The Andy Griffith Show

Season 2 Episode 16

The Manicurist

Aired Monday 9:30 PM Jan 22, 1962 on CBS

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  • I dream of Jeannie in Mayberry!

    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!