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In this episode. Sam, is standing in front of his barn. A White Barn. Yet, in the previous episode #248 (A girl for Goober).Goober, tells his computer date, about his painting skills. He says, a Red Barn is a Red Barn. I just painted Sam's last summer.
Sam's friend arrives on a Union Pacific train, even though Union Pacific goes nowhere near North Carolina.
Before agreeing to fill out the computer dating form Goober mentions he had been seeing Juanita. This is probably the same Juanita from the diner that Barney used to flirt with on the phone back during the first five seasons.
Buddy Foster is Jodie Foster's brother. He co-starred as Andy Griffith's son in the feature "Angel in My Pocket".
The airplane Aunt Bee flew was a 1956 Cessna 182A, registration number N5955B.
Aunt Bee took lessons from "Mac Donald's Flying School." At the beauty shop, she was reading "Aviation Journal" when others were reading magazines such as "Home Decor."
During the scene when Andy, Goober, Aunt Bee, and Opie are talking at the service station in Raleigh NC, mechanic Roy Swanson is working behind a something that reads, "Yes, traffic officers are human!"
During the scene when Andy, Goober, Aunt Bee, and Opie are talking at the service station in Raleigh NC, you can see a Coors Beer Truck drive by in the background. Coors beer was illegal in Raleigh at that time.
When Andy and Barney are leaving the McCabe house Andy pushes Barney into the car thru the driver's side door and the reflection of a boom mike can clearly be seen in the windshield.
One of the general themes of the Andy Griffith show demonstrating moral character of the individual. This particular episode was memorable, as Opie tries to make good after breaking a bottle of perfume, replacing it by spending all his savings, and then finding out the perfume bottle that was broken had contained colored water, not expensive perfume.
The stage manager instructed Aunt Bee that there are 2 cameras, and that she should smile towards the one with its red light on. But as Andy and Opie watch her show on TV, they see her occasionally pause, affect a smile, and cut her eyes left and right before settling on one of them -- never looking at the one that's obviously doing the actual broadcasting.
In this episode when Goober is talking to Opie he twice mentions that he is 36 years of age. This episode was broadcast on Christmas day 1967. That would mean Goober was born in 1931. However, in the episode "The Case of The Punch In The Nose", Goober told Barney he was 5 years old in 1946.
Opie takes his guitar and AMP to Emmit to adjust them. I may be wrong, but he appears to have an acoustic guitar!
The epilogue had Howard coming to Millie's defense again. A persistent customer was hitting on her. His response to Howard's showing of fists was to hit him in the stomach. Andy let the guy go. Why didn't he arrest him? This guy threw the only punch. He was definitely guilty of harassment and assault.
The name of Mayberry's bowling team is The Mayberry Rollers. This name is never mentioned but you can see it on the patch on the front of their bowling shirts.
When Howard goes back on the second night to bowl his final ball, the opposing team comes back wearing their bowling jerseys, even though they are not bowling.
This first episode of the final season focuses almost entirely on Opie, a pattern established in the very first season with "The New Housekeeper". Producers felt that Opie was the most relatable character of the series and would help bring in new viewers so they ran episodes that focused on Opie in the first episode of every single season.
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