The Andy Griffith Show

Season 3 Episode 29

A Wife for Andy

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Aired Monday 9:30 PM Apr 15, 1963 on CBS
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Barney believes that Andy should be getting married.

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  • 1 of the funniest episodes!

    8.5
    First of all I think the late Don Knotts(barney fife)was the funniest actor ever and he really proved it in this episode! Like when he invited Andy to his girlfriend's(thelma lou)house for dinner! Right when Andy comes in the house he is greeted by barney fife who wont stop shaking his hand and barney says "someting like I'm glad you could make it". And Andy says "must be, because you are still shaking my hand"! "Oh sorry"(said barney). Then later on barney cleverly tricks andy and his soon-to-be-girlfriend(Helen)to stand next to each other so he can decide if they look good together and while he is thinking he smiles and says through his teeth "they look great together just great". That part was so funny I passed out for 5 hours!moreless
  • Andy goes courting!

    8.0
    This is a very good episode, where we see Barney yet again worry about Andy and his bachelor state. He parades the entire town of Mayberry's eligible women out for Andy's approval. When that doesn't work out, he arranges a dinner with Miss Crump. Helen doesn't fit with Barney's idea of a woman because she can't cook or be domestic, so she's definitely crossed off Barney's list. The good news is that Helen gets on ANDY's list! I like this episode because we get to see the evolution of the Helen/Andy romance, and how it truly began. What's interesting about this episode is Barney's reference to the fact that Andy has been married before, and that he really does need to be married again. It's always nice when they give us some history to the characters. Andy agrees with him and shares that he's lonely. It's a nice little scene and quite touching.moreless
Ron Howard

Ron Howard

Opie Taylor (1960-1968)

Don Knotts

Don Knotts

Barney Fife (1960-1965)

Andy Griffith

Andy Griffith

Sheriff Andy Taylor (1960-1968)

Frances Bavier

Frances Bavier

Aunt Bee Taylor (1960-1968)

Barbara Perry

Barbara Perry

Lavinia

Guest Star

Janet Waldo

Janet Waldo

Amanda

Guest Star

Rachel Ames

Rachel Ames

Rosemary

Guest Star

Betty Lynn

Betty Lynn

Thelma Lou

Recurring Role

Aneta Corsaut

Aneta Corsaut

Helen Crump

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • In this episode, Barney invites all the single girls in Mayberry, to Andy's house. To, supposedly to meet Thelmalou. Not, once but twice. All of the girls show up at Andy's front door. And, all entering the door from camera right. Never, passing in front of the screen door. The steps to Andy's porch, are camera left. So either Andy moved his steps, for this episode. Or, all of these girls were jumping up on the porch from the right.

    • In this episode, you might notice that Amanda's (the first potential wife to show up at the Taylor home) voice sounds familiar. Janet Waldo, the actress who portrayed Amanda, is better known for being the voice of Judy Jetson in the long running cartoon series The Jetsons.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Barney: You know what they say about a man who keep putting off getting married. They say he starts getting irritable. Yep, that's what they say. Especially a man who's been married once before. He knows he's gonna have to take the plunge again someday, but he keeps putting it off. And the more he keeps putting it off, the more desperate he gets, and the more desperate he gets, the more irritable he gets, and the more-
      Andy: Will you shut up?!
      Barney: There you see? How irritable you are? Proves my point!

    • Barney: I've been meddling too much in your personal affairs.
      Andy: Oh, now I...
      Barney: Please, please. Now, I've been meddling too much in your personal affairs, and the time's come for me to stop it. After all, you're a grown man and certainly don't need the likes of me to advise you or to guide you, to tell you who to go with or who not to go with. It's your life and yours to do with whatever you please with it.
      Andy: Well, I appreciate that Barn, and I'm glad you feel that way 'cause I've got something I want to tell you too. I've decided I'm going to court Miss Crump.
      Barney: Miss Crump? Are you kidding, Andy? Why she can't even cook a leg of lamb. She said herself she's a terrible cook.

  • NOTES (2)

    • When Barney said "A man whose been married once before". We never revealed Andy's wife's name or how she died throughout the series.

    • When Andy and Helen are standing together at Thelma Lou's house Barney says "We might just be looking at the next Mrs. Andy Taylor." Old Barn would prove quite the prophet because Miss Crump would indeed become the next Mrs. Andy Taylor in the first episode of the spin-off series Mayberry RFD.

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