Three friends cook three different dinners for Andy in one night.




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Opie Taylor (as Ronny Howard)
Uncle Edward


With Aunt Bee away visiting her sister and Opie away on an overnight camping trip with the Boys Scouts, Andy is looking forward to an evening of bachelorhood where he can eat anything he wants and just loaf around the house. Things start to go wrong when Goober shows up to keep him company and make him a spaghetti dinner. After dinner, Goober tells him that Howard called to invite him for dinner and that he had another message from Helen. He shows up at Howard's, who isn't expecting him, and bravely has another spaghetti dinner. Goober got it wrong of course and it was Helen who invited him for dinner so he's now faced with his third dinner of the evening. Written by garykmcd

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Comedy | Family





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9 January 1967 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Andy's and Mrs. Sprague's plates move much closer to each other between the first and second shots of the dinner table. See more »

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Perhaps THE single funniest color episode
24 April 2006 | by (Southern California) – See all my reviews

Aunt Bee and Opie are gone for the weekend and Andy is excited to live the life of a bachelor for a few days. However when he meets Howard Sprague at the market and word gets out of his solitary status he receives an unexpected (and unwanted) roommate for the weekend in the form of Goober Pyle. The events that transpire concerning two mixed up phone messages and a spaghetti dinner (with a secret ingredient) make this episode one of the funniest episodes of the color--post Barney--offerings. I must have seen this one thirty times and I still laugh myself silent as the plot unfolds. If you buy season 8 for only this episode it will be well worth your investment. The script is flawless, there are no dead spells, and the spaghetti recipe motif ties this story together in a very "Seinfeld-like" neatness.

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