Andy and Helen Have Their Day (TAGS Episode)

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Episode Info

Andy and Helen Have Their Day

  • Filmed: 140
  • Aired: 140
  • Original Air Date: 1964/12/14
  • Writer(s): Bill Idelson and Sam Bobrick
  • Director: Howard Morris

Plot Summary

When Andy and Helen realize they are so busy they don't have time for each other, Barney decides to give them the gift of a day alone together. Promising to take care of all their chores, Barney sends them for a Saturday picnic at Myers Lake. It goes very well--for the first two minutes. Then Barney shows up with the first of many problems. Andy eventually gets hauled away by a game warden for fishing without a license. Andy calls Barney to ask him to bring money to a neighboring town's justice of the peace to pay the fine. Barney misunderstands the message and thinks Andy and Helen are about to tie the knot.

Odd Facts Known by Few

  • This is the first appearance of Howard Morris as "George" the TV repairman, and the only time he played this character. He is better known as Ernest T. Bass, a zany, rock-throwing mountain man who usually wreaks havoc when he comes into town. He also directed this episode.
  • George Lindsey's name is misspelled in the closing credits as "Lindsay".
  • Colin Male, the game warden in this episode, was the voice over announcer for the TAGS opening credits.

Character List

  • Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
  • Don Knotts - Barney Fife
  • Frances Bavier - Aunt Bee Taylor
  • Aneta Corsaut - Helen Crump
  • Howard Morris - George, the TV repairman
  • George Lindsey - Goober Pyle
  • Colin Male - Agent Peterson / Wormser