The Andy Griffith Show (season 7)

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The Andy Griffith Show (season 7)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 30
Original channel CBS
Original run September 12, 1966 (1966-09-12) – April 10, 1967 (1967-04-10)
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 August 29, 2006 (2006-08-29)
Season chronology
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List of The Andy Griffith Show episodes

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

Broadcast history[edit]

The season originally aired Mondays at 9:00-9:30 pm (EST) on CBS from September 12, 1966 to April 10, 1967.[1][2]

Nielsen ratings[edit]

The season ranked third with a 27.4 rating.

DVD release[edit]

The Region 1 DVD was released on August 29, 2006.


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No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
190 1 "Opie's Girlfriend" Lee Philips Budd Grossman September 12, 1966 (1966-09-12)
Opie makes friends with a girl who's athletically superior to him.
191 2 "The Lodge" Lee Philips Jim Parker & Arnold Margolin September 19, 1966 (1966-09-19)
Howard applies for membership in the Mayberry Men's Lodge, but is blackballed.
192 3 "The Barbershop Quartet" Lee Philips Fred S. Fox September 26, 1966 (1966-09-26)
A prisoner replaces Howard as tenor in the Mayberry barbershop quartet.
193 4 "The Ball Game" Lee Philips Teleplay: Sid Morse
Story: Rance Howard
October 3, 1966 (1966-10-03)
Andy umpires for Opie's junior baseball team, but he costs Mayberry the game when he calls "Out" on his own son.
194 5 "Aunt Bee's Crowning Glory" Lee Philips Ronald Axe October 10, 1966 (1966-10-10)
A visiting pastor inspires Aunt Bee to wear a blonde wig.
195 6 "The Darling Fortune" Lee Philips Arnold Margolin & Jim Parker October 17, 1966 (1966-10-17)
Since the Darlings have a fortune of $300, they stop by in Mayberry to find brides for the boys.
196 7 "Mind Over Matter" Lee Philips Ron Friedman & Pat McCormick October 31, 1966 (1966-10-31)
Goober is convinced he has whiplash, so he acts like an invalid, making Andy's family care for him.
197 8 "Politics Begin at Home" Lee Philips Fred S. Fox November 7, 1966 (1966-11-07)
Aunt Bee runs against Howard for the position of councilman, then withdraws after realizing Howard has more expertise of the issues. (The same story line was used in episode 144 of The Dick Van Dyke Show and years later in episode 72 of The Partridge Family).
198 9 "The Senior Play" Lee Philips Sid Morse November 14, 1966 (1966-11-14)
Helen and her teenage students try to put on a play, despite the principal's objections over its content.
199 10 "Opie Finds a Baby" Lee Philips Stan Dreben & Sid Mandel November 21, 1966 (1966-11-21)
Opie and his friend Arnold find an abandoned baby and try to find him a home.
200 11 "Big Fish in a Small Town" Lee Philips Bill Idelson & Sam Bobrick November 28, 1966 (1966-11-28)
Howard is the envy of Mayberry when he catches the biggest fish in town on his very first fishing trip.
201 12 "Only a Rose" Lee Philips Jim Parker & Arnold Margolin December 5, 1966 (1966-12-05)
Opie accidentally destroys Aunt Bee's special rose just before the Annual Mayberry Flower Show.
202 13 "Otis the Deputy" Lee Philips Jim Parker & Arnold Margolin December 12, 1966 (1966-12-12)
Otis and Howard take action to rescue Andy from a pair of bank robbers.
203 14 "Goober Makes History" Lee Philips John L. Greene & Paul David December 19, 1966 (1966-12-19)
Goober fancies himself a philosopher when he grows a beard.
204 15 "A New Doctor in Town" Lee Philips Ray Brenner & Barry E. Blitzer December 26, 1966 (1966-12-26)
The citizens of Mayberry are skeptical of the new town doctor until Andy convinces them to give him a chance.
205 16 "Don't Miss a Good Bet" Lee Philips Fred S. Fox January 2, 1967 (1967-01-02)
Andy and friends are duped by a con man and his get-rich-quick scheme.
206 17 "Dinner at Eight" Lee Philips Budd Grossman January 9, 1967 (1967-01-09)
Andy has three servings of spaghetti from three friends.
207 18 "A Visit to Barney Fife" Lee Philips Bill Idelson & Sam Bobrick January 16, 1967 (1967-01-16)
Andy visits Barney Fife in Raleigh and helps him solve a series of supermarket robberies.
208 19 "Barney Comes to Mayberry" Lee Philips Sid Morse January 23, 1967 (1967-01-23)
Barney comes back to Mayberry at the same time as an old girlfriend, whose movie is having its world premiere in town.
209 20 "Andy's Old Girlfriend" Lee Philips Sid Morse January 30, 1967 (1967-01-30)
An old girlfriend of Andy's comes back to Mayberry, putting a strain on his relationship with Helen.
210 21 "Aunt Bee's Restaurant" Lee Philips Ronald Axe & Les Roberts February 6, 1967 (1967-02-06)
Aunt Bee becomes a partner in a new Chinese restaurant, but her superstitions make her question her investment.
211 22 "Floyd's Barbershop" Lee Philips Jim Parker & Arnold Margolin February 13, 1967 (1967-02-13)
Floyd decides to give up the barbershop when Howard buys it and raises the rent.
212 23 "The Statue" Lee Philips Fred S. Fox February 20, 1967 (1967-02-20)
Andy discovers that his ancestor was the biggest swindler in the state just as Mayberry is about to unveil a statue of him.
213 24 "Helen, the Authoress" Lee Philips Doug Tibbles February 27, 1967 (1967-02-27)
Helen becomes a successful author of children's books, but Andy has a difficult time of getting along with a celebrity.
214 25 "Goodbye Dolly" Lee Philips Michael Morris & Seaman Jacobs March 6, 1967 (1967-03-06)
Andy and Opie try to help an old milk wagon horse enjoy retirement.
215 26 "Opie's Piano Lesson" Lee Philips Leo & Pauline Townsend March 13, 1967 (1967-03-13)
Opie decides to practice the piano, but it soon conflicts with his football practice.
216 27 "Howard, the Comedian" Lee Philips Michael Morris & Seaman Jacobs March 20, 1967 (1967-03-20)
Howard becomes a comedian and tells jokes about Mayberry, which his friends view as insults.
217 28 "Big Brother" Lee Philips Fred S. Fox March 27, 1967 (1967-03-27)
Howard volunteers to be a Big Brother of a high school student, but neglects tutoring the boy while he takes the boy's older sister out on dates.
218 29 "Opie's Most Unforgettable Character" Lee Philips Michael Morris & Seaman Jacobs April 3, 1967 (1967-04-03)
Opie tries to pick a subject for his writing assignment and eventually picks someone other than Andy.
219 30 "Goober's Contest" Lee Philips Ron Friedman & Pat McCormick April 10, 1967 (1967-04-10)
Goober gets into trouble when a printing error awards Floyd with a large cash prize in a filling station contest.