The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
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Goober Goes to an Auto Show 

Goober finds out Andy is taking Aunt Bee and Opie to the auto show in Raleigh and asks to go along, confident they'll get free samples when salesmen find out he's a "big operator". At the ... See full summary »




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Episode cast overview:
Opie Taylor (as Ronny Howard)
Noam Pitlik ...
Roy Swanson
Salesman (as Jack Goode)
Freddie Roberto ...
Waiter (as Freddy Roberto)
Counterboy (as Don Sturdy)


Goober finds out Andy is taking Aunt Bee and Opie to the auto show in Raleigh and asks to go along, confident they'll get free samples when salesmen find out he's a "big operator". At the hotel, Goober calls up Roy Swanson, an old friend from trade school, to see how he's doing and to brag a little. They meet at the show and Goober is surprised to find out that Roy is a senior vice-president in charge of engineering with Amalgamated Motors. After hearing about a fellow student, Goober tells Roy he has a chain of stations instead of just one. When Roy meets the Taylors and invites them to dinner, Goober says it's his treat and chooses the finest restaurant in Raleigh. At dinner, Goober, out of his element, tries to act like a big shot but things don't work out and Roy finds out the truth. As they prepare to go home the next day, Andy unsuccessfully tries to cheer up a dejected Goober, who feels like a complete failure. Stopping for gas, Andy gets a bottle of pop and sees Roy, covered ... Written by bobbymaxwell

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Comedy | Family






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5 February 1968 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The hot dog vendor at the auto show is played by Howard Hesseman who would later gain fame playing morning DJ Dr. Johnny Fever on the sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati. See more »


Andy stops at a gas station on the way home from Raleigh with Goober. He gets out to get a soda and sees the man that embarrassed Goober at dinner the night before working under a greasy car. In the background, you can see a Coors beer truck drive by. They couldn't be in North Carolina because Coors wasn't distributed east of the Mississippi River until the 1970s. See more »


Goober Pyle: Hey, Andy
Sheriff Andy Taylor: Hi, Goob
Goober Pyle: I got Aunt Bee's car in tip-top shape.
Sheriff Andy Taylor: Oh, good.
Goober Pyle: What are you doin' with a Raleigh paper?
Sheriff Andy Taylor: Readin' it.
Goober Pyle: Andy, that's yesterday's paper.
Sheriff Andy Taylor: I know it.
Goober Pyle: You know that's not as stupid as it looks, readin' a day-old paper. I do it myself sometimes - kinda gives you a sense of power, don't it? I mean knowing how everything's gonna come out.
Sheriff Andy Taylor: I'm-I'm looking for the announcement of the auto show in Raleigh; it opened yesterday.
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That Norris boy is no Goober Pyle
21 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

Here we have two of the biggest jerks to ever appear on TAGS: Roy (Roy, Roy, Roy, Roy, RoyRoy) and the guy at the service station who grudgingly fills up the Taylors' tank for the return trip to Mayberry. And, of course, we have the first of two TAGS appearances by Don Sturdy, otherwise known in the business as Howard Hessman. Unlikely as it is that Aunt Bee would be interested in attending an auto show out of town, nevertheless her search for a new car sets the plot in motion and takes us away to that lodestone of sophistication, Raleigh, N.C., where you can have a fingernail doin', interact with a snooty British car seller, and order the finest champagne (sparkling wine, really) from New York State ,unless you'd prefer flagging down that Coors truck whizzing past the barely-disguised Shell station in the penultimate scene, ostensibly on the run from revenooers who chased it all the way from the other side of the Mississippi. Best line honors go to the manicurist when asked how much longer before she's finished. The funniest visual has Goober mistaking the luggage stand at the foot of the bed for one of the chairs he keeps bouncing in and out of.

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