County Clerk, The (TAGS Episode)

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Episode Info

The County Clerk

  • Filmed: 185
  • Aired: 185
  • Original Air Date: 1966/03/14
  • Writer(s): Bill Idelson and Sam Bobrick
  • Director: Alan Rafkin

Plot Summary

With the help of Andy and Helen, Howard Sprague makes his first attempt to get out from under his mother's thumb. She doesn't give in easily, faking sickness when she learns he plans to go out on a date.

Odd Facts Known by Few

  • Actor Jack Dodson debuts the role of Mayberry's county clerk, "Howard Sprague", in this episode. Dodson played insurance agent "Ed Jenkins" in an earlier episode, No. 178, "Lost and Found".
  • Mabel Albertson went on to play another overbearing tv mom to "Darrin Stevens'" on "Bewitched".
  • Actess Colleen O'Sullivan appeared in the 1959 movie, "Some Like It Hot".

Character List

  • Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
  • Ronny Howard - Opie Taylor
  • Aneta Corsaut - Helen Crump
  • Jack Dodson - Howard Sprague
  • Mabel Albertson - Mrs. Sprague
  • Nina Shipman - Irene Fairchild
  • Jim Begg - young man
  • Colleen O'Sullivan - young girl