The Andy Griffith Show

Season 7 Episode 30

Goober's Contest

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Aired Monday 9:30 PM Apr 10, 1967 on CBS
8.5
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In order to boost business Goober has a contest at the gas station. The printer accidentally prints a ticket for $200 and Floyd wins the ticket--and Goober can't pay it. But Floyd realizes it was an error and all is forgiven and Floyd and Goober are friends again.moreless

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  • Goober versus Floyd!

    8.4
    This is a very good episode, where we get to see Floyd (in his last appearance) be the wonderfully ornery, angry and verbose character he has always been. In the end, though, Floyd is the tender heart he has always been too. Goober's dismay at the mistake made by the printer is very funny to see. Aunt Bee's delight at winning 5.00 dollars is a scene not to be missed! It's a treat to see Rob Reiner in a very small role as the printer's assistant. We were all young once!moreless
  • Goober's plans to drum up business for the filling station by starting a giveaway promotion goes awry when because of a miscommunication with the printers, Floyd wins a $200 prize.

    9.0
    The last episode is a good one for Floyd. Even though his voice is often slurred (particularly at the beginning scenes) and they use a stand in to drive the car and walk around the barber shop for him, Howard McNear is still really funny. It's a tribute to Andy Griffith and his team that they obviously went to a lot of trouble to make this episode work while not revealing Mcnear was partly paralyzed. McNear gets final scenes with Andy, Aunt Bea and Goober. The next season he supposedly retired and was replaced by Emmett, but Emmett was nowhere in McNear's league.

    With Barney, Gomer and now Floyd gone, this season seven closing episode really marked the beginning of the end for Mayberry.moreless
Ron Howard

Ron Howard

Opie Taylor (1960-1968)

Andy Griffith

Andy Griffith

Sheriff Andy Taylor (1960-1968)

Frances Bavier

Frances Bavier

Aunt Bee Taylor (1960-1968)

Rob Reiner

Rob Reiner

Joe

Guest Star

Owen Bush

Owen Bush

Mr. Hammond

Guest Star

Edgar Hess

Edgar Hess

Motorist

Guest Star

George Lindsey

George Lindsey

Goober Pyle

Recurring Role

Howard McNear

Howard McNear

Floyd Lawson

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    • In the scene where Floyd visits Walley's filling station but only wants air and water, though we only see his back it's clear that a stand-in actor was used to actually drive the car away. Howard McNear's health had deteriorated considerably at this point, evident by his almost complete lack of mobility and slurred speech throughout this episode. McNear would pass away 18 months later from complications of the stroke he suffered four years earlier.

    • This marks Howard McNears final episode as Floyd the Barber.

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