Helen is incensed when rumors spread around town that she and Andy are engaged. She's sure Andy had something to do with it but its all news to him as well. It seems that Goober and Barney went to an auction where the Deputy bought an old game made up of an oil lamp and Tarot-like cards. As a result of a series of coincidences, Barney comes to believe that it can make your wishes come true. He gives Opie three wishes. His first is that he have a pocket knife and sure enough, Andy soon gives him one. His second is that he gets a B in arithmetic and sure enough, he gets it. When Barney thinks his third wish is for Andy and Helen to get married, it's a foregone conclusion as far as he is concerned. Only thing is, Opie didn't wish for them to be married but for something else. Written by
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Andy references Opie's three wishes a few episodes later in "The Lucky Letter." See more
In this episode, the back room of the courthouse where Barney conducts his séances, has no back door to the outside. In a couple scenes, the wall that normally holds the door to the alley outside instead has a jail cell window at the top of the wall and no door. This window is complete with vertical iron bars and a very thick, sloping sill just like the windows in the jail cells. See more