The Andy Griffith Show

Season 1 Episode 22

Cyrano Andy

Aired Monday 9:30 PM Mar 06, 1961 on CBS



  • Notes

    • This episode marks the first appearance of Betty Lynn as Barney's long-time girlfriend, Thelma Lou. Although the two occasionally talked about marriage, their relationship would end abruptly after the fifth season when Barney moved to Raleigh to pursue his career and Thelma Lou moved away as well, to marry another man (we see her husband in the Season Six episode The Return of Barney Fife). All was not lost, however - 20 years later, in the TV Movie Return to Mayberry, a still single Barney and a now-divorced Thelma Lou would find each other again and these two seemingly star-crossed lovers would be married by Andy.