The Andy Griffith Show

Season 3 Episode 12

The Bed Jacket

Aired Monday 9:30 PM Dec 17, 1962 on CBS

Episode Recap

Aunt Bee wants lovely blue bed jacket for her birthday, and she hints to Andy that she'd like it. But Andy thinks a practical, hard working woman like Aunt Bee would appreciate something sensible, like a toaster or appliance.

As her birthday approaches, Aunt Bee continues to admire the bed jacket on its stand in a downtown window. Andy and Opie have presents for her on the day-but Aunt Bee is disappointed when there is no bed jacket.

While she may think Andy to be thoughtless, the good hearted Andy was trying to be very thoughtful by getting his aunt just the right gift-it's just that with Aunt Bee's strong constitution, her sentimental side didn't peek through enough to drop the hint. A short time later, best friend Clara informs Andy that it was the bed jacket she really wanted-she was so excited-"just like a schoolgirl".

Just when Aunt Bee thinks she's received all her presents, Andy announces that Aunt Bee ran out of the room so fast she missed the LAST one! Aunt Bee is very touched when she opens the box to reveal her bed jacket.