The Andy Griffith Show (season 8)

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The Andy Griffith Show (season 8)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 30
Original channel CBS
Original run September 11, 1967 (1967-09-11) – April 1, 1968 (1968-04-01)
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 December 12, 2006 (2006-12-12)
Season chronology
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List of The Andy Griffith Show episodes

This is a list of episodes from the eighth and final 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 11, 1967 to April 1, 1968.[1][2]

Nielsen ratings[edit]

The season ranked first with a 27.6 rating.

DVD release[edit]

The Region 1 DVD was released on December 12, 2006.


No. in
No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
220 1 "Opie's First Love" Lee Philips Doug Tibbles September 11, 1967 (1967-09-11)
Mary Alice Carter accepts Opie's invitation to a party then decides to go with Fred Simpson.
221 2 "Howard the Bowler" Lee Philips Dick Bensfield & Perry Grant September 18, 1967 (1967-09-18)
Howard is a last-minute substitute on the bowling team, but he proves to be an excellent bowler.
222 3 "A Trip to Mexico" Lee Philips Dick Bensfield & Perry Grant September 25, 1967 (1967-09-25)
Aunt Bee wins a trip to Mexico.
223 4 "Andy's Trip to Raleigh" Lee Philips Joseph Bonaduce October 2, 1967 (1967-10-02)
Andy cancels a date with Helen to meet a lawyer in Raleigh, who's actually very pretty.
224 5 "Opie Steps Up in Class" Lee Philips Joseph Bonaduce October 9, 1967 (1967-10-09)
Opie goes to summer camp with a rich boy, leading Aunt Bee to try improving the Taylors' social standing.
225 6 "Howard's Main Event" Lee Philips Robert C. Dennis & Earl Barret October 16, 1967 (1967-10-16)
Howard makes friends with a girl whose ex-boyfriend constantly threatens him.
226 7 "Aunt Bee the Juror" Lee Philips Kent Wilson October 23, 1967 (1967-10-23)
Aunt Bee serves jury duty on a seemingly open-and-shut case of theft. Jack Nicholson is the defendant.
227 8 "The Tape Recorder" Lee Philips Michael Morris & Seaman Jacobs October 30, 1967 (1967-10-30)
Opie tape records a bank robber confessing where he hid the money, against Andy's strict orders.
228 9 "Opie's Group" Lee Philips Doug Tibbles November 6, 1967 (1967-11-06)
Opie joins a rock-and-roll band, which starts to affect his grades.
229 10 "Aunt Bee and the Lecturer" Lee Philips Michael Morris & Seaman Jacobs November 13, 1967 (1967-11-13)
Aunt Bee dates a charming lecturer.
230 11 "Andy's Investment" Alan Rafkin Michael Morris & Seaman Jacobs November 20, 1967 (1967-11-20)
Andy starts a coin laundry business to save money for Opie's college education.
231 12 "Howard and Millie" Peter Baldwin Joseph Bonaduce November 27, 1967 (1967-11-27)
Howard proposes to Millie at the bakery where she works. But on the long train ride to get married in her hometown, they have a series of spats and on arrival decide to break the engagement.
232 13 "Aunt Bee's Cousin" Lee Philips Dick Bensfield & Perry Grant December 4, 1967 (1967-12-04)
Andy learns the sad truth about Aunt Bee's supposedly wealthy cousin, who has spun many tall tales during his visit.
233 14 "Suppose Andy Gets Sick" Peter Baldwin Jack Raymond December 11, 1967 (1967-12-11)
Andy catches the flu, so Goober acts as deputy to take care of things.
234 15 "Howard's New Life" Lee Philips Perry Grant & Dick Bensfield December 18, 1967 (1967-12-18)
Howard decides to quit his job as county clerk and start a new life on a tiny Caribbean island, only to find he is bored there.
235 16 "Goober the Executive" Lee Philips Michael Morris & Seaman Jacobs December 25, 1967 (1967-12-25)
Goober buys the filling station with support from Andy and Emmett.
236 17 "The Mayberry Chef" Lee Philips James L. Brooks January 1, 1968 (1968-01-01)
Aunt Bee gets her own cooking show on a local TV station.
237 18 "Emmett's Brother-in-Law" Lee Philips James L. Brooks January 8, 1968 (1968-01-08)
Emmett's wife pushes him to be an insurance salesman like his brother-in-law, but he hates to leave his fix-it shop.
238 19 "Opie's Drugstore Job" Lee Philips Kent Wilson January 15, 1968 (1968-01-15)
Opie gets a job at the drugstore, where he accidentally breaks an expensive bottle of perfume.
239 20 "The Church Benefactors" Lee Philips Robert C. Dennis & Earl Barret January 22, 1968 (1968-01-22)
The citizens of Mayberry debate over whether to spend $500 given to the church on choir robes or to fix a drainage problem with church building.
240 21 "Barney Hosts a Summit Meeting" Lee Philips Aaron Ruben January 29, 1968 (1968-01-29)
Barney Fife comes back to Mayberry and hosts a summit meeting between the United States and the Soviet Union at the Taylors' house. (The plot was inspired by the actual international summit meeting in Glassboro, NJ)
241 22 "Goober Goes to an Auto Show" Lee Philips Joseph Bonaduce February 5, 1968 (1968-02-05)
While attending an auto show, Goober tries to impress an old friend by claiming to own a chain of gas stations.
242 23 "Aunt Bee's Big Moment" Lee Philips Dick Bensfield & Perry Grant February 12, 1968 (1968-02-12)
Aunt Bee takes flying lessons to achieve a big moment like everyone else.
243 24 "Helen's Past" Lee Philips Doug Tibbles February 19, 1968 (1968-02-19)
Andy discovers that Helen apparently was arrested years ago for associating with a notorious gangster.
244 25 "Emmett's Anniversary" Lee Philips Perry Grant & Dick Bensfield February 26, 1968 (1968-02-26)
Emmett buys his wife a mink coat for their 25th anniversary, but fails to keep it a surprise.
245 26 "The Wedding" Lee Philips Joseph Bonaduce March 4, 1968 (1968-03-04)
Howard's controlling mother remarries and moves away, allowing him to redo his house into a bachelor pad.
246 27 "Sam for Town Council" Lee Philips Dick Bensfield & Perry Grant March 11, 1968 (1968-03-11)
Sam Jones is urged by his Mayberry neighbors to run for town council.
247 28 "Opie and Mike" Lee Philips Doug Tibbles March 18, 1968 (1968-03-18)
Opie helps out Mike Jones with bullies at school.
248 29 "A Girl for Goober" Lee Philips Teleplay: Bruce Howard
Story: Bob Ross
March 25, 1968 (1968-03-25)
Goober tries a computer dating service to find the right girl, and is matched with a Ph.D. graduate.
249 30 "Mayberry R.F.D." Peter Baldwin Bob Ross April 1, 1968 (1968-04-01)
In this set-up for the sequel series, Mayberry R.F.D., Sam asks a friend from Italy to help him with his land. The friend and his large family move into Sam's house.