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Series regulars or semi-regulars in 'Mayberry R.F.D.' in the 1970s:



1970s Episode Guide for 'Mayberry R.F.D.':


(Episodes with dates prior to 1970 aired as reruns during the '70s.)

December 30, 1968: Sam And The Teenager
Season 1, episode 13
W: Dick Bensfield, Perry Grant   D: Christian Nyby

With Darleen Carr (Nancy), Michele Grumet (Brenda), Darryl Young (Pete), Ralph Rose (Soda Jerk).
Sam faces the uncomfortable attentions of a high school girl who gets a crush on him.





September 29, 1969: Saving Morelli's
Season 2, episode 2
W: Paul West   D: Hal Cooper

With Symma Winston (Shirley), Buddy Lester (Charles Pierce), Frank Puglia (Morelli).
Sam dusts off his old musical act from Army days as an emergency fill-in at Morelli's roadhouse.

October 6, 1969: Howard The Poet
Season 2, episode 3
W: Roswell Rogers   D: Hal Cooper

With Charles Lampkin (Ralph).
Howard is selected to write a poem for the state literary magazine but finds his creative juices won't flow as the deadline approaches.

October 13, 1969: Goober And The Telephone Girl
Season 2, episode 4
W: Dick Bensfield, Perry Grant   D: Hal Cooper

With Richard Steele (Harold), Hal Cooper (Waiter), DoDo Denny (Gwen), Luana Anders (Violet), Danny Bonaduce (Danny), Dave Ketchum (Man), Ron Masak (Jim).
Goober becomes on object of ridicule when his petite date "rescues" him from a truculent stranger.

October 27, 1969: Mike's Birthday Party
Season 2, episode 6
W: Dick Bensfield, Perry Grant   D: Hal Cooper

With Richard Steele (Harold), Norman Leavitt (Clerk), Pamela Cooper (Jan), Danny Bonaduce (Rick), Patti Cohoon (Cheryl), Stuart Lee (Tommy), Christine Matchett (Sally), Renie Riano (Aunt Ella).
Mike invites his friends to his birthday party, only to discover a new little girl in town is luring them away with promises of expensive prizes at her party, scheduled for the same date and time.

November 3, 1969: The Farmer Exchange Project
Season 2, episode 7
W: Paul West, Dennis Whitcomb   D: Christian Nyby

With Linda Meiklejohn (Hilda), Pitt Herbert (Clerk), Dorothy Konrad (Flora), Charlene Polite (Tanya).
Sam is all set to play host to a visiting Russian farm expert -- then the expert turns out to be a woman.

November 10, 1969: The Caper
Season 2, episode 8
W: Roswell Rogers   D: Christian Nyby

With Linda Meiklejohn (Hilda), Charles Lampkin (Ralph), George Cisar (Cyrus Tannkersley), Bob Kline (Second man), Herb Vigran (First man).
Howard robs a bank to prove Goober is a failure as deputy sheriff -- but his plan backfires and lands him behind bars.

November 17, 1969: The New Farmhand
Season 2, episode 9
W: Bob Mosher   D: Christian Nyby

With Glenn Ash (Rudy), Dorothy Konrad (Flora).
Sam hires a colorful farmhand, then must stand by helplessly as his son falls under the man's influence.

November 24, 1969: Palm Springs, Here We Come (1)
Season 2, episode 10
W: Dick Bensfield, Perry Grant   D: Christian Nyby

With Ruth McDevitt (Selma), Jessica Myerson (Teacher).
A wealthy ex-Mayberry woman invites Sam, his family and friends to vacation at her Palm Springs estate.

December 15, 1969: Palm Springs, Here We Are (2)
Season 2, episode 11
W: Dick Bensfield, Perry Grant   D: Christian Nyby

With Sandra De Bruin (Stewardess), Kirk Nyby (Dune Buggy Driver), Dick Foran.
While Sam and hs friend are vacationing in Palm Springs, they meet a former singing cowboy star and Howard decides to guide him along the comeback trail.

