New Housekeeper, The (TAGS Episode)

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Episode Info

The New Housekeeper

  • Filmed: 1
  • Aired: 1
  • Original Air Date: 1960/10/03
  • Writer(s): Jack Elinson and Charles Stewart
  • Director: Sheldon Leonard

Plot summary

In the premiere, Andy asks Aunt Bee to come to Mayberry and help raise his son, Opie, after Rose, their old housekeeper, gets married. Opie refuses to accept Aunt Bee because she does things differently than Rose. Just as Aunt Bee is about to leave the Taylor home, Opie stops her because he realizes that she needs him.

Odd Facts Know by Few

  • Opie mentions his dog Gulliver. As a boy, Ron Howard had a dog named Gulliver.

Character List

  • Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
  • Ronny Howard - Opie Taylor
  • Don Knotts - Barney Fife
  • Frances Bavier - Aunt Bee Taylor
  • Cheerio Meredith - Emma Brand
  • Frank Ferguson - Wilbur Pines
  • Mary Treen - Rose