George Lindsey as Goober Pyle

Episodes 60

September 12, 1966

Helen's niece comes for a visit and proves to be both very pretty and very talented in athletics. Trouble is that she beats Opie in almost every sport there is. She actually really likes Opie as a BOY and needs her Aunt Helen to help her to get Opie to like her.

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The Lodge

7x2
September 19, 1966

Andy invites Howard to join ""The Regal Order of the Door to Good Fellowship"" lodge. Howard's mother doesn't like the idea of Howard being around the other men, so she concocts a scheme whereby Howard will be denied membership. It's all a big misunderstanding, and Howard eventually is allowed to join the lodge.

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September 26, 1966

The Barbershop Quartet is missing one singer when Howard develops a sore throat. Andy, much to his dismay,must bring along a chicken thief who is a great singer. Andy has deep misgivings about this fellow and whether he will actually sing or try to break free.

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The Ball Game

7x4
October 3, 1966

Andy umpires the baseball game for Mayberry but when he calls the final strike for the opposing team, everyone in town is angry at him until Howard Sprague steps up and teaches everyone about being fair to Andy.

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October 10, 1966

When a dignified-looking older preacher comes to town, all the older women want to impress him. Aunt Bee, after someone suggests it, buys a wig--a short blonde one. Later the preacher gives a sermon about having no pretenses. Aunt Bee finally tells the preacher about her wig.

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October 17, 1966

The Darling Family comes back, suddenly rich. They want their sons to marry well, and decide they should pick from the women of Mayberry.

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October 31, 1966

Goober is involved in a minor car accident and thanks to Floyd and Aunt Bee, he becomes convinced that he is truly injured and has whiplash. Aunt Bee feels sorry for him and takes him home to care for him--much to Andy's dismay!

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November 7, 1966

Aunt Bee runs for a seat on the city council against the more qualified Howard, who is supported by Andy.

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The Senior Play

7x9
November 14, 1966

Helen and the students of the senior class put on a play but the principal objects to it--and to Helen's involvement with such "scandalous" things--until she figures out a way to show him that what is scandalous is all relative.

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November 21, 1966

Opie and Arnold find an abandoned infant on the courthouse steps.

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November 28, 1966

When Howard goes fishing with Andy, Opie, Goober, and Floyd, he catches the legandary rare carp "Old Sam". After he decides to put the legendary fish in a Raleigh museum, Howard learns a lesson from Opie that "Old Sam" is such an important part of the town's history that he brings the fish back to lakes surrounding Mayberry.

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Only a Rose

7x12
December 5, 1966

Aunt Bee is totally excited about her rose that she has been growing for over a year for the annual flower show. While Opie and Arnold are playing, however,they accidently destroy it.

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Otis the Deputy

7x13
December 12, 1966

Andy is captured by two escaped convincts and Otis and Howard ride to his rescue.

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December 19, 1966

Goober grows tired of being the most ignorant one in town; he goes away fishing and accidentally grows a beard. The beard makes him believe he is smart--and he becomes an unbearable bore to everyone in Mayberry.

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December 26, 1966

When Mayberry's long time physician retires the townfolk are reluctant to embrace his replacement.

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January 2, 1967

A stranger comes to Mayberry promising to find the Ross Raiders treasure. Goober, Floyd, Helen and Bee all invest--much to Andy's irritation.

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Dinner at Eight

7x17
January 9, 1967

With Aunt Bee off visiting realtives and Opie away on a Scout trip, Andy is home alone. He is ready to spend a relaxing evening when Goober arrives to keep him company. He insists on making his special spaghetti recipe. Andy gives in, eats heartily, and then is reminded by Goober of an invitation to Howard's for dinner. Andy goes to see Howard, who did not actually invite Andy at all. They still whip up some spaghetti and eat, but then Andy realizes dinner was a Helen's. He rushes over, but is in hot water for being late so he must endure another dinner of spaghetti.

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January 16, 1967

Andy visits Barney in Raleigh, and realizes that Barney isn't as successful as he has always claims. Andy is able to help Barney solve a series of supermarket robberies and help him save his job.

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January 23, 1967

Barney returns to Mayberry and rediscovers an old girlfriend who has become a movie star.

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January 30, 1967

Andy's old high school sweetheart moves back to town and has to stay with the Taylors while her house is being fixed. This creates tension between Helen and Andy.

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February 6, 1967

Aunt Bee invests in a new Chinese restaurant and realizes she is not up for the stress of being a business owner.

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February 13, 1967

Floyd gets a rent hike after Howard buys the barbershop.

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The Statue

7x23
February 20, 1967

When Howard suggests Mayberry erect a statue of Andy’s ancestor Seth Taylor in honor of all the work he did to make the town the quaint place it turned out to be. However, after a local artist completes the statue and earns the praise of the Taylor’s and everyone else in town, Andy and Aunt Bee get a big shock when Mr. Simmons lets them in on a secret that Seth Taylor worked with his ancestor to swindle the town out of a large amount of money. At first Andy and Bee want to keep this secret under raps, but she soon admits what Seth did during the unveiling speech. In the end, Floyd saves the day by saying that while Seth wasn’t the hero everybody thought he was; he still played a large part in making Mayberry the town what it is today.

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February 27, 1967

Helen begins to write books for children.

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Goodbye Dolly

7x25
March 6, 1967

After Dolly, a retired milk-wagon horse refuses to eat while her owner is out of town; Opie becomes really worried that something is wrong with her. Unsure of what to do, Opie turns to Goober, Howard and Andy for help in getting the horse to eat. It is only after Mr. Simpson returns home from his vacation that he and Opie discover that Dolly refuses to eat because she misses going to work every day.

