The Andy Griffith Show

Season 7 Episode 23

The Statue

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Aired Monday 9:30 PM Feb 20, 1967 on CBS
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When Howard suggests Mayberry erect a statue of Andy’s ancestor Seth Taylor in honor of all the work he did to make the town the quaint place it turned out to be. However, after a local artist completes the statue and earns the praise of the Taylor’s and everyone else in town, Andy and Aunt Bee get a big shock when Mr. Simmons lets them in on a secret that Seth Taylor worked with his ancestor to swindle the town out of a large amount of money. At first Andy and Bee want to keep this secret under raps, but she soon admits what Seth did during the unveiling speech. In the end, Floyd saves the day by saying that while Seth wasn’t the hero everybody thought he was; he still played a large part in making Mayberry the town what it is today.moreless

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  • History Unvarnished!

    7.0
    Not one of the best episodes but clearly still watchable. The plot line of the Taylors discovering that their ancestor wasn't the great hero everyone thinks he was is interesting but the episode doesn't really have any great comedic moments--in fact, watching Bee's face as she tries to make a speech and bursts out crying is fairly difficult to see. Floyd, of all people, saves the day by helping them realize that despite the fact thatSeth Taylor was not the hero he was promoted to be, he still played a key and integral part of making Mayberry what it is today.moreless
Jack Dodson

Jack Dodson

Howard Sprague (1966-1968)

Andy Griffith

Andy Griffith

Sheriff Andy Taylor (1960-1968)

Frances Bavier

Frances Bavier

Aunt Bee Taylor (1960-1968)

George Lindsey

George Lindsey

Goober Pyle (1964-1968)

Howard McNear

Howard McNear

Floyd Lawson (1960-67)

Dal McKennon

Dal McKennon

Brian Jackson

Guest Star

Richard Collier

Richard Collier

Mr. Simmons

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Hope Summers

Hope Summers

Clara Edwards

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George Cisar

George Cisar

Cyrus Tankersley

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • A couple of episodes late in the series, this one in particular, seem to indicate that the Taylor's have lived in Mayberry for well over 200 years. However, Aunt Bee moved to Mayberry in the first episode and stated that she grew up in West Virginia. However, she raised Andy, who clearly grew up in Mayberry so it's unclear if this is a contradiction or not. It's also possible that Bee could have moved away and moved back.

    • The rather disproportioned statue of Seth Taylor was apparently a part of the Desilu prop stock becuase it shows up in other sitcoms in various capacities.

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