Andy and the Woman Speeder (TAGS Episode)

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Episode Info

Andy and the Woman Speeder

  • Filmed: 35
  • Aired: 35
  • Original Air Date: 1961/10/16
  • Writer(s): Jack Elinson and Charles Stewart
  • Director: Bob Sweeney

Plot Summary

Andy arrests beautiful big-city woman Elizabeth Crowley. By the time she reaches trial, Miss Crowley has used flattery and bribes to turn the witnesses for the prosecution--Opie, Floyd, and Barney--against Andy. After winning the case, Miss Crowley sees the error of her ways and promptly speeds out of town intentionally so Andy can arrest her again and allow her to pay the fine she deserved in the first place.

Odd Facts Known by Few

  • Actress Jean Hagen seemed a shoo-in to win the best supporting actress Academy Award for her hilarious performance as Lina Lamont in 1952's "Singin' in the Rain", but was beaten out for the award by Gloria Grahame for "The Bad and the Beautiful". Though nominated twice for an Emmy Award as Danny Thomas' first TV wife on his popular comedy series, "Make Room for Daddy", Jean became disenchanted with the rather colorless wife-and-mother role and left the series after four seasons. Marjorie Lord replaced her as Danny's perky second wife.

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Character List

  • Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
  • Don Knotts - Barney Fife
  • Ronny Howard - Opie Taylor
  • Frances Bavier - Aunt Bee Taylor
  • Howard McNear - Floyd Lawson
  • Dick Elliott - Mayor Pike
  • Jean Hagen - Elizabeth Crowley