The Andy Griffith Show (season 2)

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The Andy Griffith Show (season 2)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 31
Original channel CBS
Original run October 2, 1961 (1961-10-02) – May 7, 1962 (1962-05-07)
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 May 24, 2005 (2005-05-24)
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List of The Andy Griffith Show episodes

This is a list of episodes from the second season of The Andy Griffith Show.

Broadcast history[edit]

The season originally aired Mondays at 9:30-10:00 pm (EST) from October 2, 1961 to May 7, 1962.[1][2]

Nielsen ratings[edit]

The season ranked seventh with a 27 rating.

DVD release[edit]

The Region 1 DVD was released on May 24, 2005.


No. in
No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original airdate
33 1 "Opie and the Bully" Bob Sweeney David Adler1 October 2, 1961 (1961-10-02)
Andy must decide what to do when a bully keeps taking Opie's lunch money.
34 2 "Barney's Replacement" Bob Sweeney Jack Elinson & Charles Stewart October 9, 1961 (1961-10-09)
Barney thinks that an attorney (Mark Miller), who's been sent to Mayberry for law-enforcement training, is looking to replace him.
35 3 "Andy and the Woman Speeder" Bob Sweeney Charles Stewart & Jack Elinson October 16, 1961 (1961-10-16)
Andy gives a woman from Washington (Jean Hagen) a fine for speeding, and she manages to worm her way out of it by tampering with the emotions of Floyd, Barney, and Opie, who are witnesses against her.
36 4 "Mayberry Goes Bankrupt" Bob Sweeney Jack Elinson & Charles Stewart October 23, 1961 (1961-10-23)
Andy is forced to evict an old man for failing to pay back taxes, then finds a savings bond among the man's possessions.
37 5 "Barney on the Rebound" Bob Sweeney Charles Stewart & Jack Elinson October 30, 1961 (1961-10-30)
After an argument with Thelma Lou, Barney finds a new girl, who turns out to be a con artist.
38 6 "Opie's Hobo Friend" Bob Sweeney Harvey Bullock November 13, 1961 (1961-11-13)
Opie befriends a hobo who proves to be a bad influence.
39 7 "Crime-Free Mayberry" Bob Sweeney Paul Henning November 20, 1961 (1961-11-20)
Two crooks posing as an FBI agent and a reporter try to take advantage of the low crime-rate in Mayberry by robbing the bank.
40 8 "The Perfect Female" Bob Sweeney Jack Elinson & Charles Stewart November 27, 1961 (1961-11-27)
Andy tries to find out if his new girlfriend, Karen Moore (Gail Davis), is the one.
41 9 "Aunt Bee's Brief Encounter" Bob Sweeney Leo Solomon & Ben Gershman December 4, 1961 (1961-12-04)
Aunt Bee falls for a handyman who has a way with women.
42 10 "The Clubmen" Bob Sweeney Fred S. Fox & Iz Elinson December 11, 1961 (1961-12-11)
Andy will only join a posh gentlemen's club if they invite Barney, too. At the club's get-acquainted party, Barney makes a fool of himself by his misinformed attempts at conversation.
43 11 "The Pickle Story" Bob Sweeney Harvey Bullock December 18, 1961 (1961-12-18)
Andy and Barney replace Aunt Bee's home-made pickles with store-bought pickles, but find themselves in a real one when she plans to enter her pickles in a contest at the county fair.
44 12 "Sheriff Barney" Bob Sweeney Leo Solomon & Ben Gershman December 25, 1961 (1961-12-25)
When Barney is offered to be sheriff in a neighboring town, he and Andy trade places for the day to see how it would turn out.
45 13 "The Farmer Takes a Wife" Bob Sweeney Charles Stewart & Jack Elinson January 1, 1962 (1962-01-01)
A farmer (Alan Hale, Jr.) comes to Mayberry looking for a wife and chooses Thelma Lou, even though she is going steady with Barney.
