The Andy Griffith Show - Episode Guide

Season 1

The New Housekeeper

Episode: 1x01 | Airdate: Oct 3, 1960

Andy's housekeeper Rose is getting married – much to Opie's disappointment. Realizing he's going to need help taking care of Opie and keeping the house clean, Andy calls upon Aunt Bee to move in. However, upon her arrival, Opie is appalled that she can't do all the things he finds fun.

The Manhunt

Episode: 1x02 | Airdate: Oct 10, 1960

Following the escape of a dangerous felon near Mayberry, the State police arrive in town and announce they'll be basing their manhunt out of the courthouse. After being shut out of helping out, Andy and Barney take it upon themselves to try and collar the felon themselves – much to the dismay of the State police captain.

The Guitar Player

Episode: 1x03 | Airdate: Oct 17, 1960

After Andy arrests Jim Lindsey, a not very ambitious, but talented guitar player on a disturbing the peace charge, he tries to convince Jim to move to a bigger city in order to audition for any band that will take him. Jim however, is convinced that he doesn't have what it takes to become a big-named musician and immediately writes off the idea. But when a band leader Bobby Fleet and his band with a Beat comes through town on their way to a concert in Mount Pilot, Andy plots to find a way for Jim to audition for them – right in the jail house.

Ellie Comes to Town

Episode: 1x04 | Airdate: Oct 24, 1960

Andy and the new "lady druggist" Ellie Walker get off on the wrong foot when, on Ellie's first day of work, he opens the drug store when she arrives at work late so Aunt Bee can get her shopping done. It doesn't take Ellie long to become the town pariah when she refuses to let Emma Brand take her usual dose of pills without a prescription. After realizing how things are done in small-town Mayberry, Ellie soon has a change of heart and brings Emma her "prescription."

Irresistible Andy

Episode: 1x05 | Airdate: Oct 31, 1960

The church social is around the corner and Andy contemplates asking Ellie to be his date after learning nobody asked her yet. However, Andy misinterprets Ellie's kindness toward Opie as what he calls a "down payment on a husband," and as a result, tries to get her interested in some of the other bachelors in town. When Ellie finds out what Andy's up to, she furiously gives him a piece of her mind, and as a result, Andy apologizes and they agree to go to the social together.

Runaway Kid

Episode: 1x06 | Airdate: Nov 7, 1960

After giving Opie a lesson on why keeping promises and loyalty to friends are important, Andy has a hard time taking his words to heart after finding out that Opie's new friend ran away from home. It is only after having a heart to heart with Opie's new friend that Andy is able to convince "Tex" to return home while not disappointing his son.

Andy the Matchmaker

Episode: 1x07 | Airdate: Nov 14, 1960

Tired of being mocked for having nothing to do, Barney, in a fit, decides to quit his job as a deputy. Looking for a way to boost his self-esteem so Barney can work up the nerve to ask out the local dressmaker, Andy turns to Ellie, and the pair comes up with a make believe robbery at Walker's Drug Store so Barney can solve the crime.

Opie's Charity

Episode: 1x08 | Airdate: Nov 28, 1960

After Andy agrees to work with the local chairwoman of the Underprivileged Children's Drive on their latest campaign, he is in for a surprise at learning how much Opie donated at school, and as a result, gets extremely embarrassed. However, after asking Opie about why he donated so little to the drive, Andy feels bad, because Opie shares the reason is due to help his girlfriend save up for a coat. Meanwhile, Andy and the drive chairwoman are in for a surprise when her supposedly deceased husband arrives back in town.

A Feud is a Feud

Episode: 1x09 | Airdate: Dec 5, 1960

When the kids of two feuding mountain families come to Andy, looking to get married, he attempts to figure out how the feud got started when their fathers object to the marriage so he can end it before the kids can get married. However, through his investigation, Andy soon discovers that both Mr. Wakefield and Mr. Carter never really knew the reasons behind their families were feuding and ultimately convinces both men that the best way to end it is with a duel – much to their reluctant dismay. However, after both men chicken out of the duel, they come to terms their kids are getting married by Andy.

Ellie for Council

Episode: 1x10 | Airdate: Dec 12, 1960

While on a picnic with Barney and Hilda Mae, Andy and Ellie butt heads after Ellie shares the news that she contemplating running for the empty seat on the City Council. Her intention soon divides husbands and wives, in addition to the rest of the town. Through the course of their argument, Andy sees the error of his reasoning and soon comes around and ultimately supports Ellie and her campaign.

Christmas Story

Episode: 1x11 | Airdate: Dec 19, 1960

It's Christmas Eve, and feeling generous, Andy and Barney decide to let their prisoners go home to spend time with their loved ones. Their own plans to spend the holiday at home however, are unable to be realized, because businessman Ben Weaver storms in, insisting that local moonshiner Sam Muggins be arrested and serve his time, starting immediately. Thinking of a way to get around Ben's insistence, Andy deputizes a few more deputies in the form of Aunt Bee, Opie, and Ellie to keep an eye on Sam and his conspirators – his wife and children. Not wanting to be left out, Ben tries to find a way to be included in the festivities.

Stranger In Town

Episode: 1x12 | Airdate: Dec 26, 1960

When a stranger named Ed Sawyer gets off the bus and goes into Floyd's barber shop to greet everyone, they all look at him with both curiosity and suspicion since it appears he knows all the residents of Mayberry and what's going on around town. As the rumors start to fly, ranging from he's a supernatural being to a spy, Andy takes him aside to ask how he knows so much about Mayberry and soon discovers that Ed served in the Army with an old resident of town and then subscribed to Mayberry's newspaper became so infatuated with the place that one day he decided to make Mayberry his new hometown.

Mayberry Goes Hollywood

Episode: 1x13 | Airdate: Jan 2, 1961

A Hollywood producer descends on Mayberry, and the town proceeds to make itself over.

The Horse Trader

Episode: 1x14 | Airdate: Jan 9, 1961

When the city council votes to get rid of an old, decrepit cannon that is an eyesore in the middle of the town square, Andy is put in charge in finding a buyer for it. However, it doesn't take long for him and Barney to discover that the only offer they're going to get for the cannon is from the junkyard owner: $15 to haul it away. Feeling discouraged, they go to the Drug Store, lamenting to Ellie over how hard it to find a buyer for it. It's at this point when an antique dealer comes to town and Andy comes up with a slick story to convince the dealer to buy it for a large amount of money. However, Andy soon discovers what he did was a mistake, thanks in large part to a conversation he has with Opie.

