Church Organ, The (TAGS Episode)

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Episode Info

The Church Organ

  • Filmed: 174
  • Aired: 173
  • Original Air Date: 1965/12/13
  • Writer(s): Paul Wayne
  • Director: Lee Phillips

Plot Summary

Clara pleads for a new organ for the church, and Andy gets the locals to pledge money to buy one from a local farmer. The only problem is that nobody honors his or her pledge. Just when buying the organ appears hopeless, Clara plays a seductive song for the widower who is selling it and the man decides to donate it to the church.

Odd Facts Known by Few

  • The role of "Harlan Robinson", the organ owner, was played by Woodrow Chambliss, who also played the role of "Orville Hendricks", who was Aunt Bee's "Invisible Beau" in Episode 154.
  • Delos Jewkes was the voice of God in Cecil B. DeMille's "The Ten Commandments".
  • Actor Bert Remsen broke his back in 1964 when an 84-foot crane toppled on the television set of "No Time for Sergeants." He recovered and later returned to acting, appearing in the Kevin Costner film "The Bodyguard".
  • The 4 songs that are played in this episode: Love Lifted Me, Everlasting Arms, One Enchanted Evening, and Bringing In The Sheaves

Character List

  • Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
  • Frances Bavier - Aunt Bee Taylor
  • Howard McNear - Floyd Lawson
  • Jack Burns - Warren Ferguson
  • Ronny Howard - Opie Taylor
  • Aneta Corsaut - Helen Crump
  • Hope Summers - Clara Edwards
  • Woodrow Chambliss - Harlan Robinson
  • William Keene - Reverend Tucker
  • Bert Remsen - Jim Slater
  • Pitt Herbert - Rudy
  • Robert B. Williams - Sam
  • Delos Jewkes - Glenn Cripe