Aunt Bee, the Swinger (TAGS Episode)

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Episode Info

Aunt Bee, the Swinger

  • Filmed: 160
  • Aired: 163
  • Original Air Date: 1965/10/04
  • Writer(s): Jack Elinson
  • Director: Larry Dobkin

Plot Summary

U.S. Congressman John Canfield retires to live in Mayberry and takes an intrest in Aunt Bee. The two go on a date and immediately begin behaving as if they both just bathed in the fountain of youth. The spring in their steps soon gets sprung when they both realize each has been trying to impress the other by pretending to be full of youthful pep.

Odd Facts Known by Few

  • This is the first color episode. Andy's home was also remodeled in the off season as there is new wallpaper in the living room and the kitchen stove has been moved and is now a stand-alone appliance.
  • Actor Charles Ruggles' mother was murdered by a home intruder. Following this, his father moved his sons to San Francisco where they lived with cousins. While living in San Francisco, his father was ran over and killed by a street car.

Character List

  • Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
  • Ronny Howard - Opie Taylor
  • Frances Bavier - Aunt Bee Taylor
  • Aneta Corsaut - Helen Crump
  • Howard McNear - Floyd Lawson
  • Charles Ruggles - John Canfield