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Episode Guide

    • The Bicycle Club
      The Bicycle Club
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      12/7/70
      9.9
      The men make a bicycle club without telling Emmett. When Emmett finds out about it from Millie, he's determined to show them that he can still shine at his age.
    • Howard the Dream Spinner
      Howard the Dream Spinner
      Season 3 - Episode 15
      12/28/70
      9.8
      Howard becomes to host of a local literary television program and becomes attached to an anonymous girl named Melissa whom Goober and Emmett created.
    • Goober and the Telephone Girl
      Goober and the Telephone Girl
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      10/13/69
      9.7
      Goober begins dating a girl from the telephone company after going there to contest an erroneous bill. She is taking judo lessons so that she can protect herself while walking home late at night. Goober is emasculated when she uses her judo skills to take out a troublemaker while they are out on a date.moreless
    • Sam Gets a Ticket
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      12/7/68
      9.7
      Sam gets a ticket in Mount Pilot for, allegedly, not using his signal. Bee is positive that he did use his signal and is adamant that Sam fight the ticket in court as opposed to just paying the fine.
    • Driver Education
      Season 1 - Episode 17
      1/27/69
      9.7
      Goober is hired as the high school's driving instructor but puts the job in jeopardy when he hits the principal's parked car.
    • The New Farmhand
      The New Farmhand
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      11/17/69
      9.7
      Mike really takes to Sam's new hired hand, and Sam begins to become jealous.
    • Sam the Expert Farmer
      Season 1 - Episode 20
      2/17/69
      9.7
      Sam feels embarrassed because his string beans are much smaller than Millie's.
    • Millie and the Great Outdoors
      Millie and the Great Outdoors
      Season 2 - Episode 20
      3/2/70
      9.7
      Despite not being the outdoors type, Millie joins Sam, Howard, and Howard's friend, Barbara, on a camping trip.
    • Millie the Best-Dressed Woman
      Millie the Best-Dressed Woman
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      10/26/70
      9.7
      Great news comes from the Mt. Pilot Press: Millie is declared the best dressed woman. Everyone is very happy about this. Millie buys into the idea that she's a trend-setter and begins wearing clothes she wouldn't normally wear. Soon, the other women in Mayberry start copying Millie's styles and clothing she wears. The men strongly object, and Sam must tell Millie to stop. That night, the woman from whom she has been getting her fashions pays a visit to Mayberry and is in completly different clothes. Millie discovers that it is best to wear what she likes to wear - not what she thinks she should.moreless
    • Aloha Goober
      Aloha Goober
      Season 2 - Episode 24
      3/30/70
      9.6
      Goober's franchiser runs a contest in which any dealer that improves its sales by 200 percent will be awarded a trip to Hawaii. Goober meets that mark but finds out that the contest is not for the current month but for the following month.
    • The City Planner
      The City Planner
      Season 3 - Episode 25
      3/22/71
      9.6
      Sam hires a city planner to survey the town of Mayberry to help attract industry and improve its image. The planner turns out to be an attractive woman, and this catches the attention of Goober and the others - especially being that Millie is out of town for the week.
    • Community Spirit
      Community Spirit
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      11/23/70
      9.6
      Goober, Howard, and Emmett paint Sam's house against his wishes.
    • Emmett Takes a Fall
      Emmett Takes a Fall
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      1/19/70
      9.5
      After falling into a pit at Goober's station and breaking his arm, Emmett hires a talented teenager to help out in his fix-it shop. Emmett becomes worried that the kid may know more and do things better than he does.
    • Mike's Project
      Mike's Project
      Season 3 - Episode 14
      12/14/70
      9.5
      Sam's involvement with Mike's school project goes overboard when he gets into a dispute with another boy's father.
    • The Harvest Ball
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      9/30/68
      9.5
      Goober asks Sam to write a letter for him to give to Millie from the bakery asking her to the Harvest Ball. Despite the fact that he was just about to ask her himself, Sam agrees to write the letter. He is called away on business as he is typing the letter. Millie enters Sam's office at the City Council while he is still away, sees the letter in the typewriter, and gets excited as she thinks the letter is actually from Sam.moreless
    • Howard the Swinger
      Howard the Swinger
      Season 3 - Episode 22
      3/1/71
      9.5
      Howard moves into a swinging singles apartment.
