Andy's Rich Girlfriend (TAGS Episode)
Andy's Rich Girlfriend
- Filmed: 67
- Aired: 65
- Original Air Date: 1962/10/08
- Writer(s): Jim Fritzell and Everett Greenbaum
- Director: Bob Sweeney
After Peggy McMillan shows up in a brand new T-bird, Andy learns she's the daughter of the "M" in R & M Grain Elevators. Andy, against Barney's advice, struggles to fit in with the wealthy class. Realizing finally that it's better to be himself and that the true value of a person lies beyond his bankbook, the two live happily ... for one more episode.
Odd Facts Known by Few
- Actress Joanna Moore was married to Ryan O'Neal and is the mother of Tatum and Griffin O'Neal.
- Actor Donald Lawton was in the classic 1963 movie "Bye, Bye, Birdie", alongside Jesse Pearson who would later portray Keevie Hazleton on TAGS.
- Andy exclaims to Peggy over dinner that he and Barney once set out for New Orleans but scrubbed the road trip after their A-Model broke down in DeQueen Junction.
- Andy mentions that he took Peggy to the Weenie-Burger, another unseen Mayberry establishment.
- Andy, Peggy, Barney, and Thelma Lou eat at Mom's Diner, which is apparently near the lake.
- Peggy's house number is 323 and is located across from the Church.
- Peggy's father operates R&M Grain Elevators in Raleigh. One would assume the "M" is for McMillan.
- Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
- Don Knotts - Barney Fife
- Frances Bavier - Aunt Bee Taylor
- Joanna Moore - Peggy McMillan
- Betty Lynn - Thelma Lou
- Donald Lawton - waiter who takes order
- Warner Jones - waiter who carries tray