The Andy Griffith Show

Season 6 Episode 17

The Return of Barney Fife

Aired Monday 9:30 PM Jan 10, 1966 on CBS



  • Notes

    • Don Knotts by this time had already left the show and evidently it had been decided to discontinue the relationship between Barney and his lady friend Thelma Lou by having her marry some other suitor. Now this was a perfect shame. Barney and Thelma Lou enjoyed felicity, union, and were indeed a fine couple. The 2 characters deserved better than to have their relationship end like this! However, it was real smart thinking to create the character "Nettie Albright" as Barney's heroine here. Nettie was everything a girl next door personality should be and she went along very well with Barney. Her meekness and heart would have added an extra dimension to the show so 'twas a pity, really, that sweet Nettie {Alberta Nelson} was not made a member of the cast. Yes indeed.

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