List of The Andy Griffith Show episodes

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This is a list of episodes from the CBS television comedy The Andy Griffith Show. The first episode aired on October 3, 1960 and the final episode aired on April 1, 1968. There were 249 episodes in all, 159 in black and white (seasons 1–5) and 90 in color (seasons 6–8). The series was spun off from The Danny Thomas Show, where Sheriff Andy Taylor was introduced in the episode, "Danny Meets Andy Griffith", which first aired on February 15, 1960.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired Rank/Rating
First aired Last aired
1 32 October 3, 1960 (1960-10-03) May 22, 1961 (1961-05-22) 4/27.8
2 31 October 2, 1961 (1961-10-02) May 7, 1962 (1962-05-07) 7/27
3 32 October 1, 1962 (1962-10-01) May 6, 1963 (1963-05-06) 6/29.7
4 32 September 30, 1963 (1963-09-30) May 18, 1964 (1964-05-18) 5/29.4
5 32 September 21, 1964 (1964-09-21) May 3, 1965 (1965-05-03) 4/28.3
6 30 September 13, 1965 (1965-09-13) April 11, 1966 (1966-04-11) 6/26.9
7 30 September 12, 1966 (1966-09-12) April 10, 1967 (1967-04-10) 3/27.4
8 30 September 11, 1967 (1967-09-11) April 1, 1968 (1968-04-01) 1/27.6


Season 1 (1960-1961)[edit]

