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

    • (Andy is teaching Ernest T. a little geography)
      Andy: Now, here, here is a map of the United States.
      Ernest T.: United States.
      Andy: That's right. Now the United States is bounded on the north by Canada, on the south by Mexico, on the east by the Atlantic Ocean and on the west by, uh, would, uh, you happen to know that?
      Ernest T.: (thinks) Old Man Kelsey's woods.
      Andy: No. All the way to the edge – big body of water.
      Ernest T.: Old Man Kelsey's crick.
      Andy: Ocean.
      Ernest T.: Old Man Kelsey's ocean!
      Andy: Pacific Ocean.
      Ernest T.: Pacific Ocean.
      Andy: Very good, very good.
      Ernest T.: Yeah, I sure know my boundaries good, don't I?
      Andy: You sure do.
      Ernest T.: Just as long as they don't change 'em 'fore I take my test.

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