The Andy Griffith Show

Season 8 Episode 12

Howard and Millie

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Aired Monday 9:30 PM Nov 27, 1967 on CBS
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Howard proposes to Millie at the bakery where she works.

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  • Howard proposes to his girl Millie, who works at the bakery. They take a train with Andy and Helen to get married in Wheeling, WV. Along the way they discover problems they had not considered.moreless

    7.0
    Arlene Golonka is a complete dream. What a girl like this would see in Howard Sprague is a complete mystery. This aside, this episode is a good Howard episode. The Sprague character is a replacement for the abrasive Warren who was himself a replacement for Barney. Howard is no Barney, but he seems to have fit into Mayberry quite well. It's kind of disappointing the rushed engagement of Howard doesn't make Andy and Helen take the opportunity to examine their own relationship. It might have made a very good scene and set up the eventual season conclusion (though they actually get married in the first episode of "Mayberry RFD").moreless
  • Howard Gets (Almost) Married!

    9.0
    This is one of my favorite episodes. Mostly because we get to see Andy wearing something other than the Sheriff's uniform! Howard proposes to his girlfriend of 3 months, Millie, and they plan a quick wedding in West Virginia. They invite Andy and Helen along to be their best man and maid of honor. The ensuing train trip is hilarious, with Howard in rare form as the penny pinching, neurotic guy he truly is--and Millie exposing her "wilder" side. Andy and Helen are perfect foils for these two, and the chemisty is wonderful between the four of them. Don't miss the scenes on the train--particularly in the dining car, as Howard peruses the menu, and nearly faints at the prices. Also Millie asking Howard to shave his mustache off--priceless! I particuarly enjoy watching the character of Andy in a non-mayberry setting. It helps flesh out the character and truly creates some nice moments of insight about him.moreless
Arlene Golonka

Arlene Golonka

Millie Hutchins

Guest Star

Elizabeth Harrower

Elizabeth Harrower

Mrs. Hutchins

Guest Star

Steve Pendleton

Steve Pendleton

Mr. Hutchins

Guest Star

Roy Engel

Roy Engel

Conductor

Recurring Role

Aneta Corsaut

Aneta Corsaut

Helen Crump

Recurring Role

George Lindsey

George Lindsey

Goober Pyle

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  • QUOTES (1)

    • (Howard and Andy look at the menu on the train. Howard insists on buying)
      Andy: You know what I might have? The special--fish cakes. Might just hit the spot.
      Howard: You know something, Andy? I had my eye on that baby, too.
      Andy: Did you really?
      Howard: Yeah. You know what I like about fish is it combines a high nutritional value with flavor at a modest price.
      Andy: Can't ask anything more of a fish than that, can you?
      Howard: Anything to start with?
      Andy: Oh, I don't know. Maybe a roll.
      Howard: Well, we certainly have the same tastes. I'm a roll man myself.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Howard's mother is curiously absent during this episode. She and Howard apparently still lived together at this time (she would finally move out later in the season). It could be that she was off somewhere sulking and Howard wisely chose to ignore her!

    • Frances Bavier does not appear in this episode.

    • This is Millie's final appearance in The Andy Griffith Show and although she and Howard are only postponing their wedding, at some point they broke up because Millie will show up in the spin-off series, Mayberry RFD as Sam Jones' steady girl.

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