  • Season 1 consisted of 32 episodes.
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1 1 "The New Housekeeper" Sheldon Leonard Jack Elinson & Charles Stewart October 3, 1960 (1960-10-03)
After the Taylors' old housekeeper, Rose, gets married and moves away, Aunt Bee (Frances Bavier) moves in to take care of Andy (Andy Griffith) and Opie (Ron Howard), but Opie just will not accept her.
2 2 "The Manhunt" Don Weis Charles Stewart & Jack Elinson October 10, 1960 (1960-10-10)
Andy and Barney (Don Knotts) decide to take action when the state police leave them out of a manhunt for an escaped criminal. First appearance of Otis the town drunk played by Hal Smith.
3 3 "The Guitar Player" Don Weis Jack Elinson & Charles Stewart October 17, 1960 (1960-10-17)
Andy helps guitar player Jim Lindsey (James Best) get a chance at stardom – by arresting a visiting music group.
4 4 "Ellie Comes to Town" Don Weis Charles Stewart & Jack Elinson October 24, 1960 (1960-10-24)
Ellie Walker (Elinor Donahue) comes to Mayberry to help her ailing uncle with the drugstore, but runs into trouble with the local hypochondriac.
5 5 "Irresistible Andy" Don Weis David Adler1 October 31, 1960 (1960-10-31)
Andy suspects that Ellie is thinking about marriage when he invites her to the annual church picnic.
6 6 "Runaway Kid" Don Weis Arthur Stander November 7, 1960 (1960-11-07)
Andy teaches Opie about keeping promises, then must figure what to do with a friend of Opie's who's run away from home.
7 7 "Andy the Matchmaker" Don Weis Arthur Stander November 14, 1960 (1960-11-14)
Andy and Ellie stage a fake robbery at the pharmacy to boost Barney's self-confidence.
8 8 "Opie's Charity" Don Weis Arthur Stander November 28, 1960 (1960-11-28)
Andy is disappointed in Opie for giving so little to a charity drive – until he learns the reason.
9 9 "A Feud Is a Feud" Don Weis David Adler1 December 5, 1960 (1960-12-05)
Andy seeks to end a long-running family feud before joining two lovers (one from each family) in marriage.
10 10 "Ellie for Council" Bob Sweeney Jack Elinson & Charles Stewart December 12, 1960 (1960-12-12)
Ellie starts a battle of the sexes when she decides to run for council.
11 11 "The Christmas Story" Bob Sweeney David Adler1 December 19, 1960 (1960-12-19)
Despite being forced to arrest bootlegger Sam Muggins at Christmastime, Andy still manages to have the most wonderful Christmas in Mayberry.
12 12 "Stranger in Town" Don Weis Arthur Stander December 26, 1960 (1960-12-26)
The citizens of Mayberry are suspicious of a young stranger (William Lanteau) who seems to know everything about them. First appearance of Floyd, the barber, played for the only time by Walter Baldwin.
13 13 "Mayberry Goes Hollywood" Bob Sweeney Benedict Freedman & John Fenton Murray January 2, 1961 (1961-01-02)
Mayberry is chosen as the backdrop for an upcoming movie, so the whole town gets carried away with all the glamour. First appearance of Howard McNear as Floyd Lawson, the barber.
14 14 "The Horse Trader" Bob Sweeney Jack Elinson & Charles Stewart January 9, 1961 (1961-01-09)
Andy makes up a history for an old useless cannon to sell it to an antique dealer (Casey Adams aka Max Showalter) – even though he had just told Opie about honesty.
15 15 "Those Gossipin' Men" Bob Sweeney Charles Stewart & Jack Elinson January 16, 1961 (1961-01-16)
Aunt Bee sets out to prove that men are bigger gossips than women. The men spread a rumor that a visiting shoe salesman (Jack Finch) may actually be a talent scout. The salesman is puzzled when townspeople come to his hotel room to show him their various acts.
16 16 "The Beauty Contest" Bob Sweeney Jack Elinson & Charles Stewart January 23, 1961 (1961-01-23)
Andy is made judge of a beauty contest that's been chosen to end the annual Founder's Day celebration.
17 17 "Alcohol and Old Lace" Gene Reynolds Charles Stewart & Jack Elinson January 30, 1961 (1961-01-30)
Two spinsters point Andy and Barney in the direction of local moonshiners, only the spinsters are moonshiners, too.
18 18 "Andy the Marriage Counselor" Gene Reynolds David Adler1 February 6, 1961 (1961-02-06)
A couple who just moved into town are always disturbing the peace with their arguing, so Andy tries an experiment to make them act nice to each other, but it makes them snap at everyone else.
19 19 "Mayberry on Record" Gene Reynolds John Fenton Murray & Benedict Freedman February 13, 1961 (1961-02-13)
A stranger comes to town with the intention of making a record of the Mayberry townsfolk, but Andy suspects he's a con artist.
20 20 "Andy Saves Barney's Morale" Bob Sweeney David Adler1 February 20, 1961 (1961-02-20)
Andy leaves Barney in charge for the day, and when he comes back, he finds that Barney put the whole town in jail.
21 21 "Andy and the Gentleman Crook" Bob Sweeney Ben Gershman & Leo Solomon February 27, 1961 (1961-02-27)
A notorious con man being held in the Mayberry prison becomes a hero in town to everyone but Andy, who is not fooled.
22 22 "Cyrano Andy" Bob Sweeney Jack Elinson & Charles Stewart March 6, 1961 (1961-03-06)
Andy tries to help Barney win over Thelma Lou (Betty Lynn), but Barney think Andy is trying to steal her away.
23 23 "Andy and Opie, Housekeepers" Bob Sweeney David Adler1 March 13, 1961 (1961-03-13)
Andy and Opie try to break their habit of making the house a mess while Aunt Bee is away tending to a sick cousin.
24 24 "The New Doctor" Bob Sweeney Charles Stewart & Jack Elinson March 27, 1961 (1961-03-27)
Andy suspects that the new doctor (George Nader) is trying to steal Ellie away.
25 25 "A Plaque for Mayberry" Bob Sweeney Leo Solomon & Ben Gershman April 3, 1961 (1961-04-03)
The Women's Historical Society have deduced that a descendant of a Revolutionary War hero is living in Mayberry, but that person turns out to be Otis, the town drunk.
26 26 "The Inspector" Bob Sweeney Jack Elinson & Charles Stewart April 10, 1961 (1961-04-10)
A by-the-book state inspector intends to impeach Andy and Barney for the careless way they run the courthouse.
27 27 "Ellie Saves a Female" Bob Sweeney David Adler1 April 17, 1961 (1961-04-17)
Ellie decides to give a farmgirl a makeover, despite the protests of the girl's father.
28 28 "Andy Forecloses" Bob Sweeney Leo Solomon & Ben Gershman April 24, 1961 (1961-04-24)
Andy tries to help a poor family keep their home, in spite of being ordered to give them an eviction notice.
29 29 "Quiet Sam" Bob Sweeney Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum May 1, 1961 (1961-05-01)
Barney is suspicious of new farmer Sam Becker (William Schallert) , so he convinces Andy into paying Sam a visit.
30 30 "Barney Gets His Man" Bob Sweeney Leo Solomon & Ben Gershman May 8, 1961 (1961-05-08)
Barney is credited with the capture of an escaped convict, but the criminal escapes his custody and swears to get Barney for his arrest.
31 31 "The Guitar Player Returns" Bob Sweeney Charles Stewart & Jack Elinson May 15, 1961 (1961-05-15)
Jim Lindsey returns to Mayberry after making it big in show business, but it turns out he's behind on his bills. Last episode with the character Ellie Walker.
32 32 "Bringing Up Opie" Bob Sweeney Jack Elinson & Charles Stewart May 22, 1961 (1961-05-22)
Aunt Bee forbids Opie from visiting Andy and Barney at the courthouse, so with nothing else to do, Opie decides to run away from home.

