Barney on the Rebound (TAGS Episode)

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Episode Info

Barney on the Rebound

  • Filmed: 36
  • Aired: 37
  • Original Air Date: 1961/10/30
  • Writer(s): Jack Elinson and Charles Stewart
  • Director: Bob Sweeney

Plot Summary

Barney's head is turned by lovely young newcomer Melissa Stevens, the more attractive half of a pair of con artists out to trap naive young bachelors into breach-of-promise settlements. Andy saves the day by calling the bluff of Melissa's suspiciously young "father", George Stevens. In the middle of what the pair had hoped would be their payoff, Andy begins the wedding vows, and the two back off.

Odd Facts Known by Few

  • Jackie Coogan, a former child star, appeared as "George Stevens" in this episode, and would later play the role of "Uncle Fester" on the TV show, "The Addams Family."
  • Actress Beverly Tyler dated the likes of Tom Drake, Peter Lawford, Audie Murphy, Mickey Rooney and Rory Calhoun,. Despite this, she did not settle down in marriage until 1962 when she wed comedy writer/director Jim Jordan, Jr., who was the son of the famous "Fibber McGee & Molly" radio couple.

Character List

  • Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
  • Don Knotts - Barney Fife
  • Ronny Howard - Opie Taylor
  • Frances Bavier - Aunt Bee Taylor
  • Betty Lynn - Thelma Lou
  • Jackie Coogan - George Stevens
  • Beverly Tyler - Gladys