46 14 "The Keeper of the Flame" Bob Sweeney Jack Elinson & Charles Stewart January 8, 1962 (1962-01-08)
Opie is made "Keeper of the Flame" in a secret club, then is accused of burning down a barn.
47 15 "Bailey's Bad Boy" Bob Sweeney Leo Solomon & Ben Gershman January 15, 1962 (1962-01-15)
A spoiled rich kid (Bill Bixby) is arrested for speeding, and Andy helps him learn responsibility for his behavior.
48 16 "The Manicurist" Bob Sweeney Charles Stewart & Jack Elinson January 22, 1962 (1962-01-22)
A manicurist (Barbara Eden) causes trouble when the men of Mayberry come to her for manicures, making their wives jealous.
49 17 "The Jinx" Bob Sweeney Jack Elinson & Charles Stewart January 29, 1962 (1962-01-29)
Andy helps a Mayberry resident end his bad luck.
50 18 "Jailbreak" Bob Sweeney Harvey Bullock February 5, 1962 (1962-02-05)
Barney clumsily lets a prisoner loose, so the state police need Andy's help to recapture him.
51 19 "A Medal for Opie" Bob Sweeney David Adler1 February 12, 1962 (1962-02-12)
Opie must learn to be a good sport when he comes in last in a foot race.
52 20 "Barney and the Choir" Bob Sweeney Charles Stewart & Jack Elinson February 19, 1962 (1962-02-19)
Barney becomes tenor in the Mayberry choir, but proves to be a terrible singer.
53 21 "Guest of Honor" Bob Sweeney Jack Elinson & Charles Stewart February 26, 1962 (1962-02-26)
A pickpocket is ironically made the random "guest of honor" in Mayberry.
54 22 "The Merchant of Mayberry" Bob Sweeney Leo Solomon & Ben Gershman March 5, 1962 (1962-03-05)
Andy helps a struggling salesman (Sterling Holloway) stay in business against crusty store owner Ben Weaver.
55 23 "Aunt Bee the Warden" Bob Sweeney Charles Stewart & Jack Elinson March 12, 1962 (1962-03-12)
With the courthouse full of moonshiners, Otis has to serve his sentence in the Taylor house, under the supervision of Aunt Bee who keeps him busy with chores.
56 24 "The County Nurse" Bob Sweeney Jack Elinson & Charles Stewart March 19, 1962 (1962-03-19)
Andy tries to talk Rafe Hollister into taking a vaccination from county nurse Mary Simpson (Julie Adams). He scares Rafe by making him imagine his eventual funeral.
57 25 "Andy and Barney in the Big City" Bob Sweeney Harvey Bullock March 26, 1962 (1962-03-26)
Andy and Barney get involved in the capture of a jewel thief while on a business trip to Raleigh.
58 26 "Wedding Bells for Aunt Bee" Bob Sweeney Harvey Bullock April 2, 1962 (1962-04-02)
Andy and Aunt Bee both think they're anxious for her to get married.
59 27 "Three's a Crowd" Bob Sweeney Charles Stewart & Jack Elinson April 9, 1962 (1962-04-09)
Barney keeps interfering with the romance between Andy and Mary, preventing them from being alone.
60 28 "The Bookie Barber" Bob Sweeney Harvey Bullock & R. Allen Saffian April 16, 1962 (1962-04-16)
Floyd the barber hires an assistant who turns out to be an illegal bookie.
61 29 "Andy on Trial" Bob Sweeney Jack Elinson & Charles Stewart April 23, 1962 (1962-04-23)
A newspaper editor charges Andy with malfeasance to get back at him over a traffic ticket.
62 30 "Cousin Virgil" Bob Sweeney Phillip Shuken & John L. Greene April 30, 1962 (1962-04-30)
Barney's cousin Virgil (Michael J. Pollard) gets a job at the courthouse and in spite of his bumbling, he comes to appreciate all the confidence everyone has in him.
63 31 "Deputy Otis" Bob Sweeney Iz Elinson & Fred S. Fox May 7, 1962 (1962-05-07)
Andy makes Otis a temporary deputy so Otis can impress his visiting relatives.



  1. ^ 'David Adler' was a pseudonym for blacklisted writer Frank Tarloff.