Those Gossipin' Men (TAGS Episode)

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Episode Info

Those Gossipin' Men

  • Filmed: 15
  • Aired: 15
  • Original Air Date: 1961/01/16
  • Writer(s): Jack Elinson and Charles Stewart
  • Director: Bob Sweeney

Plot Summary

Aunt Bee teaches Andy a lesson after he ridicules the Mayberry women for being such terrible gossips. Bee sets a trap to prove the men are just as bad by planting the seed of a rumor that ends up leading most of the Mayberry males to the hotel room of a mild-mannered shoe salesman. The men are convinced he is a talent scout for the fictitious TV show "Manhattan Show Time."

Odd Facts Known by Few

  • Floyd has a son in this episode. In episode 29, Quiet Sam, his wife "Melba" is mentioned. In a later episode he is said to be a widower.
  • Barney reveals his shoe size, 7 1/2 B, in this episode.
  • Actor Jack Finch later appeared in the Don Knotts movie "The Love God?"

Character List

  • Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
  • Ronny Howard - Opie Taylor
  • Don Knotts - Barney Fife
  • Frances Bavier - Aunt Bee Taylor
  • Cheerio Meredith - Emma Brand
  • Sara Seegar - telephone gossip
  • Jack Finch - Wilbur Finch
  • Harry Antrim - Fred Walker
  • Phil Chambers - Jason
  • Howard McNear - Floyd Lawson
  • Jonathan Hole - Orville Monroe
  • Mary Treen - Clara Lindsey