The Andy Griffith Show (season 5)

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The Andy Griffith Show (season 5)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 32
Original channel CBS
Original run September 21, 1964 (1964-09-21) – May 3, 1965 (1965-05-03)
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 February 14, 2006 (2006-02-14)
Season chronology
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List of The Andy Griffith Show episodes

This is a list of episodes from the fifth season of The Andy Griffith Show. The last season in black and white.

Broadcast history[edit]

The season originally aired Mondays at 8:30-9:00 pm (EST) on CBS from September 21, 1964 to May 3, 1965.[1][2]

Nielsen ratings[edit]

The season ranked fourth with a 28.3 rating.

DVD release[edit]

The Region 1 DVD was released on February 14, 2006.


No. in
No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original airdate
128 1 "Opie Loves Helen" Aaron Ruben Bob Ross September 21, 1964 (1964-09-21)
Opie develops a crush on Helen.
129 2 "Barney's Physical" Howard Morris Bob Ross September 28, 1964 (1964-09-28)
Barney tries to meet the new Civil Service physical requirements.
130 3 "Family Visit" Howard Morris Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum October 5, 1964 (1964-10-05)
Relatives of the Taylors come to visit from out of state.
131 4 "The Education of Ernest T. Bass" Alan Rafkin Everett Greenbaum & Jim Fritzell October 12, 1964 (1964-10-12)
Ernest T. Bass tries to earn his diploma after his girl calls him illiterate. His antics badly disrupt Helen's classroom.
132 5 "Aunt Bee's Romance" Howard Morris Harvey Bullock October 19, 1964 (1964-10-19)
Aunt Bee resumes her romance with an old flame – a practical joker.
133 6 "Barney's Bloodhound" Howard Morris Bill Idelson & Sam Bobrick October 26, 1964 (1964-10-26)
Barney tries using a bloodhound to catch an escaped crook.
134 7 "Man in the Middle" Alan Rafkin Gus Adrian & David Evans November 2, 1964 (1964-11-02)
Andy tries to settle a lovers' quarrel between Barney and Thelma Lou, only to get himself in the middle.
135 8 "Barney's Uniform" Coby Ruskin Bill Idelson & Sam Bobrick November 9, 1964 (1964-11-09)
Barney starts wearing his uniform all the time when a guy threatens to beat him up off-duty.
136 9 "Opie's Fortune" Coby Ruskin Ben Joelson & Art Baer November 16, 1964 (1964-11-16)
Opie finds a wallet containing $50 and is entitled to it if no one claims it for a week.
137 10 "Goodbye, Sheriff Taylor" Gene Nelson Fred Freeman & Lawrence J. Cohen November 23, 1964 (1964-11-23)
Andy makes Barney acting Sheriff when he goes to Raleigh for a job interview.
138 11 "The Pageant" Gene Nelson Harvey Bullock November 30, 1964 (1964-11-30)
Aunt Bee gets the lead in the Mayberry Centennial Pageant, but she's not a very good actress.
139 12 "The Darling Baby" Howard Morris Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum December 7, 1964 (1964-12-07)
The Darlings choose Opie as the future husband of Charlene's baby girl, and insist that Andy sign a contract to that effect.
140 13 "Andy and Helen Have Their Day" Howard Morris Bill Idelson & Sam Bobrick December 14, 1964 (1964-12-14)
Andy and Helen try to have a nice picnic, but Barney keeps interrupting them.
141 14 "Three Wishes for Opie" Howard Morris Richard M. Powell December 21, 1964 (1964-12-21)
Barney buys fortune-telling equipment that seems to grant wishes, and Opie tries it out.
142 15 "Otis Sues the County" Howard Morris Bob Ross December 28, 1964 (1964-12-28)
Otis is talked by his lawyer into suing the county after he falls in jail.
