The Andy Griffith Show: Season 4, Episode 31

Back to Nature (11 May 1964)

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Andy, Barney, and Gomer take Opie and his friends camping. Barney, who said he was a great woodsman, manages to get lost in the woods with Gomer.



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Episode cast overview:
Opie Taylor (as Ronny Howard)
Fletcher 'Fletch' Roberts
David Alan Bailey ...
Trey Bowden (as David A. Bailey)
Richard Keith ...
Dennis Rush ...
Howie Pruitt


Andy, Barney and Gomer take Opie and his friends on a weekend campaign trip in woods. Andy wants the boys to have fun but Barney keeps talking about the importance of getting back to land and so on. He also constantly brags about his own outdoor skills from catching his own food, to starting fires by rubbing two sticks together. When Opie wanders off on his own the next morning, Barney and Gomer go off looking for him - against Andy's advice to just wait a bit to see if the boy returns - and they promptly get lost. Barney's sense of direction is non-existent and it takes both Andy and Gomer's help to get him back to camp. Written by garykmcd

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The ghost story "The Golden Arm" that Andy tells around the campfire is adapted, and its conclusion lifted directly, from Mark Twain's essay "How to Tell a Story". See more »


When Barney and Gomer start following the "Lake Loon" back to camp, they are empty handed. When they arrive at camp, Gomer is carrying Barney's handmade trap. See more »

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