The Andy Griffith Show

The Mayberry Chef

Season 8, Ep 17, Aired 1/1/68
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  • Episode Description
  • 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.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • James L. Brooks

  • Don Keefer

    Carl Phillips

  • Jack Bannon

    Announcer

  • Richard Poston

    Stage Manager

  • Lee Philips

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Aunt Bee The Gourmet

    By lstaltari, Jul 02, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Notes (1)

    • The theme song of Aunt Bee's cooking show can be heard in the background of many Andy Griffith Show episodes and was later used for its spinoff, Mayberry R.F.D.

    Trivia (1)

    • The stage manager instructed Aunt Bee that there are 2 cameras, and that she should smile towards the one with its red light on. But as Andy and Opie watch her show on TV, they see her occasionally pause, affect a smile, and cut her eyes left and right before settling on one of them -- never looking at the one that's obviously doing the actual broadcasting.

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