    • Millie, the Model
      Millie, the Model
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      10/20/69
      9.4
      After trying on a couple of outfits, the clothes' designer asks Millie to model her line for fashion magazines in New York. After only hearing from her once in two weeks, Sam decides to go to New York to check up on her.
    • Millie's Dream
      Millie's Dream
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      11/16/70
      9.4
      Millie dreams about something terrible happening to Sam and Howard on their upcomming fishing trip and begs them not to go. Howard reads up on the subject of dreams and finds that there are people that can see the future through their dreams. When Millie has another dream about Howard falling into some money, and the dream comes true, Howard seriously begins to question whether or not he and Sam should go on the trip.moreless
    • An Efficient Service Station
      Season 1 - Episode 22
      3/3/69
      9.4
      Goober has been ordered to clean up his station and increase sales or risk losing his Acme franchise. He begins to follow the company line but no longer enjoys his work and considers packing it in.
    • The Panel Show
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      10/28/68
      9.4
      Sam receives a letter inviting two people from Mayberry to participate in an episode of a popular panel show to discuss with two New Yorkers the advantages and disadvantages of living in a small town versus a large city. Emmett and Howard are chosen and make the trip to New York. There is concern, however, that Howard, by nature, is prone to be too easily swayed by opposition.moreless
    • Sam and the Teenager
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      12/30/68
      9.3
      A journalism student assigned to interview Sam has a crush on him. It really begins to become a problem. He wants to straight out tell her to leave him alone, but Millie and Howard advise against it.
    • The Church Bell
      Season 1 - Episode 25
      3/24/69
      9.3
      Mayberry purchases a used bell for their church, but a problem arises when the individual who donated the church's land to the town had a condition placed on the donation: the church can never have a bell during his lifetime.
    • The Health Fund
      The Health Fund
      Season 2 - Episode 22
      3/16/70
      9.3
      Within a week after his lodge approves a new health plan funded by the lodge itself, Howard decides to have an operation to correct a deviated septum. His fellow lodge members suspect he's only having the operation to take unnecessary advantage of the health plan. While at the hospital, just before being discharged, he thinks he has appendicitis.moreless
    • The Camper
      Season 1 - Episode 19
      2/10/69
      9.2
      Mike and Harold have a fight over a quarter and claim their friendship is over. Howard suggests to Sam that they invite the kids to go with them on their camping trip to demonstrate to them real friendship.
    • The Copy Machine
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      10/21/68
      9.2
      Mike receives a copy machine in the mail to use, on a trial basis, for ten days. He and a friend decide to go into business making copies for local establishments. When Sam finds out, he sends Mike to the Post Office to mail it back. On the way, his friend announces a copy order that would give Mike enough money to buy a gift for Bee's birthday. Unfortunately, Mike accidentally knocks the machine off of a table causing it to get scratched and to make a lot of odd noises.moreless
    • The Moon Rocks
      The Moon Rocks
      Season 3 - Episode 18
      1/25/71
      9.1
      Sam gets his friend at NASA to bring the moon rock to Mayberry so Howard can have a private showing.
    • The Mayberry Float
      The Mayberry Float
      Season 2 - Episode 23
      3/23/70
      9.1
      Millie is chosen to portray the pioneer woman on Mayberry's float in a parade. However, in order to obtain the use of Clara's nephew's truck, he requests that Clara be the pioneer woman. Left with little choice, Sam agrees to let Clara play the role.
    • Millie's Egg Farm
      Millie's Egg Farm
      Season 3 - Episode 16
      1/11/71
      9.0
      Millie purchases an egg farm and finds it to be very hard work.
    • Emmett and the Ring
      Emmett and the Ring
      Season 2 - Episode 17
      2/2/70
      8.9
      Emmett brings his wife's engagement ring to a jeweler to be cleaned. While there, he sees a synthetic diamond that looks exactly like the diamond in his wife's ring. He has the real diamond replaced with the synthetic and pawns the real diamond to invest the money in the stock market. Unfortunately, an expected merger of the company he invested in does not go through.moreless
    • Mike's Birthday Party
      Mike's Birthday Party
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      10/27/69
      8.9
      Mike's birthday party is scheduled to be on the same day as one of the girls in his class. Mike begins to worry that his friends will choose the girl's party over his because of the prizes that will be given.
