With the recent death of a friend, Aunt Bee is feeling particularly blue. She is feeling her age and is listless and without energy. On her way home one day, she sees a handsome man hawking his Colonel Harvey's Elixir as a tonic that will fix any ailment. She buys two bottles and by the time Andy gets home later that day, she is singing and happy. There's seems to be little they can do about Colonel Harvey. His vendor's permit is in order and he's doesn't seem to be breaking any laws. Until they have the elixir analyzed that is and find that it is in fact 85% alcohol and the reason Aunt Bee and her friends feel so good is because they are gassed. Written by
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In season 3 episode 24 "Aunt Bee's Medicine Man" Barney reported to Andy the test results of Colonel Harvey's(John Dehner) elixir. Andy read the results as being 85% alcohol which would equate to 170 proof! More than likely it was supposed to be 85 proof or approximately 43% alcohol. Not likely that Aunt Bee or any of the ladies could have handled 170 proof alcohol. See more
Aunt Bee Taylor
[drunk, to Andy
Oh look! It's Sheriff Matt Dillon! Where's Chester?
Toot, Toot, Tootsie (Goo' Bye!)
Written by Dan Russo
, Ernie Erdman
and Gus Kahn
Performed by Frances Bavier
and Ron Howard
(as Ronny Howard) See more