The Andy Griffith Show

Season 7 Episode 27

Howard the Comedian

Aired Monday 9:30 PM Mar 20, 1967 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • This is a very good show. However, when the folks in Mayberry, are watching the TV program with Howard on it. They're watching on an old FISH BOWL,TV screen. Color TV was available at the time of this show. But, you had to own a color TV to watch it.

  • Quotes

    • Howard: Every town has its social leaders. And, in Mayberry, they're Aunt Bee Taylor and Miss Clara Edwards.
      Aunt Bee: Aw, that was nice of him.
      Howard: Aunt Bee's family came over on the Mayflower. Of course, in those days the immigration laws weren't so strict!
      Aunt Bee: Well, I never!
      Howard: Miss Edwards' family goes way back, too. Her father fought with Pershing. Her grandfather fought with Teddy Roosevelt and her great-grandfather fought with General Lee. Her folks couldn't get along with anybody!
      Clara: I've never been so humiliated in all my life!

    • Howard: Then there's my good friend, Floyd the barber.
      Floyd: Ohhh, I knew he wouldn't forget ol' Floyd!
      Howard: In Mayberry, there are three main forms of communication. Telephone, telegraph, and tell Floyd!
      Floyd: Is he calling me a big mouth?
      Howard: A customer came into the shop one day. He said, 'Floyd, you ought to take up violin lessons.' Floyd asked him why, he said, 'Well, it would give your chin a rest!'

    • Howard: Before I drove down here, I had my car serviced by my friend Goober who runs the gas station.
      Goober: That's me, he's talking about me!
      Howard: Now with Goober being a mechanic and all, you'd assume he'd be a careful driver. People say when he takes a girl out, he drives with one hand. I happen to know that's not true, he uses both hands and drives with his feet!

    • Howard: I'd like to tell you about some of my friends in my hometown. First of all, there's Andy Taylor, the sheriff. And, he's one of the most relaxed men I know. Really likes to take things easy. As a matter of fact, he has the only sheriff's office in the whole state with an unlisted telephone number!

    • Howard: As you all heard, I come from a small town called Mayberry. When I say 'small', it's so small they had to widen Main Street to put a white line down the middle!

  • Notes

    • In this episode Aunt Bee mentions an incident that occured when she was getting a jar of apple butter from the cellar. This fabled cellar was never shown and never mentioned again.

  • Allusions