The Andy Griffith Show

Season 3 Episode 12

The Bed Jacket

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

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  • Aunt Bee's Birthday Gift

    One of the best episodes of the series, as we see practical Aunt Bee fall in love with a luxurious bed jacket--and tries as hard as she can to give some clues to Andy. He, of course, doesn't "get it" and gives her some preserve jars for a birthday gift (!)--she had mistakenly thought he had bought her the gift--but it turns out andy bought it for the mayor who was too busy to go and purchase it himself. The interesting twists in the story, and how effortlessly it is woven into the episode is classic. The episode's specialness is derived from the universal experience of wanting something very specific at your birthday or other occasion--and being so crestfallen when you don't get it. Everyone can relate to that feeling--and this is where this episode hits that classic and all too human level of emotion. A true winner!