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The Andy Griffith Show

Opie and the Bully

Episode: 033 | Aired: October 01, 1961

A schoolboy bully makes life miserable for 7-year-old Opie.

Barney's Replacement

Episode: 034 | Aired: October 08, 1961

Barney believes that Andy is grooming a new man to replace him as deputy, so he tries his hand at vacuum cleaner sales.

Andy and the Woman Speeder

Episode: 035 | Aired: October 15, 1961

A stubborn but charming lady speeder makes life difficult for Andy. Guest Star: Speeder Elizabeth Crowley is played by Jean Hagen, who played Danny Thomas's wife in The Danny Thomas Show.

Mayberry Goes Bankrupt

Episode: 036 | Aired: October 22, 1961

Mayberrian Frank Myers (Andy Clyde) and the town council are shocked to learn that the township owes him nearly $350,000. Guest Star: Andy Clyde as Frank Meyers. You may remember him as Timmy's elderly friend, Cully on the series Lassie.

Barney on the Rebound

Episode: 037 | Aired: October 29, 1961

A scheming young couple victimizes Barney after a tiff with Thelma Lou. Guest Star: Former child star Jackie Coogan appears as George Stevens. Coogan later played the role of Uncle Fester on The Addams Family.

Opie's Hobo Friend

Episode: 038 | Aired: November 12, 1961

Ne'er-do-well vagrant Dave Brown has a bad influence on Opie, but he sets things straight before leaving town. Guest Star: Buddy Ebsen plays Dave Browne. Mr. Ebsen is best known as Jed Clampett on The Beverly Hillbillies.

Crime Free Mayberry

Episode: 039 | Aired: November 19, 1961

Andy and Barney are honored for achieving the lowest crime-rate in the country. Factoid: The writer of this episode, Paul Henning, created the hit sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies.

The Perfect Female

Episode: 040 | Aired: November 26, 1961

Barney and his sweetheart play cupid as they match Andy up with Thelma Lou's sharp-shooting cousin.

Aunt Bee's Brief Encounter

Episode: 041 | Aired: December 03, 1961

Aunt Bee is smitten by a traveling handyman, but Andy ends up doing all of the work. Guest Star: Edgar Buchanan (handyman Wheeler), is best known as Uncle Joe on Petticoat Junction. Years later, he reunited with Frances Bavier in the movie Benji.

The Clubmen

Episode: 042 | Aired: December 10, 1961

Andy and Barney become prospective members of an exclusive men's club in Raleigh. Look For: Andy catching Barney napping without his shoes and socks.

The Pickle Story

Episode: 043 | Aired: December 17, 1961

Andy, Barney and Opie find themselves in a real pickle when they pretend to love Aunt Bee's homemade kerosene cucumbers. Factoid: This is Don Knotts' favorite episode.

Sheriff Barney

Episode: 044 | Aired: December 24, 1961

Impressed by Mayberry's low crime-rate, officials from a neighboring town ask Barney to become their sheriff. Look For: The Barney Fife Subconscious Prober Primer.

The Farmer Takes a Wife

Episode: 045 | Aired: December 31, 1961

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.

The Keeper of the Flame

Episode: 046 | Aired: January 07, 1962

Opie joins a secret kids club, headquartered in a neighboring farmer's barn. When the barn goes up in flames, more than one secret is revealed. Look For: Barney repeating the name Jubal.

Bailey's Bad Boy

Episode: 047 | Aired: January 14, 1962

A spoiled young man, arrested for speeding, threatens to use his father's clout against Andy unless charges are dismissed. Guest Star: Ron Bailey is played by Bill Bixby, who would go on to star in My Favorite Martian, The Courtship of Eddie's Father and The Incredible Hulk.


Episode: 048 | Aired: January 21, 1962

A voluptuous manicurist sets up shop in Mayberry and unintentionally provokes trouble between husbands and wives. Guest Star: Barbara Eden (Jeannie) guest stars as the manicurist.

The Jinx

Episode: 049 | Aired: January 28, 1962

Barney becomes convinced that a local man is a true jinx. Look For: Barney's attempts to ward off bad luck.


Episode: 050 | Aired: February 04, 1962

Barney inadvertently allows a fugitive to escape from the Mayberry Jail. Guest Star: Allan Melvin stars as Doc Malloy. In addition to playing Sam the Butcher in The Brady Bunch series, he had roles on The Phil Silvers Show, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. and All in the Family. You may also recognize his voice as cartoon character Magilla Gorilla.

A Medal for Opie

Episode: 051 | Aired: February 11, 1962

Opie displays poor sportsmanship after finishing last in the 50-yard dash at the annual Sheriff's Boys Day meet. Look For: Barney's rope-jumping verses.

Barney and the Choir

Episode: 052 | Aired: February 18, 1962

Barney joins the Mayberry choir, which isn't exactly music to his fellow choir members' ears. Look For: Thelma Lou telling Andy that Barney can't sing a lick.

Guest of Honor

Episode: 053 | Aired: February 25, 1962

A traveling salesman passing through town is selected as Mayberry's guest of honor. Unfortunately, he's a pickpocket. Factoid: Don Knots said that the scene where Barney deputizes Floyd, Sam and Art had to be re-shot 20 times because he was laughing so hard.

Merchant of Mayberry

Episode: 054 | Aired: March 04, 1962

Andy helps a frazzled local salesman become established -- to the chagrin of feisty Ben Weaver. Factoid: This is Will Wright's last appearance as Ben Weaver.

Aunt Bee the Warden

Episode: 055 | Aired: March 11, 1962

When the Mayberry jail cells are full, Andy has little choice but to temporarily incarcerate town drunk Otis Campbell in his home. Aunt Bee, to whom Otis refers as Bloody Mary, proves to be an effective warden.

Country Nurse

Episode: 056 | Aired: March 18, 1962

Mayberry's county nurse, Mary Simpson, is determined to give tetanus shots to everyone who needs one. Farmer Rafe Hollister is just as determined to avoid her.

Andy and Barney in the Big City

Episode: 057 | Aired: March 25, 1962

While on a business trip, Andy and Barney become involved in a cat-and-mouse game between a hotel detective and a notorious jewel thief. Look For: Barney signing the hotel register Barney Fife, M.D. That's Mayberrys Deputy, of course.

Three's a Crowd

Episode: 059 | Aired: April 08, 1962

Andy would like to spend some time alone with Mary Simpson, but Barney keeps turning up like a bad penny.

Wedding Bells for Aunt Bee

Episode: 058 | Aired: April 11, 1962

Believing that her presence is holding Andy back from pursuing a wife, Aunt Bee considers a relationship with a man she can barely tolerate -- dry cleaner H. Fred Goss. Factoid: This was Frances Bavier's favorite episode.

Bookie Barber

Episode: 060 | Aired: April 15, 1962

Floyd inadvertently allows a bookie to set up business in his barbershop.

Andy on Trial

Episode: 061 | Aired: April 22, 1962

A simple speeding ticket so enrages an out-of-town newspaper publisher, he sends an undercover reporter to Mayberry to dig up dirt on Sheriff Taylor. Look For: Barney's heartfelt testimony in defense of Andy.

Cousin Virgil

Episode: 062 | Aired: April 29, 1962

Barney's clumsy young cousin stops by for a visit and manages to wreak havoc at the courthouse. Look For: Rance Howard, father of Ron and Clint Howard, appears as the bus driver.

Deputy Otis

Episode: 063 | Aired: May 06, 1962

Otis is allowed to pose as one of Andy's deputies in order to convince his visiting brother that he is not the black sheep his family was certain he would become.