The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
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A Girl for Goober 

A new dating service wants to test out its questionnaire that is meant to find people with common interests and pursuits. They focus on Mayberry and soon Goober is filling out the ... See full summary »


Lee Philips


Bruce Howard (teleplay by), Bob Ross (story by)

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Episode cast overview:
Andy Griffith ... Andy Taylor
Ron Howard ... Opie Taylor (as Ronny Howard)
George Lindsey ... Goober Pyle
Aneta Corsaut ... Helen Crump
Ken Berry ... Sam Jones
Nancy Malone ... Dr. Edith Gibson
Tod Andrews ... Mr. Franklin
Maggie Mancuso ... Doris (as Maggie Peterson)
Dick Poston Dick Poston ... Waiter (as Richard Poston)
George Sawaya George Sawaya ... Man
Yvonne Schubert Yvonne Schubert ... Girl (as Yvonne Shubert)


A new dating service wants to test out its questionnaire that is meant to find people with common interests and pursuits. They focus on Mayberry and soon Goober is filling out the questionnaire. Opie tries to tell him that he's not answering the questionnaire correctly - such as saying he read 30 books a month when in fact he reads that many comic books - but Goober perseveres. Soon, he's on a date with the highly educated designer of the questionnaire and it becomes painfully apparent that they have little in common. As things develop however, she soon finds there may be some advantage to the lifestyle and attraction of small-town living. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

25 March 1968 (USA) See more »

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Mayberry Enterprises See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Maggie Peterson is cast as Doris after five previous appearances as Charlene Darling. See more »

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Like Barney once said, that'll never last
24 May 2018 | by elbgaSee all my reviews

This is kind of an odd episode, what with seeing Maggie Peterson posing as Sam Jones's girlfriend and with watching Goober's manic singing in the opening scene. When the music stops, TAGS once again excels at the awkward moment of silence as the couples pair off, leaving poor Goob a fifth wheel in the scene. There's not a new sheriff in town, but Floyd's unnamed successor, who has slipped unceremoniously into Mayberry, has brought some city-slicker notions about the profession with him. I doubt even the most desperate PhD in pyschology would fall for a man whose haircut that cost $7.00 in 1968 would actually look like a $7.00 haircut today, not adjusted for inflation, deflation, nor for the unpredictable whims of the arbiters of style. Andy has a funny response to Opie about the price of Goob's new style and throws in a "these kids today" grunt as he walks off. As far as any romance between Edith and Goober goes, once they got past ferns and red barns, they really wouldn't have much left to talk about. Anybody under age 50 will no doubt laugh at the superannuated computer and punch cards whose all but impossible mission was to bring together two people compatible in everything except romantic interest in each other. Apparently, they still haven't worked all the bugs out. Tod Andrews, who plays the business partner here, is about as wooden as Dick Nixon greeting Elvis in the Oval Office. It's obvious he is attracted to Dr. Gibson and perhaps she to him; however, this is the computer age and any romance must have the imprimatur, literally, of the punch card. Of musical interest, when in the epilogue we see Goober struggling with Aristotle on the page, Earl Hagen cleverly inserts a tune from Brahms's Academic Festival Overture, which, the observant TAGS fan will remember, he used previously (in season 5) when Ernest T. was awarded his special diploma for learning that Ol' Man Kelsey's crick was not an ocean.

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