The Andy Griffith Show: Season 8, Episode 22

Goober Goes to an Auto Show (5 Feb. 1968)

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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
Jack Good ...
Patty Regan ...
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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5 February 1968 (USA)  »

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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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