Andy overthinks his asking Ellie to the church dance (prompted by her uncle Fred) into believing they've tricked him aboard the fast track to matrimony, for which he takes steps to derail.

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Opie Taylor (as Ronny Howard)
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Fred Walker
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Andy stops by Walker's Drug Store one morning and is shocked to find that Ellie doesn't have a date for the upcoming Church Dance. Her Uncle Fred says it is because no one has asked her yet and prompts Andy to be the first. After some hemming and hawing he finally gets the words out and asks her, to which she happily accepts. Arriving back home, Andy plays the incident back in his mind and begins to suspect he may have been roped into asking her by means of a trap set by Fred and Ellie. While talking to Aunt Bee, he formulates a series of conspiratorial theories leading to the conclusion that Fred and Ellie are starting him down a road leading to matrimony. Feeling two can play this game, he sends three eligible bachelors (dopes really) into the store to try and lure her away. It backfires, first when Fred chases the men off, secondly when Opie comes in and blabs about Andy's plan. She retaliates by taking Barney to the picnic, even though he never even asked. Andy appeals to Barney's... Written by Jerry Dean Roberts <armchairoscars@hotmail.com> / edited by statmanjeff

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Comedy | Family

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31 October 1960 (USA)  »

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Andy compares the well-dressed Barney to Adolphe Menjou, an actor who was known for dressing sharp in public and on the screen. See more »

Goofs

Barney states he's been on the force for a year and a half. This doesn't fit with the first episode, "The New Housekeeper," in which it appears to be his first week on the job. This discrepancy will bear out five years later in "Barney's Physical" when he gets a party celebrating his fifth year as deputy. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Andy Taylor: Oh, Aunt Bee, what they got in mind for me is as clear as the nose on a warthog's face.
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The Fishin' Hole
Written by Earle Hagen and Herbert Spencer.
Performed by Earle Hagen.
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