Bob Sweeney — Director

Episodes 78

December 12, 1960

It's a battle of the sexes when Ellie Walker decides to become the very first woman to run for a seat on the Mayberry city council -- and the town's horrified menfolk decide to sabotage her newfound political career.

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December 19, 1960

Mayberry's local "Scrooge," storeowner Ben Weaver, manages to have harmless bootlegger Sam Muggins thrown into jail on Christmas -- but the Mayberry folks manage to celebrate Christmas with Sam in a most unusual way.

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January 2, 1961

Lights! Camera! Chaos! A Hollywood producer chooses idyllic Mayberry as the backdrop for his next movie, and the entire town goes into a frenzy as they gear up for the anticipated glamour, fame and fortune.

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9.0

The Horse Trader

1x14
January 9, 1961

Andy performs some slick dealing with an antique dealer to get rid of the town's old worthless cannon. But when young Opie later mimics his father's shady deal to obtain a pair of roller skates, Andy has second thoughts about his own wheeling and dealing.

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January 16, 1961

Aunt Bee, accused by Andy of being a hopeless gossip, sets out to prove that the men of Mayberry are even bigger rumormongers than the women.

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January 23, 1961

The Mayberry town council wants to end the annual Founder's Day celebration with a beauty contest, with Andy chosen to pick the winner. The result is pandemonium as candidates of all shapes and sizes descend on the hapless "judge."

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February 20, 1961

When Andy has to leave Mayberry for the day to testify in a court case held in a neighboring town, Deputy Barney Fife is left in charge of the sheriff's department -- and he proceeds to arrest everyone in Mayberry!

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February 27, 1961

A notorious, nationally known con man dubbed "Gentleman Dan" becomes a hero of epic proportions to Aunt Bee, Opie and Barney when he is held for two days in the Mayberry jail.

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8.0

Cyrano Andy

1x22
March 6, 1961

Andy makes an earnest attempt at matchmaking to help Barney win the heart of his girlfriend, Thelma Lou. Things go fine at first -- until barney misinterprets Andy's efforts and thinks he's trying to steal her away!

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March 13, 1961

Aunt Bee must leave Mayberry to care for a sick cousin, but not before scolding Andy and Opie for their messy housekeeping habits. The two are determined to clean house before she returns -- a project that suddenly accelerates when she phones to say she'll be coming home earlier than expected!

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8.0

The New Doctor

1x24
March 27, 1961

Andy must make a hasty, ill-advised marriage proposal to Ellie Walker after he becomes convinced that the new, handsome young doctor in town is trying to steal his girl.

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April 3, 1961

The Women's Historical Society is all set to throw a celebration in honor of the last living descendant of a Revolutionary War hero named Nathan Tibbs, who has been traced to Mayberry. But their excitement turns to horror when they discover that the intended honoree is the town drunk, Otis Campbell.

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8.0

The Inspector

1x26
April 10, 1961

When a state inspector arrives in Mayberry to check the jail and courthouse, Andy and Barney are shocked to discover he's a by-the-book stickler for rules and regulations. Things look shaky until Andy is able to demonstrate the "Mayberry way" of fighting crime.

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April 17, 1961

Ellie Walker takes pity on a shy tomboy named Frankie Flint and is determined to give a "Cinderella" makeover to the young girl -- much to her gruff father's displeasure.

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9.0

Andy Forecloses

1x28
April 24, 1961

Andy, faced with the unpleasant task of serving an eviction notice on a family who has fallen on hard times, tries desperately to come up with a way for the tenants to keep their home.

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8.0

Quiet Sam

1x29
May 1, 1961

Barney is convinced that the new, mysterious farmer in town warrants further investigation. Andy finally agrees to pay a visit to the man's farm -- and finds himself drawn into a predicament he never imagined he'd find himself in.

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May 8, 1961

Barney's reputation as a deputy soars when he inadvertently helps capture Eddie Brooke, an escaped convict. But Brooke vows to escape again and head straight back to Mayberry to exact his revenge.

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May 15, 1961

Mayberry's famed hometown musician -- Jim Lindsey (James Best) -- returns for a visit in his flashy convertible and fancy clothes. But despite all the trappings and signs of showbiz success, Andy senses that all is not well in the life of the popular performer.

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9.0

Bringing Up Opie

1x32
May 22, 1961

After being scolded by Aunt Bee, Opie decides to run away from home -- a plan that quickly turns into a series of eye-opening, and sometimes dangerous, adventures for Opie and a scare for both Aunt Bee and Andy.

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October 2, 1961

Sheriff Andy Taylor must decide whether to intervene or let the problem work itself out when a bully harasses his son Opie at school.

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October 9, 1961

When a rookie policeman is sent to Mayberry for training, Barney mistakenly believes the man is his replacement and quits the police force to become a vacuum-cleaner salesman.