143 16 "Barney Fife, Realtor" Peter Baldwin Bill Idelson & Sam Bobrick January 4, 1965 (1965-01-04)
Barney decides to sell real estate as his second job and tries to get Andy to sell his house.
144 17 "Goober Takes a Car Apart" Peter Baldwin Bill Idelson & Sam Bobrick January 11, 1965 (1965-01-11)
After Andy puts him in charge of the courthouse, Goober dismantles a car and rebuilds it inside.
145 18 "The Rehabilitation of Otis" Peter Baldwin Lawrence J. Cohen & Fred Freeman January 18, 1965 (1965-01-18)
Barney tries to rehabilitate Otis of his drinking habit.
146 19 "The Lucky Letter" Theodore J. Flicker Richard M. Powell January 25, 1965 (1965-01-25)
Barney thinks he's received bad luck after tearing up a chain letter.
147 20 "Goober and the Art of Love" Alan Rafkin Fred Freeman & Lawrence J. Cohen February 1, 1965 (1965-02-01)
Andy and Barney try to find a girl for Goober so he doesn't have to tag along on their dates.
148 21 "Barney Runs for Sheriff" Alan Rafkin Richard M. Powell February 8, 1965 (1965-02-08)
Barney ends up running against Andy for Sheriff, when a new job offer for Andy falls through.
149 22 "If I Had a Quarter Million Dollars" Alan Rafkin Bob Ross February 15, 1965 (1965-02-15)
Barney finds $250,000 from a recent bank robbery and sets out to catch the robber.
150 23 "TV or Not TV" Coby Ruskin Art Baer & Ben Joelson March 1, 1965 (1965-03-01)
Three crooks posing as television producers attempt to take advantage of Mayberry's "Sheriff Without a Gun" by robbing the bank. Gavin MacLeod played one of the crooks. In a season 6 episode ("Taylors in Hollywood"), Gavin played an actor playing Andy in a movie based on "Sheriff Without a Gun".
151 24 "Guest in the House" Coby Ruskin Lawrence J. Cohen & Fred Freeman March 8, 1965 (1965-03-08)
Helen gets jealous of a pretty girl (Jan Shutan) staying with the Taylors for a while.
152 25 "The Case of the Punch in the Nose" Coby Ruskin Bill Idelson & Sam Bobrick March 15, 1965 (1965-03-15)
Barney, examining files, discovers an old, forgotten assault case between Floyd and the local grocer that was never resolved. Rather than let the matter rest, Barney's actions cause the matter to escalate into a serious quarrel.
153 26 "Opie's Newspaper" Coby Ruskin Harvey Bullock March 22, 1965 (1965-03-22)
Opie publishes local gossip in his newspaper, embarrassing several people who had made unflattering comments about others.
154 27 "Aunt Bee's Invisible Beau" Theodore J. Flicker Ben Joelson & Art Baer March 29, 1965 (1965-03-29)
Aunt Bee invents a boyfriend, who happens to be real and married.
155 28 "The Arrest of the Fun Girls" Theodore J. Flicker Richard M. Powell April 5, 1965 (1965-04-05)
The Fun Girls get themselves arrested on purpose, once again disrupting the romantic lives of Andy and Barney, when Helen and Thelma Lou discover them at the courthouse at night with the girls.
156 29 "The Luck of Newton Munroe" Coby Ruskin Bill Idelson & Sam Bobrick April 12, 1965 (1965-04-12)
A peddler keeps having bad luck.
157 30 "Opie Flunks Arithmetic" Coby Ruskin Richard Morgan April 19, 1965 (1965-04-19)
Opie needs to improve in his arithmetic. Last appearance of Barney Fife as a regular character.
158 31 "Opie and the Carnival" Coby Ruskin Fred Freeman & Lawrence J. Cohen April 26, 1965 (1965-04-26)
Opie tries to win a birthday present for Andy at a carnival, unaware that the shooting gallery is a scam.
159 32 "Banjo-Playing Deputy" Coby Ruskin Bob Ross May 3, 1965 (1965-05-03)
Andy hires a carnival banjo player (Jerry Van Dyke) as a temporary deputy.