CTVA US Comedy - "The Andy Griffith Show" (CBS) Season 2 (1961-62)

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Starring Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts
Season 2 (CBS) (1961-62) (b-w)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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########### The Andy Griffith Show ##########
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CBS Mondays 9:30 PM Eastern

2.1 [--] The Andy Griffith Show: OPIE AND THE BULLY
2 October 1961
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "Opie and the Bully" pt 1/3
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "Opie and the Bully" pt 2/3
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "Opie and the Bully" pt 3/3

Opie is being bullied and intimidated on his way to school by Sheldon. He's forcing Opie to pay a nickel to pass by his street. As Opie asks Andy, Barney and Aunt Bee for nickels Andy becomes aware something is wrong. Barney tails him and discovers the truth. Andy must help Opie stand up for his rights without appearing to interfere.

2.2 [--] The Andy Griffith Show: BARNEY'S REPLACEMENT
9 October 1961
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "Barney's Replacement" pt.1/3
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "Barney's Replacement" pt.2/3
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "Barney's Replacement" pt.3/3
The State's Attorneys Office sends Bob Rogers to Mayberry to work with Andy as a deputy and learn about law enforcement. This doesn't sit well with Barney who feels that Andy has been displeased with his performance and picking on him lately. It isn't long before Barney begins to feel useless and unwanted around the office and offers up his resignation.

2.3 [--] The Andy Griffith Show: ANDY AND THE WOMAN SPEEDER
16 October 1961
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "Andy and the Woman Speeder" 1/3
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "Andy and the Woman Speeder" 2/3
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "Andy and the Woman Speeder" 3/3
Andy, Barney, Opie and Floyd are finishing up a day of fishing when a convertible whizzes past them doing at least 70 on a 45 MPH road. When Andy pulls the car over it is a woman driver from Washington DC. She thinks the Sheriff is just pulling a 'small town speed trap' routine on her. Her attitude winds her up before the Justice of the Peace and in contempt of court. She finds herself in jail and will use all of her feminine wiles to sway the witnesses.

2.4 [--] The Andy Griffith Show: MAYBERRY GOES BANKRUPT
23 October 1961
Frank Myers is a kindly old man who lives in a rundown house which the town council feels is an eyesore. He is also delinquent on back taxes and they decide to evict him. Andy is opposed but is forced to serve papers. The Taylors decide to take him in until he can find a permanent place to live. While looking through his valuables Andy finds a 100 year old bond which is redeemable for the face value plus 8 1/2% interest compounded annually. The council panics when they find out the town of Mayberry owes Frank Myers over $349,000 dollars.

2.5 [--] The Andy Griffith Show: BARNEY ON THE REBOUND
30 October 1961
Barney is taken with a new girl in town and he and Thelma Lou have a lover's quarrel and declare their freedom from each other. Barney decides he is going to play the field and begins seeing the new girl. Things move a little too fast for him and before you know it he's engaged. He'll need Andy's help to get out of it and back into the good graces of Thelma Lou.

2.6 [--] The Andy Griffith Show: OPIE'S  HOBO FRIEND
13 November 1961
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "Opie's Hobo Friend" pt. 1/3
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "Opie's Hobo Friend" pt. 2/3
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "Opie's Hobo Friend" pt. 3/3
Andy and Opie are going fishing when they come across a wanderer who impresses Opie with his good humor and 'magic fish talk'. The man's name is Dave Browne and it isn't long before Barney hauls him before Andy for vagrancy. Dave isn't booked and he continues to form a bond with Opie. Opie soon begins to pick up his bad habits such as avoiding work and playing hooky to go fishing. This concerns Andy who must break up this friendship and get Opie back on the right track.

2.7 [--] The Andy Griffith Show: CRIME-FREE MAYBERRY
20 November 1961
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "Crime-free Mayberry" pt. 1/3
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "Crime-free Mayberry" pt 2/3
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "Crime-free Mayberry" pt 3/3
The town of Mayberry is awarded with having the lowest crime rate in the country. Two men posing as an FBI agent and press photographer come to Mayberry to congratulate the town. Andy, Barney, and the rest of the town do not realize that the two are actually imposters and partners in crime preparing to rob the Mayberry Bank. Andy discovers during the award ceremony that all is not what it seems, and catches the photographer in the act of opening the vault. Barney, naturally agrees with Andy's findings after first gleaming in the glory of his and Andy's sharp police work.

2.8 [--] The Andy Griffith Show: THE PERFECT FEMALE
27 November 1961
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "The Perfect Female" pt. 1/3
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "The Perfect Female" pt. 2/3
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "The Perfect Female" pt. 3/3
Barney and Thelma Lou want to set Andy up on a blind date with her cousin Karen. Andy is somewhat skeptical of Barney's matchmaking skills but after some clumsy maneuvering on Barney's part agrees to meet Karen. Much to every one's delight they really hit it off with each other. However, Barney's interference could cause more trouble than good.

