The Andy Griffith Show

Season 6 Episode 3

Malcolm at the Crossroads

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Aired Monday 9:30 PM Sep 27, 1965 on CBS
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To get his mind off throwing rocks through windows, Ernest T. Bass is given the job of being a traffic cop. However, when Ernest T. begins throwing bricks through car windows, Malcom Merriweather is assigned Ernest T.'s task, causing Ernest T. to vow for revenge.

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  • Malcolm is back!

    8.0
    It's always a pleasure seeing Malcom but having him deal with Ernest T. Bass left me a bit cold. I didn't find that the two personalities meshed or contrasted well. I think the episode could have been much funnier if Malcolm had been at odds with Goober or even Floyd for that matter. The fact that it features Bernard Fox is the reason I gave it an 8. In terms of pure writing/directing, I would have given it a 5 or6.moreless
Andy Griffith

Andy Griffith

Sheriff Andy Taylor

Ron Howard

Ron Howard

Opie Taylor (as Ronny Howard)

Frances Bavier

Frances Bavier

Aunt Bee Taylor

Bernard Fox

Bernard Fox

Malcolm Merriweather

Guest Star

Dennis Bradshaw

Dennis Bradshaw

Johnny

Guest Star

Kenneth Butts

Kenneth Butts

Arnie

Guest Star

George Lindsey

George Lindsey

Goober Pyle

Recurring Role

Howard Morris

Howard Morris

Ernest T. Bass

Recurring Role

Howard McNear

Howard McNear

Floyd Lawson

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • This episode marks the final appearance of both Ernest T. Bass and Malcolm Merryweather. Ernest T. would have a major role in the television movie "Return to Mayberry" but Malcolm, who chose to live in Mayberry, is never seen again.

    • Ernest T. is working as the school crossing guard to save up enough money to marry his sweetheart he calls Romeena - Romeena is actually Romona Ancrum whom Ernest T. met at Ms. Wiley's in the episode "My Fair Ernest T." We never find out if Ernest T. ever married Romeena. In the television movie "Return to Mayberry" she's never mentioned and Ernest T. seems to be sweet on Charlene again (Dud must have passed away).

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  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Malcolm reveals to Andy that was a member of the Coldstream Guards (or at least the valet to a member). The Coldstream Guards, officially Her Majesty's Coldstream Regiment of Foot Guards (COLDM GDS), is a regiment of the British Army, part of the Guards Division or Household Division.

      It is the oldest regiment in the Regular Army in continuous active service, originating in Coldstream on the Scottish border in 1650 when General George Monck founded the regiment. It is one of two regiments of the Household Division that can trace its lineage to the New Model Army, the other being the Blues and Royals (Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons).

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