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The Andy Griffith Show

Season 2 Episode 16

The Manicurist

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Aired Monday 9:30 PM Jan 22, 1962 on CBS
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A beautiful manicurist from the city comes to Floyd's to set up shop. She makes all the wives in town extremely nervous as she manicures their husbands.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • I dream of Jeannie in Mayberry!

    8.5
    Who wouldn't enjoy an episode with a very young and beautiful Barbara Eden. She is at her best here to, playing a charming, sensuous and sweet southern belle who comes to Mayberry after having to get away from her boyfriend "Pierre". He wants her to marry him, you see, but a girl has to think about these things, says she. So she stopped in Mayberry because it was a nice friendly town. The scene where the "boys" in the barbershop are trying to have their regular chat all the while staring at every move the manicurist makes is so funny! I particularly enjoyed watching Andy get his foot caught in his mouth, as he tells the boys he knew the manicurist wouldn't last "more than 24 hours" in Mayberry--when she walks back into the room having heard everything he said. Andy then finds a way to make amends (by getting all the men in Mayberry to have a manicure with her). It's quite a good episode until this point. The conclusion is a bit forced and weak,but the episode is definitely one to be seen!moreless
Andy Griffith

Andy Griffith

Sheriff Andy Taylor

Ron Howard

Ron Howard

Opie Taylor (as Ronny Howard)

Don Knotts

Don Knotts

Deputy Barney Fife

Sherwood Keith

Sherwood Keith

Sam

Guest Star

Barbara Eden

Barbara Eden

Ellen Brown

Guest Star

Robert McQuain

Robert McQuain

Manicure Customer (uncredited

Guest Star

Howard McNear

Howard McNear

Floyd Lawson

Recurring Role

Dick Elliott

Dick Elliott

Mayor Pike

Recurring Role

Cheerio Meredith

Cheerio Meredith

Emma Brand

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • (Andy explaining to Ellen why she makes the Mayberry wives nervous)
      Andy: I don't know whether you know this or not, but, uh... well, uh... nature's been good to you. I mean real, real, REAL good. I can't remember when I've seen nature spend so much time on any one person.

    • (Barney's reluctant to get a manicure)
      Ellen: I'll be real careful.
      Barney: (shows his index finger) Well, be extra careful with that one. That's my trigger finger. You damage that and I might as well quit the business.
      Ellen: Well, alright. I'll only do nine.

    • (to Floyd, about the manicurist)
      Andy: She sure is pretty to look at, ain't she? Kind of like a calendar come to life.

  • NOTES (3)

    • In once scene we see three of the wives fuming over their husband's zealous interest in the new manicurist. One of these women is Emma Watson who is described often as a widow. I suppose she was either remarried to one of the men in the barbershop or she was simply adding her support to others!

    • Mayberry fans might recall that guest star Barbara Eden co-starred on an 11 city tour with Don Knotts in the Neil Simon play, The Last Of The Red Hot Lovers.

    • Barbara Eden recalled in an interview that she had heard that Andy was quite a taskmaster - and didn't think "glamour girls" could act. But after the show, Andy came to her and told her how great she was and how happy he was that she was on the show - which she treasured.

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