The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
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Andy and Opie, Housekeepers 

Taylor men are slobs, but picking up after themselves when on their own may be the wrong message to send to Aunt Bee, who needs to feel needed.



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Episode cast overview:
... Andy Taylor
... Opie Taylor (as Ronny Howard)
... Aunt Bee Taylor
... Bertha Edwards
Rory Stevens ... Jimmy, Opie's schoolfriend


After railing at Andy and Opie for making a mess of the living room, Aunt Bee gets a long distance call from Mt. Pilot. Cousin Edgar's wife Maude has a problem with her "versitis" and is going to be off of her feet for a while, and they need Aunt Bee to come and help around the house while she's ailing. That means leaving Andy and Opie home alone where, Bee fears, they won't be able to get along without her. Getting ready for her trip, she fusses around about all the things that need doing while she's away and, several times, changes her mind about going, but go she does. Andy and Opie determine to be good housekeepers while she's gone, but being a little lax in the cleaning department, they quickly fall back into the same sloven routine as before. The next morning when Aunt Bee calls to say she'll be returning early on the afternoon bus, Andy panics, and he and Opie quickly clean up the house. Happy with the job they've done, it suddenly occurs to Andy that cleaning up was a mistake.... Written by Jerry Dean Roberts <> / edited by statmanjeff

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Comedy | Family





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13 March 1961 (USA)  »

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This is the first episode in which Hope Summers appears. Later, she would play Clara Edwards but here she is called Bertha Edwards. See more »


Andy Taylor: Yeah, this place looks neat as a pin.
Opie Taylor: Sure does, Pa.
Andy Taylor: Makes you feel good, don't it? Kind of a warm feelin' right in the middle of your stomach, lightness around your heart, your head two or three feet above your shoulders. You know why you're feelin' that way, don't you, boy?
Opie Taylor: 'Cause I'm pooped.
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