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October 16, 1961

Andy arrests an attractive speeder, who promptly uses flattery and charm to turn the various prosecution witnesses -- Opie, Barney and Floyd the barber -- against a hapless Andy and his case.

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October 23, 1961

Will the town coffers run out of cash? It appears that way when Mayberry resident Frank Myers is stunned to discover that the township apparently owes him close to $350,000!

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October 30, 1961

After a disagreement with Thelma Lou, Barney unwittingly falls under the spell of the female half of a scheming con team and Andy must attempt to save the day.

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November 13, 1961

Andy is wary when Opie becomes fascinated by a wily hobo (Buddy Ebsen) who begins to influence the boy with his carefree, conniving ways.

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November 20, 1961

Two crooks masquerade as an FBI agent and a professional photographer in a scheme to honor the Mayberry Sheriff's Department for preserving the community's low crime rate -- but they actually have their eye on the town bank.

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November 27, 1961

When Thelma Lou arranges a blind date between her visiting cousin and Andy, the two lovebirds hit it off -- but a skeet-shooting competition sets Andy's romantic record straight.

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December 4, 1961

Aunt Bee falls for traveling handyman Henry Wheeler, but Andy becomes convinced that Wheeler is a less-than-ideal suitor and decides to intervene.

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9.0

The Clubmen

2x10
December 11, 1961

Both Andy and Barney are offered membership in an exclusive men's club, but Barney manages to alienate the entire group by trying too hard to fit in -- an endeavor that threatens his chances at joining the elite organization.

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10.0

The Pickle Story

2x11
December 18, 1961

Andy and Barney are horrified when Aunt Bee decides to enter her prized pickles -- with a taste described as "kerosene cucumbers" -- in a county fair contest, hoping to claim first prize over the competition's perennial winner.

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9.0

Sheriff Barney

2x12
December 25, 1961

When Barney gets an offer to become the sheriff of nearby Greendale, Andy decides to let him be the sheriff of Mayberry for a day to give him a taste of what the top law-enforcement spot entails.

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January 1, 1962

Big Jeff Pruitt (Alan Hale) comes to Mayberry, determined to find a suitable wife. Andy and Barney are more than happy to help him with his search -- until Pruitt announces his choice: Barney's girlfriend, Thelma Lou!

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January 8, 1962

Opie joins a secret club known as The Wildcats and is subsequently suspected of being the guilty party when the barn that the club meets in catches fire and burns to the ground.

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7.0

Bailey's Bad Boy

2x15
January 15, 1962

Andy has his hands full with a rich, arrogant lawbreaker (Bill Bixby) who threatens to have his influential father make life miserable for Andy and Barney unless the charges against him are dismissed.

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7.0

The Manicurist

2x16
January 22, 1962

The men of Mayberry become infatuated with Ellen Brown (Barbara Eden), a curvaceous manicurist who sets up shop in Floyd's barbershop. But the women of Mayberry are less than enthusiastic about the situation.

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9.0

The Jinx

2x17
January 29, 1962

After a series of mishaps, Barney declares that Mayberry resident Henry Bennett is a "jinx." Andy sets out to prove him wrong -- but begins to believe it himself after the troubles continue.

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9.0

Jailbreak

2x18
February 5, 1962

Barney must attempt to salvage his reputation after he inadvertently allows a criminal to escape from the Mayberry jail and the state police are called in to assist in the manhunt.

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8.0

A Medal for Opie

2x19
February 12, 1962

Opie has his heart set on winning a medal in the annual Sheriff's Boys Day race -- so he seeks training tips from an expert in the field: legendary 50-Yard Dash champion Barney Fife!

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February 19, 1962

Things hit a sour note when Barney joins the Mayberry choir -- and it's quickly determined that his singing voice isn't exactly harmonious to the other members of the group.

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8.5

Guest of Honor

2x21
February 26, 1962

As part of the Founder's Day festivities, the residents of Mayberry decide to give a key to the city to the first visitor entering the town. Unfortunately, that visitor is Sheldon Davis, a highly skilled pickpocket and petty thief.

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March 5, 1962

Weaver's Department Store in Mayberry has some new competition -- in the form of Bert Miller, a traveling salesman who sets up shop in the town with a little help from Andy.

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March 12, 1962

With the town jail full, Andy reluctantly decides to have the town drunk, Otis Campbell, incarcerated in Andy's own home. But when Aunt Bee takes charge as the "warden," Otis is soon howling to be locked up in the real jail!

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7.0

The County Nurse

2x24
March 19, 1962

Feisty country farmer Rafe Hollister is determined to avoid getting a tetanus shot when county nurse Mary Simpson arrives in Mayberry to inoculate the citizenry.

