Helen, the Authoress (TAGS Episode)

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Episode Info

Helen, the Authoress

  • Filmed: 213
  • Aired: 213
  • Original Air Date: 1967/02/27
  • Writer(s): Doug Tibbles
  • Director: Lee Phillips

Plot Summary

Helen sells a children's book that she has written. She takes Andy to visit the Virginia publisher who bought the book. Helen's editor suggests she change her name to Helen Alexian Dubois. Andy becomes jealous when Helen's time is consumed by her writing and work with the editor. He comes to his senses, though, when he realizes he's feeling threatened by Helen's success.

Odd Facts Known by Few

  • Before the death of actor Keith Andes, he had been fighting bladder cancer and several other ailments. He commited suicide on November 11, 2005.
  • Actress Elaine Joyce was on the soap operas "Days Of Our Lives" and "The Young And The Restless". She was once married to actor Bobby Van and is currently married to playwright Neil Simon.
  • Actor Laurie Main was born in London, England. He provided the voice of the "story reader" on many Disney Read-Along cassettes and compact discs.
  • Actress Kathrin Victor starred as "Batwoman" in the 1966 cult classic "The Wild World of Batwoman".

Character List

  • Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
  • Aneta Corsaut - Helen Crump
  • Howard McNear - Floyd Lawson
  • George Lindsey - Goober Pyle
  • Frances Bavier - Aunt Bee Taylor
  • Ronny Howard - Opie Taylor
  • Jack Dodson - Howard Sprague
  • Keith Andes - Roger Bryant
  • Elaine Joyce - Mavis Neff
  • Laurie Main - Robling Flask
  • Tom Palmer - Harold Mosby
  • Kathrin Victor - Miss Fain
  • Diane Deininger - woman