    • The New Well
      The New Well
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      1/26/70
      8.9
      With his existing well going dry, Sam decides to get a new one drilled. While he is in Raleigh hiring a geologist to find a suitable drilling point, a drifting dowser stops by the farm to offer his services. When Sam returns, he decides to go with the geologist's recommendation. As the dowser predicts, the location in which they dig is dry as a bone.moreless
    • Mike's Car
      Mike's Car
      Season 3 - Episode 23
      3/8/71
      8.8
      Sam lets Mike buy Goober's old car.
    • Goober the Elder
      Goober the Elder
      Season 3 - Episode 20
      2/15/71
      8.6
      Goober is elected a church elder only to be caught in a scandal in which he uses the church money for gambling.
    • Mike's Losing Streak
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      12/2/68
      8.6
      Because Mike's been losing many of his belongings lately, Sam threatens to forbid Mike to attend an upcomming baseball game if he loses one more thing.
    • The Caper
      The Caper
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      11/10/69
      8.5
      When Howard loses a property sale because the town doesn't have adequate law enforcement, he robs Mayberry Bank to prove that they need a full-time sheriff. Deputy sheriff Goober Pyle catches Howard and puts him in jail.
    • Emmett's Invention
      Emmett's Invention
      Season 3 - Episode 26
      3/29/71
      8.5
      A large company wants to buy the rights to Emmett's old invention.
    • Howard's Hobby
      Season 1 - Episode 18
      2/3/69
      8.4
      Howard wants to share his coin-collecting hobby with his girlfriend and, also, wants to share her hobby. She tells him that her hobby is skydiving, so he, reluctantly, decides to give it a try.
    • The Mayberry Road
      The Mayberry Road
      Season 2 - Episode 19
      2/16/70
      8.4
      The county plans to construct a new road that would require the removal of many trees in Grover's Woods. Aunt Bee is strongly against this and tries to get Sam on her side. He thinks the road is a good idea, but, despite this, agrees to help Bee get her voice heard.moreless
    • Emmett's 50th Birthday
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      12/16/68
      8.4
      Emmett becomes depressed when he reaches his 50th birthday.
    • Miss Farmerette
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      12/23/68
      8.3
      Millie is named Miss Farmerette, the queen of the county fair. A former Hollywood agent sees her there and thinks she could be a big movie star.
    • Howard the Poet
      Howard the Poet
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      10/6/69
      8.2
      Howard is commissioned to write a poem for a regional magazine but finds that he can't come up with anything to write about.
    • Emmett's Retirement
      Season 1 - Episode 23
      3/10/69
      8.2
      With his mortgage finally paid off, Emmett decides to retire. He quickly finds that he can't find enough things to do to occupy his time.
    • Palm Springs, Here We Are (2)
      Palm Springs, Here We Are (2)
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      12/15/69
      8.2
      The gang arrives in Palm Springs. Goober and Howard are at odds the minute they find out they'll be rooming together.
    • The World Traveler
      The World Traveler
      Season 3 - Episode 19
      2/8/71
      8.2
      Emmett designs a cheap European tour for his wife.
    • Goober's New Gas Station
      Goober's New Gas Station
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      9/28/70
      8.2
      Goober finally opens his new gas station in Mayberry. Everything is fine until Howard discovers some old dinosaur bones under the station. He is eager to recover them, but doing so would require tearing up parts of the road around the gas station - a move that Goober will not allow. Howard wants to open a museum with these bones and wants to get all of them, so he sneaks to the gas station in the middle of the night. Goober catches Howard in the act and almost presses charges. Howard opens the first natural science museum ever in Mayberry, but it's a bust because most of the bones from the dinosaur are still buried. After seeing how upset Howard is, Goober agrees to allow the rest of the bones to be recovered.moreless
    • Help on the Farm
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      10/14/68
      8.2
      Andy convinces Sam to hire two ex-convicts to help harvest his corn crop. Bee discovers money missing that she had hidden in the cookie jar, and it is assumed that the new help is responsible.
    • Hair
      Hair
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      10/19/70
      8.1
      After trying for four years to reverse his hair loss, Emmett's barber suggests getting a toupee.
    • Emmett's Domestic Problem
      Emmett's Domestic Problem
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      9/14/70
      8.0
      Martha opens a boutique, and Emmett is certain it will fail. To his surprise, she clears $243.00 in her first week.
