The Andy Griffith Show

Season 4 Episode 2

The Haunted House

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Aired Monday 9:30 PM Oct 07, 1963 on CBS
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After Opie and his friend Arnold, hit a baseball into the window of the old Rimshaw house, they hear noises and run to Andy and Barney for help. Andy sends Barney up to the house to get the ball, with Gomer. They too, hear noises, and run away. Andy decides for all three of them to go together. The ghosts turn out to be Otis and his moonshiner friend.moreless

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  • Andy and Barney explore the legends of Mayberry's local haunted house.

    10
    This is my favoite episode of the series. I always waited for this one episode to come on more than anyone else and after I taped it, I played it over and over until I had the episode memorized line for line and gesture for gesture. The plot has Opie and his friend Arnold accidentally knocking a ball into the old Rimshaw house, which has a wonderful description on the Internet, and then deal with the nuances of something that seems to be a haunting so that Andy and Barney have to get involved. Gomer is tossed in for mild effect and Otis plays the best part, but overall it makes a great episode, one of the classics in the series.moreless
  • The Ghosts of Mayberry!

    6.5
    This episode has its good moments, but is a little too disjointed and unfocused for me to truly embrace it. The combination of Barney, Andy and Gomer walking in unison in the haunted house is very, very good however, and worth the price of this episode. The picture with the moving eyes is very well done and Barney does a great job with it.
Jim Nabors

Jim Nabors

Gomer Pyle (1962-1964)

Ron Howard

Ron Howard

Opie Taylor (1960-1968)

Hal Smith

Hal Smith

Otis Campbell (1960-1967)

Don Knotts

Don Knotts

Barney Fife (1960-1965)

Andy Griffith

Andy Griffith

Sheriff Andy Taylor (1960-1968)

Ronnie Dapo

Ronnie Dapo

Boy with Baseball

Guest Star

Nestor Paiva

Nestor Paiva

Big Jack Anderson

Guest Star

James Seay

James Seay

Agent Boughton

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Barney: (after seeing the eyes in a painting looking at them) It's just the lighting like Andy said.
      Gomer: (after looking back at the painting) Yeah, just the lighting...

    • Barney: We don't know everything, Andy. There's plenty going on in the twilight zone and I intend we better stay clear! (trying to convince Andy he heard a ghost)

    • Otis: (chanting but not in the jump rope) Lower it down and let me in or I'll go out and get some gin.
      Barney: Now cut that out!

    • Barney: Andy, when Old Man Rimshaw died he said that he didn't want anybody coming into his house and I for one think we should respect the dead man's wish.

    • Andy: How about after my call comes in from the Capitol we both go up to the Rimshaw house to get Opie's ball back?
      Otis: The Rimshaw house? I would never go there...the walls move, the eyes in paintings watch you, and axes flying through the air.

    • Barney: We'll give him a sobriety test...I know, we'll have him jump rope.
      Otis: Me jump rope? If anybody saw me doing that they'd know I was drunk.
      Barney: Either you jump rope or you tell us where you're getting that moonshine from.
      Otis: Oh I can't do that.
      Barney: Then jump rope, here's how. (gives Andy and Otis the rope) Now turn! (jumps in) Call for the doctor! Call for the nurse! Call for the lady with the alligator purse!

    • Gomer: Shazam!

  • NOTES (1)

    • The plot of this episode is classic Scooby Doo! A ghostly encounter turns out to be a criminal attempting to hide his operation by spreading ghost stories to scare people away, instead of Shaggy and Scooby, you have Barney and Gomer, scared out of their wits, convinced the ghosts are real, and of course Andy is the Fred character, unconvinced and unafraid.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

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