Aunt Bee, the Crusader (TAGS Episode)

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Episode Info

Aunt Bee, the Crusader

  • Filmed: 111
  • Aired: 110
  • Original Air Date: 1964/01/20
  • Writer(s): John Whedon
  • Director: Coby Ruskin

Plot Summary

Aunt Bee champions the cause of a small farmer who has been forced to sell his farm to make way for a new highway. When Bee leads a group of ladies in a demonstration, Andy and Barney head out to break up the protest and stumble over a group of six stills Farmer Frisby has hidden under the hen house.

Odd Facts Known by Few

  • Actor Charles Lane was born on January 26, 1905 in San Francisco. He was actually one of the last survivors of that city's famous 1906 earthquake.
  • Actress Noreen Gammill was a voice in Disney's 1941 classic "Dumbo".
  • A keen eye will notice the prescence of fishing line attached to rooster Beauregards neck to cause the "blind staggers" of a drunken fowl.

Character List

  • Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
  • Don Knotts - Barney Fife
  • Ronny Howard - Opie Taylor
  • Frances Bavier - Aunt Bee Taylor
  • Hal Smith - Otis Campbell
  • Charles Lane - Mr. Frisby
  • Mary Lansing - protester
  • Noreen Gammill - protester