has him take up art. Otis works hard on a large mosaic of a cow and gives it to the Taylors. Aired: 1/3/1966

Ep 176: The Return of Barney Fife

Barney returns home to Mayberry for a brief visit and discovers that his former girlfriend, Thelma Lou, has married. Fortunately, Nettie Albright, a secret admirer from days gone by, shows up at Barney's high school reunion dance. Aired: 1/10/1966

Ep 177: The Legend of Barney Fife

Warren gets to meet his idol, Barney Fife. Barney is thrilled to have someone worship him, but has to sneak out of town when a case comes up. Aired: 1/17/1966

Ep 178: Lost and Found

Aunt Bee loses a piece of jewelry and makes an insurance claim. After spending all the money, she finds the lost item. Aired: 1/24/1966

Ep 179: Wyatt Earp Rides Again

A Wild West show comes to Mayberry, featuring a wimpy man said to be related to gunslinger Wyatt Earp. Aired: 1/31/1966

Ep 180: Aunt Bee Learns to Drive

Aunt Bee is frustrated at always having to rely on Andy for a ride. This prompts her to buy a used car and finally learn how to drive. Aired: 2/7/1966

Ep 181: Look Paw, I'm Dancing

Opie wants to attend his first dance—but first must learn how to dance! Aired: 2/14/1966

Ep 182: The Gypsies

After Andy orders a group of gypsies out of Mayberry, they set up camp outside of town and place a "curse" on the area in the form of a drought. Aired: 2/21/1966

Ep 183: Eat Your Heart Out

Andy finds himself in hot water when Goober's new sweetheart starts making eyes at him. Aired: 2/28/1966

Ep 184: A Baby in the House

Aunt Bee is thrilled to babysit her niece's infant, but the baby seems bothered by Aunt Bee—going ballistic every time she picks her up! Aired: 3/7/1966

Ep 185: 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). Aired: 3/14/1966

Ep 186: The Foster Lady

In search of a "real person" for his Foster Furniture Polish ad campaign, Mr. Foster thinks Aunt Bee has what it takes to make his television commercials memorable. Aired: 3/21/1966

Ep 187: Goober's Replacement

While Goober is away, his new sweetheart, Flora, fills in for him at the gas station. Business booms with her at the pumps and she ends up getting Goober's job. Aired: 3/28/1966

Ep 188: The Battle of Mayberry

Preparing to write an essay on The Battle of Mayberry, Opie interviews townsfolk and receives a number of embellished accounts of the historical event. Aired: 4/4/1966

Ep 189: A Singer in Town

Aunt Bee and Clara have written a song about Mayberry that they want a visiting singer to perform on his television special. Aired: 4/11/1966

Ep 190: Opie's Girlfriend

Helen's very pretty and very athletic niece comes to Mayberry for a visit. While she has a crush on Opie, she beats him in every sport they play, forcing her to turn to Aunt Helen for help. Aired: 9/12/1966

Ep 191: The Lodge

When Howard's mother takes offense at Andy's inviting her son to join a mens lodge, she concocts a scheme whereby he will be denied membership. Aired: 9/19/1966

Ep 192: The Barbershop Quartet

When the barbershop quartet is down one singer due to illness, Andy, against his better judgement, brings in a chicken thief to fill in. Aired: 9/26/1966

Ep 193: The Ball Game

When Andy umpires a baseball game, he upsets the townspeople after he makes a call that costs the Mayberry team the game. Aired: 10/3/1966

Ep 194: Aunt Bee's Crowning Glory

When a preacher comes to Mayberry, everyone wants to impress him, especially Aunt Bee. She buys a short blonde wig, but then he gives a sermon about having no pretenses. Aired: 10/10/1966

Ep 195: The Darling Fortune

The Darling family comes back to town—rich! They want their sons to marry well, and decide they should pick from the women of Mayberry. Aired: 10/17/1966

