The Andy Griffith Show

Season 5 Episode 4

The Education of Ernest T. Bass

Aired Monday 9:30 PM Oct 12, 1964 on CBS



  • Quotes

    • (Ernest T. annoyed Helen all night; Andy, Barney and Helen are discussing it)
      Andy: He won't bother you anymore. We got him locked up, now.
      Barney: That's right. Slapped him in the ol' tin box. That'll cool him off.
      Helen: I suppose he's a good soul. It's just that he's, well, he's a little strange.
      Barney: Strange? He's a first-rate, grade-A, number one nut! He should have been in the laughing academy years ago.
      Andy: He's made a lot of progress since the last time he was in town.
      Barney: Oh, so he shaved the back of his neck. What's so great about that?
      Helen: Would you excuse me a minute? I have to take this to the principal. Be right back, Andy. (she leaves)
      (Andy sighs)
      Barney: Look, Andy. A sensitive, delicate situation like this has got to be handled a certain way. Now why don't I take him out in back of the jailhouse and kick him around a little bit?
      Andy: He'd kill you.