Back to Nature (TAGS Episode)

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Episode Info

Back to Nature

  • Filmed: 127
  • Aired: 126
  • Original Air Date: 1964/05/11
  • Writer(s): Harvey Bullock
  • Director: Coby Ruskin

Plot Summary

Andy takes Opie and his gang on a camping trip. Barney, who tells the boys he's a regular pioneer when it comes to the wilderness, manages to get lost in the woods with Gomer. Andy finds them and manages to trick Barney into finding his way back to camp, where he tells the tale of how he managed to ensnare, clean, and cook a wild pheasant.

Odd Facts Known by Few

  • Actor David A. Bailey makes his third appearance in the series as Trey Bowden. He would return four seasons later in season 8 episode "Opie's First Love" as Fred Simpson.

Character List

  • Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
  • Don Knotts - Barney Fife
  • Ronny Howard - Opie Taylor
  • Jim Nabors - Gomer Pyle
  • Howard McNear - Floyd Lawson
  • Willis Bouchey - Fletcher Roberts
  • David A. Bailey - Tray Bowden
  • Richard Keith - Johnny Paul Jason
  • Dennis Rush - Howie Pruitt