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Opie the Bird Man

Episode: 096 | Aired: September 29, 1963

Opie kills a mother bird with his slingshot and is forced to become her babies' surrogate mother. Look For: The last scene in this episode.

The Haunted House

Episode: 097 | Aired: October 06, 1963

Two of Mayberry's bravest souls, Barney and Gomer, enter an old abandoned (and reportedly haunted) house.

Ernest T. Bass Joins the Army

Episode: 098 | Aired: October 13, 1963

When Mayberry's resident wild man is barred from enlisting in the Army, Ernest T. Bass goes on a glass-breaking rampage. Look For: Ernest T. Bass getting his Army physical

The Sermon for Today

Episode: 099 | Aired: October 20, 1963

Inspired by the day's church sermon (What's Your Hurry?), several Mayberrians decide to organize a relaxing band concert.

Briscoe Declares for Aunt Bee

Episode: 100 | Aired: October 27, 1963

Attracted by her rose poetry and fine cooking, Briscoe Darling kidnaps Aunt Bee. Look For: Briscoe serenading Aunt Bee with 'Low and Lonely.'

Gomer, The House Guest

Episode: 101 | Aired: November 03, 1963

Gomer, having lost his job and living quarters in one fell swoop, takes up temporary residence in the Taylor household.

A Black Day for Mayberry

Episode: 102 | Aired: November 10, 1963

A truck carrying gold is scheduled to travel through Mayberry while en route to Fort Knox. Guest Star: Doodles Weaver as Regis the tax protester; he's the brother of former NBC president Pat Weaver and the uncle of actress Sigourney Weaver.

Opie's Ill-Gotten Gain

Episode: 103 | Aired: November 17, 1963

Opie is rewarded with a new bike after receiving straight As. However, due to a mistake, Opie decides to run away from home. Look For: Deputy Fife's rendition of the Preamble.

Up in Barney's Room

Episode: 104 | Aired: November 24, 1963

Barney's dear friend and landlord Mrs. Mendelbright kicks him out of his room after being taken in by an elderly con man. Guest Star: Enid Markey, was the first actress to portray Jane in the 1918 silent movie Tarzan of the Apes.

A Date for Gomer

Episode: 105 | Aired: December 01, 1963

Girl-shy Gomer Pyle is asked to escort Thelma Lou's homely cousin (Mary Grace Canfield), to the Chamber of Commerce dance. Guest Star: Mary Grace Canfield is also known as Ralph Monroe in Green Acres.

Citizens Arrest

Episode: 106 | Aired: December 15, 1963

A war between Barney and Gomer erupts after Barney arrests Gomer for making an illegal U-turn. Factoid: This was Jim Nabors' favorite episode.

Opie and His Merry Men

Episode: 107 | Aired: December 29, 1963

Opie and his friends are taken in by a dishonest hobo while playing Robin Hood.

Barney and the Cave Rescue

Episode: 108 | Aired: January 05, 1964

Barney comes to the rescue when he believes Andy and Helen are trapped in Lost Lover's Cave.

Andy and Opie's Pal

Episode: 109 | Aired: January 12, 1964

Opie gets jealous when Andy pays more attention to a new boy in town who doesn't have a father.

Aunt Bee the Crusader

Episode: 110 | Aired: January 19, 1964

Aunt Bee and her friends anger Andy and Barney when they come to the support of a local farmer who is being evicted. Look For: Barney questioning Otis in the third degree.

Barney's Sidecar

Episode: 111 | Aired: January 26, 1964

Mayberry is in mayhem after Barney buys an old motorcycle with a sidecar in order to enhance the town's law enforcement. Look For: Listen for Aunt Bee's uncharacteristic remark on how to get rid of the sidecar and Barney.

My Fair Ernest T. Bass

Episode: 112 | Aired: February 02, 1964

Andy steps into the role of Professor Henry Higgins to transform wild mountain man Ernest T. Bass into a sophisticated gentleman.

Prisoner of Love

Episode: 113 | Aired: February 09, 1964

Andy and Barney fall for a beautiful female prisoner who is being held at the Mayberry jail. Look For: The alluring female prisoner, played by Susan Oliver -- who later portrayed Laura Horton on the soap opera Days of our Lives.

Hot Rod Otis

Episode: 114 | Aired: February 16, 1964

Andy and Barney fear for Otis Campbell's safety when he decides to buy a car. Look For: Barney testing Otis' driving skills with toy cars.

The Song Festers

Episode: 115 | Aired: February 23, 1964

Barney gets discouraged when Gomer replaces him in the choir. Look For: The role of Sharon is played by Andy Griffith's wife at the time, Barbara Griffith. See her standing next to Barney in the choir.

The Shoplifters

Episode: 116 | Aired: March 01, 1964

Barney goes to extreme measures in order to discover who is shoplifting at the Department Store. Look For: Barney as a store mannequin.

Andy's Vacation

Episode: 117 | Aired: March 08, 1964

There is no peace for Andy when he leaves Deputy Fife in charge of the courthouse. Factoid: This episode was awarded the prestigious Writer's Guild of America Award for comedy.

Andy Saves Gomer

Episode: 118 | Aired: March 15, 1964

Andy begins to wish that he hadn't saved Gomer's life when the well-meaning mechanic cannot do enough to repay the debt. Look For: Opie discovering that Andy is pretending to be passed-out!

Bargain Day

Episode: 119 | Aired: March 22, 1964

Aunt Bee learns the hard way that buying at bargain prices isn't always the right decision. Look For: Aunt Bee referring to Opie as a naked savage.

Divorce Mountain Style

Episode: 120 | Aired: March 29, 1964

Charlene Darling Wash enlists the aid of Andy and Barney to use mountain folklore in order to divorce her husband. Guest Star: Bob (Gilligan) Denver as Dud Wash.

A Deal is a Deal

Episode: 121 | Aired: April 05, 1964

Barney and Gomer take it upon themselves to get Opie and his pals out of a selling scam with the Miracle Salve Company. Look For: Opie trying to wake up Barney.

Fun Girls

Episode: 122 | Aired: April 12, 1964

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.

Return of Malcolm Merriweather

Episode: 123 | Aired: April 19, 1964

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.

The Rumor

Episode: 124 | Aired: April 26, 1964

When Barney spots Andy and Helen in Sterling's Jewelry Store, he starts telling everyone in town that the pair are getting married.

Barney and Thelma Lou, Phfft

Episode: 125 | Aired: May 03, 1964

When Barney starts taking Thelma Lou for granted, she tosses him a curve by going out with Gomer Pyle.

Back to Nature

Episode: 126 | Aired: May 10, 1964

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.

Gomer Pyle USMC

Episode: 127 | Aired: May 17, 1964

Gomer decides that he wants to join the Marine Corps. Andy attempts to discourage him, but Gomer is determined to succeed. Factoid: This episode serves as the pilot for the successful series of the same name that aired from 1964 to 1969.