Andy's Trip to Raleigh (TAGS Episode)

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Episode Info

Andy's Trip to Raleigh

  • Filmed: 226
  • Aired: 223
  • Original Air Date: 1967/10/02
  • Writer(s): Joe Bonaduce
  • Director: Lee Phillips

Plot Summary

Andy drives to Raleigh to go over a deposition with lawyer Lee Drake who, he is surprised to find, is a beautiful young lady. Conducting business poolside, Andy gets a terrible sunburn and makes up a lie to cover himself with Helen by telling her he got it changing a flat tire. He is caught in his lie when the lovely attorney shows up in Mayberry.

Odd Facts Known by Few

  • Actess Whitney Blake would be best known for playing "Mrs. B.", the mom, in the sitcom "Hazel" starring Shirley Booth. She and her husband, writer Allan Manings, co-created the popular sitcom "One Day at a Time" in 1975. The show's premise, centered around a single working mom and her kids, was inspired by Blake's experiences as a divorced mother in the 1950s. Ironically, Whitney's daughter, Meredith Baxter, later starred as a married sitcom mom in "Family Ties". Whitney also was in the very first episode of "Perry Mason" in 1957.
  • This episode is written by "The Partridge Family" cast member Danny Bonaduce's father.

Character List

  • Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
  • Paul Hartman - Emmett Clark
  • Jack Dodson - Howard Sprague
  • George Lindsey - Goober Pyle
  • Aneta Corsaut - Helen Crump
  • Whitney Blake - Lee Drake
  • undetermined - maid