A gregarious farmer comes to town to choose a wife. Unfortunately for Barney, he chooses Thelma Lou. Guest Star: Alan Hale Jr. plays farmer Jeff Pruitt, but he is better known as the Skipper on Gilligan's Island. Notice how Pruitt refers to Barney as 'little buddy' in this episode.
Barney proves to be a poor woodsman and pioneer when he goes on a camping trip with Andy, Gomer, Opie and a group of Opie's friends. Look For: Andy's ghost story about the man with the golden arm. (21:05)
Andy believes that Aunt Bee is working too hard, so he asks Malcolm Merriweather to help her with the household duties. Guest Star: Bernard Fox makes his second of three appearances as Malcolm Merriweather. He is also known as Doctor Bombay from Bewitched. (21:05)
When the fun girls from Mt. Pilot return to Mayberry, Andy and Barney are soon in trouble with Helen and Thelma Lou. Factoid: This is the only episode in which Gomer and his cousin Goober Pyle appear together. (20:30)
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