After watching Andy fix up Opie's scraped knee, Barney decides the time has come for the Sheriff to take a wife. Andy asks him - actually begs him - not to interfere with his life but Barney just can't help himself. His first trick is to invite all of the single women to Andy's house so that Andy can look them all over. Andy won't hear of it and has Barney ask them to leave. The next trick is to arrange a dinner at Thelma Lou's for Andy and Helen Crump, Opie's teacher. Chatting before dinner, Barney decides Helen's not suitable when she says she can't cook and won't be quitting her teaching job should she ever marry. Barney wants to keep looking but Andy and Helen hit it off pretty well and have a date for the next night. Barney has other ideas.
Did You Know?
The embroidered front dress that Thelma Lou wears when she has Andy and Helen over for dinner is the exact same dress worn to the Class of '45 Reunion by the character Mrs. Ralph Hanes (actress not credited) earlier this season in episode 19, Class Reunion. See more
When Rosemary and Blanche arrive at Andy's house he calls the first one Rosemary and the second one to enter Blanche. But a second later when they walk over to Amanda, she calls each one by the opposite name. See more
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