The Andy Griffith Show

Season 3 Episode 23

Andy Discovers America

Aired Monday 9:30 PM Mar 04, 1963 on CBS



  • Quotes

    • (to get them interested in Miss Crump's history class, Andy has told the boys about the American Revolution and "the shot heard round the world")
      Andy: You fellas look through that book, I bet you in a couple of weeks you'd be comin' in here tellin' me stories. That might not be a bad idea, you know that.
      Opie: What?
      Andy: Form a kind of a troop... a history troop... Mayberry Minutemen.
      Opie: Yeah!
      Johnny Paul: Hey!
      Howie: How 'bout that!
      Whitey: I got a canteen!
      Barney: (excited) Will you help us? (the boys look at him) Uh, I mean... help them.
      Opie: Will you, Pa?
      Andy: Sure. Be a pleasure. Soon as you pass the fitness test I'll deputize you.
      Howie: What's the fitness test?
      Andy: Oh, let's see... uh... oh... uh... how 'bout that list of dates the teacher give you?
      Howie: You mean we gotta learn all that stuff?
      Andy: Well you can't let in everybody.
      Johnny Paul: He's right. We gotta keep somebody out… or it ain't a club.
      Opie: Yeah.
      Andy: What say? Mayberry Minutemen... always ready with the answers?
      All the boys: Yeah!
      Opie: And any guy that don't join is British!