The Andy Griffith Show

Season 8 Episode 4

Andy's Trip to Raleigh

Aired Monday 9:30 PM Oct 02, 1967 on CBS

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  • The Best Episode of the Final Season

    Sure season 8 is a far cry and a million miles away from what this series was at it's zenith (somewhere around season four). Somehow Goober, Howard, and Emmitt just don't hold a candle to Floyd, Otis, Gomer and of course Barney. Maybe it's because they're in color. But "Andy's Trip to Raleigh" is my favorite season eight episode. It's funny, cleverly written, and unlike most of the final season it focuses on the namesake of the show, Andy. Certainly the way Andy acts, lying to Helen, is more like something Barney would do, but in Barney's absence it's nice to have some solid comedy. I particularly enjoy seeing Andy's ridiculous sunburn and hey, couldn't have seen that in black and white!