Those Gossipin' Men

Episode: 1x15 | Airdate: Jan 16, 1961

Aunt Bee and her friends set out to prove that Andy and the men of Mayberry gossip just as much they do when they start a rumor about a traveling shoe salesman being a talent scout from New York City.

The Beauty Contest

Episode: 1x16 | Airdate: Jan 23, 1961

Mayberry's Founder's Day festivities are rapidly approaching and the town council is trying to think of a new activity to hold on the last day of the festival. When Floyd suggests holding a beauty pageant, Andy is selected to be the judge. He soon discovers what a headache the job comes with, and as a result, he makes an unlikely choice to be the new Miss Mayberry – much to the dismay of several contestants.

Alcohol and Old Lace

Episode: 1x17 | Airdate: Jan 30, 1961

Two elderly sisters who moonlight as moonshiners tip Andy and Barney off as to where known moonshiners are keeping their stills, in an attempt to get rid of their competition. However, the sisters' joy about being the only providers of moonshiners in town is short lived when Opie inadvertently tells Andy and Barney about their special "flower making machine" he saw when he asked to pick some flowers from their plants.

Andy the Marriage Counselor

Episode: 1x18 | Airdate: Feb 6, 1961

When a new couple in town is being constantly brought in for fighting so loud that they're given a warning for disturbing the peace, Andy gives them an ultimatum: be nicer to one another or spend time in jail. However, thanks to some insight from Aunt Bee, it doesn't take Andy long to realize that the couple's fighting is how they show affection toward one another.

Mayberry on Record

Episode: 1x19 | Airdate: Feb 13, 1961

When a record producer arrives in town, Ellie suggests that he make a record with the residents of Mayberry and their folk songs. When he starts taking on investors, Andy fears that he's out to fleece his friends.

Andy Saves Barney's Morale

Episode: 1x20 | Airdate: Feb 20, 1961

With Andy out of town for the day on official business, Barney is filling in as the acting sheriff. Naturally, Barney lets the power go to his head and as a result, arrests everyone in town. After Andy straightens everything out, when Barney crosses paths with everyone, they start making so much fun of him that he decides to resign from his job. Realizing how important being a deputy means to Barney, Andy tries to find a way for him to get his self-confidence back.

Andy and the Gentleman Crook

Episode: 1x21 | Airdate: Feb 27, 1961

The Mayberry Jail is playing host to an infamous criminal called "Gentleman" Dan Caldwell. While it doesn't take long for the man to endear himself to Barney, Aunt Bee, and Opie; Andy suspects that he only uses his good manners to find an easy way to escape from jail.

Cyrano Andy

Episode: 1x22 | Airdate: Mar 6, 1961

Seeing how nervous Barney gets when he tries to ask Thelma Lou out on a date, Andy decides to try and play matchmaker for the pair. However, his plan backfires when Thelma Lou starts bragging about it to Barney, hoping to make him jealous. Not wanting to be out done by Andy, Barney decides to ask Ellie out in retaliation.

Andy and Opie, Housekeepers

Episode: 1x23 | Airdate: Mar 13, 1961

After lamenting about the mess Andy and Opie make of the house, Aunt Bee gets a call about an injured relative needing her help for a few days. While she's gone, Andy and Opie set out to prove Aunt Bee wrong, only realizing they did such a good job that they fear she'll feel they don't need her around anymore. When Andy and Opie set out to make a mess of the house, their plan gets thwarted by Bee's friend, Bertha.

The New Doctor

Episode: 1x24 | Airdate: Mar 27, 1961

When the new doctor arrives in town, Aunt Bee and Barney can't help but notice that he's an attractive, single, young man and try to warn Andy that he might set his sights on wooing Ellie. After hearing the doctor and Ellie talk about the doctor's upcoming marriage to his fiancé, Barney misinterprets their conversation and rushes to tell Andy to propose to Ellie before it is too late.

A Plaque for Mayberry

Episode: 1x25 | Airdate: Apr 3, 1961

When a pair members of the Women's Historical Society discover that a direct descendant of a Revolutionary War hero is living in Mayberry, Barney arrogantly proclaims that honor belongs to him, despite there being no evidence to back up his claim. However, after the women go through all the old town records, Mayor Pike, Andy, and Barney are shocked at learning the war hero's descendant is none other than the town drunk, Otis Campbell.

The Inspector

Episode: 1x26 | Airdate: Apr 10, 1961

A state inspector learns some unique but effective police methods when he visits Mayberry.

Ellie Saves a Female

Episode: 1x27 | Airdate: Apr 17, 1961

Andy and Ellie give a farmer's daughter the Cinderella treatment.

Quiet Sam

Episode: 1x29 | Airdate: May 1, 1961

The Guitar Player Returns

Episode: 1x31 | Airdate: May 15, 1961

Guitar player Jim Lindsey returns to Mayberry with much fanfare. However, it doesn't take long after the pomp and circumstance for Andy to discover that the fame went to Jim's head after he joined Bobby Fleet's band, and soon tries his best to get Jim back with the band leader.

Bringing Up Opie

Episode: 1x32 | Airdate: May 22, 1961

When Opie shows up at the courthouse as Otis is sentenced for being drunk in public, a concerned Aunt Bee follows him in, with troubling news about how unruly Opie is acting at school. When she shares her solution of keeping Opie at home with Andy, it ultimately is met with a bit of resistance by both Andy and Opie, though they reluctantly agree to go along with it. However, it doesn't take long for Aunt Bee to realize how wrong her solution was when Opie, suffering from boredom, wanders off without saying where he went. It is only after he gets found in the next town does Aunt Bee change her mind in where he gets to spend his afternoons.

Season 2

Opie and the Bully

Episode: 2x01 | Airdate: Oct 2, 1961

When Andy and Barney discover Opie is asking for extra nickels to use for milk money at school, Barney takes it upon himself to find out why. After discovering that Opie is falling victim to a neighborhood bully and is too ashamed to tell Andy about it, Andy finds a way to inspire Opie to stand up to the bully.

Barney's Replacement

Episode: 2x02 | Airdate: Oct 9, 1961

When the State Attorney's office sends one of their lawyers to Mayberry to get some "practical law experience," Barney fears that he'll soon be out of a job, especially after the recent ribbing Andy has been giving him. Thinking that he'll have to train his replacement before being let go, Barney vows to be as indifferent to his new colleague as possible.

