The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
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Barney and Thelma Lou, Phfftt 

After Gomer mentions to Thelma Lou that Barney said he 'has her in his hip pocket', she gets angry and starts dating Gomer.


Coby Ruskin




Episode cast overview:
Andy Griffith ... Andy Taylor
Don Knotts ... Barney Fife
Jim Nabors ... Gomer Pyle
Betty Lynn ... Thelma Lou
Ron Howard ... Opie Taylor (as Ronny Howard) (credit only)


Barney feels quite secure in his relationship with Thelma Lou. He even brags to Andy and Gomer that he can do whatever he likes because he has her in his hip pocket. When the dim-witted Gomer tells Thelma Lou what he said, she decides to teach him a lesson. For the first time in years, she breaks their regular Tuesday night date and asks Gomer to take her to the movies instead. Barney isn't so sure of himself at this point but Thelma Lou gets herself into a bit of pickle when Gomer starts to take it all seriously and asks her to marry him. Written by garykmcd

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Comedy | Family


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Gomer's (Jim Nabors) meal in Mount Pilot cost seventy cents, which by the year 2020 would be equivalent to $5.69. See more »


Gomer and Thelma Lou's trip scene starts showing the truck going down the road. It has a small rear window and nothing in the back. The shot of them talking shows the truck having a full size rear window, covered by what looks like a tarp. See more »


Gomer Pyle: [Barney is upset with Gomer and walks out, refusing to speak to him] What's the matter with Barney?
Sheriff Andy Taylor: Well Gomer, Barney's been bitten by the green eyed monster.
Gomer Pyle: He has? Well they got some stuff down at the drugstore that'll keep 'em off of you. One fell on me just yesterday!
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Mr. Over-confidence
11 December 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

For a guy who normally would have few options romantically, Barney puffs up like he's going to explode. Thelma Lou is a pretty woman. She has put up with so much from this guy and he continually takes advantage of it. Here are the first signs that the bricks are crumbling. He keeps shooting his mouth off so he can show off to his friends.

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4 May 1964 (USA) See more »

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Mayberry Enterprises See more »
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1.33 : 1
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