Make Room for Daddy

Season 7 Episode 20

Danny Meets Andy Griffith

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Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Feb 15, 1960 on ABC
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Danny Meets Andy Griffith
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Danny went past a stop sign in the small town of Mayberry, because there was no crossroad. Sheriff Andy Taylor comes and arrests Danny. He said the town council had decided to make a crossroad there, but there was only enough money for a stopsign. Danny demands to see the Justice of the Peace. At this, Andy takes out a sign and says he's the Justice of the Peace. By now Will Hoople, the town drunk, has come in and locked himself in his jailcell. Andy explains he gets drunk everyday, and he arrests himself for it. Will had been deputized to do this to himself! Danny finally agrees with his wife and decides to the ordianry fine of $5 to $10. He takes out a huge wad of cash, and he gives him more money and more money. Danny doesn't care if Andy is robbing him, after all he's a big time star. Andy sees this as a time to get more money, and tells Danny he has to pay $100 or spend 10 days in jail. Danny is furious! He goes in his jailcell, and demands his one call. While he'd dialing the number, the phone in an another room rings, and Andy answers it:

"Mayberry Gazette Editor speaking"

Andy is later talking to the host of "Face to Face" and tells him he has to cancel his appearence. Chet says they can interview him in his cell, and Danny lights up! What a way to expose him! Opie, Andy's son, enters, and is very upset over his turtle dying. Andy talks to Opie, and Opie understands that dying is a part of life. Andy also helps Henrietta Perkins, the town widow. The day of the TV shoot arrives. Danny talks about tyranny in this world, and how he languishes in a cold, damp, dirty cell. Andy is offended by this and says "Now hold on a durn second!" Andy says his Aunt Lucy cleans the cell and does a fine job! The host then crossexamines Andy, and Andy says he had to raise the price to make an impression on these city folk, who can get $5 or $10 very easily. Danny realizes he was wrong and appoligizes to Andy in the end after hearing his explanation.moreless

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Danny Thomas (I)

Danny Thomas (I)

Danny Williams

Marjorie Lord

Marjorie Lord

Kathy 'Clancey' O'Hara Williams (1957 - 1964)

Rusty Hamer

Rusty Hamer

Rusty Williams

Angela Cartwright

Angela Cartwright

Linda Williams (1957 - 1964)

Andy Griffith

Andy Griffith

Andy Taylor

Guest Star

Ron Howard

Ron Howard

Opie Taylor

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Frances Bavier

Frances Bavier

Henrietta Perkins

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    • Ron Howard, who played Opie, later went on to "Happy Days" and starred as Richie Cunningham

    • When Andy makes his first appearence, the crowd wildly applauds. He was already a popular stand up comedian and had been seen on television.

    • In 1960, Andy Griffith got his own show that was a spinoff of "Make Room for Daddy." Entitled "The Andy Griffith Show", it ran from 1960 to 1968 on CBS, and had very good ratings. In it's last season, the show became the number one show in America. It spawned two spinoffs (Which Are Counted as Spinoffs of "Make Room for Daddy"), "Gomer Pyle, USMC" and "Mayberry RFD"

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