Andy and the Woman Speeder

Episode: 2x03 | Airdate: Oct 16, 1961

While out on a fishing trip with Barney, Opie, and Floyd, Andy stops a woman speeding down the road. Furiously accusing Andy of running a speed trap, she demands to plead her case in court. During her time at the courthouse, waiting for her hearing however, she decides to bribe her way out of paying her fine by showering the witnesses – Floyd, Opie, and Barney with lots of presents.

Mayberry Goes Bankrupt

Episode: 2x04 | Airdate: Oct 23, 1961

After Andy has to evict an elderly man for not paying his back property taxes, he starts looking for a way to help him raise the money he needs to move back home. When they come across an old municipal bond, Andy takes it to the town council to see what they can do about it. Fearing that Frank will cash it and bankrupt the town, the council decides to fix up his house in exchange of him cashing the bond. It is only after the work is done when the town council discovers they overlooked a glaring detail – the bond was bought with Confederate money.

Barney on the Rebound

Episode: 2x05 | Airdate: Oct 30, 1961

After Barney and Thelma Lou break up over how friendly he was to a new, pretty resident in town, Barney finds himself in the middle a scheme set by the woman and her father to get married. When Barney refuses to follow through with marriage, the pair are quick to sue for breach of contract. Suspecting that something is odd with the woman and her father, Andy promptly has an easy way to settle things: Barney and the woman will get married that day – only the woman and her "father" come clean about their scheme: the pair are already married and were only trying to con Barney.

Opie's Hobo Friend

Episode: 2x06 | Airdate: Nov 13, 1961

After Opie befriends a wanderer, Andy starts to worry that the man is a bad influence on him. While Barney wants to throw the man out of town, no questions asked, Andy tries to get the wanderer to convince Opie that his way of life isn't the best way to gauge happiness before being on his way.

Crime-Free Mayberry

Episode: 2x07 | Airdate: Nov 20, 1961

After Mayberry is awarded the title of the town with the lowest crime rate in the nation, two men posing as FBI Agents and their partner, posing a press secretary, arrive in town; with the intention to write a story about the achievement. On the night that an award ceremony is supposed to take place, the trio plans on robbing all the stores on Main Street, only to be stopped by a suspicious Andy.

Sheriff Barney

Episode: 2x12 | Airdate: Dec 25, 1961

After Barney is offered the job of sheriff in a neighboring town, Andy suggests he try his hand at the job in Mayberry for a day. However, after being sworn in, Barney soon realizes that the job isn't as easy as he first thought.

The Farmer Takes a Wife

Episode: 2x13 | Airdate: Jan 1, 1962

Andy and Barney are thrilled to see their friend, farmer "Big" Jim Pruitt come to Mayberry for a visit. When Jim informs them of his intention to find a wife to bring back to his farm, Barney is thrilled to help him out. That is, until Jim sets his sights on Barney's girl, Thelma Lou. As a result, Barney turns to Thelma Lou and Andy for help in breaking the news to Jim, so he could go find a nice, sweet country girl to settle down with.

Keeper of the Flame

Episode: 2x14 | Airdate: Jan 8, 1962

After Opie joins a secret club, they get caught holding their meetings in the barn of a nearby farmer. When that farmer's barn later burns down, Andy suspects Opie may have played a part in the destruction.

Bailey's Bad Boy

Episode: 2x15 | Airdate: Jan 15, 1962

After a rich, young man gets pulled over and arrested for side-swiping a farmer's truck, he gets a lesson in what's important in life while waiting for his father to send a lawyer to deal with his actions.

The Manicurist

Episode: 2x16 | Airdate: Jan 22, 1962

A manicurist from Nashville arrives in Mayberry, looking for a friendly place she can stay and work while contemplating a marriage proposal from the owner of the salon where she worked at. After overhearing Andy make a snide remark about setting up shop in Floyd's barber shop, she angrily decides to leave. Realizing the mistake he made, Andy tries to make amends by being her first customer and gets the other men in town to pay her a visit – much to the dismay of their wives.

The Jinx

Episode: 2x17 | Airdate: Jan 29, 1962

After several townspeople including Barney and Floyd insist their neighbor Henry Bennett is a jinx, he comes to believe it as well. Wanting to prove everybody wrong, Andy decides to invite Henry to join him and Barney in a local fishing contest. When things don't go as planned and Henry decides to leave, the residents of Mayberry try their best to convince him to stay in town.


Episode: 2x18 | Airdate: Feb 5, 1962

A Medal for Opie

Episode: 2x19 | Airdate: Feb 12, 1962

The Sheriff's Office is having a boys' day race and hoping to win a medal, Opie signs up to participate in the 50-yard dash. However, when he finishes last in his race, Opie has to learn the harsh reality of how to be a gracious loser.

Guest of Honor

Episode: 2x21 | Airdate: Feb 26, 1962

Mayberry is celebrating its Founder's Day and the city leaders are unaware that their special guest of honor is a pickpocket.

The Merchant of Mayberry

Episode: 2x22 | Airdate: Mar 5, 1962

After running into traveling salesman Bert Miller outside the grocery store in town, Andy and Barney come up with a plan to help him with work, especially after hearing him lament about his aches and pains of travelling so much. Prominent merchant Ben Weaver however, is furious at the lengths they're going to help him out and ultimately tries to get Andy to run Bert out of town.

Aunt Bee the Warden

Episode: 2x23 | Airdate: Mar 12, 1962

With both cells occupied by notorious moonshiners at the courthouse, Andy reluctantly decides to bring Otis home to sleep off his hangover, ultimately leaving Aunt Bee in charge. While Otis thinks that serving his time will be easy, Aunt Bee however, takes it upon herself to reform the town drunk.

Andy and Barney in the Big City

Episode: 2x25 | Airdate: Mar 26, 1962

While on a business trip in Raleigh with Andy, Barney mistakes the detective at their hotel for a jewel thief – while thinking the actual thief is the detective.

The Bookie Barber

Episode: 2x28 | Airdate: Apr 16, 1962

Floyd unknowingly brings on a bookie barber when business gets too hectic. As a result, Andy and Barney think of a way to catch the new barber and his associates in the act that involves Barney going deep undercover.

