Andy Griffith Show 8 Seasons 1968

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Season 8
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22. Goober Goes To An Auto Show CC

Goober tries to impress an old mechanics' school friend by treating him to a lavish dinner and claiming to own a chain of gas stations.

Starring:
Andy Griffith, Frances Bavier
Runtime:
26 minutes
Original air date:
February 5, 1968

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Season 8
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    1. Opie's First Love Mary Alice Carter accepts Opie's invitation to a party but rejects him at the eleventh hour for another.

    26min September 11, 1967
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    2. Howard;The Bowler Howard, a last minute substitution on the bowling team sponsored by Emmett's fix-it shop, astonishes everyone by bowling a perfect game.

    26min September 18, 1967
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    3. A Trip To Mexico Aunt Bee goes to Mexico with her two best friends but the trip tests their friendship.

    26min September 25, 1967
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    4. Andy's Trip To Raleigh Andy doesn't tell Helen that the lawyer he worked with in Raleigh is a beautiful woman.

    26min October 2, 1967
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    5. Opie Steps Up In Class Andy sends Opie to an affluent boys' camp.

    26min October 9, 1967
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    6. Howard's Main Event Howard begins dating Millie but her ex-boyfriend still carries a torch and threatens him.

    26min October 16, 1967
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    7. Aunt Bee;The Juror Aunt Bee, summoned for jury duty, disagrees with fellow jurors on her first case.

    26min October 23, 1967
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    8. The Tape Recorder Opie disobeys Andy and secretly tape-records a bank robber's confession.

    26min October 30, 1967
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    9. Opie's Group Opie joins a rock 'n' roll group and starts getting failing grades in school.

    26min November 6, 1967
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    10. Aunt Bee And The Lecturer A charming lecturer is enamored with Aunt Bee who reminds him of his late wife.

    26min November 13, 1967
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    11. Andy's Investment Andy opens a coin laundry to save money for Opie's college education.

    26min November 20, 1967
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    12. Howard And Millie Howard proposes to Millie after three months of dating but soon realize they may be rushing it.

    26min November 27, 1967
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    13. Aunt Bee's Cousin Andy learns his cousin Bradford is a broke phony, but keeps quiet because Aunt Bee thinks he's a wealthy relative.

    26min December 4, 1967
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    14. Suppose Andy Gets Sick Andy catches the flu and Goober takes over as his deputy.

    26min December 11, 1967
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    15. Howard's New Life Howard quits his boring job as county clerk and becomes a Caribbean island beachcomber.

    26min December 18, 1967
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    16. Goober The Executive Goober buys the gas station with financial backing from Andy and Emmett.

    26min December 25, 1967
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    17. The Mayberry Chef Aunt Bee hosts a TV cooking show and Andy and Opie must fend for themselves.

    26min January 1, 1968
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    18. Emmett's Brother In-Law Emmett is needled into becoming an insurance salesman by his wife and her brother, a successful broker.

    26min January 8, 1968
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    19. Opie's Drugstore Job Opie breaks a bottle of expensive perfume on his new job as a drug clerk.

    26min January 15, 1968
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    20. The Church Benefactors A $500 bequest to the Mayberry church almost provokes a schism over how to spend it.

    25min January 22, 1968
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    21. Barney Hosts A Summitt Meeting Barney Fife is on the spot when he gets Andy to let him use the Taylor home for an American-Russian summit meeting.

    26min January 29, 1968
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    22. Goober Goes To An Auto Show Goober tries to impress an old mechanics' school friend by treating him to a lavish dinner and claiming to own a chain of gas stations.

    26min February 5, 1968
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    23. Aunt Bee's Big Moment Aunt Bee does well with her flying lessons until the instructor tells her she's ready to solo -- then she becomes terrified.

    26min February 12, 1968
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    24. Helen's Past Andy learns that his girlfriend, Helen, was once arrested for carrying a gun, gambling and keeping company with a hoodlum.

    26min February 19, 1968
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    25. Emmett's Birthday Emmett plans to surprise his wife with a mink coat for their 25th wedding anniversary, but she thinks he's not faithful because of his furtive ways.

    26min February 26, 1968
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    26. The Wedding Howard's mother remarries and moves away, so Howard remodels their home into a bachelor pad and tries to throw a swinging party.

    26min March 4, 1968
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    27. Sam For Town Council Sam Jones is urged by Andy and his other Mayberry neighbors to run for Town Council.

    26min March 11, 1968
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    28. Opie And Mike Sam Jones' son Mike idolizes Opie and doesn't understand why he prefers to spend time with a girl instead of him.

    26min March 18, 1968
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    29. A Girl For Goober Andy and Sam want to find a girlfriend for Goober and convince him to try a computer dating service.

    26min March 25, 1968
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    30. Mayberry R.F.D Sam Jones invites a buddy from Italy to help work his farm but does not expect his family to come too.

    26min April 1, 1968

Product Details

Genres Comedy, Kids & Family
Director Lee Philips
Starring Andy Griffith, Frances Bavier
Supporting actors Frances Bavier, George Lindsey, Noam Pitlik, Jack Good, Patty Regan, Freddie Roberto, Howard Hesseman
Season year 1968
Network CBS
Executive Producer Sheldon Leonard
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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66 of 69 people found the following review helpful By mwreview on September 23, 2006
Format: DVD
Season 8 was the final season of the Andy Griffith Show. The last episodes of this season introduced the character Sam Jones (Ken Berry) who would continue the Mayberry tradition in the series Mayberry RFD that would last three seasons and did well in the ratings until it and other rural-oriented shows were canceled. Season 8 of TAGS was the only season the legendary sitcom was rated #1. Perhaps it was known that this would be the final season, so folks tuned in knowing a good thing was about to end. I like seasons six and seven and I think the color seasons are, for the most part, terribly underrated, but season 8 is my least favorite. Reviewing the list of episodes, only "Howard the Bowler," "The Wedding," and "Goober Goes to the Auto Show" I consider to be above average. The rest are rather stale. Don Knotts makes one appearance in the rather odd episode "Barney Hosts a Summit Meeting." Here's what you get:

"Opie's First Love": Opie's big date jilts him for another guy.

