The Andy Griffith Show

Season 2 Episode 10

The Clubmen

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Aired Monday 9:30 PM Dec 11, 1961 on CBS
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When Andy is invited to be considered for membership to the big city Esquire Club, he promptly brings Barney along. Barney's attempts to "fit in" leads to his being rejected for membership and Andy with a tough decision.

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  • A great episode!

    8.5
    This is such a fine example of why Barney Fife and Don Knotts were such an asset to the show--and why they were so missed when he left. Watching Andy's casual and humble behavior around these guys (and seeing how much they like and respect him) and then seeing the contrast of Barney falling all over himself (and creating very embarrassing situations) is hysterical. My favorite episodes of this series is when they take the characters OUT of Mayberry--we get to see the contrast and the humor (and sometimes the wisdom ) of Mayberry in a whole new way. Of course we see Barney's behavior coming a mile away but it's STILL funny!moreless
George N. Neise

George N. Neise

Roger Courtney

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Ross Elliott

Ross Elliott

Tom Wilson

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Brad Olson

Brad Olson

John Danby

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Howard McNear

Howard McNear

Floyd Lawson

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  • QUOTES (2)

    • Barney: Oh, you're a clown, you are. Why don't you put a red light on your nose and go in the circus?

    • Andy: This is good, Roger. What is it?
      Roger: It's Baked Alaska.
      Andy: I don't believe I ever heard of it.
      Barney: Sure you have, Andy. You just forgot. That's Baked Alaska. It's that new dessert that come out since it became a state.

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    • Barney notes the Baked Alaska they are served during the club dinner - Baked Alaska is unique in that's it's the only dish made with ice cream that's actually baked in an oven. Baked Alaska (also known as glace au four, omelette à la norvégienne, Norwegian omelette and omelette surprise) is a dessert made of ice cream placed in a pie dish lined with slices of sponge cake or Christmas pudding and topped with meringue. The entire dessert is then placed in an extremely hot oven for just long enough to firm the meringue. The meringue is an effective insulator, and in the short cooking time needed, it prevents the heat from getting through to the ice cream.

      Barney actually wasn't that far off when he said it was a new dessert they came up with since Alaska became a state. This dessert was first called "Baked Alaska" in 1876 when Delmonico's Restaurant in New York City named it in honor of the newly acquired territory of Alaska.

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