Barney and Thelma Lou, Phfftt (TAGS Episode)

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Episode Info

Barney and Thelma Lou, Phfftt

  • Filmed: 126
  • Aired: 125
  • Original Air Date: 1964/05/04
  • Writer(s): Bill Idelson and Sam Bobrick
  • Director: Coby Ruskin

Plot Summary

Gomer drops the bomb on Barney and Thel's romance when, giving her a ride to Mount Pilot, he slips and repeats something Barney said about having Thelma Lou wrapped around his little finger. Thel turns the tables and starts flirting with Gomer to make Barney jealous. Barney becomes fighting mad, but matters get worse when Thel slips and kisses Gomer on the cheek, which to Gomer means that you have to get married. Andy finally steps in and clears up the whole mess by getting Barney to apologize and Thel to take back the kiss.

Odd Facts Known by Few

  • This episode has a continuity error. Gomer and Thelma Lou's trip scene to Mount Pilot starts showing the truck going down the road with 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.

Character List

  • Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
  • Don Knotts - Barney Fife
  • Jim Nabors - Gomer Pyle
  • Betty Lynn - Thelma Lou