    • The Pet Shop
      Season 1 - Episode 21
      2/24/69
      7.7
      Mike gets a job in the town's new pet shop. He feels sorry for a particular mixed-breed dog that won't sell and decides to ask Sam if he can get it for himself despite Sam already saying he couldn't have a dog.
    • Goober the Hero
      Goober the Hero
      Season 3 - Episode 24
      3/15/71
      7.7
      Goober gets lost in a cave.
    • Millie's Girlfriend
      Season 1 - Episode 24
      3/17/69
      7.7
      Millie's girlfriend breaks up with her boyfriend and comes to Mayberry to stay with Millie for awhile. They plan on seeing a movie, but, when Millie gets sick, she insists that her friend go with Sam instead. When they are late returning, Millie begins to worry about them taking a shine to each other.moreless
    • The Mynah Bird
      The Mynah Bird
      Season 2 - Episode 26
      4/13/70
      7.7
      Howard lets Mike watch his talking mynah bird for a few days while Howard is away. Harold takes the bird out of its cage, and it escapes out the window. Mike and Harold buy a new mynah bird from the pet shop in an attempt to pass it off as Howard's. Aunt Bee finds out what's going on, and the boys beg her not to tell Sam as they hope they can teach the new bird how to talk. Meanwhile, Howard has a chance to go on a television show for children to display his bird.moreless
    • Palm Springs, Here We Come (1)
      Palm Springs, Here We Come (1)
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      11/24/69
      7.7
      Bee's wealthy friend offers the entire gang her home in Palm Springs for two weeks. Suddenly, however, Mike begins having trouble in arithmetic when fractions are introduced. His teacher advises that, because of this, it wouldn't be wise for him to be removed from school. Sam tells Bee that she and the others can go to Palm Springs without him and Mike, but she won't hear of it. If Bee, Sam, and Mike aren't going, nobody else will, either. Everyone attempts to teach fractions to Mike so that he'll do well on an upcomming test.moreless
    • Sensitivity Training
      Sensitivity Training
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      9/21/70
      7.7
      Howard takes a sensitivity training class in an attempt to be less inhibited. As a result, he is a completely changed man. He wants to start his own class in Mayberry, but only Millie embraces the idea.
    • Goober the Housekeeper
      Goober the Housekeeper
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      11/9/70
      7.5
      Goober housesits at a rich man's house, and falls in love with a rich girl, only to find out the only reason the girl's mother likes him is because she thinks he's rich.
    • Millie the Secretary
      Millie the Secretary
      Season 2 - Episode 25
      4/6/70
      7.5
      Millie passes a secretarial course but finds that most potential employers are only hiring people with experience. She is finally hired by what she thinks is an over-the-phone magazine-selling business. However, it is actually a front for a bookmaking operation.
    • Goober's Niece
      Goober's Niece
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      1/12/70
      7.5
      Goober's 15-year-old niece pays him a visit. A boy she meets at the gas station wants to ask her for a date to the school dance, but Goober refuses to allow her to see him.
    • The Kid from Hong Kong
      The Kid from Hong Kong
      Season 3 - Episode 17
      1/18/71
      7.4
      Mike becomes the foster father of a little girl in Hong Kong.
    • The Race Horse
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      10/7/68
      7.4
      Sam's cousin's race horse hasn't fared well, so he asks Sam to sell it for him as a saddle horse. Bee thinks it to be a shame to let such a thing happen, so she thwarts a potential sale of the horse and plans to enter it in an upcoming race.moreless
    • Andy's Baby
      Andy's Baby
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      9/22/69
      7.4
      Andy and Helen come to Mayberry for a visit (they now live in Charlotte) to Christen their three-month baby boy, Andy Jr. Goober, Emmett, and Howard are upset that Andy and Helen have chosen Sam to be the boy's Godfather instead of one of them. Andy, then, questions whether the boy could have four Godfathers.moreless
    • Millie and the Palm Springs Golf Pro (3)
      12/22/69
      7.4
      Sam bumps into an old friend of his who is the golf pro at a local club. He kisses Millie, and she is furious that Sam just laughs it off.