Andy on Trial

Episode: 2x29 | Airdate: Apr 23, 1962

When Andy arrests a big city newspaper publisher on a traffic violation, the publisher attempts to get out of appearing in court by having one of his reporters, who happens to be an attractive young woman, dig up dirt on Andy so the sheriff will end up on the hot seat instead.

Cousin Virgil

Episode: 2x30 | Airdate: Apr 30, 1962

Barney's cousin Virgil overcomes his awkwardness as soon as he learns that people have confidence in him.

Deputy Otis

Episode: 2x31 | Airdate: May 7, 1962

One Saturday morning Otis gets a letter from his older brother Ralph, letting him know that he and his wife will be passing through Mayberry. When Ralph makes a comment that Otis could "fix" any ticket he might get while in town, Otis admits to Andy and Barney that while he sleeps off his sentence, he occasionally writes his brother on the jailhouse stationary, and as a result, Ralph thinks Otis is a deputy. Realizing the pinch Otis is in, Andy decides to help Otis out by deputizing him while his brother and sister-in-law are in town.

Season 3

Mr. McBeevee

Episode: 3x01 | Airdate: Oct 1, 1962

After befriending a telephone lineman named Mr. McBeevee, who is working in the woods outside of town, Opie has a hard time proving to Andy that he's a real person.

Andy's Rich Girlfriend

Episode: 3x02 | Airdate: Oct 8, 1962

Andy has been dating the new county nurse, Peggy, for a while now. When he discovers that her father is a wealthy businessman from the state capital, he tells Barney about it. As a result, Barney tries to convince Andy to break things off with her.

Andy and the New Mayor

Episode: 3x03 | Airdate: Oct 15, 1962

Mayberry's new mayor doesn't like Andy's ways of doing his job as the county sheriff. When Mayor Stoner learns of Andy's intention of letting an inmate go home for several days to harvest his crops, he threatens to write a report to the governor, letting him know of Andy's so-called incompetence – much to Barney's dismay.

Andy and Opie, Bachelors

Episode: 3x04 | Airdate: Oct 22, 1962

With Aunt Bee out of town for a few days visiting family, Andy's girlfriend Peggy offers to come by and cook dinner for them. When Floyd overhears their conversation, he starts joking with Andy that she's trying to get him to propose to her.

The Cow Thief

Episode: 3x05 | Airdate: Oct 29, 1962

After a series of cow thefts in town, Mayor Stoner is certain that Andy is incapable of solving the crime, and as a result, calls in the State Police. However, it doesn't take Andy long to prove the mayor wrong by catching the culprit.

Barney Mends a Broken Heart

Episode: 3x06 | Airdate: Nov 5, 1962

When Peggy unexpectedly cancels her date with Andy, Barney takes it upon himself to get Andy to forget about it by making a date with the "fun girls," Daphne and Skippy.

Lawman Barney

Episode: 3x07 | Airdate: Nov 12, 1962

After a pair of farmers ignore Barney's warnings to not sell their produce on the outskirts of town, Andy decides to tell them that Barney tends to get dangerous when people ignore his warnings. However, his plan doesn't go as expected when word gets to the farmers that was a lie, and as a result, they start selling again outside of town in order to see what Barney will do about it.

The Mayberry Band

Episode: 3x08 | Airdate: Nov 19, 1962

Andy and the rest of the guys in the Mayberry town band are looking forward to an upcoming competition at the State Capital. Mayor Stoner however, feels it will be a waste of time and refuses to let them go. However, when Andy's old friends Freddy Fleet and his band with a beat come through town on their way to a gig Raleigh, Andy twists his arm to have several band members become wringers in the town's band in an attempt to get the mayor to change his mind.

Opie's Rival

Episode: 3x10 | Airdate: Dec 3, 1962

Jealous of the amount of time that Andy is spending with Peggy, the County Nurse, Opie starts to go out of his way to sabotage their relationship. However, when it looks like they're about to break up for good, Opie starts to feel guilty and come clean to Andy and Peggy about what he's been doing.


Episode: 3x11 | Airdate: Dec 10, 1962

It's Barney and Floyd's day off and the duo goes fishing. However, after having car trouble, they become hostages of three women convicts who recently broke out of prison. After subtly getting a message to Andy about their predicament, Andy gets some help to rescue Barney and Floyd and they ultimately recapture the convicts.

The Bed Jacket

Episode: 3x12 | Airdate: Dec 17, 1962

Aunt Bee's birthday is around the corner and when Andy tries to get some ideas as to what she'd like. However, he doesn't get her not so subtle hints that she'd like to receive a pretty bed jacket and when Bee notices him purchasing one at a local store as a favor to the mayor, her hopes get up. At her birthday party, Andy notices how disappointed Aunt Bee is and doesn't understand why, and soon finds out when Clara comes by to see how she liked her present.

The Bank Job

Episode: 3x13 | Airdate: Dec 24, 1962

After watching reading in the paper about a rash of burglaries in a neighboring county, Barney fears that the same thing will happen in Mayberry soon, because of what he says of the community's "pushover" security measures. When he puts into action to prove his point at the bank, Barney soon finds that it backfires after he gets locked in the vault.

Barney and the Governor

Episode: 3x15 | Airdate: Jan 7, 1963

After giving the Governor a parking ticket, Barney fears the worst when he hears the Governor wants to meet him – in order to shake the hand of the person who "had spunk enough" to tag his car instead of looking the other way.

Man in a Hurry

Episode: 3x16 | Airdate: Jan 14, 1963

After a businessman's car breaks down outside of Mayberry, he soon sees how rushed of a life he's been living after spending the day waiting for it to be fixed with Andy and his family.

High Noon in Mayberry

Episode: 3x17 | Airdate: Jan 21, 1963

An ex-convict named Luke Comstock, who Andy wounded in an armed robbery attempt at a gas station contacts him, to let Andy know he's been released from jail and would like to meet him in person. Barney however, feels that Luke is out for revenge and urges Andy to leave town for a few days. When Andy refuses, Barney decides to take matters into his own hands and deputizes Gomer and Otis to provide protection to Andy. Little do they know, Luke comes back to express his gratitude to Andy for being sent to prison.