December 22, 1969: Millie And The Palm Springs Golf Pro (3)
Season 2, episode 12
W: Dick Bensfield, Perry Grant   D: Christian Nyby

With Patty Regan (Waitress), Charles Bateman (Charlie).
Vacationing at Palm Springs, Sam meets an old Army buddy -- who promptly makes a play for Millie.

December 29, 1969: Palm Springs Cowboy (4)
Season 2, episode 13
W: Dick Bensfield, Perry Grant   D: Christian Nyby

With Billy McLean (Shorty), Jeanne Bates (Jennie), Arthur Space (Walter Michaels), Dick Foran (King Beaumont).
A one-time cowboy star tries to hit the comeback trail guided by the sure hand of Howard.

January 5, 1970: Emmett Takes A Fall
Season 2, episode 14
W: Bob Mosher   D: Hal Cooper

With Paul Hartman (Emmett), Jack Dodson (Howard), Vince Barnett (Elmo), Elliott Street (Ernie), Richard Collier (Harry), Jason Wingreen (Mr. Desmond).
Emmett breaks his arm and hires an eager teenager to help him in his shop, creating an awkward situation when the boy proves a better "fixit" man than his boss.

January 12, 1970: Goober's Niece
Season 2, episode 15
W: Perry Grant, Dick Bensfield   D: Hal Cooper

With Arlene Howes (Waitress), Gene R. Wallace (Tommy), Erica Chandler (Beverly), Kathy Davis (Kathy), William Benedict (Uncle Whitmore).
Uncle Goober becomes fanatically protective when his pretty teenage niece comes to visit.

January 19, 1970: The Mynah Bird
Season 2, episode 16
W: Dick Bensfield, Perry Grant   D: Hal Cooper

With Richard Steele (Harold), Steven Benson (Usher), Bill Erwin (Man), Iggie Wolfington (Ringmaster Bill), William Benedict (Pet Shop Owner).
Mike loses Howard's mynah bird and secretly replaces it with another. All is not well when he finds that Howard has booked his talking-bird act on television.

January 26, 1970: The New Well
Season 2, episode 17
W: Dick Bensfield, Perry Grant   D: Christian Nyby

With Douglas Fowley (Judson), Hal Lynch (Harris).
Skeptical of an old dowser's claim that he can find water on the farm, Sam hires a geologist to drill a well scientifically.

February 2, 1970: Emmett And The Ring
Season 2, episode 18
W: John McGreevey   D: Hal Cooper

With Byron Morrow (Insurance Agent), Mary Lansing (Martha), Arthur Peterson (Jeweler).
Emmett pawns his wife's expensive engagement ring for money to plunge on an "inside" stock market tip that turns sour.

February 9, 1970: Goober's Brother
Season 2, episode 19
W: John McGreevey   D: Hal Cooper

With Charles Lampkin (Ralph), Linda Meiklejohn (Waitress), Tom Palmer (Reynolds), Woodrow Parfrey (Braden Pyle), Albert Popwell (Hayes).
Goober's big brother pays a visit to Mayberry after 14 years and Goober decides to show him all he's accomplished.

February 16, 1970: The Mayberry Road
Season 2, episode 20
W: Bob Mosher   D: Hal Cooper

With Hope Summers (Clara), Maudie Prickett (Myrtle), Hal Baylor (Foreman), Raymond Kark (Wickes), Mary Lou Taylor (Elise), Ned Wertimer (Osborne).
Aunt Bee and her garden club ladies take a stand on conservationism, then embroil Sam in their project.

March 2, 1970: Millie And The Great Outdoors
Season 2, episode 21
W: Dick Bensfield, Perry Grant   D: Christian Nyby

With Corinne Camacho (Barbara).
Millie reluctanly joins a camping party with Sam and another couple, then begins to burn when Sam turns his attentions to the other girl.

