The Andy Griffith Show Rerun Watchers Club

1962-1963 Season 3

#64 Opie's Rival 12-03-62
Everybody but Opie takes an immediate shine to Peggy McMillan, who makes her first appearance as the new county nurse. No one takes more notice than Andy. When he pays her a little too much attention, Opie becomes jealous and plays sick to keep his pa from going out on a date. Andy catches on and patches things up, and the three live happily...for another few episodes.

#65 Andy and Opie, Bachelors 11-08-62
Aunt Bee goes to visit Aunt Louise, leaving Andy and Opie to get by on their own. County nurse Peggy McMillan is there to keep an eye on the boys. All is fine until Floyd plants the idea in Andy's head that Peggy might just be out to catch a husband. Once again, after getting himself into trouble with his girl, Andy realizes better, apologies, and everybody lives happily ... for another two episodes.

#66 Mr. McBeevee 10-01-62
Opie weaves the fabulous tale of Mr. McBeevee, a man who walks in the treetops, wears a silver hat, has twelve extra hands, blows smoke from his ears, and jingles when he walks as if he had rings on his fingers and bells on his toes. But other than those few quirks, Mr. McBeevee is normal. Andy and Barney laugh it off, but when Opie brings back a quarter he claims was given to him by his friend, Andy is forced to call the stories to a halt. Faced with the threat of a spanking, Opie is still unable to betray the existence of Mr. McBeevee. Andy may have to accept the unacceptable in the face of Opie's insistence. Later, when out for a walk, Andy happens past the very same tree Mr. McBeevee, a telephone linesman, is working in. Andy gets his own introduction to the man who walks in the trees and Opie is vindicated.

#67 Andy's Rich Girlfriend 10-08-62
After Peggy McMillan shows up in a brand new T-bird, Andy learns she's the daughter of the "M" in R & M Grain Elevators. Andy, against Barney's advice, struggles to fit in with the wealthy class. Realizing finally that it's better to be himself and that the true value of a person lies beyond his bankbook, the two live happily ... for one more episode.

#68 Barney Mends a Broken Heart 11-05-62
Andy shows up for a date with Peggy McMillan only to learn her old friend Don has arrived unexpectedly. Andy departs angrily when Peggy breaks their date and then encounters more problems when Barney decides to make things better by fixing him up with another girl. Andy ends up getting himself punched in the eye, but manages to fix things up with Peggy, and they live happily ... until the end of this episode ... and then we never see her again.

#69 Andy and the New Mayor 10-15-62
Mayor Stoner makes his first appearance and is nothing but trouble for the sheriff's office. He finally learns the lesson so many others have: Not all sheriffin' has to be done by the book.

#70 The Cow Thief 10-29-62
Andy's law-enforcement practices come into question when a local farmer complains of missing milk cows. Mayor Stoner goes over Andy's head and calls in "an interloper" from the state office to take over the investigation. Andy manages to save the day by capturing the thief without the help of the outssider. Andy discovers that the thefts were being covered up by putting shoes on the cow.

#71 Floyd, the Gay Deceiver 11-26-62
Floyd finds himself in a jam when a woman he's been correspondibg with writes to say that she plans on paying him a visit in Mayberry. Floyd begs Andy for help, explaining that he has deceived his Lonely Hearts Club companion by leading her to believe that he is a wealthy businessman. Andy reluctantly agrees to help Floyd but in the process discovers that Madeline Grayson isn't quite what she claims either. Floyd's poisonous pen pal is actually a con artist who travels around bilking lonely old men out of their money.

#72 The Mayberry Band 11-19-62
Mayor Stoner strikes again, revoking funds allocated for the Mayberry Band's annual trip to the state band competition. He changes his mind after the band performs a special concert for his benefit -- with a little help from Bobby Fleet and His Band with a Beat.

#73 Lawman Barney 11-12-62
A couple of truck farmers defy Barney when he asks them to pack up their produce elsewhere. Andy makes matters worse by telling them that Barney, better known as Crazy Gun Fife, is a coldhearted killer. The truck farmers fall for it at first, but return after learning the truth at the gas station. Barney is forced to face them on his own. He musters the courage and learns that the uniform he wears represents more than just one man.

#74 Convicts at Large 12-10-62
Barney and Floyd are held hostage by a gang of escaped female convicts who have been hiding in O'Malley's cabin outside of town. Andy, who spots Floyd in town buying groceries (with one of the convicts), thinks they have a little part going on until O'Malley arrives back in town on the bus. Andy and O'Malley engineer a cleaver scheme and capture all but the ringleader, Big Maude, whom Barney manages to tango out the door and into the cuffs.

#75 The Bed Jacket 12-17-62
Aunt Bee drops hints that she would like a lacy bed jacket for her upcoming birthday, but Andy doesn't catch on. After giving her a set of salt and pepper shakers and two cases of canning jars, Andy realizes he's let his aunt down and rushes back to the store. The bed jacket, however, has been sold tp Mayor Stoner. Dragging him out of bed, Andy begs the mayor to make a trade. Knowing he has Andy over a barrel, Stoner asks for Andy's favorite fishing pole, "Eagle Eye Annie."

#76 Barney and the Governor 01-07-63
Barney is goaded into ticketing the governor's car and mistakenly believes Andy is setting him up for a dressing-down by the governor. In fact, the governor is coming to Mayberry to give him a personal commendation for performing a job without showing favorites. In the midst of all the action, Otis secretly spikes the water tank, giving both Barney and Mayor Stoner a surprise snootful.

#77 Man in a Hurry 01-14-63
Big businessman Malcolm Tucker is stuck in Mayberry for the Sabbath when his car breaks down outside the city limits. He's soon driven to frustration when he finds there is no way to get anything done in this two-bit town until the follownig day. After finally getting Gomer's cousin Goober to fix the car, Tucker gives in to the mood and decides to stay the night.

