Andy Forecloses (TAGS Episode)

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Episode Info

Andy Forecloses

  • Filmed: 28
  • Aired: 28
  • Original Air Date: 1961/04/24
  • Writer(s): Ben Gershman and Leo Solomon
  • Director: Bob Sweeney

Plot Summary

Ben Weaver is up to his Scrooge-like tactics again; this time he is out to evict the Scoby family from their home. He is foiled by some of Andy's patented reverse psychology.

Odd Facts Known by Few

  • Just a minute or two into the episode is the first mention of Juanita Beasley, the new waitress at the Junction Cafe who Barney sees from time to time in later episodes.
  • Sam Edwards, Margaret Kerry, and Joy Ellison played three of the four members of the Muggins family in an earlier episode, No. 11, The Christmas Story.
  • In an effort to keep the Scoby's from being evicted, Barney starts the "Save the Scoby House" fund by taking money out of his holster, his sock, and his hat.
  • The customer at the rummage sale, in "Memorable Quotes", is played by Jack Prince, who is later cast as Rafe Hollister.

Memorable Quotes

  • At the rummage sale:
Customer: Uh, how much is this?
Andy: Oh, 'bout three dollars.
Customer: What you suppose it is?
Andy: If I knew that it'd cost you five.
Customer: Sounds like a bargain.
Andy: Heh, yeah...yeah, one of these is nice to have.
Customer: I always wanted one.
Andy: Yeah.

Character List

  • Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
  • Ronny Howard - Opie Taylor
  • Don Knotts - Barney Fife
  • Frances Bavier - Aunt Bee Taylor
  • Hope Summers - Bertha
  • Sam Edwards - Lester Scoby
  • Margaret Kerry - Helen Scoby
  • Joy Ellison - Mary Scoby
  • Will Wright - Ben Weaver
  • Bob McQuain - Bill
  • Jack Prince - rummage sale customer