The Loaded Goat

Episode: 3x18 | Airdate: Jan 28, 1963

The county is working on building an underpass just outside of Mayberry, and as a result, large amounts of dynamite is being used on the project. When a local farmer brings his goat to town while running some errands, the farmer, Mayor Stoner, Barney, and Andy get their hands full when the goat accidentally eats some dynamite that is being stored behind the courthouse. While they're deciding how to safely get the goat out of town, a drunken Otis shows up at the courthouse and throws a wrench in their plans.

Class Reunion

Episode: 3x19 | Airdate: Feb 4, 1963

Andy is letting Barney store his old trunk in his garage. When the bottom of the trunk breaks open, they start going through Barney's old belongings and come across an old yearbook from their senior year at Mayberry Union High School. As they look through it, they decide to get together with some of their old classmates to organize a class reunion. When the big night approaches, Andy and Barney wonder if their old high school sweethearts decide to show up.

Rafe Hollister Sings

Episode: 3x20 | Airdate: Feb 11, 1963

Mayberry's Ladies League is holding its annual concert and they're conducting auditions before the big event. When local farmer Rafe Hollister makes a delivery to the courthouse, he hears Barney practicing and asks what's going on. After Andy tells him about the competition, Barney starts gloating how he's got the audition wrapped up because of how much he's been practicing. At this, Rafe tells them that he's got a pretty good singing voice too, and asks if anybody can audition. He then invites himself to the audition, and much to Barney and Mayor Stoner's dismay, is chosen to represent the town at the concert.

Opie and the Spoiled Kid

Episode: 3x21 | Airdate: Feb 18, 1963

There's a new kid in town that Opie starts to pal around with. However, when Opie sees Arnold with a new bike and hears him gloat about his large allowance that he doesn't have to do chores to earn, he tries to persuade Andy to triple his allowance and to do away with having to do chores. However, when Opie sees how Arnold reacts after having his bike taken away for breaking the rules, he realizes what's really important in life.

The Great Filling Station Robbery

Episode: 3x22 | Airdate: Feb 25, 1963

After Andy talks Gomer into hiring Jimmy Morgan, a young man with a troubled past into working at the filling station to pay off an outstanding debt, a series of thefts take place. Convinced that Jimmy is guilty of the crime, Barney enlists Gomer's help in catching Jimmy red-handed. Andy on the other hand, suspects that there's more to the story and is impressed when Jimmy is able to clear his name.

Andy Discovers America

Episode: 3x23 | Airdate: Mar 4, 1963

One morning at breakfast, Opie is lamenting having to do the history homework that his new teacher, "Old Lady Crump," assigned the class. When Andy jokingly empathizes about how he didn't like doing his history homework either when he was Opie's age, Opie takes it as an excuse to not do his homework. As a result, Andy and Miss Crump get off on the wrong foot when they first meet. Realizing his mistake, Andy works on getting Opie and his friends interested in learning about how this country came to be formed.

The Darlings Are Coming

Episode: 3x25 | Airdate: Mar 18, 1963

A musical mountain family called the Darlings arrive in Mayberry to pick up a young soldier set to marry the patriarch's daughter. However, it doesn't take long for Charlene to set her sights on Andy and would prefer to kick "Dud" to the curb, much to Briscoe's displeasure.

Andy's English Valet

Episode: 3x26 | Airdate: Mar 25, 1963

Aunt Bee is out of town and as a result, Andy and Opie are out to fend for themselves while she's away. One day while at the courthouse, Andy crosses paths with Malcom Merriweather, an English valet who is on holiday in the United States, bicycling his way across the country. When Malcom gets in a fender-bender and causes a lot of damage, Andy has him work around the house in order to pay off the debt.

Barney's First Car

Episode: 3x27 | Airdate: Apr 1, 1963

Barney decides to withdraw his life savings of three hundred dollars out of the bank to buy himself a used car. However, he gets more than he bargained for when the apparently nice old woman sold him a lemon. As a result, Andy does his best to help Barney get his money back, so he could get a more reliable used car.

The Rivals

Episode: 3x28 | Airdate: Apr 8, 1963

When Opie develops a crush on a classmate named Karen, he's too shy to ask her out. Seeing the bind that he's in, both Thelma Lou and Barney go about giving him advice on how to work up the courage to ask her to the movies. Barney's advice works almost too well, and as a result, Opie's affections move from Karen to Thelma Lou. As a result, Thelma Lou, Barney, and Andy work together to find a way to convince Opie to ask Karen out.

A Wife for Andy

Episode: 3x29 | Airdate: Apr 15, 1963

After watching Andy help Opie clean up following a schoolyard scuffle that results in a meeting with Miss Crump, Barney decides it's time for Andy to find a wife and a new mother for Opie. He then sets out with Thelma Lou's help to arrange a date for Andy with Miss Crump. However, when Helen announces that she doesn't know how to cook, and hopes to still teach if she ever gets married, Barney announces that he made a mistake in thinking he found the perfect woman for Andy. Andy however, disagrees with him, and lets Barney know that he plans to start dating Miss Crump.

Dogs, Dogs, Dogs

Episode: 3x30 | Airdate: Apr 22, 1963

Andy and Barney are expecting a visit from a state official, looking to see what kind of supplies they need for the courthouse. However, when Opie comes in, with a pack of 11 hunting dogs in tow, Barney is worried that the official will think that the Mayberry courthouse is going to the dogs. As a result, they guys have to find a place to keep the dogs until after the official leaves.

Mountain Wedding

Episode: 3x31 | Airdate: Apr 29, 1963

Briscoe Darling comes back to town with a problem he hopes Andy can fix: pesky Ernest T. Bass refuses to recognize Charlene and Dud's wedding and intends to make her his bride. Andy and Barney go up to the mountains to help keep Ernest T. at bay until the minister arrives so the couple can have a church wedding.

The Big House

Episode: 3x32 | Airdate: May 6, 1963

Andy, Barney, Gomer, and Opie hear on the radio about a 4 bank robbers on the run from the State Police. When it is announced that 2 have been captured and will be temporarily held at the jail in the Mayberry Courthouse, Barney feels the need to bring in another deputy, and feels that Gomer is the best man for the job. The extra help soon appears to come in handy when Barney accidentally lets them escape, when Gomer inadvertently helps Andy recapture them and their partners.

Season 4

Opie the Birdman

Episode: 4x01 | Airdate: Sep 30, 1963

After Barney helps Opie make a slingshot, he accidently kills a mother bird with babies in its nest; despite Andy's warnings to be careful with it. As a result, Opie takes it upon himself to raise the baby birds until they're old enough to take care of themselves.

