Manicurist, The (TAGS Episode)

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Episode Info

The Manicurist

  • Filmed: 48
  • Aired: 48
  • Original Air Date: 1962/01/22
  • Writer(s): Jack Elinson and Charles Stewart
  • Director: Bob Sweeney

Plot Summary

Shapely young Ellen Brown pops into Mayberry in search of a friendly town where she can make a living as a manicurist. When she lays claim to a corner of Floyd's Barbershop, the men of Mayberry aren't quite sure how to act. It isn't long before they come around to liking the whole idea, and it's the wives who become less than enthusiastic.

Odd Facts Known by Few

  • This is the only episode where Cheerio Meredith's character is referred to as "Emma Watson" instead of "Emma Brand". And, sadly, she died on Christmas Day, in 1964.
  • Actress Barbara Eden appeared in an episode of "I Love Lucy" entitled "The Country Club Dance" as "Diana Jordan", as well as 130 Episodes of "I Dream Of Jeanie".

Character List

  • Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
  • Don Knotts - Barney Fife
  • Howard McNear - Floyd Lawson
  • Dick Elliott - Mayor Pike
  • Sherwood Keith - Sam
  • Cheerio Meredith - Emma Watson
  • Frank Warren - Art
  • Bob McQuain - manicure customer
  • Barbara Eden - Ellen Brown