Dinner at Eight (TAGS Episode)

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Episode Info

Dinner at Eight

  • Filmed: 206
  • Aired: 206
  • Original Air Date: 1967/01/09
  • Writer(s): Budd Grossman
  • Director: Lee Phillips

Plot Summary

With Aunt Bee off visiting realtives and Opie away on a Scout trip, Andy is home alone. He is ready to spend a relaxing evening when Goober arrives to keep him company. He insists on making his special spaghetti recipe. Andy gives in, eats heartily, and then is reminded by Goober of an invitation to Howard's for dinner. Andy goes to see Howard, who did not actually invite Andy at all. They still whip up some spaghetti and eat, but then Andy realizes dinner was a Helen's. He rushes over, but is in hot water for being late so he must endure yet another spaghetti dinner.

Odd Facts Known by Few

  • Actor Emory Parnell was a juror in the TAGS season eight episode "Aunt Bee, The Juror".
  • Mabel Albertson went on to play another overbearing tv mom to "Darrin Stevens" on "Bewitched".

Character List

  • Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
  • Frances Bavier - Aunt Bee Taylor
  • Ronny Howard - Opie Taylor
  • Aneta Corsaut - Helen Crump
  • George Lindsey - Goober Pyle
  • Jack Dodson - Howard Sprague
  • Mabel Albertson - Mrs. Sprague
  • Emory Parnell - Helen's Uncle Edward