The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
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Aunt Bee's Brief Encounter 

Handyman Henry Wheeler enters the Taylors' life, for whom Aunt Bee develops a wistful soft spot. For her sake, Andy keeps him on with chores but progressively discovers Henry's true vocation - that of a freeloader.

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Bob Sweeney
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Andy Griffith ... Andy Taylor
Ron Howard ... Opie Taylor (as Ronny Howard)
Don Knotts ... Barney Fife (credit only)
Frances Bavier ... Aunt Bee Taylor
Doodles Weaver ... George Bricker
George Cisar ... Sheriff Mitchell
Sherwood Keith ... Mr. Murray
Edgar Buchanan ... Henry Wheeler
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Storyline

Aunt Bee has hired Mr. Wheeler to help with the flowers around the Taylor home. Andy's not too sure about him but notices how taken with him Aunt Bee is, so he relaxes and agrees to let him stay on and help around the house. Once he's in good, Wheeler's easy going manner seems to become more of a 'lazy going' manner, with Andy stuck doing most of the work. Written by tomtrekp/edited by statmanjeff

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Comedy | Family

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Trivia

As he walks onto the front porch just after the 20 minute mark, the Mr. Wheeler character carries a newspaper. Its headline is briefly visible and reads "KEATING SENDS SECRET MESSAGE TO FRIEND"; the credits list no one of that name. See more »

Quotes

Henry Wheeler: Man needs someone to cake care of, and somebody to take care of him.
Opie Taylor: Well, if that's all you want, Mr. Wheeler, why don't you buy a dog?
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Connections

References Brief Encounter (1945) See more »

Soundtracks

The Fishin' Hole
Written by Earle Hagen and Herbert W. Spencer (as Herbert Spencer)
Performed by Earle Hagen
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Unrequited
29 November 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

When handyman Edgar Buchanan shows up and admit to eating in his truck, Aunt Bee invites him to supper. He is a nice man, but he is a phony. He offers to do jobs around the place but cons Andy into doing them. It is obvious that the guy will stay as long as he is taken care of without offering any remuneration.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aunt Bee's Brief Encounter See more »

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Production Co:

Mayberry Enterprises See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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