Andy's Rich Girlfriend (TAGS Episode)

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Episode Info

Andy's Rich Girlfriend

  • Filmed: 67
  • Aired: 65
  • Original Air Date: 1962/10/08
  • Writer(s): Jim Fritzell and Everett Greenbaum
  • Director: Bob Sweeney

Plot Summary

After Peggy McMillan shows up in a brand new T-bird, Andy learns she's the daughter of the "M" in R & M Grain Elevators. Andy, against Barney's advice, struggles to fit in with the wealthy class. Realizing finally that it's better to be himself and that the true value of a person lies beyond his bankbook, the two live happily ... for one more episode.

Odd Facts Known by Few

  • Actress Joanna Moore was married to Ryan O'Neal and is the mother of Tatum and Griffin O'Neal.
  • Actor Donald Lawton was in the classic 1963 movie "Bye, Bye, Birdie", alongside Jesse Pearson who would later portray Keevie Hazleton on TAGS.
  • Andy exclaims to Peggy over dinner that he and Barney once set out for New Orleans but scrubbed the road trip after their A-Model broke down in DeQueen Junction.
  • Andy mentions that he took Peggy to the Weenie-Burger, another unseen Mayberry establishment.
  • Andy, Peggy, Barney, and Thelma Lou eat at Mom's Diner, which is apparently near the lake.
  • Peggy's house number is 323 and is located across from the Church.
  • Peggy's father operates R&M Grain Elevators in Raleigh. One would assume the "M" is for McMillan.

Character List

  • Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
  • Don Knotts - Barney Fife
  • Frances Bavier - Aunt Bee Taylor
  • Joanna Moore - Peggy McMillan
  • Betty Lynn - Thelma Lou
  • Donald Lawton - waiter who takes order
  • Warner Jones - waiter who carries tray