Ep 196: Mind Over Matter

After Goober is involved in a minor car accident, Floyd and Aunt Bee convince him that he has whiplash. Aired: 10/31/1966

Ep 197: Politics Begin at Home

Aunt Bee runs for a seat on the city council against the more-qualified Howard, who is supported by Andy. Aired: 11/7/1966

Ep 198: The Senior Play

Helen devises a plan to get back at the high school principal when he objects to her involvement in a play put on by the senior class, a play that he deems "scandalous." Aired: 11/14/1966

Ep 199: Opie Finds a Baby

Opie and Arnold find an abandoned infant on the courthouse steps. Aired: 11/21/1966

Ep 200: Big Fish in a Small Town

While fishing, Howard catches the legendary carp "Old Sam" and has the fish brought to the local museum. Aired: 11/28/1966

Ep 201: Only a Rose

Opie and Arnold accidentally destroy Aunt Bee's prized rose, which she has been growing for more than a year for inclusion in Mayberry's annual flower show. Aired: 12/5/1966

Ep 202: Otis the Deputy

When Andy is captured by two escaped convicts, Otis and Howard spring into action. Aired: 12/12/1966

Ep 203: Goober Makes History

After Goober grows a beard, he fancies himself learned and becomes the unbearable bore of Mayberry. Aired: 12/19/1966

Ep 204: A New Doctor in Town

Everyone in Mayberry is concerned about the "inexperience" of the young new doctor in town. Aired: 12/26/1966

Ep 205: 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 in the project—much to Andy's irritation. Aired: 1/2/1967

Ep 206: Dinner at Eight

With Aunt Bee off visiting relatives and Opie away, too, Andy is ready to have a relaxing evening all to himself—and then Goober arrives to keep him company! Aired: 1/9/1967

Ep 207: A Visit to Barney Fife

When Andy learns that Barney hasn't been very successful in Raleigh, he helps Barney solve a series of supermarket robberies so he can keep his job. Aired: 1/16/1967

Ep 208: Barney Comes to Mayberry

Barney returns to Mayberry and rediscovers an old girlfriend who has become a movie star. Aired: 1/23/1967

Ep 209: Andy's Old Girlfriend

Andy's old high school sweetheart moves back to Mayberry and stays with the Taylors while her house is being fixed, creating tension between Helen and Andy. Aired: 1/30/1967

Ep 210: Aunt Bee's Restaurant

Aunt Bee invests in a new Chinese restaurant but soon realizes she is not up for the stress of being a business owner. Aired: 2/6/1967

Ep 211: Floyd's Barbershop

Floyd gets a rent hike after Howard buys the barbershop. Aired: 2/13/1967

Ep 212: The Statue

The people of Mayberry erect a statue to honor one of Andy's ancestors, Seth Taylor. Aired: 2/20/1967

Ep 213: Helen the Authoress

Helen begins to write books for children. Aired: 2/27/1967

Ep 214: Goodbye Dolly

Opie has a hard time when the horse that he is taking care of refuses to eat. Aired: 3/6/1967

Ep 215: Opie's Piano Lesson

Opie has to choose between piano lessons and football lessons. Aired: 3/13/1967

Ep 216: 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 the butt of his jokes. Aired: 3/20/1967

Ep 217: Big Brother

When Howard befriends a young man in the Little Brother program, he takes a liking to the kid's sister. Aired: 3/27/1967

Ep 218: Opie's Most Unforgettable Character

Opie has a hard time finishing one of his homework assignments. Aired: 4/3/1967

Ep 219: Goober's Contest

A printing error in a gas station contest has Goober owing the winner money he cannot pay. Aired: 4/10/1967

Ep 220: Opie's First Love

Opie has to deal with heartache when the girl he asks to a school dance cancels on him for another boy. Aired: 9/11/1967

Ep 221: Howard the Bowler

Howard is on a bowling hot streak, but when the lights go out during the final frame of the championship game he gets the jitters. Aired: 9/18/1967

