In the sleepy township of Mayberry, North Carolina the Sheriff/Justice of the Peace Andy Taylor is just about to join citizens Wilbur and Rose in holy matrimony. Rose is Andy's former housekeeper and marrying Wilbur means that she will no longer take care of Andy and his six year old son Opie. During the wedding, Opie makes it known that he objects to the marriage because he feels that it means that Rose doesn't love him anymore. Into Rose's place comes Andy's Aunt Bee who is leaving her lonely spinster life to live with Andy and Opie full time, yet there are objections from Opie who sees Aunt Bee as an interloper who will never live up to all the things that Rose was in his life. All attempts to prove the Aunt Bee isn't needed fail and so do Andy's attempts to make her more accessible to Opie, like teaching her to fish and play baseball. The last straw however comes when Opie discovers that his bird Dickie is missing from his cage because Aunt Bee left it open while cleaning it. ... Written by
Jerry Dean Roberts
Did You Know?
Rose's new husband is played by Frank Ferguson, who also played Mr. Foley in "Bargain Day" as the butcher. He stars in five total episodes of The Andy Griffith Show. See more
When Andy and Aunt Bee are ready to leave, Opie goes outside to stop them. On the closeup shots of Andy, there is a large dent in the truck's roof that is not there in other shots of that scene. See more
The Fishin' Hole
Written by Earle Hagen and Herbert Spencer.
Performed by Earle Hagan. See more