March 9, 1970: The Sculptor
Season 2, episode 22
W: Bob Mosher   D: Christian Nyby

With Maudie Prickett (Myrtle), Robert Sampson (Rex Alexander), Howard Wendell (Harper).
A famous sculptor creates a special work for Mayberry, an abstraction which no one can understand.

March 16, 1970: The Health Fund
Season 2, episode 23
W: Bob Mosher   D: Christian Nyby

With Ceil Cabot (Nurse), Vince Barnett (Elmo), Jeanne Bates (Receptionist), John Harmon (Hazlett), Frank Wilcox (Dr. Wilson).
The lodge brothers chip in on a health fund for members and Howard immediately goes to the hospital for a nose operation. His recuperation takes time, causing "malingering" complaints from Goober and Emmett.

March 23, 1970: The Mayberry Float
Season 2, episode 24
W: Paul West   D: Hal Cooper

With Hope Summers (Clara), Herb Vigran (Herb).
Millie and Clara, the town gossip, are rivals for the honor of riding a parade float.

March 30, 1970: Aloha Goober
Season 2, episode 25
W: Dick Bensfield, Perry Grant   D: Christian Nyby

With Louise Glenn (Girl), Judson Pratt (Charlie).
Goober dazzles Mayberry with some spectacular salesmanship in an effort to win an oil company contest with a trip to Hawaii as the prize.

April 6, 1970: Millie The Secretary
Season 2, episode 26
W: Roswell Rogers   D: Christian Nyby

With Richard X. Slattery (Detective Carter), Lewis Charles (Frank Wayne), Herbie Faye (Marty Parker), Ted Gehring (First Employer), Bill Henry (Barton), Milton Parsons (Third Employer), Olan Soule (Second Employer).
Sam, Howard and Emmett encourage Millie to get an office job, and she does -- in a bookie joint.





September 14, 1970: Emmett's Domestic Problem
Season 3, episode 1
W: Dick Bensfield, Perry Grant   D: Christian Nyby

With Maudie Prickett (Myrtle), Mary Lansing (Martha), Amentha Dymally (Nancy).
Series returns for its third year as Alice Ghostley joins the cast as Sam's new housekeeper. In tonight's episode, Emmett's wife, Martha, ignores his advice and opens a boutique -- and is soon making more money than he.

September 21, 1970: Sensitivity Training
Season 3, episode 2
W: Dick Bensfield, Perry Grant   D: Christian Nyby

With Susan Alcott (Girl), Royce D. Applegate (Jerry), Frank Corsentino (Derek), Fred Sadoff (Leader), Lavina Dawson (Plain Jane), Maggie Malooly (Carol).
Howard gains new confidence from group therapy, then insists on using his new boldness to convert his friends to sensitivity training.

September 28, 1970: Goober's New Gas Station
Season 3, episode 3
W: David Evans, Bob Ross   D: Hal Cooper

With Vince Barnett (Elmo), Roy Glenn (Doctor Wallace), Alice Backes (Miss Fawcett), Janice Carroll (Mother), Larry Michaels (Bruce), Dennis Larson (Little Boy), Linda Marie (Little Girl).
Goober and Howard have a bone to pick -- a dinosaur bone -- when Howard wants to dig up Goober's new gas station in search of the prehistoric beast's skeleton.

October 5, 1970: The New Housekeeper
Season 3, episode 4
W: Perry Grant, Dick Bensfield   D: Christian Nyby

With Hope Summers (Clara), Vince Barnett (Elmo), Mike Peil (Tommy), Helen Page Camp (Grace), Ted Gehring (Foreman).
Alice Ghostley debuts as cast regular Cousin Alice, who comes home after 20 years in the Army to keep house for Sam and Mike.

October 12, 1970: All For Charity
Season 3, episode 5
W: Bob Mosher   D: Christian Nyby

With Richard Steele (Harold), Jodie Foster (Girl), Janos Prohaska (Bear).
Ken Berry and Paul Hartman demonstrate their dancing abilities in tonight's episode. Millie enlists their aid for a charity spring pageant and all's almost well until she wants Sam to dress up as the god Pan.

