The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
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Goober Goes to an Auto Show 

Goober finds out Andy is taking Aunt Bee and Opie to the auto show in Raleigh and asks to go along, confident they'll get free samples when salesmen find out he's a "big operator". At the ... See full summary »


Lee Philips


Joseph Bonaduce




Episode cast overview:
Andy Griffith ... Andy Taylor
Ron Howard ... Opie Taylor (as Ronny Howard)
Frances Bavier ... Aunt Bee Taylor
George Lindsey ... Goober Pyle
Noam Pitlik ... Roy Swanson
Jack Goode ... Salesman
Patty Regan ... Manicurist
Freddie Roberto Freddie Roberto ... Waiter (as Freddy Roberto)
Howard Hesseman ... Counterboy (as Don Sturdy)


Goober finds out Andy is taking Aunt Bee and Opie to the auto show in Raleigh and asks to go along, confident they'll get free samples when salesmen find out he's a "big operator". At the hotel, Goober calls up Roy Swanson, an old friend from trade school, to see how he's doing and to brag a little. They meet at the show and Goober is surprised to find out that Roy is a senior vice-president in charge of engineering with Amalgamated Motors. After hearing about a fellow student, Goober tells Roy he has a chain of stations instead of just one. When Roy meets the Taylors and invites them to dinner, Goober says it's his treat and chooses the finest restaurant in Raleigh. At dinner, Goober, out of his element, tries to act like a big shot but things don't work out and Roy finds out the truth. As they prepare to go home the next day, Andy unsuccessfully tries to cheer up a dejected Goober, who feels like a complete failure. Stopping for gas, Andy gets a bottle of pop and sees Roy, covered ... Written by bobbymaxwell

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Comedy | Family








Release Date:

5 February 1968 (USA) See more »

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Mayberry Enterprises See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Goober turns around and walks toward the closet with Aunt Bee's suitcase, the black tape holding his jacket together under his arm pit is visible. When he reaches up to place the suitcase on the shelf the tape is visible on both sides of the fake tear. See more »


Near the end of the show, Andy and Goober are standing outside at the gas station. On the road behind a Coors beer truck rolls by. This couldn't have happened in Raleigh, NC in 1968 as Coors was illegal east of the Mississippi at that time. See more »


Goober Pyle: Hey, Andy
Sheriff Andy Taylor: Hi, Goob
Goober Pyle: I got Aunt Bee's car in tip-top shape.
Sheriff Andy Taylor: Oh, good.
Goober Pyle: What are you doin' with a Raleigh paper?
Sheriff Andy Taylor: Readin' it.
Goober Pyle: Andy, that's yesterday's paper.
Sheriff Andy Taylor: I know it.
Goober Pyle: You know that's not as stupid as it looks, readin' a day-old paper. I do it myself sometimes - kinda gives you a sense of power, don't it? I mean knowing how everything's gonna come out.
Sheriff Andy Taylor: I'm-I'm looking for the announcement of the auto show in Raleigh; it opened yesterday.
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Goober Trying to Impress
11 January 2020 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Goober makes the mistake of calling an old buddy while he is attending an auto show in Raleigh. Goober thinks he has passed this guy in impressiveness. When they meet, the guy says he is an executive with an engineering degree. Once again, pride gets in the way of common sense and what is really important in life.

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