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.

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.
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 when 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.
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 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 discovers an old assault case between Floyd and a friend that's never been resolved.
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.
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.
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.
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 banjo player as a replacement deputy.