October 19, 1970: Hair
Season 3, episode 6
W: Perry Grant, Dick Bensfield   D: Christian Nyby

With Joanie Larson (Sally), Mary Lansing (Martha), Allan Melvin (Earl), Ruth Thom (Woman).
Emmett buys a toupee but is too embarrassed to admit it to his wife and friends.

October 26, 1970: Millie, The Best-Dressed Woman
Season 3, episode 7
W: Bob Mosher   D: Hal Cooper

With Mary Lansing (Martha), Vince Barnett (Elmo), Joan Tompkins (Emily), Toni Moss (Debbie), Ivor Francis (Carl Brady), Ken Sansom (Clarence), Judith McConnell (Pamela).
Millie inspires marital woe when, named the county's best-dressed woman, she decides to change over to midi's -- and the rest of Mayberry's women want to follow suit.

November 2, 1970: Howard's Nephew
Season 3, episode 8
W: Bob Mosher   D: Christian Nyby

With Brad David (Spud).
Howard is dismayed when, after bragging to everyone about his outstanding nephew, the boy shows up for a visit wearing long hair and beads.

November 9, 1970: Goober The Housekeeper
Season 3, episode 9
W: Bob Mosher   D: Hal Cooper

With Chuck Briles (Parking Lot Attendant), Natalie Schafer (Cornelia Willoughby), Nancy Priddy (Diane Willoughby), Peter Camlin (Captain), Willis Bouchey (Mr. Fremont), Joseph LaCava (Waiter).
Goober makes a temporary move to a luxurious mansion complete with limousine and it goes to his head.

November 16, 1970: Millie's Dream
Season 3, episode 10
W: Gene Thompson   D: Christian Nyby

With Norman Leavitt (Mr. Felton).
Millie dreams that something terrible will happen to Sam and Howard on their fishing trip, and begs them not to go.

November 23, 1970: Community Spirit
Season 3, episode 11
W: Bob Mosher   D: Christian Nyby

Sam reluctantly gives in to Goober, Howard and Emmett's insistence that he allow them to paint his farmhouse rather than pay a professional.

November 30, 1970: The Harp
Season 3, episode 12
W: Dick Bensfield, Perry Grant   D: Hal Cooper

With Karen Anders (Mrs. Finch), Ken Sansom (Mr. Ferguson), Leonid Kinskey (Professor Radetsky), Lavina Dawson (Receptionist), Paul Jackson (Boy Violinist), Jill Breslaw (Little Girl).
Cousin Alice buys a harp and signs up for lessons from a down-and-out European professor.

December 7, 1970: The Bicycle Club
Season 3, episode 13
W: Walter Black   D: Hal Cooper

With Vince Barnett (Elmo).
Emmett feels slighted when Sam, Goober and Howard form a bicycle club and exclude him from membership.

December 14, 1970: Mike's Project
Season 3, episode 14
W: Dick Bensfield, Perry Grant   D: Hal Cooper

With Richard Steele (Harold), Alice Backes (Miss Pringle), William Mims (Brian), Bob Beban (Father), Ann Raymond (Mother), Patti Cohoon (Susan).
Sam's in an ethical-educational quandry when he rejects suggestions that he should help Mike with a school project, then learns his son's friend Harold is getting all kinds of help from his father.

December 28, 1970: Howard The Dream Spinner
Season 3, episode 15
W: Bob Mosher   D: Hal Cooper

With Dick Whittinghill (TV Announcer), Maggie Peterson (Edna).
Howard becomes the star-host of a local television literary program and becomes attached to a mysterious fan named Melissa.

January 11, 1971: Millie's Egg Farm
Season 3, episode 16
W: Dick Bensfield, Perry Grant   D: Christian Nyby

With Kay E. Kuter (Man), Alice Nunn (Mrs. Plunkett).
Millie ignores Sam's advice, quits her job at the bakery and buys an egg farm.

