When the milkman gets a truck to do his deliveries, Opie is asked to care for his old delivery horse, Dolly. After she refuses to eat for several days, they figure out what's wrong.



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Episode cast overview:
Opie Taylor (as Ronny Howard)
Goober Pyle
Howard Sprague
Walt Simpson
Arnold Bailey (as Sheldon Golomb)
Charles Thompson ...
Dr. Roberts


It's the end of an era in Mayberry when Walt Simpson, the milkman, needs to retire his horse-drawn milk wagon and start using a modern truck. He plans a nice home for his horse however and hires Opie to take care of it while he is away for a week. Andy isn't too keen on Opie taking on that responsibility remembering what had happened when Opie had agreed to deliver someone's morning papers only to have Andy delivering them himself. Opie is conscientious however, traveling every day to Simpson's farm to feed the horse. The problem is that it simply won't eat and becoming very concerned, gets Andy's help. The vet can't quite figure out what is going on but they soon find the root of the problem. Written by garykmcd

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Comedy | Family





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6 March 1967 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The title is based on the musical/movie Hello Dolly! that came from the Thornton Wilder novel the Matchmaker. See more »

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Goodbye, Dolly
24 March 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I rate this episode a "10" just for the sake of "Dolly"-the horse. The horse that appeared in 'Goodbye, Dolly' (3/6/1967) shortly appeared one month later in the 'Star Trek' episode 'City On the Edge of Forever' (4/6/1967) with the same cart from 'The Andy Griffith Show.' 'Star Trek's' "City" had exterior scenes filmed on the Forty Acres back lot-where Dolly previously appeared on TAGS. Dolly resurfaced one season later in the 'Gomer Pyle USMC' episode 'Goodbye, Dolly' (2/23/1968). She worked both in the confines of Desilu and outside at Forty Acres. So, one must deduce that it was brought in a horse trailer three times to Forty Acres. Most actors rode on the bus or drove themselves. That horse needs its own page on IMDb!

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