Gomer the House Guest (TAGS Episode)

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Episode Info

Gomer the House Guest

  • Filmed: 97
  • Aired: 101
  • Original Air Date: 1963/11/04
  • Writer(s): Jim Fritzell and Everett Greenbaum
  • Director: Earl Bellamy

Plot Summary

Wally fires Gomer for talking too much and working too little, and since Gomer lives in the back of the gas station, the firing is also an eviction. Andy offers to take Gomer in, which is when the trouble starts. Before long, the Taylor house has become Wally's West, as Gomer's customers line up for repairs in Andy's driveway. Andy is able to prove to Wally that Gomer is the reason many of his customers come in, so Wally hires him back and Andy's life returns to normal.

Odd Facts Known by Few

  • Tom Jacobs (Danny Thomas' brother) gets mad and pulls away while waiting for Gomer; later he is one of Gomer's buddies listening to his stories in this episode.
  • A rare appearance of Aunt Bee with her hair down is in this episode.
  • Actor Forrest Lewis appeared in 7 episodes of TAGS. Most famously, he appeared as Cy Hudgins, the owner of Jimmy "The Loaded Goat".

Character List

  • Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
  • Ronny Howard - Opie Taylor
  • Frances Bavier - Aunt Bee Taylor
  • Jim Nabors - Gomer Pyle
  • Trevor Bardette - Wally
  • Lee Kreiger - Merle Dean
  • Forrest Lewis - Willie Jack
  • Roy Engel - Luther
  • Joe Hamilton - Jase