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March 26, 1962

While on a trip to Raleigh, Andy and Barney find themselves swept into an adventure involving a jewel thief being watched by a hotel detective.

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April 2, 1962

Aunt Bee invents an imaginary beau so that Andy can be free to concentrate on finding a wife for himself. But when it comes time to produce her boyfriend in person, Bee must scramble to find an actual contender.

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7.0

Three's a Crowd

2x27
April 9, 1962

Andy's attempts to date county nurse Mary Simpson are constantly thwarted by an unwanted third wheel -- Barney -- who continually interferes with their courtship.

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April 16, 1962

Floyd's dreams of expanding his haircutting business seem to be coming true when semi-retired barber Bill Medwin offer to come on board. But what Floyd doesn't realize is that his new barber is actually a bookie.

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8.0

Andy on Trial

2x29
April 23, 1962

A newspaper publishing mogul is ticketed for speeding and retaliates by sending an undercover reporter to Mayberry to dig up whatever dirt she can on Andy and his department.

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9.0

Cousin Virgil

2x30
April 30, 1962

When Barney's awkward cousin Virgil arrives from New Jersey, Barney attempts to put him to work -- but Virgil's earnest attempts to lend a helping hand create havoc at every turn.

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9.0

Deputy Otis

2x31
May 7, 1962

Can the town drunk masquerade as a respected Mayberry deputy? That's the plan when Otis Campbell receives a letter from his brother, who is planning to visit the town and observe his brother's law-enforcement talents.

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9.0

Mr. McBeevee

3x1
October 1, 1962

Opie tells Andy about his new friend Mr. McBeevee, who Andy believes to be a figment of Opie's imagination. But when Andy begins to suspect Opie is using his new-found friend as an excuse to lie, he decides to set the record straight and prove Mr. McBeevee doesn't really exist. Or does he?

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October 8, 1962

Andy discovers Peggy comes from a wealthy family and starts to feel like he is unable to provide the kind of sophisticated company she is used to. He decides to stop seeing he and abruptly breaks it off, but without getting Peggy's Side of the story.

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October 22, 1962

Given Andy's habit of burning meals, Aunt Bee asks Peggy to look in on Andy and Opie while she's away visiting her aunt. When word gets around town, however, Andy is told Peggy's cooking may be her way of buttering him up to the idea of marriage.

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8.0

The Cow Thief

3x5
October 29, 1962

Two cows suddenly go missing in Mayberry and Mayor Stoner has decided to bring in a professional investigator to solve the crime. The investigator's conclusion goes along with what the rest of the town already suspects, but Andy has his own idea of what happened, an idea just crazy enough to be true.

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November 5, 1962

When Andy and Peggy must break a date, Barney mistakenly sees this as the end of their relationship. He decides to play matchmaker to help Andy mend his broken heart, with disastrous results.

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November 19, 1962

When Mayor Stoner decides not to cover the expense of sending the Mayberry Marching Band to their annual competition in Raleigh because he thinks they're terrible, Andy helps out by having a few of his friends from "Freddy Fleet And His Band With A Beat" step in.

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November 26, 1962

Floyd comes to Andy for help after telling his pen pal Ms. Grayson that he is wealthy and finding out she is coming for a visit. Andy helps Floyd keep up the appearance of wealth while she's in town and in the process learns just how deceiving appearances can be.

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7.0

Opie's Rival

3x10
December 3, 1962

When Andy starts seeing Peggy MacMillan, Opie feels like she's become more important to Andy than he is. He decides to sabotage Andy's dates and break them up and nearly succeeds, until Andy finds out.

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December 10, 1962

Barney and Floyd stumble upon a cabin in the woods where three dangerous female convicts are hiding out. They are taken prisoner and it's Andy to the rescue when he manages to capture two of them. But it's up to Barney to get the third using all the charm he can muster, along with his best Rudolph Valentino impression.

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7.0

The Bed Jacket

3x12
December 17, 1962

With Aunt Bee's birthday fast approaching, she begins dropping hints about the pale blue bed jacket she's been eyeing in the store window. When Andy doesn't catch on and buys the jacket for Mayor Stoner's wife instead, she is crushed. Now the only way Andy can get the jacket back is to trade it for his most prized possession: Ol' Eagle-Eyed Annie, his beloved fishing rod.

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9.0

The Bank Job

3x13
December 24, 1962

Barney becomes convinced the Mayberry bank is ripe for a robbery and tries to prove his point by staging a fake one. When he discovers a weak spot in the security system, he unknowing relays this information to a couple of actual robbers.

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8.0

One-Punch Opie

3x14
December 31, 1962

A new boy named Quincy moves into town and starts getting Opie and his friends into trouble. When Opie is dared to break a streetlight, he refuses and is teased mercilessly. Andy tries to help by telling the boy's parents, but Opie sees that it's up to him to stand up to Quincy once and for all.

