Lucky Letter, The (TAGS Episode)

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Episode Info

The Lucky Letter

  • Filmed: 146
  • Aired: 146
  • Original Air Date: 1965/01/25
  • Writer(s): Richard M. Powell
  • Director: Theodore J Flicker

Plot Summary

Barney receives a chain letter, and even though he insists he is not superstitious -- just cautious-- Andy shames him into tossing the letter in the trash. As soon as he does, he is caught in a run of bad luck. With the police officers' pistol qualification upcoming, Andy realizes Barney has psyched himself out and needs help. Andy illustrates the ridiculous nature of the situation by bringing in Goober with another copy of the letter. Barney gets the point: Only a boob like Goober would believe in a chain letter. Andy brings a little insurance to the qualification in the form of Thelma Lou. That's all the luck Barney needs. With his woman there to impress, Barney fires a perfect score.

Odd Facts Known by Few

  • On the date that this episode first aired actor Gregory Sierra and NASCAR driver Buddy baker both celebrated their 24th birthdays.

Character List

  • Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
  • Don Knotts - Barney Fife
  • Ronny Howard - Opie Taylor
  • Howard McNear - Floyd Lawson
  • George Lindsey - Goober Pyle
  • Betty Lynn - Thelma Lou