The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
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A Wife for Andy 

Everybody's ready for Andy to get married--everybody but Andy, that is! But could it be that Andy has his own agenda, unbeknownst to Mayberry's meddlesome matchmakers?

Director:

Bob Sweeney

Writer:

Aaron Ruben

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Andy Griffith ... Andy Taylor
Ron Howard ... Opie Taylor (as Ronny Howard)
Don Knotts ... Barney Fife
Frances Bavier ... Aunt Bee Taylor
Aneta Corsaut ... Helen Crump
Barbara Perry Barbara Perry ... Lavinia
Janet Waldo ... Amanda
Rachel Ames ... Rosemary
Janet Stewart Janet Stewart ... Lorraine Beasley
Betty Lynn ... Thelma Lou
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Storyline

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. Written by garykmcd

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dinner | set up | See All (2) »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 1963 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mayberry Enterprises See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Barney Fife: Thelma, Andy Lou's here.
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