The Andy Griffith Show

The Andy Griffith Show

The Andy Griffith Show - Season 8 Episodes

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Episode 0

Return to Mayberry

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Episode 1

Opie's First Love

Opie is crushed when his first love accepts but then rejects his invitation to a big dance. Guest Star: Suzanne Cupito (as Mary Alice Carter) would become better known as actress Morgan Brittany.

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Episode 2

Howard the Bowler

Howard Sprague is in the midst of bowling a perfect game when a power outage disrupts the match.

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Episode 3

A Trip to Mexico

Aunt Bee is thrilled to win an all-expenses-paid trip for two to Mexico. However, which of her friends will she choose to accompany her?

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Episode 4

Andy's Trip to Raleigh

Andy has some explaining to do to Helen when he returns from a business trip to Raleigh with sunburn. Guest Star: Whitney Blake (as lawyer Lee Drake) played Dorothy Baker in the hit series Hazel, is mother to actress Meredith Baxter. Blake also co-created One Day at a Time.

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Episode 5

Opie Steps Up in Class

Andy and Aunt Bee put on airs when Opie becomes friendly with the son of a wealthy bank director. Factoid: This story was written by Joseph Bonaduce, the father of Danny Bonaduce of The Partridge Family fame.

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Episode 6

Howard's Main Event

Howard Sprague is smitten with Millie Hutchins (Arlene Golonka), an employee of Boysinger's Bakery. Her last boyfriend, however, is the jealous type. Guest Star: Arlene Golonka (as Mille Hutchins) who played Sam Jones' girlfriend in Mayberry R.F.D.

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Episode 7

Aunt Bee, the Juror

Aunt Bee causes controversy when she hangs a jury on the basis that the defendant (Jack Nicholson) does not look like a criminal.

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Episode 8

Tape Recorder

Opie and Arnold hear a little more information about a prisoner than they should, after they plant a small tape recorder in his cell. Guest Star: Jerome Guardino (as Myles Bentley) who played Officer Anonnucci on Car 54, Where Are You?

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Episode 9

Opie's Group

Opie and his pals form a rock 'n' roll band and Andy worries when his schoolwork starts to suffer. Dont Miss: Opie make the scene while talking hip to Phoebe.

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Episode 10

Aunt Bee and the Lecturer

A visiting professor is attracted to Aunt Bee because she resembles his deceased wife.

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Episode 11

Andy's Investment

Andy opens a self-serve Laundromat in order to save money for Opie's college fund. Factoid: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (featured in this episode) is Andy Griffith's alma mater.

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Episode 12

Howard and Millie

Howard and Millie's wedding plans are in jeopardy when they take a train trip to Millie's hometown in West Virginia.

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Episode 13

Aunt Bee's Cousin

Aunt Bee's visiting cousin Bradford promises to sell her luscious homemade ice cream internationally and make the Taylor family a fortune. Guest Star: Jack Albertson of Chico and the Man and Ann Morgan Guilbert, the Petrie's next door neighbor, Mille on The Dick Van Dyke Show.

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Episode 14

Suppose Andy Gets Sick

Law and order in Mayberry goes berserk when Andy is forced to swear in Goober as a deputy after he comes down with the flu.

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Episode 15

Howard's New Life

Howard Sprague tires of the daily grind and decides to move to a Caribbean Island. Guest Star: Film and TV actor Harry Dean Stanton as the proprietor of the general store.

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Episode 16

Goober the Executive

Andy and Emmett co-sign a bank loan that enables Goober to buy Wally's filling station. Guest Star: Bo Hopkins (The Rockford Files, Dynasty, American Graffiti)

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Episode 17

The Mayberry Chef

Unbeknownst to Aunt Bee, Andy and Opie suffer from poor eating at home while she stars as television chef. Factoid: This story was written by James L. Brooks, creator of The Mary Tyler Moore Show and later, won an Academy Award for his work on Terms of Endearment.

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Episode 18

Emmett's Brother-In-Law

Emmett's wife pressures him into becoming an insurance salesman, like his successful Brother-in-Law.

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Episode 19

Opie's Drugstore Job

Responsible Opie is given the task of running the drugstore while the owner is away. Factoid: Andy Griffith's first real job was popping corn at a movie theater.

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Episode 20

The Church Benefactors

When the church acquires money from an estate, one faction wants to buy new choir robes, while another group wants to fix a structure problem within the house of worship.

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Episode 21

Barney Hosts a Summit Meeting

In Don Knotts' final appearance on the show, Barney brings the East and West together in sleepy Mayberry for a summit meeting. Factoid: This is the highest rated episode in the series. It garnered a 33.4 audience share.

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Episode 22

Goober Goes to an Auto Show

Goober feels like a failure when one of his old classmates appears to be quite successful. Guest Star: Noam Pitlik (as Roy Swanson) also had featured roles in Sanford and Son and The Bob Newhart Show. He won an Emmy as best director of a comedy series for Barney Miller in 1976.

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Episode 23

Aunt Bee's Big Moment

To the surprise of everyone, Aunt Bee is bound and determined to learn how to fly an airplane.

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Episode 24

Helen's Past

All of Mayberry is in shock when it's discovered that teacher Helen Crump was once arrested on a felony charge.

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Episode 25

Emmett's Anniversary

Tightfisted Emmett Clark decides to throw caution to the wind and buy his wife Martha a mink coat as an anniversary gift.

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Episode 26

The Wedding

When Howard's mother gets married and moves away, he decides to change his lifestyle and become a swinging bachelor. Look For: Goober dancing wildly with Helen.

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Episode 27

Sam for Town Council

Emmett gets upset with Andy, Howard and Goober, when they decide to support local farmer Sam Jones for town council instead of him.

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Episode 28

Opie and Mike

Young Mike Jones looks up to Opie as a big brother. However, their relationship is strained when Opie falls for a new girl in town. Factoid: Buddy Foster (Mike Jones) is the brother of Academy Award-winning actress, Jodie Foster.

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Episode 29

A Girl for Goober

On a lark, lonely Goober Pyle decides to try a computer dating service.

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Episode 30

Mayberry R.F.D.

Sam Jones (Ken Berry) is joined in Mayberry by his old Army buddy Mario Vinchenti and his family. Factoid: This episode serves as the pilot for the successful run of the series by the same name from 1968 to 1971. However, the Vinchenti family never appeared on the series.

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