The Andy Griffith Show

Season 2 Episode 17

The Jinx

Aired Monday 9:30 PM Jan 29, 1962 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Protection from a Man with a Hex
      (Said while reaching your right arm over your head and touching your
      left earlobe with your eyes closed.)

      Wink'um pink'um,
      nodamus rex,
      protect us all,
      from the man with the hex

    • "Come Fish Come"
      (Said to ward off bad Omens)

      Come fish come, come fish come,
      Sam's at the gate, with a frosted cake,
      come fish come.

      Fly away buzzard, fly away crow,
      way down South where the winds don't blow.
      Rub your nose, and give two winks,
      and save us from this awful jinx

  • Notes

    • Common theme - Andy's rational levelheadedness versus the overactive superstitions of supporting characters.  There are a number of episodes in which characters like Barney, Goober, Floyd, Gomer, and Aunt Bee let their imaginations and superstitions get the better of them, often putting them at odds with Andy, who puts little stock in such stuff.  Other superstitious episodes include "The Haunted House, The Lucky Letter, Three Wishes for Opie, Aunt Bee's Restaurant, The Gypsies, Divorce Mountain Style, The Darling Baby, The Darling Fortune."

    • Leon and his famous peanut butter and jelly sandwich make their first appearance in this episode. Leon was played by Ron Howard's little brother, Clint.

    • This is the first time we see Barney's overactive superstition at work. It would make several appearances throughout the series, most notably in The Haunted House and The Lucky Letter.

  • Allusions