Three's a Crowd (TAGS Episode)

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Episode Info

Three's a Crowd

  • Filmed: 59
  • Aired: 59
  • Original Air Date: 1962/04/09
  • Writer(s): Jack Elinson and Charles Stewart
  • Director: Bob Sweeney

Plot Summary

Andy tries to romance county nurse Mary Simpson, but Barney constantly interrupts. Finally, Andy becomes exasperated and tells Barney he wants to be alone with Mary. Barney understands perfectly, and he gathers everyone together for the first of several false wedding announcements involving Andy and his current female love interest.

Odd Facts Known by Few

  • Barney says he just learned La Cucuracha (The Cockroach).
  • Actress Sue Ane Langdon plays the part of "Nurse Mary Simpson" in this episode.
  • Sue Ann Langdon in an interview for Neal Brower's book "Mayberry 101" explains the reason she was not brought back for any more appearances on TAGS was that she had "spooked" Andy Griffith with the kissing scene in the convertible at Myer's Lake.

Character List

  • Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
  • Don Knotts - Barney Fife
  • Frances Bavier - Aunt Bee Taylor
  • Betty Lynn - Thelma Lou
  • Sue Ane Langdon - Mary Simpson