Season 2 (1961-1962)[edit]

  • Season 2 consisted of 31 episodes.
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33 1 "Opie and the Bully" Bob Sweeney David Adler1 October 2, 1961 (1961-10-02)
Andy must decide what to do when he discovers a bully is repeatedly taking Opie's lunch money, while Opie is too embarrassed to tell him about it.
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, but she manages to get out of paying 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 (Andy Clyde) for failing to pay back taxes, but he soon finds a century-old savings bond among the man's possessions which has grown to an outrageously high value.
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 visiting con artist (Beverly Tyler) and her associate (Jackie Coogan)
38 6 "Opie's Hobo Friend" Bob Sweeney Harvey Bullock November 13, 1961 (1961-11-13)
Opie befriends a hobo (Buddy Ebsen) 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)
After Barney and Thelma Lou set Andy up on a blind date with Karen Moore (Gail Davis), Thelma Lou's cousin, Andy tries to find out if she 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 Mr. Wheeler (Edgar Buchanan), 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 is invited to visit a posh gentlemen's club and agrees to come, under one stipulation: Barney gets invited as well. However, 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 in an unconventional manner, 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, and soon after 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) sets up shop in Floyd's barber shop, but ends up unintentionally causing trouble when the men of Mayberry come to her for manicures, making their wives jealous. Last appearance of Mayor Pike.
49 17 "The Jinx" Bob Sweeney Jack Elinson & Charles Stewart January 29, 1962 (1962-01-29)
Andy tries to help a Mayberry resident (John Qualen) end his apparent bad luck and convince him that he is not hexed, as some of the town's people believe.
50 18 "Jailbreak" Bob Sweeney Harvey Bullock February 5, 1962 (1962-02-05)
Barney clumsily lets a prisoner (Allan Melvin) 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 a member of the Mayberry choir, but proves to be a terrible singer. Not wanting to hurt Barney's feelings, Andy must come up with a way to keep him in the choir but eliminate his singing.
53 21 "Guest of Honor" Bob Sweeney Jack Elinson & Charles Stewart February 26, 1962 (1962-02-26)
A pickpocket (Jay Novello) 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 (Will Wright).
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 unwilling Rafe Hollister into taking a vaccination from county nurse Mary Simpson (Julie Adams).
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 the other is 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 (Sue Ane Langdon), preventing them from being alone.
60 28 "The Bookie Barber" Bob Sweeney Harvey Bullock & R. Allen Saffian April 16, 1962 (1962-04-16)
Floyd hires an assistant (Herb Vigran) 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 uses his attractive reporter to manipulate Barney so he can charge 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 bumbling cousin Virgil (Michael J. Pollard) visits Mayberry and ends up causing trouble for Andy.
63 31 "Deputy Otis" Bob Sweeney Iz Elinson & Fred S. Fox May 7, 1962 (1962-05-07)
Andy makes Otis a temporary deputy so that Otis can impress his visiting relatives.

Season 3 (1962-1963)[edit]

