Wally's gas station is losing business to a rival in Mount Pilot that has a cash giveaway contest going on and he gets Wally's permission to have a similar lure to bring in and keep their customers. It works and soon people are lining up but he's made a serious error and the printer has included a whopping $200 prize. As luck would have it, the prize is won by Floyd the barber, one of the critics who goaded Goober into having the contest in the first place. When Goober says he can't pay, Floyd says he's sold them a bill of goods and Andy has no choice but to take action, one he hopes will lead Floyd to be more reasonable. Written by
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The last appearance of Floyd the Barber on The Andy Griffith Show was in the final episode of the seventh season. Howard McNear's health worsened and he was not able to return to the show for season eight, and he died less than a year later. It was announced on the show that Floyd had retired because he had earned enough money. Emmett (played by veteran character actor Paul Hartman) moved his fix-it shop into Floyd's old barber shop location in Mayberry. See more
In early season 6, Aunt Bee wins several thousand dollars worth of prizes on a TV quiz show while the Taylors are on vacation in Hollywood. Then at the very end of season 7, just before and then again just after she wins a mere $5 cash prize in Goober's "Grab Bag for Cash" filling station contest, she twice states that she's never won anything before in her life. How quickly she forgot about the new refrigerator, mink coat, and other valuable prizes she had won only the year before. See more