2.9 [--] The Andy Griffith Show: AUNT BEE'S BRIEF ENCOUNTER
4 December 1961
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "Aunt Bee's Brief Encounter" pt 1/3
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "Aunt Bee's Brief Encounter" pt 2/3
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "Aunt Bee's Brief Encounter" pt 3/3
Aunt Bee has hired Mr. Wheeler to help with the flowers around the Taylor home. Andy's not to sure about him but Aunt Bee is quite taken with him. When Andy notices how taken with him Aunt Bee is he relaxes and agrees to let him stay on and help around the house. Once he's in good his easy going manner seems to become more of a 'lazy going' manner and Andy is stuck doing most of the work.

2.10 [--] The Andy Griffith Show: THE CLUBMEN
11 December 1961
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "The Clubmen" pt.1/3
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "The Clubmen" pt.2/3
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "The Clubmen" pt.3/3
Roger Courtney invites Andy to come up to the state capital and meet the membership committee of The Esquire club and be considered for membership. Andy accepts the offer but tells him he'll be bringing Barney along also. Barney is very excited at the prospect of joining this exclusive club but he's worried that Andy may need a bit of polishing. Andy wants to be himself when meeting the club but Barney insists on putting on airs to impress them...which of course backfires.

2.11 [--] The Andy Griffith Show: THE PICKLE STORY
18 December 1961
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "The Pickle Story" pt.1/3
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "The Pickle Story" pt. 2/3
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "The Pickle Story" pt. 3/3
Aunt Bee and Clara Johnson are both jarring homemade pickles. The only difference is that Clara's are good enough to have won the blue ribbon at the fair eleven years counting while Aunt Bee's taste like they've been floating in kerosene. The boys are too polite to tell Aunt bee the truth about her pickles and come up with a plan to switch Aunt Bee's pickles with store bought pickles. The plan backfires when Bee decides to enter her pickles in the contest.

2.12 [--] The Andy Griffith Show: SHERIFF BARNEY
25 December 1961
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "Sheriff Barney" pt.1/3
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "Sheriff Barney" pt.2/3
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "Sheriff Barney" pt.3/3
When Barney is offered the job of Sheriff in a nearby town, he and Andy trade jobs for a day to see what what kind Sheriff he would be.

2.13 [--] The Andy Griffith Show: THE FARMER TAKES A WIFE
1 January 1962
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "The Farmer Takes a Wife" 1/3
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "The Farmer Takes a Wife" 2/3
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "The Farmer Takes a Wife" 3/3
Local farmer 'Big' Jeff Pruitt comes to town to pick a wife. Unfortunately for Barney, he chooses Thelma Lou.

2.14 [--] The Andy Griffith Show: KEEPER OF THE FLAME
8 January 1962
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "Keeper of the Flame" pt 1/3
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "Keeper of the Flame" pt 2/3
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "Keeper of the Flame" pt 3/3
Opie joins a secret club and is in charge of the candle they use in their meetings. After the barn where they meet burns down, he is accused by the owner of starting the fire.

2.15 [--] The Andy Griffith Show: BAILEY'S BAD BOY
15 January 1962
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "Bailey's Bad Boy" pt.1/3
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "Bailey's Bad Boy" pt. 2/3
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "Bailey's Bad Boy" pt. 3/3
Andy teaches self-reliance and responsibility to the spoiled son of a rich man.

2.16 [--] The Andy Griffith Show: THE MANICURIST
22 January 1962
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "The Manicurist" pt.1/3
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "The Manicurist" pt.2/3
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "The Manicurist" pt.3/3
When a pretty young manicurist starts working in Floyd's Barbershop. The men are uneasy about it at first, but eventually take to the idea in a big way. Their jealous wives, however, do not.

2.17 [--] The Andy Griffith Show: THE JINX
29 January 1962
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "The Jinx" pt.1/3
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "The Jinx" pt.2/3
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "The Jinx" pt.3/3
Barney, Floyd, and other townspeople are convinced that local resident Henry Bennett is responsible for many mishaps that have occurred in Mayberry. Andy attempts to convince Henry that he is not a jinx by having him join himself and Barney in their boat for the opening day fishing sweepstakes. When this idea backfires, Andy must come up with the perfect plan to convince Henry once and for all that he is not a jinx before he thinks of moving out of Mayberry.

2.18 [--] The Andy Griffith Show: JAILBREAK
5 February 1962
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "Jailbreak" pt.1/3
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "Jailbreak" pt.2/3
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "Jailbreak" pt.3/3
The state police come to town to catch some payroll robbers. They want Andy and Barney to stay out of the way and let them handle it. The big boys end up needing Andy and Barney more than they thought.

