This is the only time in the run of the show that the Taylor house is seen so messy.
This is the first appearance of Hope Summers - who has a unique Recurring Role status. In the first season, her character appeared twice as "Bertha Johnson". Then, in the second season, she became "Clara Johnson" - and remained so until the fifth season episode, The Pageant, when she became "Clara Edwards" - who she remained until the end of the series [except for the Season Five episode entitled Banjo-Playing Deputy, where she was called Miss Bedloe!]. In spite of all the name changes, Hope's character remained the same and she was one of the few characters who appeared in all eight seasons of The Andy Griffith Show. Then, when the show ended its run, Hope and her character migrated to the spin-off series, Mayberry R.F.D..