The Andy Griffith Show: Season 5


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Opie Loves Helen

Opie develops a crush on his teacher, Helen Crump, at the school dance. He spends 74 cents to buy her a gift.


Barney's Physical

Barney learns that in order to pass the mandatory physical for the deputy’s office, he must weigh more and be taller. Andy and Aunt Bee try to stretch him and fatten him…


Family Visit

The Taylors quickly realize why they haven’t invited Bee’s sister and her husband Ollie for a visit in over a decade. When Uncle Ollie borrows Andy’s squad c…


The Education of Ernest T. Bass

Ernest T. is back in Mayberry to get his diploma. He is so determined that Andy convinces Helen to allow him to attend class. E.T. is so out of control, she has to slap him acr…


Aunt Bee's Romance

An old beau of Aunt Bee comes to town to court her.


Barney's Bloodhound

Barney’s attempts to train an old mutt (named Blue) as a police dog coincide with a manhunt for an escaped criminal.


Man in the Middle

Barney and Thelma Lou have an argument. They reconcile quickly, but it leads to other arguments between Andy and Barney, Thelma Lou and Helen, Andy and Helen, and another betwe…


Barney's Uniform

The grocery store clerk (Fred) repeatedly sweeps trash into the street, even after Barney writes him a citation. Fred threatens that if he ever sees Barney out of uniform, he&…


Opie's Fortune

Opie stumbles upon a wallet with 50.00 dollars in it. He turns it into his father’s office and waits the 7 day period that he is told he needs to wait before claiming th…


Goodbye, Sheriff Taylor

Andy has the opportunity to perhaps move to Raleigh for another job. Barney is so upset by this that he tries to demonstrate to Andy just how bad Mayberry would be without him.…


The Pageant

Aunt Bee gets the lead role in the Centennial Pageant, as Lady Mayberry. She is, however, not up to the challenge, and Andy must find a way to tell her.


The Darling Baby

The Darlings come to Mayberry looking for a boy who could become engaged to Charlene’s new baby. Opie becomes their prime target.


Andy and Helen Have Their Day

Andy and Helen are having a hard time finding quality time together. Barney volunteers to take over for a day, so that they can go to the lake for some “couple time”…


Three Wishes for Opie

Barney acquires some fortunetelling cards and a secret box. The cards promise magical occurrences, and when his promised wish is granted almost immediately, he becomes convince…


Otis Sues the County

Otis slips in the jail and when he meets up with an opportunistic lawyer, the man convinces him to sue the county. Andy and Barney are very upset by Otis’s actions, whic…


Barney Fife, Realtor

A classic. Andy lectures Opie about the importance of informing a potential buyer of the true condition of the item being sold. Meanwhile, Barney decides to dabble in the rea…


Goober Takes a Car Apart

Andy needs someone to answer the phone at the courthouse while he is in Mt. Pilot at a sheriff’s conference and Barney is on vacation. Goober volunteers, but Andy isn…


The Rehabilitation of Otis

Barney tries to use psychology to reform Otis of his drinking habit; trouble is that this eventually drives Otis to “take his business” elsewhere—by going to…


The Lucky Letter

Barney receives a chain letter, but Andy goads him into throwing it away. Suddenly everything goes wrong for Barney and he is convinced that he will fail at the qualifying sho…


Goober and the Art of Love

The boys try to set Goober up with a woman.


Barney Runs for Sheriff

Andy considers taking an out-of-town job, and with the election nearing, no one has yet filed to run for Sheriff. After Barney ““throws his hat in the ring”&…


If I Had a Quarter-Million

After Barney finds a suitcase with $250,000 in it, instead of waiting for the FBI, and against Andy’s orders, he takes matters into his own hand…


TV or Not TV

Thieves act out as Hollywood producers and are wanting to rob the Mayberry Bank.


Guest in the House

Andy’s pretty young cousin comes for a visit, after breaking up with her boyfriend. Aunt Bee asks Andy to be nice to her. Andy invites Gloria to the movies with him and H…


The Case of the Punch in the Nose

In going through some of the courthouse paperwork, Barney discovers an open case involving Floyd and Charlie Foley where a fight had broken out. He goes out to try to close th…


Opie's Newspaper

Opie and his friends decide to start a newspaper. The early issues don’t sell well at all (it’s little more than a community bulletin board), so to increase sales,…


Aunt Bee's Invisible Beau

Aunt Bee begins to feel that she is preventing Andy and Helen from pursuing their relationship, so she conjures up a beau for herself—trouble is that it’s the butte…


The Arrest of the Fun Girls

Andy and Barney arrest the ““fun girls”“(see episode #123) for speeding. It turns out to be a big mistake because Helen and Thelma Lou become jealous.


The Luck of Newton Monroe

An itinerant peddler comes to town (Don Rickles) and sells Barney, Floyd and Goober some items that prove to be defective. After he disregards Andy’s warning about not se…


Opie Flunks Arithmetic

When Opie brings home a bad mark in arithmetic, Andy, fearing the boy will not get into college, puts too much pressure on him to study, which makes things worse. In the end, H…


Opie and the Carnival

Opie goes to the carnivel and blows all his money on a game to win a birthday gift for Andy: The game, however, is rigged.


Banjo-Playing Deputy

Jerry Miller once a carnival banjo player to a Belly Dancer (with a kazoo), then became a deputy to Sheriff Taylor. After Jeopardizing the town he must make a decision, either…

About The Andy Griffith Show

Down-home humor and an endearing cast of characters helped make The Andy Griffith Show one of the most beloved comedies in the history of TV. The show centered around widower Andy Taylor, who divided his time between raising his young son Opie, and his job as sheriff of the sleepy North Carolina town, Mayberry. Andy and Opie live with Andy’s Aunt Bee, who serves as a surrogate mother to both father and son. Andy’s nervous cousin, Barney Fife, is his deputy sheriff whose incompetence is tolerated because Mayberry is virtually crime-free.