The Andy Griffith Show

Season 3 Episode 23

Andy Discovers America

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

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    • Neither Griffith nor the writers intended for Helen Crump to be a recurring character. Andy Griffith stated that if they had known she would be Andy's long term (and final) love interest they would have given her a more attractive name than "Crump." (Since Griffith was fond of using local names and places in and around his hometown of Mt. Airy, NC, it's likely the name came from the name of a town near Mt. Airy - Crumpville.) Griffith and the producers liked Aneta and her character so much they brought her back a few episodes later as Andy's new love interest. She would remain on the series until it ended and she and Andy would marry in the first episode of the spin-off series Mayberry RFD. In a later RFD episode she and Andy would have an infant son named Andy Taylor Jr. and Aneta Corsaut would reprise her role as Mrs. Helen Taylor in the reuinion show "Return to Mayberry."

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