The Andy Griffith Show - Season 8 Episodes
“Return to Mayberry”
“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.
“Howard the Bowler”
Howard Sprague is in the midst of bowling a perfect game when a power outage disrupts the match.
“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?
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
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?
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.
“Aunt Bee and the Lecturer”
A visiting professor is attracted to Aunt Bee because she resembles his deceased wife.
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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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)
“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.
Emmett's wife pressures him into becoming an insurance salesman, like his successful Brother-in-Law.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“Aunt Bee's Big Moment”
To the surprise of everyone, Aunt Bee is bound and determined to learn how to fly an airplane.
All of Mayberry is in shock when it's discovered that teacher Helen Crump was once arrested on a felony charge.
Tightfisted Emmett Clark decides to throw caution to the wind and buy his wife Martha a mink coat as an anniversary gift.
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.
“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.
“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.
“A Girl for Goober”
On a lark, lonely Goober Pyle decides to try a computer dating service.
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.