Barney and Aunt Bee get Andy worked up over the idea of Ellie dumping him to tie the knot with the new, young, handsome, unmarried doctor in town.


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Opie Taylor (as Ronny Howard)
Dr. Robert Benson


Aunt Bee feels that Andy is taking advantage of his relationship with Ellie by not formally asking her to the dance Saturday night, but Andy feels that he and Ellie have an understanding, so there's no need to ask her. Meanwhile, Bob Benson, a handsome new doctor in town, seems to be getting along fine with Ellie, especially since they can talk shop, doctor to pharmacist. Barney puts the idea in Andy's head that the unmarried Dr. Bob may be trying to move in on his girl. Andy initially shrugs off the suggestion, but the idea soaks in and Andy truly considers that Barney might be right. At Andy's urging, Barney spies on Ellie and Bob and overhears a conversation that sounds like they might be making wedding plans. He swiftly reports back to Andy, who immediately marches over to Ellie to make his stand - and somewhere in the conversation he ends up proposing marriage. Bob happily suggests making it a double ceremony when his long-time fiancée comes to town next week. Andy has egg on his... Written by Jerry Dean Roberts <> / revised by statmanjeff

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Comedy | Family





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27 March 1961 (USA)  »

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The TV Guide, seen in Walker's Pharmacy for many episodes with Lucille Ball on the cover, finally changes to another picture (possibly not Lucy). See more »


When Andy and Barney are talking at the soda fountain, the strap on Barney's hat changes position several times throughout the scene. See more »


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