The Haunted House

Episode: 4x02 | Airdate: Oct 7, 1963

After Opie and his friend Arnold lose their baseball inside the supposedly haunted Rimshaw house, they rush to the courthouse for help in getting their ball back. When Barney and Gomer chicken out before climbing the steps into the house, they ask Andy to go back with them to retrieve the ball. Upon their return, they soon discover that a moonshiner used the history of the house as cover to keep his still there.

Ernest T. Bass Joins the Army

Episode: 4x03 | Airdate: Oct 14, 1963

Ernest T. Bass arrives in Mayberry, intent on joining the Army, so he can get a uniform to impress the mountain girls who live near him. Knowing that Ernest T. wouldn't be a good fit for the Army, Andy gives the recruiting sergeant a warning about the quirky mountain man. At first the sergeant scoffs at Andy's warning, but soon sees what Andy means about him and tells Ernest T. to go home. Claiming that it's Andy's fault that he didn't get his uniform, Ernest T. vows to pay Andy back for being rejected by the Army.

The Sermon for Today

Episode: 4x04 | Airdate: Oct 21, 1963

A visiting minister is traveling through Mayberry. The message that he gives the congregation is to slow down and enjoy the simple pleasures of life. As a result, Andy and his friends and family decide to take the sermon to heart and plan to put on a concert in the park – that day. However, chaos soon ensues when the band's uniforms and the bandstand are falling apart and the band is severely out of tune. Ultimately, they realize what the minister was talking about and decide to call the concert off and take time to relax on their porch steps.

Briscoe Declares for Aunt Bee

Episode: 4x05 | Airdate: Oct 28, 1963

After being thrown out of the diner downtown, Andy invites Briscoe and his sons home for supper. However, when Briscoe mistakes Aunt Bee's hospitality for flirting, he declares his love for her and promptly proposes marriage. Despite Aunt Bee turning him down, Briscoe doesn't take no for an answer and ultimately kidnaps her. When Andy goes to the Darling's place up in the mountains, he and Aunt Bee come up with a scheme to convince Briscoe to let Aunt Bee go back home.

Gomer the House Guest

Episode: 4x06 | Airdate: Nov 4, 1963

After Gomer loses his job and his room in the back of the Filling Station, Andy offers him the use of the guest room at his house. However, it doesn't take long for Gomer to wear out his welcome, resulting in Andy finding a way to get Wally to hire him back.

A Black Day for Mayberry

Episode: 4x07 | Airdate: Nov 11, 1963

When Andy and Barney are told that a gold shipment is passing through Mayberry on the way to Fort Knox, Barney inadvertently spills the beans and as a result, everybody in town wants to know the specifics. As a result, when the armored truck arrives at the gas station, Barney makes a shocking discovery and as a result, goes on a brief, wild ride.

Opie's Ill-Gotten Gain

Episode: 4x08 | Airdate: Nov 18, 1963

It's the time in the school year when Opie gets his report card. When Andy suggests that he buckles down and study his arithmetic more, Opie insists he has nothing to worry about, because Miss Crump likes him better than when the school year started. When the day arrives and he brings his report card home, Andy and Aunt Bee start making a big deal about Opie getting straight A's. However, Miss Crump unfortunately tells Opie that she made a mistake on his, and Opie has a hard time tell everyone the truth.

A Date for Gomer

Episode: 4x09 | Airdate: Nov 25, 1963

Thelma Lou's cousin is coming to visit for a few days. When Barney learns that Thelma Lou plans to cancel their date to the Chamber of Commerce dance because her cousin won't have a date, he reluctantly tries to get a date for her, but is unwilling to rope Andy into a commitment. He then schemes with Andy to pair Thelma Lou's cousin up with Gomer.

Up in Barney's Room

Episode: 4x10 | Airdate: Dec 2, 1963

When Barney's landlady catches him cooking in his room, she gets fed up and kicks him out of his rented room. As a result, Barney decides to take up residence in the backroom at the courthouse. However, when Andy tries to help him get his room back, they are surprised when Mrs. Mendelbright announces that she found love with her new tenant and plans on leaving town with him. It doesn't take long for Barney to discover that her new beau is a swindler and has less than honorable intentions when it comes to his beloved landlady.

Citizen's Arrest

Episode: 4x11 | Airdate: Dec 16, 1963

After Barney tickets Gomer for committing an illegal U-turn, he immediately performs the same act. Not wanting Barney to be held to a different standard than the other residents of town, Gomer promptly performs a citizen's arrest. Barney however, refuses to listen to reason, and as a result, he announces that he would rather resign from the Sheriff's office than face ridicule and pay the fine associated with his ticket. Upon hearing what Barney did, Gomer finds a way to get Barney to ask for his job back.

Andy and Opie's Pal

Episode: 4x14 | Airdate: Jan 13, 1964

Opie befriends a new boy in town, who goes by the nickname Trey. When Barney and Andy discover that Trey's father has passed away, they go out of their way to make him feel welcome in town. However, this doesn't sit well with Opie, who in a fit of jealousy, tries to get Andy to stop spending so much time with his new friend.

Aunt Bee the Crusader

Episode: 4x15 | Airdate: Jan 20, 1964

When Aunt Bee learns that the local farmer whom she buys her eggs from is being evicted in order for the county to expand the highway through his property, she organizes a protest in an attempt to stop the county from foreclosing. However, with Opie's inadvertent help, Andy and Barney soon discover the reason why the farmer is so hesitant to move.

My Fair Ernest T. Bass

Episode: 4x17 | Airdate: Feb 3, 1964

When Ernest T. Bass' plan to woo the girls that live near him in the mountains doesn't work out as he planned, he decides to come back to Mayberry, in an attempt to become a refined man. The way he goes about it however, involves quite a few rocks through windows. As a result, Andy and Barney take it upon themselves to teach Ernest T. some manners and then let him try things out at a party in town.

Hot Rod Otis

Episode: 4x19 | Airdate: Feb 17, 1964

Otis Campbell acquires a car and threatens the lives and limbs of Mayberry's pedestrian population.

The Song Festers

Episode: 4x20 | Airdate: Feb 24, 1964

Barney suffers a blow to the ego as Gomer out-sings him in the choir.

