New Doctor, The (TAGS Episode)
The New Doctor
- Filmed: 24
- Aired: 24
- Original Air Date: 1961/03/27
- Writer(s):Jack Elinsonand Charles Stewart
- Director:Bob Sweeney
Barney convinces Andy that handsome, young Dr. Robert Benson is moving in on Ellie. Andy decides to act and steps between these "two people lost in a world of pills" to claim Ellie's hand. When he learns that Dr. Benson is actually about to be married to someone else, Andy is forced into a proposal. Ellie, though, turns him down.
Odd Facts Known by Few
- George Nader, who plays the part of "Dr. Robert Benson", was in Rock Hudson's will. Nader retired to avoid a scandal over a romantic relationship with Hudson.
Nader and Mark Miller ( Barney's Replacement) moved to Germany for many years. After returning to the States, Nader was seriously injured in a car accident, he became a writer afterwards.
- Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
- Ronny Howard - Opie Taylor
- Don Knotts - Barney Fife
- Frances Bavier - Aunt Bee Taylor
- Elinor Donahue - Ellie Walker
- George Nader - Dr. Robert Benson