January 18, 1971: The Kid From Hong Kong
Season 3, episode 17
W: Sam Locke, Milton Pascal   D: Christian Nyby

With Brian Morrison (Richard), Charles Bateman (Mr. Kenworthy), Robert Cornthwaite (Reverend Keith), Teresa Jaw (Kim Lee), Phil Chambers (Reverend Strook), Jean Howell (Mrs. Kenworthy).
Mike acquires a "foster daughter" in Hong Kong and begins to worry more about her well-being than his own.

January 25, 1971: The Moon Rocks
Season 3, episode 18
W: Dick Bensfield, Perry Grant   D: Christian Nyby

With Maudie Prickett (Myrtle), Don Melvoin (Eddie), Eddie Firestone (Tom), Tyler McVey (Charles Hendricks), Gary Crosby (Pete).
Sam convinces his friend, a NASA official, to give Howard a private showing of a moon rock.

February 8, 1971: The World Traveler
Season 3, episode 19
W: Dick Bensfield, Perry Grant   D: Hal Cooper

With Mary Lansing (Martha), Charles Irving (Travel Agent).
Emmett's thrifty ways seem the reason for his lack of enthusiasm about a trip to Europe, but Sam discovers a hidden resolve.

February 15, 1971: Goober The Elder
Season 3, episode 20
W: Dick Bensfield, Perry Grant   D: Christian Nyby

With Robert Cornthwaite (Reverend Keith), James Jeter (Sergeant), Patrick Campbell (Elbert), Bob Beban (Man), Ken Sansom (Clarence).
Goober is jailed in a gambling raid after Sam nominates him to be a church elder.

February 22, 1971: Alice And The Professor
Season 3, episode 21
W: Bob Mosher, Charles Stewart   D: Christian Nyby

With Leonid Kinskey (Professor Radetzky).
Alice seems to be getting emotionally involved with her harp teacher. Unfortunately, he seems only involved with her cooking and money.

March 1, 1971: Howard The Swinger
Season 3, episode 22
W: Dick Bensfield, Perry Grant   D: Elliott Lewis

With Lea Cook (Second Girl), Judith McConnell (Pamela Bennington), Sunni Walton (First Girl), Judy Cassmore (Jane), Susan Odin (Susie), John Strong (Pete), Sandra De Bruin (Cheryl).
Howard Sprague, the shy county clerk, moves into a swinging-singles apartment complex at the invitation of a beautiful newswoman.

March 8, 1971: Mike's Car
Season 3, episode 23
W: Dick Bensfield, Perry Grant   D: Hal Cooper

With Michael Barbera (Harold), Sean Kelly (Denny).
Sam lets his son Mike buy an old car, believing he'll never get it to work, then must decide how to handle it when he does.

March 15, 1971: Goober The Hero
Season 3, episode 24
W: Bob Mosher   D: Hal Cooper

With James Westerfield (Sheriff Matson), Burt Mustin (Mr. Benson), Bill Baldwin (Newsman), Brian Morrison (Richard), Len Wayland (Ted Barnsdale).
Goober volunteers to guide the Junior Woodsmen on an outing to nearby caves and promptly gets himself lost from the others, setting emergency services into action -- including on-the-scene television coverage, the sheriff's department and bloodhounds.

March 22, 1971: The City Planner
Season 3, episode 25
W: Bob Mosher, Charles Stewart   D: Hal Cooper

With Ruta Lee (Terry Phillips), Alice Backes (Miss Pringle), Ernest Sarracino (Gino).
Sam finds himself on the brink of trouble when Millie leaves on vacation just as a pretty city planner arrives to work with him.

March 29, 1971: Emmett's Invention
Season 3, episode 26
W: John McGreevey   D: Hal Cooper

With Norman Leavitt (Ollie), Mary Lansing (Martha), Bill Quinn (T.J. Fowler).
Emmet takes great pleasure in announcing that an industrial firm wants to buy his patent for an old invention. Mysteriously, after the transaction, Emmett makes plans to leave Mayberry.


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