Fun Girls

Episode: 4x27 | Airdate: Apr 13, 1964

While busy trying to get some important work done, Andy and Barney get interrupted by Skippy and Daphne, the "fun girls" from Mt. Pilot. When Andy and Barney get caught by Helen and Thelma Lou in their attempt to make the girls leave, they furiously cancel their plans to go with the guys to an upcoming dance. However, refusing to go the dance stag, Barney decides he and Andy can take Skippy and Daphne instead.

The Return of Malcolm Merriweather

Episode: 4x28 | Airdate: Apr 20, 1964

After Aunt Bee starts lamenting about the amount of work she has to do around the house, Andy thinks of a way to help her out. When Malcolm Merriweather arrives back in town, Andy decides to hire him again so Aunt Bee can become a "lady of leisure." However, his plan soon backfires when Malcom becomes so efficient that Aunt Bee no longer feels needed. It is only after Malcom has a talk with Opie does he realize how much doing housework is what gives Aunt Bee purpose, and as a result, schemes to get her back on the job.

The Rumor

Episode: 4x29 | Airdate: Apr 27, 1964

After seeing Andy and Helen share a kiss at the jewelry store, Barney gets it in his mind the pair will be getting engaged soon and as a result, spreads a rumor that their marriage is imminent.

Barney and Thelma Lou, Phfftt

Episode: 4x30 | Airdate: May 4, 1964

After hearing a comment Barney made about their relationship that upset her, Thelma Lou decides to play a trick on him by making Gomer think she's sweet on him. As a result, Barney decides to end his relationship with her.

Back to Nature

Episode: 4x31 | Airdate: May 11, 1964

When Andy, Barney, and Gomer take Opie and his friends camping overnight, Barney naturally brags about what an expert outdoorsman he is. However, when it appears Opie gets lost, Barney takes Gomer out to search for him. However, it doesn't take long for Barney to get Gomer and himself lost, and as a result, Andy devises a way to lead the pair back to their campground.

Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.

Episode: 4x32 | Airdate: May 18, 1964

Gomer joins the Marine Corps and immediately runs afoul of Sgt. Carter.

Season 5

Barney's Physical

Episode: 5x02 | Airdate: Sep 28, 1964

Barney and his friends celebrate his 5th anniversary with the Sheriff's Department. However, Andy unfortunately puts a damper on things when he learns there are new requirements, one of which is a physical, that may keep Barney from staying on the job. As a result, Andy and Aunt Bee get to work to help him out.

Family Visit

Episode: 5x03 | Airdate: Oct 5, 1964

Aunt Bee's younger sister and family comes for a visit. However, it doesn't take long for them to cause trouble when Uncle Ollie invites himself along to be an honorary deputy when Andy tries to do his job. After hearing on the radio that some escaped convicts might make their way through Mayberry, Andy realizes he found a way to get Uncle Ollie and Aunt Nora to cut their visit short, and as a result, asks Ollie for a little "help" in capturing the convicts.

The Education of Ernest T. Bass

Episode: 5x04 | Airdate: Oct 12, 1964

Ernest T. Bass descends upon Mayberry with one thing in mind: get some learning, so he can impress his girl Ramona. However, when Andy suggests to Helen to let him sit in her fifth grade class, she is less than thrilled at the distraction he brings to the class. When after Helen disciplines him and Ernest T. decides to declare his love for her, Andy and Barney think of a way to get Ernest T. his diploma and back up to the mountains.

Aunt Bee's Romance

Episode: 5x05 | Airdate: Oct 19, 1964

Aunt Bee's old beau, a practical joker, shows up in Mayberry and resumes his courtship.

Barney's Bloodhound

Episode: 5x06 | Airdate: Oct 26, 1964

Barney buys a bloodhound and tries to train it to track criminals.

Otis Sues the County

Episode: 5x15 | Airdate: Dec 28, 1964

Otis slips and falls in jail and is convinced by a lawyer he should sue the county.

Barney Fife, Realtor

Episode: 5x16 | Airdate: Jan 4, 1965

Barney becomes a part-time real estate agent, and needs Andy as a client.

TV or Not TV

Episode: 5x23 | Airdate: Mar 1, 1965

A Hollywood writer wants Andy to star in a television series.

Guest in the House

Episode: 5x24 | Airdate: Mar 8, 1965

When a pretty family friend comes for a visit following her broken engagement, Helen gets jealous when it seems like Andy is going out of his way to make her feel welcome.

The Case of the Punch in the Nose

Episode: 5x25 | Airdate: Mar 15, 1965

Barney starts a feud between Mr. Foley and Floyd and their family and friends when he comes across an old police report that involves the two men. As a result, both sides start punching one another in the nose when he tries to bring closure to the case.

Opie's Newspaper

Episode: 5x26 | Airdate: Mar 22, 1965

Much to the dismay of Andy, Barney, and Aunt Bee, Opie and his friend Howie decide to turn their class newspaper into a town gossip sheet in an attempt to gain readers outside of their friends at school.

Aunt Bee's Invisible Beau

Episode: 5x27 | Airdate: Mar 29, 1965

After sending Opie off on an overnight outing with a friend, Aunt Bee starts to feel like a third wheel in Andy's relationship with Helen, thanks in large part to a conversation with her friend Clara. As a result, when Andy and Helen invite her out to dinner, Bee surprises them by saying she has plans with a new beau – only she doesn't realize the man is actually married.

Season 6

Opie's Job

Episode: 6x01 | Airdate: Sep 13, 1965

Malcolm at the Crossroads

Episode: 6x03 | Airdate: Sep 27, 1965

When Malcolm Merriweather arrives again in Mayberry, with the intention of living there permanently, Andy decides to help him get a job as the school crossing guard. However, when the recently fired Ernest T. Bass finds out that Andy promptly hired a replacement, he immediately challenges Malcolm to a fight to get his job back.

The Bazaar

Episode: 6x05 | Airdate: Oct 11, 1965

Andy has to deal with the repercussions of his new deputy arresting the Church's women's group for holding a bingo game at their annual bazaar.

The Cannon

Episode: 6x11 | Airdate: Nov 22, 1965


Episode: 6x15 | Airdate: Dec 20, 1965

Wyatt Earp Rides Again

Episode: 6x20 | Airdate: Jan 31, 1966

A promoter brings his Wild West show to Mayberry, claiming that the headliner is the nephew of Wyatt Earp. However, when Clarence Earp arrives in town, everyone is surprised to see just how wimpy he looks. After he challenges Andy to a duel, Andy does a little investigating and soon discovers that the promoter first told Clarence about his famous lineage in order to give him a boost to his confidence.

