The Andy Griffith Show

Season 5 Episode 4

The Education of Ernest T. Bass

Aired Monday 9:30 PM Oct 12, 1964 on CBS
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Ernest T. is back in Mayberry to get his diploma. He is so determined that Andy convinces Helen to allow him to attend class. E.T. is so out of control, she has to slap him across the knuckles to get his attention. Helen's discipline causes Ernest T. to fall in love with her, but doesn't get him any closer to learning, creating extra problems for Andy.


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Ronda Jeter

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Aneta Corsaut

Aneta Corsaut

Helen Crump

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Howard Morris

Howard Morris

Ernest T. Bass

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