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The Andy Griffith Show

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.

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'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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.'

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.