Clubmen, The (TAGS Episode)

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Episode Info

The Clubmen

  • Filmed: 42
  • Aired: 42
  • Original Air Date: 1961/12/11
  • Writer(s): Fred S. Fox and Iz Elinson
  • Director: Bob Sweeney

Plot Summary

One of Andy's big-city fishing buddies invites him to join the Esquire Club, an exclusive Raleigh men's organization. Barney is also asked to join and he, of course, overreacts and alienates the entire group by trying too hard to fit in. Andy is offered membership, but Barney is not. Andy tells his fishing buddy that he must decline because he does not feel right joining a club that wouldn't let in his best friend. Before Andy can break the news to Barney, Barney assumes Andy was the one rejected and sits down to write the club a scathing letter of rejection himself.

Odd Facts Known by Few

  • Actor George Neise appeared in the 1962 films "The Three Stooges in Orbit" and "The Three Stooges Meet Hercules".

Character List

  • Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
  • Don Knotts - Barney Fife
  • Ronny Howard - Opie Taylor
  • Frances Bavier - Aunt Bee Taylor
  • Howard McNear - Floyd Lawson
  • Burt Mustin - Judd
  • George Neise - Roger Courtney
  • Ross Elliott - Tom Wilson
  • Brad Olson - George Bronson
  • Bob McQuain - Jim Baker