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Opie Loves Helen

Episode: 128 | Aired: September 20, 1964

Helen has to find a way to let Opie down easy when he comes down with a bad case of puppy love. Look For: Barney calling one of Juanita's co-workers at the diner 'sweetie pie' by mistake.

Barney's Physical

Episode: 129 | Aired: September 27, 1964

Barney has one week to gain 7 lbs. and grow one full inch in order to meet the new civil service weight and height requirements. Look For: Opie charges his pals a nickel to watch Barney hang himself.

Family Visit

Episode: 130 | Aired: October 04, 1964

Andy is not thrilled to learn that Aunt Bee's gossiping sister Nora, her annoying husband Ollie and their two boys are coming to Mayberry for an extended visit. Guest Star: Child actor Billy Booth (Tommy Anderson in Dennis the Menace) appears as Opie's friend Bruce.

The Education of Ernest T. Bass

Episode: 131 | Aired: October 11, 1964

In order to win the heart of a girl back in the mountains, Ernest T. returns to Mayberry to get an any cost! Look For: Ernest's unique way of adding 25 + 25.

Aunt Bee's Romance

Episode: 132 | Aired: October 18, 1964

Andy is not happy with Aunt Bee's decision to date a conniving elderly gentleman named Roger Hanover.

Barney's Bloodhound

Episode: 133 | Aired: October 25, 1964

To Andy's dismay, Barney enlists the aid of an old bloodhound named Blue to track an escaped criminal. Factoid: This is the first of eight episodes directed by Howard Morris, best known to fans of the show as Ernest T. Bass.

Man in the Middle

Episode: 134 | Aired: November 01, 1964

It's mayhem in Mayberry when Andy tries to console Barney after an argument with Thelma Lou. Look For: Barney's mussed up hair and lipstick-covered face after making up with Thelma Lou.

Barney's Uniform

Episode: 135 | Aired: November 08, 1964

Barney is scared to death of a local bully who has threatened to beat him up if he ever catches him in his civvies. Look For: Barney practicing judo on Andy.

Opie's Fortune

Episode: 136 | Aired: November 15, 1964

Opie finds a change purse containing $50. Andy promises that it will be his if the rightful owner doesn't claim it in one week.

Goodbye Sheriff Taylor

Episode: 137 | Aired: November 22, 1964

Barney discovers that the role of Mayberry sheriff is not so easy when Andy travels to Raleigh to interview for a detective job.

The Pageant

Episode: 138 | Aired: November 29, 1964

The Mayberry Centennial Pageant is featuring a play about the founding of Mayberry. Look For: Barney's unforgettable performance as Chief Noogatuck and his attempt at tongue twisters.

The Darling Baby

Episode: 139 | Aired: December 06, 1964

The Darling family returns to Mayberry. This time Charlene brings her 3-month-old daughter Andelina in order to find a young boy like Opie to become betrothed to the baby.

Andy and Helen Have Their Day

Episode: 140 | Aired: December 13, 1964

Andy and Helen have an awful time while trying to enjoy a picnic, thanks to the one and only Barney Fife. Guest Star: Colin Male portrays the game warden. His voice is used throughout the series as the announcer during the opening credits.

Three Wishes for Opie

Episode: 141 | Aired: December 20, 1964

Superstitious Barney believes that the spirit of Count Istvan Teleky is the reason that wishes are coming true in Mayberry. Look For: The exceptional background music during this show.

Otis Sues the County

Episode: 142 | Aired: December 27, 1964

Otis hires a shyster attorney after he trips and falls while exiting his jail cell.

Barney Fife, Realtor

Episode: 143 | Aired: January 03, 1965

Barney tries to earn some extra money by becoming a real estate agent.

Goober Takes a Car Apart

Episode: 144 | Aired: January 10, 1965

Andy wishes he had not allowed Goober to run the courthouse in his absence. Guest Star: Larry Hovis (as Gilly Walker) went on to play Sgt. Andrew Carter on Hogan's Heroes.

The Rehabilitation of Otis

Episode: 145 | Aired: January 17, 1965

After an argument with Barney, Otis decides to do his drinking elsewhere. Dont Miss: Otis rides into Mayberry on a cow!

The Lucky Letter

Episode: 146 | Aired: January 24, 1965

Barney is intimidated by Andy not to respond to a chain letter. Factoid: Barney subscribes to a men's magazine called Love.

Goober and the Art of Love

Episode: 147 | Aired: January 31, 1965

Goober goes out on an awkward date with Lydia Crosswaithe (Josie Lloyd).

Barney Runs for Sheriff

Episode: 148 | Aired: February 07, 1965

Andy and Barney square off for the upcoming sheriff's election in Mayberry. Look For: Barney's 76 cases of malfeasance by Sheriff Andy Taylor.

If I Had a Quarter-Million

Episode: 149 | Aired: February 14, 1965

Barney discovers a briefcase containing $250,000, and is soon taken in by the con man who lost it. Guest Star: Hank Patterson as the Hobo. He is best known as Arnold the pig's father on Green Acres.

TV or Not TV

Episode: 150 | Aired: February 28, 1965

A group of crooks try to take advantage of Andy and Barney while posing as a television crew. Guest Star: Gavin McLeod, known for his roles as Murray Slaughter from The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Captain Stubing on Love Boat.

Guest in the House

Episode: 151 | Aired: March 07, 1965

A visiting young female friend of Aunt Bee's falls in love with Andy while on the rebound. Look For: Andy and Goober dropping their silverware at Morelli's to talk under the table.

Case of the Punch on the Nose

Episode: 152 | Aired: March 14, 1965

Barney brews up trouble when he attempts to solve an old assault case between Floyd the barber and grocer Charlie Foley. Look For: Larry Hovis (as Gilly Walker) went on to play Sergeant Andrew Carter in Hogan's Heroes.

Opie's Newspaper

Episode: 153 | Aired: March 21, 1965

In order to increase the sales of his newspaper, Opie starts printing some local gossip he hears around town. Factoid: While in high school, Barney was the editor of a paper called Pickups and Splashes from Floor and Pool.

Aunt Bee's Invisible Beau

Episode: 154 | Aired: March 28, 1965

Aunt Bee makes up a story that she is romantically involved with the butter and egg man when she believes she is responsible for Andy and Helen not getting married.

The Arrest of the Fun Girls

Episode: 155 | Aired: April 04, 1965

The fun girls from Mt. Pilot make one final trip to Mayberry. Once again, Andy and Barney soon find themselves in hot water.

The Luck of Newton Monroe

Episode: 156 | Aired: April 11, 1965

Barney jails a down-on-his-luck traveling salesman for selling faulty merchandise. Guest Star: Don Rickles

Opie Flunks Arithmetic

Episode: 157 | Aired: April 18, 1965

Andy becomes concerned when Opie gets a D in arithmetic and Barney adds more fuel to the fire. Look For: Barney administering a vocational aptitude test to Opie.

Opie and the Carnival

Episode: 158 | Aired: April 25, 1965

Opie is taken in by two shady carnival workers when he attempts to win Andy an electric razor at the shooting gallery. Look For: Andy barking like a dog

Banjo Playing Deputy

Episode: 159 | Aired: May 02, 1965

While Barney is away, Aunt Bee persuades Andy to deputize an inept musician friend of hers. Guest Star: Jerry Van Dyke (of My Mother the Car, The Dick Van Dyke Show and Coach)