#78 The Bank Job 12-24-62
Barney gets in a snit over the lax security at the Mayberry Security Bank and decides to prove his point when he slips by the bank teller dressed as a cleaning lady and accidently locks himself in the vault. Later he is redeemed when real crooks are caught in a failed attempt to rob the bank.

#79 One Punch Opie 12-31-62
A new kid moves to Mayberry and immediately starts leading Opie's friends down the wrong path. Opie finally decides to stand up to him and realizes the boy is all talk. This is the episode where Barney does his famous "Nip it in the Bud!" speech.

#80 High Noon in Mayberry 01-21-63
Andy receives a letter from ex-con Luke Comstock, whom he sent upriver after putting a bullet in his leg. The letter says that Luke will be paying the sheriff a visit in Mayberry. Barney jumps to the conclusion that he's coming for revenge and with Gomer's and Otis's help he sets up a twent-four hour watch on Andy. As it turns out, Comstock is coming to pay Andy a long overdue thanks for turning his life around, but not before Barney manages to get "all tied up" in his work.

#81 The Loaded Goat 01-28-63
Cy Hudges brings his goat Jimmy to town for one day, and Jimmy gets nimself "loaded" on a cache of dynamite. Faced with the menace of a goat who could go "blooie" at any moment, Andy and Barney have to figure a way of getting him out of town. Music soothes this savage goat, as he follows Barney out beyonf the city limits while playing his harmoncia.

#82 Class Reunion 02-04-63
Andy and Barney decide to organize thier twentieth high school reunion, and all the excitement centers on the return of Andy's old flame Sharon Despain. It looks like the torch may be relit when Sharon shows up and she and Andy pick up right where they left off, in the garden outside. Both wonder what ever happened when it finally occurs to them both that what seperated them in high school is what seperates them now. Sharon wants the bright lights and big city, and Andy is happy to stay where he is.

#83 Rafe Hollister Sings 02-11-63
Rafe Hollister makes his singing debut when he decides to audition for an upcoming concert. Some of the locals are appalled after John Masters chooses Rafe for the solo performance. Andy stands by his man, and Rafe gets raves.

#84 Opie and the Spoiled Kid 02-18-63
Arnold Winkler makes his first appearance as a rotten little kid who tries to teach Opie how to manipulate his parents by throwing well-rehearsed tantrums. After terrorizing Mayberry, Winkler's bike is impounded and Opie learns a better lesson when he sees Winkler's ways just don't wash.

#85 The Great Filling Station Robbery 02-25-63
Barney enters the electronics age when he decides to solve a mysterious string of robberies at Wally's Filling Station using modern police technology. Andy is more concerned with clearing the name of the young man who was given a fresh start with a job at the station and who is chief suspect in the case.

#86 Andy Discovers America 03-04-63
Opie misunderstands a comment Andy makes at the breakfast table and tells his new teacher, "old Miss Crump,"that according to his pa, history doesn't matter. Helen lays down the law to Sheriff Taylor and Andy responds with his own method of motivating Opie and his friends to study.

#87 Aunt Bee's Medicine Man 03-11-63
Aunt Bee falls under the spell of traveling medicine man Colonel Harvey, but it turns out that the spell is mostly alcohol induced. Andy comes home to find Bee and her lady friends half cocked on the colonel's elixir and has to run them all in. A few hours latter he nabs the colonel himself for peddling liquor.

#88 The Darlings Are Coming 03-18-63
This episode introduced the Darling family. Led by Briscoe, the clan comes to town to meet the bus carrying Charlene's beloved PFC Dudley A. Wash. Though they tend to get themselves into trouble, Andy tried his best to look the other way.

#89 Andy's English Valet 03-25-63
The gentleman's gentleman, Malocom Merriweather, passes through Mayberry on his American tour. Entering town with a bang, he manages to cause a truckaccident and is force to work off the damages as Andy's personal valet.

#90 Barney's First Car 04-01-63
Barney becomes "Mr. Independent Wheels" when he spends most of his savings on a used car -- only to find he's been taken by a bunco ring led by mastermind Myrt Lesch. By coincidence, Andy and Barney nab the gang when the crooks mistakenly resteal the car, which they think has been abandoned on a country road.

#91 The Rivals 04-08-63
When Opie can't do anything to catch the eye of little Karen Burgess, Thel steps in to cheer him up and ends up the object of Opie's affections. Barney suddely finds he's the third wheel and demands Andy have a talk with the boy. Andy drives the point home, and Opie dumps Thel for Karen.

#92 A Wife for Andy 04-15-63
Andy and Helen become an item, but not before Barney has his say. Determined to find Andy a wife, Barney parades every eligible female in town through Andy's living room. Andy, though, wants nothing to do with any of them ... until he meets Helen Crump. She, of course, doesn't meet with Barne'ys approval.

#93 Dogs, Dogs, Dogs 04-22-63
A state inspector is on his way to visit the Mayberry jailhouse in order to determine whether or not the sheriff's office needs additional funds. Before he arrives, Opie brings a stray dog in who is followed by another ten of his four-legged friends. Luckily, the inspector happens to raise dogs himself. He befriends the dog-loving sheriff and deputy and sees to it they get the money they need.

#94 Mountain Wedding 04-29-63
Andy and Barney visit the Darlings to rid them of Ernest T. Bass, who has his mind set on marrying daughter Charlene. In this debut for Ernest T, Barney ends up being the bride.

#95 The Big House 05-06-63
Two escapees are held temporarily in the Mayberry jail while the feds wait for their partners to arrive. Gomer is deputized to help Barney out, but between the two of them, the criminals manage to escape three times.