"Howard the Bowler": In a bowling match between Mayberry and Mt. Pilot, Howard is one strike away from a perfect game only to have the lights go out due to a power overload. He has a day to think about it before he tries for the final strike.

"A Trip to Mexico": Aunt Bee wins a trip to Mexico and takes two of her friends. She learns that one of the best ways to lose friends is to travel with them.

"Andy's Trip to Raleigh": Another Helen blow-up episode. This time, Andy meets with a lawyer in Raleigh but doesn't let Helen know the minor detail of the lawyer being a hot female.

"Opie Steps Up in Class": Opie becomes friends with a kid from a wealthy family and Andy and Aunt Bee fear they won't be able to measure up.
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55 of 60 people found the following review helpful By Terry L. Vinson on September 5, 2006
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To this point I've reviewed all seven seasons of TAGS, my all-time favorite show. This is the first season I've given less than at least four stars. My reasons? Simply that in my opinion this was the weakest season of the series. Andy Griffith had basically been 'bribed' to come back for an eighth season, and in the last five or so episodes it was clear the show was being groomed for Ken Berry and the 'Mayberry RFD' years. Still, there are a few hidden gems in there, including:

Episode 221: 'Goober, The Executive'. Goober buys the filling station from Wally, and is soon gulping down aspirin like M&M's while trying to figure how to keep the place afloat.

Episode 224: 'Howard, The Bowler'. Howard is one ball away from a perfect game after a power outage cuts off his hot streak.

Episode 232: 'Suppose Andy Gets Sick'. Andy catches a touch of the flu, leaving Goober in charge of local law enforcement, with predictable results. (NOTE: Hey, isn't that 'Asa' the former bank security guard playing the town doctor? Man, that Asa is sure 'multi-talented')

Episode 235: 'Howard's New Life'. Howard chunks it all for the island life, but finds the end of his rainbow lies in good ol' Mayberry after all. The ending of this episode is truly one of the best the color years has to offer.

Episode 240: "Barney Hosts a Summit Meeting'. Big Barn's last appearance. Just listen to him butcher the Russian representative's name as only 'Fast Gun Fife' could. Don Knotts won his fifth emmy award from this episode.

Definitely the weakest the show had to offer was season eight, though as I've said before, even the 'worst' of TAGS beats the majority of today's TV 'best'.

I truly hope Paramount follows this up with the 1986 movie 'Return to Mayberry', thus finishing off my collectin of TAGS in style.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Sam Loomis on December 20, 2006
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Well, Paramount has finally gotten all 8 seasons out and what a treat is has been to have them all. Would have liked to had more extras but to get the episodes complete and uncut, and at a very reasonable price has been just great.

Again, season 8 is probably the weakest year, but it's still Andy. Some episodes Andy does look like he's sleepwalking through the motions. But, for me, the best part is to see these episodes without all the syndication cuts for the first time since original broadcast. In many ways, it's like seeing these for the first time.

For me, the epilogue in the episode "Howard's New Life" sums up the essence of Mayberry. Goober, Andy, Emmett, and Howard sitting around the gas station at sunset having a bottle of pop. Listening to the crickets chirping and the dogs barking and enjoying a bottle of soda is just awesome!

Well done Andy!!!!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By John Robinson on December 17, 2006
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One of the all-time greatest TV shows ends with no fanfare; it lopes along for 30 shows until the very last episode. This last season DOES have it's memorable moments though: Goober is mis-matched with computer dating, Howard retires to a tropical island, Howard turns his house into a swingin' bachelor pad, Andy discovers Helen was arrested in Kansas City and Barney visits & turns the Taylor home into a summit meeting.

We still have Andy, Opie, Aunt Bee and Clara Edwards; but by this time, many characters we came to love on this show were gone: Floyd, Otis, Ernest T. Bass, Gomer, Barney, Thelma Lou, The Darling Family, Rafe Hollister, Leon, Ben Weaver and other lesser but recognizable town characters, like the one played by Burt Mustin. Instead, we have the replacements: Goober, Howard, Emmett & Martha Clark and, by the last four episodes, Sam & Mike Jones. These last four episodes are hard to watch, as Ken Berry just doesn't fit in. Berry was great on "F-Troop" and "Mama's Family," but here his character is as bland and useless as soggy cardboard...and when his son Mike calls him "Paw," there's no southern twang in his voice; he sounds like a geeky city boy! The final show (basically, the pilot for "Mayberry R.F.D.") is so wretched, I couldn't even watch it...(Sam hires an Italian family to work on his farm); it was so UNLIKE an Andy Griffith Show episode, that I couldn't sit through it...I had to take the disc out and put it away!

Andy was the wise, all-knowing and humble caretaker at the beginning of the series; after Don Knotts left, Andy became surly and made more and more mistakes; by this final season, a lot of the surliness had left and he mellowed somewhat, just going through the motions, knowing the end was finally coming.

I know I'm knocking this final season, but that's because I care about the show. If you're a fan like me, you'll buy it to complete the collection and enjoy the good moments on this package.
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