  • Season 3 consisted of 32 episodes.
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64 1 "Mr. McBeevee" Bob Sweeney R. Allen Saffian & Harvey Bullock October 1, 1962 (1962-10-01)
Opie's description of his new friend Mr. McBeevee (Karl Swenson) is hard to believe.
65 2 "Andy's Rich Girlfriend" Bob Sweeney Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum October 8, 1962 (1962-10-08)
Andy tries to comprehend the upper-class wealth of Peggy McMillan (Joanna Moore).
66 3 "Andy and the New Mayor" Bob Sweeney Harvey Bullock & R. Allen Saffian October 15, 1962 (1962-10-15)
Mayor Roy Stoner (Parley Baer) does not like the way Andy does his job.
67 4 "Andy and Opie – Bachelors" Bob Sweeney Everett Greenbaum & Jim Fritzell October 22, 1962 (1962-10-22)
Andy and Opie have Peggy to take care of them while Aunt Bee is away.
68 5 "The Cow Thief" Bob Sweeney R. Allen Saffian & Harvey Bullock October 29, 1962 (1962-10-29)
Mayor Stoner goes over Andy's head and calls in an expert to solve a string of cow thefts. The hoof prints in the ground are analyzed.
69 6 "Barney Mends a Broken Heart" Bob Sweeney Aaron Ruben November 5, 1962 (1962-11-05)
After Andy and Peggy have a fight, Barney tries to fix Andy up with other girls, who are a poor match. First episode with "The Fun Girls".
70 7 "Lawman Barney" Bob Sweeney Aaron Ruben November 12, 1962 (1962-11-12)
Barney loses his self-esteem when two farmers ignore his order to move their produce stand off the street.
71 8 "The Mayberry Band" Bob Sweeney Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum November 19, 1962 (1962-11-19)
Andy is determined to get the Mayberry band into the state band competition, no matter how bad they sound. The mayor is reluctant to finance their trip.
72 9 "Floyd, the Gay Deceiver" Bob Sweeney Aaron Ruben November 26, 1962 (1962-11-26)
Floyd has pretended to be a rich man in letters to his female pen pal, who then suddenly decides to visit. Andy hastily arranges a deception so that Floyd can live up to the image.
73 10 "Opie's Rival" Bob Sweeney Sid Morse December 3, 1962 (1962-12-03)
Opie feels threatened by Andy's relationship with Peggy. Last appearance of Peggy.
74 11 "Convicts at Large" Bob Sweeney Everett Greenbaum & Jim Fritzell December 10, 1962 (1962-12-10)
Barney and Floyd are taken hostage by three escaped female convicts in a country cabin. Last appearance of Floyd until episode 118 due to Howard McNear's stroke.
75 12 "The Bed Jacket" Bob Sweeney Harvey Bullock & R. Allen Saffian December 17, 1962 (1962-12-17)
Andy tries to get a bed jacket that Aunt Bee wants for her birthday.
76 13 "The Bank Job" Bob Sweeney Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum December 24, 1962 (1962-12-24)
Barney sets out to prove that the bank can be easily robbed, as the security guard is very old and not alert. Gomer Pyle (Jim Nabors) makes his debut.
77 14 "One-Punch Opie" Bob Sweeney Harvey Bullock December 31, 1962 (1962-12-31)
Opie learns to stand up to a kid who likes to cause trouble.
78 15 "Barney and the Governor" Bob Sweeney Bill Freedman & Henry Sharp January 7, 1963 (1963-01-07)
Barney puts a ticket on the governor's car and will not tear it up.
79 16 "Man in a Hurry" Bob Sweeney Everett Greenbaum & Jim Fritzell January 14, 1963 (1963-01-14)
A traveling businessman's (Robert Emhardt) car breaks down in Mayberry and he is anxious to get it fixed in time to drive on to his meeting, although Wally the mechanic does not work on Sundays. Andy's family welcome him for the night. (This story was voted by fans as their favorite of the entire series.[citation needed])
80 17 "High Noon in Mayberry" Bob Sweeney Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum January 21, 1963 (1963-01-21)
Barney assumes the worst when Andy gets a letter from an ex-convict Luke Comstock (Leo Gordon) saying he's coming to visit.
81 18 "The Loaded Goat" Bob Sweeney Harvey Bullock January 28, 1963 (1963-01-28)
Andy and Barney have to find a goat loose in town that just ate dynamite before it blows up.
82 19 "Class Reunion" Charles Irving Everett Greenbaum & Jim Fritzell February 4, 1963 (1963-02-04)
Andy meets an old sweetheart at a high school reunion who tells him she prefers to remain in the big city. (The yearbook has actual high school pictures of Andy Griffith and Don Knotts.)
83 20 "Rafe Hollister Sings" Charles Irving Harvey Bullock February 11, 1963 (1963-02-11)
Rafe Hollister bests Barney at singing tryouts, but Mayor Stoner does not like his shabby appearance. Last appearance of Mayor Stoner.
84 21 "Opie and the Spoiled Kid" Bob Sweeney Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum February 18, 1963 (1963-02-18)
A spoiled kid gives Opie bad advice about how Opie should earn his allowance.
85 22 "The Great Filling Station Robbery" Bob Sweeney Harvey Bullock February 25, 1963 (1963-02-25)
Andy and Barney investigate a string of robberies at Wally's Filling Station to find out whether or not a young employee is responsible.
86 23 "Andy Discovers America" Bob Sweeney John Whedon March 4, 1963 (1963-03-04)
Andy's advice to Opie about history homework gets him in trouble with the new schoolteacher, Helen Crump (Aneta Corsaut), so he tells Opie and his friends about the American Revolution to resolve the situation.
87 24 "Aunt Bee's Medicine Man" Bob Sweeney John Whedon March 11, 1963 (1963-03-11)
Aunt Bee listens to a medicine man's (John Dehner) sales pitch to improve her health.
88 25 "The Darlings Are Coming" Bob Sweeney Everett Greenbaum & Jim Fritzell March 18, 1963 (1963-03-18)
Andy has his hands full when a musical mountain family called the Darlings comes to Mayberry.
89 26 "Andy's English Valet" Bob Sweeney Harvey Bullock March 25, 1963 (1963-03-25)
English tourist Malcolm Merriweather (Bernard Fox) is hired as Andy's valet to pay his traffic fine.
90 27 "Barney's First Car" Bob Sweeney Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum April 1, 1963 (1963-04-01)
Barney spends his life savings on buying a car from the elderly Mrs. Lesh (Ellen Corby) that turns out to be a lemon.
91 28 "The Rivals" Bob Sweeney Harvey Bullock April 8, 1963 (1963-04-08)
Barney tries to teach Opie about women, only for Opie to date Thelma Lou.
92 29 "A Wife for Andy" Bob Sweeney Aaron Ruben April 15, 1963 (1963-04-15)
Barney tries to set up Andy with several women, but Andy has his mind on Helen Crump.
93 30 "Dogs, Dogs, Dogs" Bob Sweeney Everett Greenbaum & Jim Fritzell April 22, 1963 (1963-04-22)
A pack of stray dogs comes into the courthouse just as a state official is visiting.
94 31 "Mountain Wedding" Bob Sweeney Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum April 29, 1963 (1963-04-29)
The Darlings ask Andy to help them with wild mountain man Ernest T. Bass (Howard Morris), who doesn't see the marriage of Charlene and Dud Walsh as valid. First episode with Ernest T. Bass. Only episode with both Bass and the Darlings
95 32 "The Big House" Bob Sweeney Harvey Bullock May 6, 1963 (1963-05-06)
Barney and Gomer are in charge of guarding two of four criminals while Andy is out catching the other two. George Kennedy plays a state police detective.

