Barney and Aunt Bee get Andy worked up over the idea of Ellie dumping him to tie the knot with the new, young, handsome, unmarried doctor in town.


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Episode cast overview:
Andy Griffith ... Andy Taylor
Ron Howard ... Opie Taylor (as Ronny Howard)
Don Knotts ... Barney Fife
George Nader ... Dr. Robert Benson
Frances Bavier ... Aunt Bee Taylor


Aunt Bee feels that Andy is taking advantage of his relationship with Ellie by not formally asking her to the dance Saturday night, but Andy feels that he and Ellie have an understanding, so there's no need to ask her. Meanwhile, Bob Benson, a handsome new doctor in town, seems to be getting along fine with Ellie, especially since they can talk shop, doctor to pharmacist. Barney puts the idea in Andy's head that the unmarried Dr. Bob may be trying to move in on his girl. Andy initially shrugs off the suggestion, but the idea soaks in and Andy truly considers that Barney might be right. At Andy's urging, Barney spies on Ellie and Bob and overhears a conversation that sounds like they might be making wedding plans. He swiftly reports back to Andy, who immediately marches over to Ellie to make his stand - and somewhere in the conversation he ends up proposing marriage. Bob happily suggests making it a double ceremony when his long-time fiancée comes to town next week. Andy has egg on his... Written by Jerry Dean Roberts <> / revised by statmanjeff

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Comedy | Family







Release Date:

27 March 1961 (USA) See more »

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Mayberry Enterprises See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


After Barney mishears Ellie and the new doctor discussing "their" marriage, he runs out to go tell Andy, removing the entry bell from above the door. About one minute later when Andy enters to "fight for what is [his]," the bell has been replaced and Ellie and the doctor are in the back of the store as if nothing had happened. See more »


When Andy and Barney are talking at the soda fountain, the strap on Barney's hat changes position several times throughout the scene. See more »


Barney Fife: Listen to that - two young people lost in a world of pills.
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