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March 13, 1967

Opie has to choose between piano lessons and football lessons.

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March 20, 1967

Howard gets an opportunity to appear on television and demonstrate his comedic talents. He's a great hit --except with the people of Mayberry, who are upset that he mentioned them in his jokes.

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Big Brother

7x28
March 27, 1967

Howard takes a liking to his Little Brother's sister.

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April 3, 1967

Opie has a hard time finishing one of his homework assignments.

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Goober's Contest

7x30
April 10, 1967

In order to boost business Goober has a contest at the gas station. The printer accidentally prints a ticket for $200 and Floyd wins the ticket--and Goober can't pay it.

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September 11, 1967

Opie has a really big crush on classmate Mary Alice Carter, but she has her eyes on hunk Fred Simpson. When Opie asks her to the dance, she says yes, not thinking Fred will ask her. When Fred asks her, she immediately says yes and has to think of a way to tell Opie she can't go with him. At the dance, Mary Alice realizes that she really wants to be with Opie and they end up together.

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September 18, 1967

Howard is on a bowling hot streak. When the lights go out during the final frame of the championship game, he gets the jitters but must still finish the game.

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September 25, 1967

Aunt Bea and her friends go to Mexico. While there, their friendships gets strained.

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October 2, 1967

Andy cancels a big date with Helen in order to confer with a lawyer in Raleigh, who turns out to be a beautiful women.

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October 9, 1967

After Andy sends a reluctant Opie to a swanky boy’s camp over his summer vacation, he becomes fast friends with a boy from a rich family. As a result, Andy becomes worried that Opie has grown accustomed to living a rich lifestyle during his time away from the laid back way of life in Mayberry. It is after he comes home for lunch one day Opie has his friend over that he sees how lavish a lunch Aunt Bee prepared that he decides to sit them down to explain money doesn’t make life enjoyable, being yourself does.

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October 16, 1967

Howard, dating Millie, is threatened by her husky former boyfriend

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October 23, 1967

Aunt Bee, summoned for jury duty, disagrees with fellow jurors on her first case.

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Tape Recorder

8x8
October 30, 1967

Opie disobeys Andy and tape-records a bank robber's confession.

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Opie's Group

8x9
November 6, 1967

Opie joins a rock-and-roll group and starts getting failing grades in school.

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November 13, 1967

A visiting professor is attracted to Aunt Bee because she resembles his deceased wife.

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November 20, 1967

Andy opens a coin laundry to save money for Opie's college education.

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November 27, 1967

Howard proposes to Millie at the bakery where she works.

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December 4, 1967

Andy learns the truth when he sees his cousin Bradford alight from a freight train but keeps quiet because Aunt Bee thinks he's a wealthy relative.

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December 11, 1967

Andy catches the flu and Goober takes over as his deputy.

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December 18, 1967

Howard quits his boring job as county clerk and becomes a Caribbean island beachcomber.

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December 25, 1967

Goober buys the gas station with financial backing from Andy and Emmett.

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January 1, 1968

The head of a local TV station enlists Aunt Bee to do a nightly cooking show, having heard about her cooking. Although she may not exude great professionalism, she has that extra ""naturalness"" that they're looking for. But her main concern is that someone suitable is cooking for Andy and Opie during her absence each evening. Unable to find someone, but not wanting Aunt Bee to back out of this opportunity, Andy (with Opie) maintains the pretense that a ""Mrs. Parkinson"" is on the job. Andy actually does the cooking -- to his and Opie's mutual gastric discomfort. After 2 days on the job, Aunt Bee shows unusual quickness of mind in seeing through the charade and finding a resolution.

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January 8, 1968

Emmett's brother in law wants him to leave the fix it shop and join him in selling life insurance.

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January 15, 1968

Opie gets a job working at the drugstore and learns that everyone makes mistakes.

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January 22, 1968

The Church Members must decide what to purchase with the $500 that's willed to the church. The choice is between Choir robes and repairing the church's foundation.

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January 29, 1968

An international summit is in the hands of Barney.

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February 5, 1968

An old friend makes Goober feel worthless.

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February 12, 1968

Aunt Bee decides that she wants to be more exciting, so she announces that she will learn to fly.

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Helen's Past

8x24
February 19, 1968

As Andy is looking through Helen's old newspaper clippings, he finds one of her being taken to jail by the police. He decides to keep his discovery secret until it leaks out to the school board which could destroy Helen's teaching career.

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February 26, 1968

Emmett Clark cannot decide on a suitable anniversary gift for his spouse. Helpful friend Flora Mahlerbie {Alberta Nelson} finds a way and suggests her friend Bernie the wholesale fur man as the golden answer to Emmett's problem. Flora takes Emmett to Bernie's shop one night to haggle over furs and things. Ultimately, though, Cheapskate Emmett will not cough up the change for the pricey women's wear, even at 40% off, which leaves Flora a trifle sad.

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The Wedding

8x26
March 4, 1968

Howard's mother decides to get married and move to Mt. Pilot. Howard is so glad to have the house to himself that he decides to throw a couples party, but Helen ends up being the only female there.

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March 11, 1968

Sam runs against Emmett for office.

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Opie and Mike

8x28
March 18, 1968

Opie sticks up for a young boy and must pay the price.

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March 25, 1968

Sam and Andy call on modern technology to finally get Goober a steady girl.

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Mayberry R.F.D.

8x30
April 1, 1968

Sam brings over one of his Italian friends from the war--but unbenowst to him the friend brings over his elderly father and sister--and this creates mayhem in his family and business.

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