Season 4 (1963-1964)[edit]

  • Season 4 consisted of 32 episodes.
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96 1 "Opie the Birdman" Dick Crenna Harvey Bullock September 30, 1963 (1963-09-30)

Opie accidentally kills a mother bird with his new sling shot and must care for the babies.

In 1997, TV Guide ranked this episode #24 on its list of the 100 Greatest Episodes.[1] In 2009, it moved to #18.[2]
97 2 "The Haunted House" Earl Bellamy Harvey Bullock October 7, 1963 (1963-10-07)
Andy, Barney and Gomer go into a supposedly haunted house to retrieve a baseball.
98 3 "Ernest T. Bass Joins the Army" Dick Crenna Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum October 14, 1963 (1963-10-14)
Ernest T. Bass tries to join the Army and get into uniform, but when he's rejected, he takes it out on Mayberry.
99 4 "The Sermon for Today" Dick Crenna John Whedon October 21, 1963 (1963-10-21)
A visiting preacher (David Lewis) encourages Mayberry to relax and enjoy life – which is not as easy as they thought, as they frantically rehearse the town's out-of-tune band, and repair the broken bandstand and worn uniforms.
100 5 "Briscoe Declares for Aunt Bee" Earl Bellamy Everett Greenbaum & Jim Fritzell October 28, 1963 (1963-10-28)
Briscoe Darling resorts to kidnapping Aunt Bee to court her, leaving Andy to try and resolve the situation.
101 6 "Gomer the House Guest" Earl Bellamy Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum November 4, 1963 (1963-11-04)
Gomer is fired from Wally's Filling Station and moves in with the Taylors.
102 7 "A Black Day for Mayberry" Jeffrey Hayden John Whedon November 11, 1963 (1963-11-11)
A gold shipment is coming through Mayberry and Barney accidentally spills the beans, causing a crowd to turn out to watch the armored car.
103 8 "Opie's Ill-Gotten Gain" Jeffrey Hayden John Whedon November 18, 1963 (1963-11-18)
Opie is rewarded a bicycle for his perfect grades, which then turn out to be a grading mistake.
104 9 "A Date for Gomer" Dick Crenna Everett Greenbaum & Jim Fritzell December 9, 1963 (1963-12-09)
Barney sets Gomer up on a date with Thelma Lou's homely and shy cousin, and they greatly enjoy themselves. Note: this episode, originally scheduled for November 25th, was pre-empted that evening, due to CBS News' extended coverage of President John F. Kennedy's assassination and funeral.
105 10 "Up in Barney's Room" Jeffrey Hayden Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum December 2, 1963 (1963-12-02)
Barney is kicked out of the rooming house for cooking chili in his room. He finally wins Mrs. Mendelbright (Enid Markey) the landlady's respect again by protecting her from a con man (J. Pat O'Malley) .
106 11 "Citizen's Arrest" Dick Crenna Everett Greenbaum & Jim Fritzell December 16, 1963 (1963-12-16)
Barney gives Gomer a ticket for making a U-turn, then the tables are turned when Gomer arrests Barney for the same thing.
107 12 "Opie and His Merry Men" Dick Crenna John Whedon December 30, 1963 (1963-12-30)
Opie and his friends play Robin Hood and his Merry Men when they steal from their parents and give to a hobo (Douglas Fowley).
108 13 "Barney and the Cave Rescue" Dick Crenna Harvey Bullock January 6, 1964 (1964-01-06)
Andy and Helen manage to find their way out a cave after a landslide traps them, but they return to the cave when they hear Barney's led a rescue team, so that he will get credit for freeing them.
109 14 "Andy and Opie's Pal" Dick Crenna Harvey Bullock January 13, 1964 (1964-01-13)
Opie gets jealous when Andy pays extra attention to Opie's new friend Trey Bowden (David Alan Bailey) .
110 15 "Aunt Bee the Crusader" Coby Ruskin John Whedon January 20, 1964 (1964-01-20)
Aunt Bee leads a ladies' protest when a chicken run is about to be condemned to make way for a new highway. They are shocked, however, when Mr. Frisby (Charles Lane) the evictee they are sympathetic for, is found to be a moonshiner.
111 16 "Barney's Sidecar" Coby Ruskin Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum January 27, 1964 (1964-01-27)
Barney gets a motorcycle for the Sheriff's Department and finds many uses for it, catching speeders.
112 17 "My Fair Ernest T. Bass" Earl Bellamy Everett Greenbaum & Jim Fritzell February 3, 1964 (1964-02-03)
Andy tries to reform Ernest T. Bass into a sophisticated gentleman, taking him to a society party.
