Return of Malcolm Merriweather, The (TAGS Episode)

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Episode Info

The Return of Malcolm Merriweather

  • Filmed: 124
  • Aired: 123
  • Original Air Date: 1964/04/20
  • Writer(s): Harvey Bullock
  • Director: Coby Ruskin

Plot Summary

Bernard Fox reprises his role as Malcolm Merriweather when he passes through Mayberry and is enlisted to help at the Taylor house in order to give Aunt Bee a break from her regular workload. The plan backfires when Aunt Bee, feeling useless with nothing to do, becomes listless and takes to bed sick. Malcolm realizes what has happened and gets himself fired by prentending to be drunk on cooking sherry.

Odd Facts Known by Few

  • Actor Bernard Fox was in both the 1997 movie "Titanic" and the earlier version of the tragedy, 1958's "A Night to Remember". In the latter, he actually got to deliver the immortal line, "Iceberg ahead, sir!". He also appeared as Dr. Bombay (a witch doctor) on "Bewitched", repeated the role on the sequel "Tabitha", and again on "Passions".

Character List

  • Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
  • Don Knotts - Barney Fife
  • Ronny Howard - Opie Taylor
  • Frances Bavier - Aunt Bee Taylor
  • Bernard Fox - Malcolm Merriweather