The Andy Griffith Show

Season 8 Episode 22

Goober Goes to an Auto Show

Aired Monday 9:30 PM Feb 05, 1968 on CBS

Episode Recap

A trip with the Taylor's to the auto show in Raleigh gives Goober an opportunity to touch base with old mechanics school buddy of his. Hoping to brag a little about now owning his own station Goober meets his old buddy Roy only to find out, much to his dismay, that he's a wealthy entrepreneur who owns a chain of gas stations up and down the eastern seaboard. Trying to save face Goober claims he also is a wealthy owner of a gas station chain. Hoping to further the illusion Goober invites Roy and the Taylors to the fanciest restaurant in Raleigh. When during the dinner Opie reveals the real truth behind Goober's so-called success, Roy really rubs in it. A downtrodden and depressed Goober leaves Raleigh convinced that he's really a failure. However, when Andy stops for gas both he and Goober find out that Roy is nothing more than a lowly grunt mechanic in a Raleigh gas station. When given the opportunity for a little payback Goober opts to spare Roy's feelings proving that he truly is the better man.
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