113 18 "Prisoner of Love" Earl Bellamy Harvey Bullock February 10, 1964 (1964-02-10)
An attractive female jewel thief (Susan Oliver) attempts to seduce Andy and Barney for her release from jail.
114 19 "Hot Rod Otis" Earl Bellamy Harvey Bullock February 17, 1964 (1964-02-17)
Otis, the town drunk, has Andy and Barney worried when he buys a car. Andy scares Otis into giving up his car, by pretending they are mourning his death in an accident.
115 20 "The Song Festers" Earl Bellamy Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum February 24, 1964 (1964-02-24)
Barney's pride is hurt as he is replaced in the town choir by Gomer, who is discovered to have a beautiful singing voice.
116 21 "The Shoplifters" Coby Ruskin Bill Idelson & Sam Bobrick March 2, 1964 (1964-03-02)
Barney goes undercover, pretending to be a mannequin, to find a shoplifter at Weaver's Department Store. Barney, Andy, and Ben Weaver (Tol Avery), the store owner scare each other as they prowl separately in the store late at night, knocking over small objects.
117 22 "Andy's Vacation" Jeffrey Hayden Everett Greenbaum & Jim Fritzell March 9, 1964 (1964-03-09)
Andy takes a vacation nearby, leaving Barney and Gomer in charge of the courthouse. They then continually pester Andy for help with problems that arise.
118 23 "Andy Saves Gomer" Jeffrey Hayden Harvey Bullock March 16, 1964 (1964-03-16)
Gomer is too grateful to Andy for putting out a fire, and pesters Andy at following and wanting to help him in gratitude. Howard McNear returns as Floyd after suffering a stroke in real life.
119 24 "Bargain Day" Jeffrey Hayden John Whedon March 23, 1964 (1964-03-23)
Aunt Bee buys a side of beef at a discount market, but her freezer doesn't work.
120 25 "Divorce, Mountain Style" Jeffrey Hayden Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum March 30, 1964 (1964-03-30)
Charlene Darling divorces Dud Wash (Bob Denver) and intends to marry Andy.
121 26 "A Deal Is a Deal" Jeffrey Hayden Bill Idelson & Sam Bobrick April 6, 1964 (1964-04-06)
Opie gets involved in a scheme to sell worthless salve.
122 27 "Fun Girls" Coby Ruskin Aaron Ruben April 13, 1964 (1964-04-13)
Two fun-loving girls from Mount Pilot cause problems by being amorous to Andy and Barney, which makes Helen and Thelma Lou jealous. First appearance of Goober (George Lindsey). Only episode with both Goober and Gomer.
123 28 "The Return of Malcolm Merriweather" Coby Ruskin Harvey Bullock April 20, 1964 (1964-04-20)
Malcolm Merriweather returns to Mayberry, doing housework for Andy and making Aunt Bee feel unappreciated.
124 29 "The Rumor" Coby Ruskin Everett Greenbaum & Jim Fritzell April 27, 1964 (1964-04-27)
Barney starts a rumor that Andy and Helen are engaged after he sees them kissing in a jewelry store.
125 30 "Barney and Thelma Lou, Phfftt" Coby Ruskin Bill Idelson & Sam Bobrick May 4, 1964 (1964-05-04)
Feeling that Barney takes her for granted, Thelma Lou starts dating Gomer to purposely make Barney jealous with rage.
126 31 "Back to Nature" Coby Ruskin Harvey Bullock May 11, 1964 (1964-05-11)
Andy, Barney and Gomer take Opie and his friends on a camping trip, where Barney and Gomer manage to get themselves lost in the woods.
127 32 "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C." Aaron Ruben Aaron Ruben May 18, 1964 (1964-05-18)
In this set-up for the spin-off series, Gomer Pyle-USMC, Gomer enlists in the Marines and Andy comes along to make sure things go well with Sergeant Carter (Frank Sutton).

Season 5 (1964-1965)[edit]

  • This is the last season to be broadcast in black-and-white before the show went to color.
  • This season consisted of 32 episodes.
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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. James Westerfield and Maudie Prickett guest star.
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, Roger Hanover (Wallace Ford) – 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 (Jay Novello) 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"), MacLeod 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 Charles Foley (Frank Ferguson) 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, out of the butter and egg man (Woodrow Chambliss) who happens to be 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 (Don Rickles) 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.

