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.
  • During a scene up in Opie's room, about fifteen minutes into the episode, the moving shadow of a boom microphone is visible for several seconds on the wall next to the bed after Andy enters the bedroom and lies across the bed. Later, as Andy gets up and walks to the table, the shadow reappears moving up and onto the back wall and top of the door and settles near the center of the door.

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