2.19 [--] The Andy Griffith Show: A MEDAL FOR OPIE
12 February 1962
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "A Medal for Opie" pt 1/3
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "A Medal for Opie" pt 2/3
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "A Medal for Opie" pt .3/3
Opie decides that he's going to enter the 50 yard dash at the Sheriff's Day boys' races and he convinces himself that he's going to win. For Opie, nothing would be greater that winning that medal. He dreams about winning and even prays for a win. Barney doesn't help things by telling him about the time he won a medal in a footrace as a boy and offers to train him for the race, guaranteeing him a win. When Opie comes in last, he is despondent and goes home in a grump. Andy tries to explain to him the meaning of being a good loser but Opie won't hear of it; that medal was his and the winner took it away from him. Once again, Barney suggests a solution.

2.20 [--] The Andy Griffith Show: BARNEY AND THE CHOIR
19 February 1962
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "Barney and the Choir" pt 1/3
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "Barney and the Choir" pt 2/3
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "Barney and the Choir" pt .3/3
The choir director invites Barney to join the choir before he realizes Barney can't sing.

2.21 [--] The Andy Griffith Show: GUEST OF HONOR
26 February 1962
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "Guest of Honor" pt.1/3
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "Guest of Honor" pt. 2/3
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "Guest of Honor" pt. 3/3
The town decides to celebrate Founders' Day by picking a stranger at random to be the town's 'Guest of Honor'. Unfortunately the person they choose turns out to be a thief whose just been kicked out of the neighboring county.

2.22 [--] The Andy Griffith Show: THE MERCHANT OF MAYBERRY
5 March 1962
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "The Merchant of Mayberry" pt  1/3
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "The Merchant of Mayberry" pt 2/3
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "The Merchant of Mayberry" pt 3/3
Andy helps a struggling salesman stay in town.

2.23 [--] The Andy Griffith Show: AUNT BEE THE WARDEN
12 March 1962
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "Aunt Bee the Warden" pt 1/3
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "Aunt Bee the Warden" pt 2/3
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "Aunt Bee the Warden" pt 3/3
With the jail full after the arrest of the four Gordon brothers for moonshining, Andy is faced with what to do with Otis when he shows up after his weekly drunk. The Gordons are angry with Otis for having changed liquor suppliers so leaving him with them is out of the question. Left with little choice, he takes Otis home with him to serve his sentence. Aunt Bee is a little disconcerted at first but when Andy tells her that she's in charge of the prisoner, she takes to making him do chores around the house like washing floors and windows, cutting the grass and chopping wood. Otis takes to calling her the Warden and has worked so hard that he swears off liquor.

2.24 [--] The Andy Griffith Show: THE COUNTY NURSE
19 March 1962
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "The County Nurse" pt.1/3
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "The County Nurse" pt. 2/3
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "The County Nurse" pt. 3/3
When local farmer Rafe Hollister refuses to take his Tetanus shot, Andy and Barney try to convince him he should.

2.25 [--] The Andy Griffith Show: ANDY AND BARNEY IN THE BIG CITY
26 March 1962
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "Andy and Barney in the Big City pt 1/3
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "Andy and Barney in the Big City pt.2/3
The Andy Griffith Show (S2) - "Andy and Barney in the Big City pt. 3/3
Andy and Barney travel to Raleigh on business and help catch a jewel thief in their hotel.

2.26 [--] The Andy Griffith Show: WEDDING BELLS FOR AUNT BEE
2 April 1962
Clara convinces Aunt Bee that her presence is keeping Andy from finding a wife. When Mr. Goss shows interest in her, she pretends to be interested in him and nearly ends up married.

2.27 [--] The Andy Griffith Show: THREE'S A CROWD
9 April 1962
Barney interferes with Andy's new romance.

2.28 [--] The Andy Griffith Show: THE BOOKIE BARBER
16 April 1962
When business gets too hectic, Floyd hires a second barber who turns out to be a bookie. Barney goes undercover as an old lady to catch them.

2.29 [--] The Andy Griffith Show: ANDY ON TRIAL
23 April 1962
Andy is accused of official misconduct by a big-shot newspaper publisher who he arrested on a traffic violation.

2.30 [--] The Andy Griffith Show: COUSIN VIRGIL
30 April 1962
Barney's awkward cousin visits and makes a mess of everything he tries. When Andy finds something that Virgil is good at, he finds a way to teach him self-confidence.

2.31 [--] The Andy Griffith Show: DEPUTY OTIS
7 May 1962
Otis is made a temporary deputy so he can impress his visiting older brother.

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