Aunt Bee Learns to Drive

Episode: 6x21 | Airdate: Feb 7, 1966

As she is walking out of a downtown store, Aunt Bee runs into Goober, who is looking to sell a car he recently finished fixing up. At that moment, Aunt Bee decides she wants to buy the car and learn to drive. However, after she convinces a reluctant Andy that she'll be a good student driver, she accidentally backs into a tree while having a lesson.

Look Paw, I'm Dancing

Episode: 6x22 | Airdate: Feb 14, 1966

Opie's excitement about the upcoming school party promptly turns into dread when he finds out it's going to be a dance. When Andy finds out why Opie is reluctant to go is due to the fact that he can't dance, he asks Aunt Bee to teach him a few dance steps to help him out, but the only dances she knows are very outdated.

The County Clerk

Episode: 6x26 | Airdate: Mar 14, 1966

Helen talks Andy into setting the county clerk, Howard Sprague, up with the new county health officer, Miss Fairchild. They soon hit a roadblock however, in the form of Howard's overbearing mother.

The Foster Lady

Episode: 6x27 | Airdate: Mar 21, 1966

When the owner of a well-known furniture polish has car troubles outside of Mayberry, Andy invites him to have dinner with the family while Goober fixes his car, knowing how tickled pink Aunt Bee will be about it. After she gushes over how much she enjoys using his furniture polish, he gets the bright idea to have Aunt Bee star in a new commercial. However, when the producer decides to use Aunt Bee's unease in front of the camera to comically sell the product, Andy tries to think of a way to get Aunt Bee to bow out of the project.

Goober's Replacement

Episode: 6x28 | Airdate: Mar 28, 1966

When it looks like Goober's vacation has to be cancelled because Wally is unable to find someone to fill in for him, Goober and Andy suggest that Goober's girl, Flora, temporarily take his place. However, it looks like Goober might soon be out of a job, since the male residents in town have made the filling station a popular hangout spot, if only going down there to see Flora. As a result, Goober has a hard time finding a new job that suits his skills.

Season 7

The Lodge

Episode: 7x02 | Airdate: Sep 19, 1966

The Statue

Episode: 7x23 | Airdate: Feb 20, 1967

Helen the Authoress

Episode: 7x24 | Airdate: Feb 27, 1967

Helen begins to write books for children.

Goodbye Dolly

Episode: 7x25 | Airdate: Mar 6, 1967

Opie has a hard time when the horse that he is taking care of refuses to eat.

Opie's Piano Lesson

Episode: 7x26 | Airdate: Mar 13, 1967

Opie has to choose between piano lessons and football lessons.

Howard the Comedian

Episode: 7x27 | Airdate: Mar 20, 1967

Howard gets an opportunity to appear on televison and demonstrate his comedic talents. He's a great hit—except with the people of Mayberry, who are the butt of his jokes.

Big Brother

Episode: 7x28 | Airdate: Mar 27, 1967

When Howard befriends a young man in the Little Brother program, he takes a liking to the kid's sister.

Goober's Contest

Episode: 7x30 | Airdate: Apr 10, 1967

A printing error in a gas station contest has Goober owing the winner money he cannot pay.

Season 8

Aunt Bee's Cousin

Episode: 8x13 | Airdate: Dec 4, 1967

When Andy discovers that Aunt Bee's globe-trotting millionaire cousin is actually a fast-talking hobo, he isn't sure how to tell Aunt Bee, Opie, and their friends, who were taken in by his too good to be true stories about his business ventures and adventures.

Suppose Andy Gets Sick

Episode: 8x14 | Airdate: Dec 11, 1967

After getting sick with the flu, Andy reluctantly agrees to deputize Goober. However, it doesn't take very long before the authority goes to his head and ultimately drives the rest of the town crazy. As a result, Andy is unable to get any rest when Howard and the others come to see him for advice on how to stop Goober.

Howard's New Life

Episode: 8x15 | Airdate: Dec 18, 1967

After watching a travelogue about island life with the Taylor's, Howard decides to quit his job and move to the Caribbean. However, after spending a little bit of time living the island life, he realizes it isn't for him and moves back to Mayberry.

Goober the Executive

Episode: 8x16 | Airdate: Dec 25, 1967

Upon learning that Wally is planning on selling the filling station, Goober decides to give business ownership a try. After being told by the bank that he'll need some collateral to put down in order to buy the filling station, he turns to Andy and Emmett for a loan. However, once the deal is done, Goober starts to doubt whether he'll be a successful businessman.

The Mayberry Chef

Episode: 8x17 | Airdate: Jan 1, 1968

When a television station from Siler City makes Aunt Bee to be the host of a local cooking show, Andy and Opie are thrilled about the fact that someone they know is going to be on television. However, when they realize what a lackluster cook Andy is, they suffer through their dinner meals in order to make Aunt Bee happy. Upon realizing what's going on, Aunt Bee decides to quit the show in order to stay home and cook for Andy and Opie.

Opie's Drugstore Job

Episode: 8x19 | Airdate: Jan 15, 1968

After getting a job at the local drugstore, Opie accidentally breaks an expensive bottle of perfume. Fearing that Mr. Crawford will fire him if he finds out what happened, Opie enlists the help of Arnold to get a replacement bottle. However, Mr. Crawford does eventually find out what happened and Opie is quite surprised with how he takes the news.

Barney Hosts a Summit Meeting

Episode: 8x21 | Airdate: Jan 29, 1968

When Barney overhear his supervisors are planning on holding an East-West Summit meeting in a welcoming small town, he readily volunteers the house of a wealthy Mayberry resident. However, when that fails to materialize, Andy reluctantly volunteers his house to help Barney out. However, upon arriving at Andy's house, things get awkward and when it seems that the meeting is destined for failure, the urge for a midnight snack saves the day.

Helen's Past

Episode: 8x24 | Airdate: Feb 19, 1968

After stumbling upon an old newspaper clipping that shows Helen was arrested for gun possession, gambling, and keeping company with a hoodlum, Andy decides to investigate Helen's past. When, thanks to local gossip, the school board learns of Andy's investigation, they decide to hold a special meeting where they plan to fire her. Luckily for Helen, Andy finds out the story behind the newspaper clipping and shares the story with the school board before going to drastic measures.