Elinor "Ellie" Walker
Ellie is notable for being Andy Taylor's first regular girlfriend seen on The Andy Griffith Show. Ellie makes 12 appearances in the first season. The role of Ellie Walker was played by actress Elinor Donahue.
In her first appearance, Ellie Comes to Town, Ellie refuses to dispense pills to Emma Brand without a prescription. Emma is unable to offer a prescription and black lists Ellie. Unknown to Ellie, her uncle regularly provided Emma with sugar pills. When Ellie discovers the ploy, she gives Emma the pills she demands. Emma then accepts Ellie into her good graces.
In Ellie for Council, Ellie runs for town council and faces stiff resistance from the menfolk of Mayberry who cannot abide the idea of a woman holding a man's position. With a good word or two from Andy however, the men change their minds and Ellie is elected. In Ellie for Council, Ellie introduces a muddy looking farmer's daughter to makeup, perfume, hairdos, and attractive dresses. In the only Christmas episode in the show's run, Ellie and Andy sing "Away in a Manger" with guitar accompaniment.