The Andy Griffith Show

Season 4 Episode 31

Back to Nature

Aired Monday 9:30 PM May 11, 1964 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • This is the episode where Andy tells the boys the ghost story about the golden arm: "Whooo stole my golden arm?". This ghost story derives from Mark Twain's essay "How to tell a Story".

    • When Barney and Gomer hear the "Lake Loon" and head for camp, their hands are empty. When they arrive at camp, Gomer is carrying the snare!

  • Quotes

    • (Gomer & Barney are lost in the woods; Barney makes a snare to trap a bird)
      Barney: You see a wild bird just flies in there to get them berries and then it knocks against that stick there and then this, this snare, you see, just falls down on it and you got it.
      Gomer: Well, I guess it's gonna be tough eatin', though. A bird strong enough to move them rocks and knock that stick over's bound to be on the muscular side.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • The Man With the Golden Arm was a 1955 film starring Frank Sinatra. The title of the film however did not refer to an arm made of gold but an arm ravaged by the effects of heroin use.

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