Aunt Thede

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Notes (2)

  • At the time he appeared in this episode, Howard McNear was appearing on "The Andy Griffith Show" as regular, Floyd Lawson the town barber.

  • Frank Cady is best known for his role of Sam Drucker on the television series, "Petticoat Junction" (1963-70) and "Green Acres" (1965-71), he plays a villian in this episode even trying to knife Festus. It is almost like Jeanette Nolan is preparing for her role of "Dirty Sally" that she appeared later in the Gunsmoke series, here she is a backwoods woman with a mule that wears a bonnet. Ken Curtis is still perfecting his role as Festus, in this episode he tries to get around Matt in helping Aunt Thede building her still, and he gets mad at Matt at a couple of points, very much unlike him in the later color episodes.