The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
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Eat Your Heart Out 

Goober falls hard for the new waitress at the diner, but she only has eyes for Andy.


Alan Rafkin


Art Baer, Ben Joelson


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Episode cast overview:
Andy Griffith ... Andy Taylor
George Lindsey ... Goober Pyle
Aneta Corsaut ... Helen Crump
Howard McNear ... Floyd Lawson
Alberta Nelson Alberta Nelson ... Flora Malherbe


Goober falls hard for Flora Malherbe, the new waitress at the local diner. He's taken to eating several meals a day there just to see her and one day invites Andy along. Flora takes an immediate liking to Andy, something that is obvious to everyone except Goober. Andy does her best to avoid her but she pursues him relentlessly even following him into the woods when he goes hunting. When Goober hears that she and Andy were seen kissing, he decides that he will just ignore her. But Andy has already set things in motion to make it all right. Written by garykmcd

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Comedy | Family







Release Date:

28 February 1966 (USA) See more »

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Mayberry Enterprises See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This episode marks Alberta Nelson's first appearance of three as Flora Malherbe. She appeared earlier as Nettie Albright in The Return Of Barney Fife. See more »


Andy claims that Goober has the fastest time on record for taking an automobile engine apart, at about forty minutes. However, internationally, before being able to graduate Trade School, a man must be able to do it in under twenty minutes. So, to real auto mechanics, Goober taking the engine apart in that amount of time is not impressive. See more »

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Nettie Albright no longer, but still a blonde
25 January 2018 | by elbgaSee all my reviews

If you are old enough to have experienced significant back pain, you might unconsciously wince when watching Andy dead-lift Flora while hanging on to his shotgun. She isn't what you'd call a delicate flower and I doubt she's ever told Charlie the counterman to hold the mayo for any of her sandwiches. In fact, she bears a resemblance to the divas whose heavily made up faces graced the covers of opera LPs in the late 50s. Floyd's advice to Goober about waiting a bit (how many years?) to ask Flora to be his girl is pretty funny. But the best scene for me is the brewing cat fight between Flora and Helen and the way Flora practically tosses the delish plate of pie in front of her rival for Andy's attention in the diner. Anita Corsaut is without equal playing the offended third party: The name is Crump-C R U M P!

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