Gypsies, The (TAGS Episode)

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Episode Info

The Gypsies

  • Filmed: 182
  • Aired: 182
  • Original Air Date: 1966/02/21
  • Writer(s): Roland MacLane
  • Director: Alan Rafkin

Plot Summary

Andy runs a band of gypsies out of Mayberry, and in return they curse the town with a drought. When the curse comes true, the whole town starts to believe them. It turns out, however, that the gypsies' magic powers are only in being able to operate a shortwave radio that gives them a jump on the weather conditions.

Odd Facts Known by Few

  • Best known as "Cpl. Max Klinger" in the long-running tv series "M*A*S*H", Jamie Farr had the uncredited role of "Lt. Gardella" in "No Time for Sergeants", in which Andy Griffith starred.
  • Actor Vito Scotti is one of those "Actors whose face is well known, but not their name". He appeared on a myriad of television shows, ranging from a 1959 episode of "Perry Mason" to a 1995 episode of "Mad About You". He was also in the 1995 movie "Get Shorty".
  • Actress Argentina Brunetti's husband, Miro Brunetti, was a foreign correspondent in Hollywood, and she co-founded the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
  • Actress Francesca Bellini was a stage manager on various games shows and soap operas from the 1960s to the 1980s.

Character List

  • Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
  • Ronny Howard - Opie Taylor
  • Frances Bavier - Aunt Bee Taylor
  • George Lindsey - Goober Pyle
  • Aneta Corsaut - Helen Crump
  • Hope Summers - Clara Edwards
  • Vito Scotti - Mr. Murrillos
  • Francesca Bellini - Sabella
  • Argentina Brunetti - La Farona, Gypsy Queen
  • Jamie Farr - Sylvio / Grecos
  • Jason Johnson - Mr. Bluett