Betty Lynn as Thelma Lou

Episodes 26

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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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November 25, 1963

Thelma Lou's bachelorette cousin is coming to Mayberry for the town dance, and Barney decides to set her up with Gomer. On the big night, they all meet up at Thelma Lou's and everything seems to be going great, until Gomer suddenly disappears.

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December 2, 1963

Barney has an argument with his landlady Mrs. Mendelbright and gets evicted. After moving into the courthouse and having no luck finding a new place, he decides to mend fences with Mrs. Mendelbright, only to find she has decided to sell the house and run away to get married.

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January 6, 1964

The day of the town picnic, Barney watches as Andy and Helen go wandering into a cave just before the entrance collapses. He quickly rallies the town to their rescue, not realizing Andy and Helen have already found a way out.

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7.0

Fun Girls

4x27
April 13, 1964

Helen and Thelma Lou are horrified to see Andy and Barney escorting a couple of "fun girls" from Mount Pilot the night before the big dance. The boys know they were innocently making sure the "girls' got home alright, but it will take some fancy two-steppin' at the dance to get Helen and Thelma Lou to believe it.

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7.0

The Rumor

4x29
April 27, 1964

After Barney sees Andy and Helen kissing in a jewelery store, he becomes convinced they are secretly engaged and decides to throw a surprise engagement party, much to the chagrin of the un-engaged Andy and Helen.

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May 4, 1964

After an off-hand comment puts Barney in the doghouse with Thelma Lou, he sees her spending her free time with Gomer instead. Not wanting to hurt his friend, Gomer tries to get her to stop seeing him by falsely professing his love, but ends up engaged to her instead.

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September 28, 1964

New height and weight requirements go into effect for all law enforcement officers, which threatens to put Barney out of a job unless Andy can figure out a way to throw around some much-needed weight.

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November 2, 1964

A lover's spat between Barney and Thelma Lou blows out of proportion and ends up involving Andy and Helen. Soon all four are not speaking and it's up to Barney to fix things, but he'll have to make up with Thelma Lou first.

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8.0

The Lucky Letter

5x19
January 25, 1965

Barney feels he's become "hexed" after Andy persuades him to throw away a chain letter. Now with the annual law-enforcement officers' pistol-shooting qualifications coming up, Andy has to soothe Barney's nerves or he may lose his job.

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February 1, 1965

Goober starts to annoy Andy and Barney by hanging around during their dates with Helen and Thelma Lou. They decide to set him up with a girl he likes, only to find they now have twice the trouble.

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February 8, 1965

Andy is offered a job in Minnesota so Barney decides to run for sheriff in the upcoming election. But when Andy's job offer falls through, he returns to Mayberry to find Barney with a case of campaign fever, aiming to unseat Andy.

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April 5, 1965

After arresting a couple of "fun girls" from Mount Pilot, Andy and Barney need to postpone their big date with Helen and Thelma Lou. Not wanting their dates to worry, Andy describes their prisoners as hard-bitten criminals. The ploy works, until Helen and Thelma Lou decide to make a surprise visit to the courthouse.

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January 10, 1966

Barney Fife returns home to Mayberry for a brief visit only to discover that his former girlfriend Thelma Lou has married. Fortunately for Barney, sweet Nettie Albright a secret admirer from days gone by shows up at Barney's high school reunion dance to save the day.

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