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January 7, 1963

Barney believes his job is on the line when he accidentally gives the governor's car a parking ticket. When he learns the governor is coming to town to see him about it, his nervousness causes him to drink cup after cup of water from the water cooler, the very same cooler Otis has spiked with alcohol.

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9.0

Man in a Hurry

3x16
January 14, 1963

Malcolm Tucker, a business tycoon from Charlotte, has the unfortunate luck of having his car break down in Mayberry on a Sunday. Now he's willing to do just about anything to be on his way, including stealing Gomer's truck. Andy invites the man over for Sunday dinner to try and teach him the importance of relaxation before he does something he'll really regret.

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January 21, 1963

Andy gets a letter from a criminal he had wounded years before and learns the man is coming to Mayberry to see him. Barney becomes convinced the man wants revenge and enlists Gomer and Otis to secretly protect Andy, which ends up wreaking more havoc than any criminal ever could.

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9.0

The Loaded Goat

3x18
January 28, 1963

Cy Hudgins has a pet goat with a taste for dynamite and Andy and Barney are forced to put it in a padded cell until the danger "passes." But when Otis unknowingly lets their new prisoner out, it's up to Barney and his harmonica to safely lead the goat out of town.

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February 18, 1963

Opie's new friend Arnold is a spoiled brat used to getting his own way. He convinces Opie to try and get a raise in his allowance by throwing a temper tantrum, showing Andy that he must teach Arnold's father the importance of discipline before Opie picks up any more of Arnold's spoiled habits.

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February 25, 1963

Andy suggests to Gomer that he hire a troubled young man named Jimmy to help out at Wally's gas station. But everyone soon suspects Jimmy of being a thief after valuable items start disappearing from the station. Andy believes Jimmy is innocent but must prove it, even when all the evidence is against him.

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March 4, 1963

Opie complains to Andy about how his new history teacher Ms. Crump is a mean old woman who likes to assign extra homework. Andy tells Opie it's not important if he doesn't know every answer, which leaves Opie believing history isn't important. Now Andy has to show Opie, and his class, how much history matters before Ms. Crump decides to quit.

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March 11, 1963

Aunt Bee becomes depressed about her age and falls for the charms of Colonel Harvey, a traveling medicine man selling a magic elixir to restore her youth. By the time Andy and Barney discover the secret behind the elixir, they find he has gotten the entire Ladies Aid Church Committee under his spell!

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March 18, 1963

A family of musicians who live in the mountains descend on Mayberry to await the arrival of their daughter Charlene's fiancee. When Andy tries to help by putting them up in the courthouse, he gets more than he bargained for when Charlene suddenly sets her sights on him.

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March 25, 1963

A tourist from England causes a traffic accident and finds himself unable to pay the damages, so Andy decides to let the man pay it off by being his valet. But it's not long before Andy finds his laid-back small-town lifestyle clashing with the man's strict, English ways.

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April 1, 1963

Barney learns that the car he's spent his life savings on is a lemon, and the little old lady he bought it from may have put one over on him. When Barney and Andy set out to return the car and arrest her, however, they find the hardest part may be just getting there.

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8.0

The Rivals

3x28
April 8, 1963

Opie develops a case of puppy love for a girl in his class, but is crushed to find she isn't interested. Barney tries to lift his spirits by letting Opie hang out with him and Thelma Lou awhile. It works great, until Opie forgets his crush and sets his sights on Thelma Lou.

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7.0

A Wife for Andy

3x29
April 15, 1963

Barney believes it's time for Andy to get married and sets Andy up with Opie's teacher, Ms. Crump. When Barney decides she's not right for him, he tries to set up a party for Andy to meet all the other eligible ladies of Mayberry. But Andy has other plans, and they all involve Ms. Crump.

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8.0

Dogs, Dogs, Dogs

3x30
April 22, 1963

A pack of stray hunting dogs descends upon Mayberry at the same time that a state investigator has come to review Andy's request for more funds for the jail. Barney and Opie decide to bring the dogs to the courthouse to shelter them from a storm, not realizing that Mr. Somerset is already there.

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8.0

Mountain Wedding

3x31
April 29, 1963

The Darling clan is back and this time need Andy's help to wed their daughter Charlene to Dud Walsh before crazy old Ernest T. Bass makes good on his threats to kidnap her and take her for his own. Andy sets Barney up as a decoy bride while the real wedding takes place elsewhere. The plan works, until Ernest kidnaps Barney and decides he's just as good a bride as Charlene.

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April 13, 1986

After being away for awhile, Andy Taylor returns home to Mayberry to visit Opie, now an expectant father. While there he ends up helping Barney Fife mount a campaign for sheriff.

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