    • The New Housekeeper
      The New Housekeeper
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      10/5/70
      7.2
      With Aunt Bee staying with her sister, Sam brings in his cousin, a recently retired army sergeant, as his new housekeeper. She has a little trouble adjusting to civilian life.
    • Goober's Brother
      Goober's Brother
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      2/9/70
      7.2
      Goober's brother comes to Mayberry for a visit. Goober initially thinks his brother will be impressed that he owns his own service station but finds out that his brother is an aviation engineer for NASA.
    • The Farmer Exchange Project
      The Farmer Exchange Project
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      11/3/69
      7.2
      A Russian agricultural expert comes to visit Sam's farm as part of an exchange program. She seems to be an all-work-and-no-play type of person, so Millie thinks it would be a good idea if one of Sam's friends would ask the expert to an upcomming dance.
    • Youth Takes Over
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      11/11/68
      7.2
      Sam and Andy organize a Youth Day in which three elementary school students will assume roles in Mayberry's government. They intend to have the day be a fun experience for the children, but the children, who include Mike as sheriff, take their positions very seriously and do everything exactly by the book.moreless
    • Palm Springs Cowboy (4)
      Palm Springs Cowboy (4)
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      12/29/69
      7.2
      Howard tries to help a has-been cowboy star make a comeback.
    • Aunt Bee's Cruise (1)
      Aunt Bee's Cruise (1)
      Season 1 - Episode 15
      1/13/69
      7.0
      Aunt Bee goes on a Caribbean cruise and falls for the captain of the ship.
    • Aunt Bee and the Captain (2)
      Aunt Bee and the Captain (2)
      Season 1 - Episode 16
      1/20/69
      7.0
      Aunt Bee and Captain Wolford plan to get married, but Bee begins to have second thoughts after seeing a show on television about a sailor who leaves his girl to go back to the sea.
    • Andy and Helen Get Married
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      9/23/68
      6.7
      After Andy and Helen are married, Bee is no longer needed and plans to leave Mayberry to live with her sister. Sam and Mike try to convince her to stay with them as their housekeeper.
    • Saving Morelli's
      Saving Morelli's
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      9/29/69
      6.6
      To save Morelli's restaurant from closing due to poor business, Millie and Howard book a music act in an attempt to compete with another restaurant in Mount Pilot. Unfortunately, the act cancels at the last minute. Millie and Howard figure they can get Sam to perform a portion of a show he used to do while in the army, but they think they'll have a battle in getting him to do it.moreless
    • New Couple in Town
      Season 1 - Episode 14
      1/6/69
      6.5
      A writer, Frank Wylie, and his wife move to Mayberry from New York for inspiration, and Bee and Howard get Frank to speak at their next literary club meeting. As a result, membership applications for the club come flooding in. Goober is one of the applicants, but he is turned away for fear that he would embarrass the club with questions about comic books. It turns out, however, that comic books are what Frank writes.moreless
    • Alice and the Professor
      Alice and the Professor
      Season 3 - Episode 21
      2/22/71
      6.1
      Alice's harp teacher wants to ask her to marry him.
    • The Sculptor
      The Sculptor
      Season 2 - Episode 21
      3/9/70
      6.1
      A sculptor Millie met while modeling in New York comes to visit Mayberry to get away from the city. He offers to construct a sculpture for the town, but, at the unveiling, nobody can figure out what it is.
    • The Church Play
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      11/18/68
      5.7
      After five consecutive years of declining profits, it is decided that Clara should be replaced as producer of the church play. Millie agrees to take over the production, but Clara overhears a former colleague of Millie's ask her to return to her past profession as a chorus girl in Raleigh.
    • The Harp
      The Harp
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      11/30/70
      5.7
      Alice buys a harp, and gets lessons. Her teacher makes her very nervous and she almost gives up on the instrument.
    • Howard's Nephew
      Howard's Nephew
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      11/2/70
      5.5
      Howard's sister sends her son, Spud, to Howard with the hope that he can straighten Spud out and send him on the right path.
    • Sister Cities
      Season 1 - Episode 26
      5/12/69
      5.5
      Sam prepares to welcome Mexican officials from its sister city to the south.
    • All for Charity
      All for Charity
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      10/12/70
      5.0
      The community puts on a pageant to benefit the church. After convincing Mike that it's his duty to perform in the pageant, Sam is roped into performing, as well.
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