Andy Griffith Show 8 Seasons 1960

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1. The New Housekeeper TV-NR CC

Andy's son Opie, demands that their new housekeeper, Andy's aunt, be fired after the old one leaves to get married.

Starring:
Andy Griffith, Ron Howard
Runtime:
26 minutes
Original air date:
October 3, 1960

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    1. The New Housekeeper Andy's son Opie, demands that their new housekeeper, Andy's aunt, be fired after the old one leaves to get married.

    TV-NR 26min October 3, 1960
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    2. Manhunt Andy gives the state troopers a lesson in the efficiency of a county sheriff when a dangerous criminal escapes.

    TV-NR 26min October 10, 1960
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    3. Guitar Player A hometown guitar player auditions with a dance band in the Mayberry jail.

    TV-NR 26min October 17, 1960
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    4. Ellie Comes To Town ElIie Walker, a pretty young graduate pharmacist, moves to Mayberry to help her uncle out in the local drugstore.

    TV-NR 26min October 24, 1960
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    5. Irresistible Andy Andy thinks Ellie is out to marry him. After a series of misunderstandings, Andy finally takes Ellie to the church picnic.

    TV-NR 26min October 31, 1960
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    6. Runaway Kid Andy gives his son, Opie, a lecture on keeping promises, but must break one of his own in order to persuade a runaway kid to go home.

    TV-NR 26min November 7, 1960
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    7. Andy The Matchmaker Andy and Ellie stage a hold-up at the drugstore so that Barney can impress Miss Rosemary with his heroics.

    TV-NR 26min November 14, 1960
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    8. Opie's Charity Andy makes a judgment concerning his son, Opie, before hearing the boy's side of the story.

    TV-NR 26min November 28, 1960
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    9. A Feud Is A Feud Andy tries to stop a long-time feud between 2 mountain families so their children can get married.

    TV-NR 25min December 5, 1960
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    10. Ellie For Council Ellie Walker sets the men and women of Mayberry against each other when she runs for a seat on the town council.

    TV-NR 26min December 12, 1960
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    11. The Christmas Story Andy and Barney give a Christmas party in the jail for a prisoner and his family, and thereby convert the town scrooge.

    TV-NR 26min December 19, 1960
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    12. Stranger In Town A stranger comes to Mayberry and disrupts the life of the townspeople because he knows everyone's name and business.

    TV-NR 26min December 26, 1960
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    13. Mayberry Goes Hollywood A Hollywood producer descends on Mayberry and the town proceeds to make itself over in Hollywood's image.

    TV-NR 26min January 2, 1961
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    14. The Horse Trader Andy does some slick dealing to get rid of the town's worthless cannon, but when Opie mimics his father's shady deed, Andy has second thoughts.

    TV-NR 26min January 9, 1961
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    15. Those Gossipin' Men Aunt Bee, accused by Andy of being a gossip, sets out to prove that men are bigger gossips than women.

    TV-NR 25min January 16, 1961
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    16. Andy Saves Barney's Morale When Barney's over-zealousness causes him to become a laughing stock, Andy tactfully arranges for Barney to regain his status.

    TV-NR 26min February 20, 1961
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    17. Alcohol And Old Lace Andy and Barney finally solve the problem of moonshining in Mayberry.

    TV-NR 26min January 30, 1961
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    18. Andy And The Marriage Counselor Andy tries to counsel the constantly bickering couple, Fred and Jennie Boone, with mixed results.

    TV-NR 26min February 6, 1961
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    19. Mayberry On Record Andy suspects that a traveling record promoter is a con artist and he fears for the townsfolk who invested in his record.

    TV-NR 26min February 13, 1961
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    20. The Beauty Contest Andy, appointed judge of a beauty contest, shows the wisdom of Solomon by picking a popular winner.

    TV-NR 25min January 23, 1961
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    21. Andy And The Gentleman Crook A nationally known con man becomes a hero to Aunt Bee, Opie and Barney when he is held for two days in the Mayberry jail.

    TV-NR 25min February 27, 1961
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    22. Cyrano Andy Andy plays matchmaker for Barney but finds himself in difficulty when Barney misinterprets his efforts.

    TV-NR 26min March 6, 1961
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    23. Andy And Opie;Housekeepers Andy and Opie struggle to keep house when Aunt Bee leaves for a few days.

    TV-NR 25min March 13, 1961
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    24. The New Doctor Andy finally proposes to Ellie when he becomes convinced that the new young doctor in town is trying to steal his girl.

    TV-NR 25min March 27, 1961
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    25. A Plaque For Mayberry Town drunk, Otis Campbell turns out to be the only living descendent of a Revolutionary War hero, much to the dismay of the mayor.

    TV-NR 26min April 3, 1961
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    26. The Inspector A state inspector learns some unique but effective police methods employed by the Mayberry sheriff.

    TV-NR 25min April 10, 1961
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    27. Ellie Saves A Female Andy and Ellie give the Cinderella treatment to a farmer's daughter.

    TV-NR 26min April 17, 1961
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    28. Andy Forecloses Andy, faced with the unpleasant duty of serving an eviction notice, discovers a way to save the mortgagee's home.

    TV-NR 26min April 24, 1961
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    29. Quiet Sam Andy has to deliver a baby for a farmer's wife when the local doctor is unavailable.

    TV-NR 26min May 1, 1961
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    30. Barney Gets His Man Through a series of coincidences, Barney captures a dangerous criminal--twice.

    TV-NR 25min May 8, 1961
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    31. The Guitar Player Returns Andy helps a local musician get back to reality after success goes to his head.