Ep 222: A Trip to Mexico

Aunt Bea and her friends go to Mexico. While there, their friendship becomes strained. Aired: 9/25/1967

Ep 223: 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 woman. Aired: 10/2/1967

Ep 224: Opie Steps Up in Class

Andy sends Opie to a swank boys' camp. Aired: 10/9/1967

Ep 225: Howard's Main Event

Howard, dating Millie, is threatened by her husky former boyfriend. Aired: 10/16/1967

Ep 226: Aunt Bee, the Juror

Aunt Bee, summoned for jury duty, disagrees with her fellow jurors. Aired: 10/23/1967

Ep 227: Tape Recorder

Opie disobeys Andy and tape-records a bank robber's confession. Aired: 10/30/1967

Ep 228: Opie's Group

Opie joins a rock 'n' roll group and starts getting failing grades in school. Aired: 11/6/1967

Ep 229: Aunt Bee and the Lecturer

A visiting professor is attracted to Aunt Bee because she resembles his deceased wife. Aired: 11/13/1967

Ep 230: Andy's Investment

Andy opens a coin laundry to save money for Opie's college education. Aired: 11/20/1967

Ep 231: Howard and Millie

Howard proposes to Millie at the bakery where she works. Aired: 11/27/1967

Ep 232: 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. Aired: 12/4/1967

Ep 233: Suppose Andy Gets Sick

Andy catches the flu and Goober takes over as his deputy. Aired: 12/11/1967

Ep 234: Howard's New Life

Howard quits his boring job as county clerk and becomes a Caribbean island beachcomber. Aired: 12/18/1967

Ep 235: Goober the Executive

Goober buys the gas station with financial backing from Andy and Emmett. Aired: 12/25/1967

Ep 236: The Mayberry Chef

The head of a local television station hires Aunt Bee to do a nightly cooking show. Aired: 1/1/1968

Ep 237: Emmett's Brother-In-Law

Emmett's brother-in-law wants him to leave the fix-it shop and sell life insurance. Aired: 1/8/1968

Ep 238: Opie's Drugstore Job

Opie works at Mr. Crawford's drug store to save up money for an electric guitar. Aired: 1/15/1968

Ep 239: The Church Benefactors

When the Mayberry church is willed $500, the parishioners have to decide between purchasing choir robes and repairing the church's foundation. Aired: 1/22/1968

Ep 240: Barney Hosts a Summit Meeting

An international summit is in the hands of Barney. Aired: 1/29/1968

Ep 241: Goober Goes to an Auto Show

An old friend makes Goober feel worthless. Aired: 2/5/1968

Ep 242: Aunt Bee's Big Moment

Aunt Bee decides that she wants to be more exciting, so she anounces that she will learn to fly. Aired: 2/12/1968

Ep 243: Helen's Past

A photo of Helen being taken to jail by police is discovered by the Mayberry School Board, jeopardizing her teaching career. Aired: 2/19/1968

Ep 244: Emmett's Anniversary

Emmett Clark cannot decide on a suitable 25th anniversary gift for his wife. Helpful waitress Flora Mahlerbie suggests her friend, Bernie, the wholesale fur man, has the answer to Emmett's problem. Aired: 2/26/1968

Ep 245: The Wedding

Howard's mother decides to get married and move to Mt. Pilot. Howard is so glad to have the house to himself that he redecorates it into a "bachelor's pad." Aired: 3/4/1968

Ep 246: Sam for Town Council

Sam runs against Emmett for office. Aired: 3/11/1968

Ep 247: Opie and Mike

Opie sticks up for a young boy and must pay the price. Aired: 3/18/1968

Ep 248: A Girl for Goober

Goober meets an intelligent and artistic woman through a dating service. Aired: 3/25/1968

Ep 249: Mayberry R.F.D.

Sam brings over one of his Italian friends from the war—but unbeknownst to him the friend has brought his elderly father and sister—and this creates mayhem in his family and business. Aired: 4/1/1968