Howard and Millie decide to get married. On a train trip to Millie's hometown, they discover they might not be as compatible as they had thought.




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Episode cast overview:
Opie Taylor (as Ronny Howard)
Carol Veazie ...
Elizabeth Harrower ...
Mrs. Hutchins
Mr. Hutchins
Robert Williams ...
Uncle Phil (as Robert B. Williams)
Ida Mae McKenzie ...
Aunt Hannah
Roy Engel ...


Howard has been dating Millie for some time now and decides it's time to pop the question. She happily accepts and they decide to to get married right away. With Helen and Andy in tow as maid of honor and best man, they set off by train to Millie's home town to meet her parents and for the ceremony itself. Along the way however, they learn a little bit about themselves that gives them pause for thought. Millie is the carefree type who likes to let life just happen, while Howard on the other hand is meticulous and wants everything organized and planned down to the most minor detail. By the time they arrive at their destination, there is serious doubt about the wedding going forward. Written by garykmcd

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Comedy | Family





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27 November 1967 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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When the crew exits the train and is talking to Millie's parents, the "tree and field" background behind them is obviously just a backdrop (identifiable by wrinkles and shadows cast on it.) See more »


Sheriff Andy Taylor: That just proves that opposites attract.
Goober Pyle: Attract what?
Sheriff Andy Taylor: Each other.
Goober Pyle: Oh! Well, when I get married, I'm gonna marry exactly the same kinda woman I am. That ain't gonna be easy to find, ya know.
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One of the best from Season Eight
15 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As this episode proves, not all the color episodes were sub par. Off all the newer characters, Howard Sprague came closest to creating the original chemistry that existed between Andy and Barney. The story is character driven which seems to be one of the qualities that fans of "The Andy Griffith Show" find appealing. Millie and Howard abruptly decide to get married and include Andy and Helen as their best man and maid of honor. The ensuing train ride to Millie's homestead in West Virgina for the wedding provides the setting for the deft combination of comedy and drama that was always a hallmark of this series. The subtle scene in the dining car is classic Mayberry.

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