Season 6 (1965-1966)[edit]

  • At the beginning of this season, The Andy Griffith Show went from black-and-white to color, beginning with the episode "Opie's Job".
  • The CBS in Color logo was introduced at the start of this season.
  • This season consisted of 30 episodes.
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160 1 "Opie's Job" Larry Dobkin Art Baer & Ben Joelson September 13, 1965 (1965-09-13)
Opie gets a job at the grocery store, then sacrifices it for a boy who needs employment much more.
161 2 "Andy's Rival" Peter Baldwin Laurence Marks September 20, 1965 (1965-09-20)
Andy gets jealous of a handsome new teacher spending time with Helen.
162 3 "Malcolm at the Crossroads" Gary Nelson Harvey Bullock September 27, 1965 (1965-09-27)
Malcolm Merriweather replaces Ernest T. Bass as school crossing guard, starting a conflict. Last appearance of both Malcolm Merriweather and Ernest T. Bass.
163 4 "Aunt Bee, the Swinger" Larry Dobkin Jack Elinson October 4, 1965 (1965-10-04)
Aunt Bee and her new beau attempt to recapture their youth.
164 5 "The Bazaar" Sheldon Leonard Ben Joelson & Art Baer October 11, 1965 (1965-10-11)
Andy's new deputy, Warren Ferguson, arrests Aunt Bee and her friends for gambling at the church bazaar.
165 6 "A Warning from Warren" Alan Rafkin Lawrence J. Cohen & Fred Freeman October 18, 1965 (1965-10-18)
Warren believes a picnic will not go so well for Andy and Helen.
166 7 "Off to Hollywood" Alan Rafkin Bill Idelson & Sam Bobrick October 25, 1965 (1965-10-25)
The Taylors decide to take a trip to Hollywood after Andy is given a check from a studio that wants to make his life into a movie.
167 8 "Taylors in Hollywood" Alan Rafkin Bill Idelson & Sam Bobrick November 1, 1965 (1965-11-01)
The Taylors visit the studio where the movie based on Andy's life, Sheriff Without a Gun, is being shot. Gavin MacLeod plays an actor playing Andy in the movie.
168 9 "The Hollywood Party" Alan Rafkin Lawrence J. Cohen & Fred Freeman November 8, 1965 (1965-11-08)
Andy poses with a Hollywood starlet, jeopardizing his relationship with Helen.
169 10 "Aunt Bee on TV" Alan Rafkin Fred Freeman & Lawrence J. Cohen November 15, 1965 (1965-11-15)
Aunt Bee wins a lot of new appliances on a TV quiz show, but she loses her friends as a result. William Christopher plays the IRS agent.
170 11 "The Cannon" Alan Rafkin Jack Elinson November 22, 1965 (1965-11-22)
Through sheer luck, Warren catches a pair of thieves with his supposed "knowledge" of cannons.
171 12 "A Man's Best Friend" Alan Rafkin Art Baer & Ben Joelson November 29, 1965 (1965-11-29)
Opie and his friend Tommy (Michel Petit) use walkie-talkies to fool Goober into thinking he really has a talking dog.
172 13 "Aunt Bee Takes a Job" Alan Rafkin Bill Idelson & Sam Bobrick December 6, 1965 (1965-12-06)
Aunt Bee gets a job at the print shop where her employers turn out to be counterfeiters.
173 14 "The Church Organ" Lee Philips Paul Wayne December 13, 1965 (1965-12-13)
Andy does everything he can to help the church buy a new organ.
174 15 "Girl-Shy" Lee Philips Bill Idelson & Sam Bobrick December 20, 1965 (1965-12-20)
Warren becomes a sleepwalking Casanova after watching his suave hero on TV.
175 16 "Otis the Artist" Alan Rafkin Teleplay: Fred Freeman & Lawrence J. Cohen
Story: Bob Ross
January 3, 1966 (1966-01-03)
Warren tries to get Otis to start a career in art.
176 17 "The Return of Barney Fife" Alan Rafkin Sam Bobrick & Bill Idelson January 10, 1966 (1966-01-10)
Barney Fife returns to Mayberry for a high school reunion and so does Thelma Lou, who has married someone else. This is Thelma Lou's final appearance on the series.
177 18 "The Legend of Barney Fife" Alan Rafkin Harvey Bullock January 17, 1966 (1966-01-17)
Barney has to demonstrate his "legendary courage" to Warren when a vengeful convict escapes from prison.
178 19 "Lost and Found" Alan Rafkin John L. Greene & Paul David January 24, 1966 (1966-01-24)
Aunt Bee collects insurance money for the loss of her jeweled pin, then finds it after she spends the money.
179 20 "Wyatt Earp Rides Again" Alan Rafkin Jack Elinson January 31, 1966 (1966-01-31)
A supposed descendant of Wyatt Earp comes to Mayberry and wants to duel Andy thinking his family honor has been tarnished. Last episode with Warren Ferguson
180 21 "Aunt Bee Learns to Drive" Lee Philips Jack Elinson February 7, 1966 (1966-02-07)
Andy has a big problem when Aunt Bee buys a car and wishes to take driving lessons.
181 22 "Look Paw, I'm Dancing" Lee Philips Ben Starr February 14, 1966 (1966-02-14)
Opie learns to enjoy his first dancing party.
182 23 "The Gypsies" Alan Rafkin Roland MacLane February 21, 1966 (1966-02-21)
A band of gypsies causes trouble for Andy with their supposed magic. Jamie Farr played one of the Gypsies.
183 24 "Eat Your Heart Out" Alan Rafkin Art Baer & Ben Joelson February 28, 1966 (1966-02-28)
Goober falls for Flora, the new waitress (Alberta Nelson) but she has her eye on Andy.
184 25 "A Baby in the House" Alan Rafkin Bill Idelson & Sam Bobrick March 7, 1966 (1966-03-07)
Aunt Bee agrees to babysit her niece for a week, but the infant doesn't seem to like her.
185 26 "The County Clerk" Alan Rafkin Bill Idelson & Sam Bobrick March 14, 1966 (1966-03-14)
Andy and Helen try to set up county clerk Howard Sprague (Jack Dodson) with Irene Fairchild (Nina Shipman) , the new county nurse.
186 27 "The Foster Lady" Alan Rafkin Jack Elinson & Iz Elinson March 21, 1966 (1966-03-21)
Aunt Bee considers starring in a TV commercial.
187 28 "Goober's Replacement" Alan Rafkin Stan Dreben & Howard Merrill March 28, 1966 (1966-03-28)
Flora, Goober's girlfriend fills in for him at Wally's and is about to become his replacement.
188 29 "The Battle of Mayberry" Alan Rafkin Paul David & John L. Greene April 4, 1966 (1966-04-04)
Opie causes an uproar when he discovers the truth about the Battle of Mayberry.
189 30 "A Singer in Town" Alan Rafkin Stan Dreben & Howard Merrill April 11, 1966 (1966-04-11)
Rock-n'-Roll singer Keezy Hazelton performs a song about Mayberry written by Aunt Bee and Clara Edwards.

