The Andy Griffith Show

Season 8 Episode 2

Howard the Bowler

3
Aired Monday 9:30 PM Sep 18, 1967 on CBS
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Howard gets on a hot streak, but can he bowl a perfect game?

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  • Howards Strikes IN!

    8.6
    It is so neat to see Howard WIN at something! I thoroughly enjoyed this episode, and Howard\'s technique for bowling is definitely a sight to see (and a perfect Howard moment!) This episode is sort of a little morality play about the power of believing in one\'s self and what happens when we put too much pressure on ourselves. The boys (Emmet, Goober and Andy) are wonderful foils for Howard in this epiode and the chemistry between the four of them is right on target.moreless
Bob Becker

Bob Becker

George

Guest Star

Norman Alden

Norman Alden

Hank

Guest Star

Aneta Corsaut

Aneta Corsaut

Helen Crump

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George Lindsey

George Lindsey

Goober Pyle

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Jack Dodson

Jack Dodson

Howard Sprague

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • The name of Mayberry's bowling team is The Mayberry Rollers. This name is never mentioned but you can see it on the patch on the front of their bowling shirts.

    • When Howard goes back on the second night to bowl his final ball, the opposing team comes back wearing their bowling jerseys, even though they are not bowling.

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  • NOTES (1)

    • Emmett Clark makes his first appearance in this episode. Since Howard McNear left the series at the end of the 7th season as Floyd the barber, Emmett Clark now occupies the barber shop as "The Fix It Shop" for the rest of the series and the spin-off series Mayberry R.F.D.

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • The second excerpt that Howard reads:
      "Mighty Casey has struck out" is final line from the poem "Casey at the Bat" by Ernest Thayer.

    • The first poetry excerpt that Howard reads:
      "If you can fill the unforgiving minute,
      With sixty seconds worth of distance run,
      Yours is the earth and everything that's in it,
      And – which is more – you'll be a man, my son."
      Is from the poem "If" by Rudyard Kipling.

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