The Andy Griffith Show

Season 8 Episode 11

Andy's Investment

Aired Monday 9:30 PM Nov 20, 1967 on CBS

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  • In order to make money to pay for Opie's college education, Andy decides to operate a franchise coin laundry. Of course its NOT as easy as it seems.

    I have to agree with the other reviewers of this show in that the episode is not very funny or inspired. It's also quite odd in that Helen seems to think private colleges are more expensive but state college's require higher GPA's! While they talk about sending Opie to University of North Carolina, they don't talk about North Carolina State or other schools, or any type of grants or student loans. This actually would have made a nice continuing story line for the last season of AGS and give Andy a reason for having to leave Mayberry--to move to the big city and earn enough to pay for Opie's education. But maybe they were not thinking that far ahead.
    It's good to see Ken Lynch back as big city cop and this time they even let him show his human side as he understands Andy's dilemma. It also is a reminder how far this series had gotten away from any "law enforcement" episodes, which were always a good part of the mix. The scene where Opie discovers his father's financial problem is very well done and shows what a fine young actor Ron Howard was.
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