Man in a Hurry (TAGS Episode)

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Episode Info

Man in a Hurry

  • Filmed: 77
  • Aired: 79
  • Original Air Date: 1963/01/14
  • Writer(s): Jim Fritzell and Everett Greenbaum
  • Director: Bob Sweeney

Plot Summary

Big businessman Malcolm Tucker is stuck in Mayberry for the Sabbath when his car breaks down outside the city limits. He's soon driven to frustration when he finds there is no way to get anything done in this two-bit town until the follownig day. After finally getting Gomer's cousin Goober to fix the car, Tucker gives in to the mood and decides to stay the night.

Odd Facts Known by Few

  • On the date that this episode first aired, director Steven Soderbergh was born.
  • Interesting to note that Malcom Tucker winds up in Mayberry due to a broken car needing Gomer and Goober. Three years later Willard Foster, of Foster's Furniture Polish arrives in the same way, also needing Goober's help. The Foster Lady's Willard (1966) and Man in a Hurry's Malcom (1963) are both Robert Emhardt.

Character List

  • Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
  • Don Knotts - Barney Fife
  • Ronny Howard - Opie Taylor
  • Frances Bavier - Aunt Bee Taylor
  • Norman Leavitt - Wally
  • Jim Nabors - Gomer Pyle
  • Robert Emhardt - Malcolm Tucker
  • William Keene - Reverend Tucker