Season 7 (1966-1967)[edit]

  • Season 7 consisted of 30 episodes.
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190 1 "Opie's Girlfriend" Lee Philips Budd Grossman September 12, 1966 (1966-09-12)
Opie makes friends with Helen's niece 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. His controlling mother had belittled the lodge and scolded Howard for applying.
192 3 "The Barbershop Quartet" Lee Philips Fred S. Fox September 26, 1966 (1966-09-26)
A prisoner (Hamilton Camp) 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 (Ian Wolfe) 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 of the Darlings
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, until Andy tricks him into revealing his arm has normal range of motion.
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. Jack Nicholson played the baby's father.
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. Last episode with Otis.
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. Note: Sandy Kenyon not Richard Bull plays the class instructor Bill Lindsay.
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 (William Christopher) 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 to endure 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)
Alice (Joanna McNeil), 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 after 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, so he enlists a friend to sneakily play the piano for him.
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 overly large cash prize in a filling station contest. Last appearance of Floyd. Rob Reiner had a small role in the episode.

Season 8 (1967-1968)[edit]

  • Season 8 consisted of 30 episodes.
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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. First appearance of Emmett Clark (Paul Hartman).
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 (Whitney Blake) 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 played 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 Prof. Hubert St. John (Edward Andrews).
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 (Jack Albertson), 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 is bedridden with the flu, so Goober acts as deputy to take care of things. Chaos ensues.
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 the 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. The final appearance of Barney Fife on the show.
241 22 "Goober Goes to an Auto Show" Lee Philips Joseph Bonaduce February 5, 1968 (1968-02-05)
While attending an auto show in Raleigh, 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 (Ken Berry) 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 (Buddy Foster) 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.

Reunion movie[edit]

Title Directed by Written by Original air date
"Return to Mayberry" Bob Sweeney Harvey Bullock & Everett Greenbaum April 13, 1986 (1986-04-13)
Andy Taylor returns to Mayberry to visit Opie and help Barney Fife investigate strange events.


  1. ^ 'David Adler' was a pseudonym for blacklisted writer Frank Tarloff.
  1. ^ "Special Collector's Issue: 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time". TV Guide (June 28-July 4). 1997. 
  2. ^ "TV Guide's Top 100 Episodes". Rev/Views. Retrieved July 4, 2016.