    TV-G 26min May 15, 1961
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    32. Bringing Up Opie Andy and Aunt Bee find that a good father-son relationship is more important to Opie than keeping him away from the sheriff's office.

    TV-G 26min May 22, 1961

Product Details

Genres Comedy, Kids & Family
Director Sheldon Leonard
Starring Andy Griffith, Ron Howard
Supporting actors Don Knotts, Frances Bavier, Mary Treen, Frank Ferguson, Cheerio Meredith
Season year 1961
Network CBS
Executive Producer Sheldon Leonard
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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498 of 511 people found the following review helpful By L.M.W. on July 22, 2004
Format: DVD
I am anxiously awaiting October 12 to view these DVDs. Let's hope Paramount releases quality, like with their boxed set of The Honeymooners. Until then, here's an episode guide for your reference.

First season air dates:

October 1960-May 1961

1. The New Housekeeper: Aunt Bee comes to live with Andy and Opie when their housekeeper Rosie gets married.

2. The Manhunt: State police ask Andy and Barney to step aside while they hunt for a criminal. But Andy tricks the criminal at the end by allowing him to ?escape? in his leaky fishing boat.

3. The Guitar Player: Andy tries to help Jim Lindsey, a young guitar player from the hills, get a job with Freddie Fleet and His Band With a Beat.

4. Runaway Kid: Opie befriends an 8-year-old runaway.

5. Opie?s Charity: Andy becomes upset when Opie contributes a measly three cents to an underprivileged children?s fund.

6. Ellie Comes to Town: Andy becomes interested in the new ?lady druggist,? Miss Ellie Walker (Elinor Donahue).

7. Irresistible Andy: Andy thinks that Ellie is a ?deadly female hunter? out to get him. But Ellie will have something to say about that!

8. A Feud is a Feud: Andy tries to end a feud between two neighboring families.

9. Andy the Matchmaker: To lift Barney?s morale, Andy stages a minor robbery and encourages him to date the shy seamstress in town.

10. Stranger in Town: Mayberry citizens are perplexed by an out-of-towner who seems to know everything about everyone.

11. Christmas Story: Scrooge-like businessman Ben Weaver causes trouble on Christmas Eve, resulting in the gang having to celebrate Christmas at the courthouse.

12. Ellie for Council: Ellie?
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177 of 185 people found the following review helpful By K. Henderson on November 17, 2004
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I agree with "MB" and his review except for the complaint about the "sponsors" and all. I also disagree with "Barney's Brother" for the following reason: GET A LIFE! We FINALLY get the AGS on quality DVDs from the studio - and they are less than $1 per episode! Can someone get a clue here? I guess you'd like to spend $60 just to get some original commercials? Why nitpick?

"MB" is right on about the quality. The picture is so clear and the sound is great! You can see many things (such as shadows from ceiling mikes) you have never noticed before. Man, it is so much different than watching on TV reruns or the bargain-bin public domain episode DVDs or VHS tapes.

All of each show is here - minus I guess those commercials. Who cares? They are NOT part of the actual show anyway!

Overall I say 5 stars are NOT ENOUGH! This is a dream come true. I cannot wait until they release all the B&W years (first 5 seasons). You can have the color years and characters such as Howard and that new deputy who wouldn't win a talent contest with kindergardener's! Long live Barney Fife!
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61 of 62 people found the following review helpful By K. W. Johnson on July 30, 2006
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This first season-a must for anyone even remotely interested in vintage television at its best. While the first episode, technicaly, should be considered an episode of the Danny Thomas Show (originally airing 2/15/1960), the first episode of the actual series (airing 10/3/1960) is well worth the price of the set. This collection introduces us to some of the most unique television characters ever created: Sheriff Andrew Jackson Taylor, Deputy Sheriff Bernard P. Fife, Opie Taylor, Beatrice 'Aunt Bee' Taylor, Floyd Lawson, Otis Campbell, Ellie Mae Walker and Thelma Lou (we never know her last name).

The following is a brief synopsis of each featured episode, with some trivia.

Disc 1

1. The New Housekeeper:

Andy and Opie's housekeeper, Rose, leaves to be married and Opie finds Aunt Bee difficult to accept as Rose's replacement.

**1st of two episodes where Barney is referenced as Andy's cousin.

2. The Manhunt:

State police comb the Mayberry area for an escaped convict, refusing Andy and Barney's offer of help.

**2nd time Barney is referenced as Andy's cousin.

**1st appearance of Otis Campbell, the town drunk.

**Watch for Barney's mother.

3. The Guitar Player:

Andy helps Mayberry's best guitar player, Jim Lindsey (James Best)get a job with Bobby Fleet (Henry Slate) and His Band with a Beat.

4. Ellie Comes to Town:

The "new lady druggist", Ellie Walker (Elinor Donahue), comes to town and has trouble adapting to Mayberry life.

**This is Ellie's 1st appearance.

5. Irresistible Andy:

Andy mistakenly thinks Ellie is a "desperate, determined hunter" eyeing him for matrimony.

6.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Ol' Sam on November 18, 2004
Format: DVD
Folks, if you love the Andy Griffith show, you will not be disappointed in this set. I just read the review from Pi and I can't imagine him/her being a true fan of the show and cutting this set down the way they have. It doesn't matter that there are no extras, commercials, etc. Us life long fans of the show pretty much know all the extra stuff from books, interviews, articles etc. What matters most is that these are the complete shows in the best uncut quality that we have ever seen and they are our's to enjoy for life. I've probably seen each episode more than a couple dozen times each and this is like seeing them for the first time. This set is what we've all been waiting for and don't let anyone tell you that it's not. Let's only keep our fingers crossed that the best is yet to come with seasons 2 thru 5.
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