The Andy Griffith Show

Season 6 Episode 3

Malcolm at the Crossroads

Aired Monday 9:30 PM Sep 27, 1965 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • 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

    • 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).