Aunt Bee's Brief Encounter (TAGS Episode)

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Episode Info

Aunt Bee's Brief Encounter

  • Filmed: 38
  • Aired: 41
  • Original Air Date: 1961/12/04
  • Writer(s): Ben Gershman and Leo Solomon
  • Director: Bob Sweeney

Plot Summary

Aunt Bee falls for traveling handyman Henry Wheeler. Andy soon realizes Wheeler is not as nice as he seems. So before things get out of hand, Andy explains patiently to Wheeler that he would not want his Aunt Bee hurt by any false promises. To emphasize the point, Andy holds the conversation on the porch while he cleans his shotgun. Wheeler prudently decides it is time to leave Mayberry.

Odd Facts Known by Few

  • This episode features the only appearance of "George Bricker", the postman, played by Doodles Weaver, uncle of actress Sigourney Weaver. Doodles played "Regis', in season four's "A Black Day For Mayberry".
  • Actor Edgar Buchanan was a dentist before he was an actor.

Character List

  • Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
  • Ronny Howard - Opie Taylor
  • Frances Bavier - Aunt Bee Taylor
  • Edgar Buchanan - Henry Wheeler
  • Doodles Weaver - George Bricker
  • George Cisar - Sheriff Mitchell
  • Sherwood Keith - handyman