Down-home humor and an endearing cast of characters helped to make the Andy Griffith Show run for eight seasons in prime time. Widower Andy Taylor (Andy Griffith) divides his time between raising his young son, Opie (Ron Howard), and his job as sheriff (and Justice of the Peace) of the sleepy North Carolina town, Mayberry. Andy and Opie live with Andy's Aunt Bee (Frances Bavier), who serves as a surrogate mother to both father and son. Andy's nervous cousin, Barney Fife (Don Knotts), is his deputy sheriff whose utter incompetence is tolerated because Mayberry is virtually crime-free. So wet your whistle, grab your fishing pole and take a trip back to Mayberry! The New Housekeeper Sheriff Andy Taylor and his young son Opie are in need of a new housekeeper. Andy's Aunt Bee look like the perfect candidate and moves in, but her presence causes friction with Opie. The Manhunt Andy and his bumbling deputy, Barney Fife, offer to help track down an escaped convict, but the captain of the state police scoffs at the small-town sheriff's help. Guitar Player a gifted guitar player (James Best) who has self-doubts about his musical talent gets a chance at stardom - with a little push from Andy. Ellie Comes to Town When Mayberry's local pharmacist falls ill, his niece Ellie Walker (Elinor Donahue) steps in as a temporary replacement - and creates turmoil with the town's resident hypochondriac. Irresistible Andy It's the annual church picnic, and when Andy invites Ellie to the event, he begins to suspect that she has marriage on her mind - so he hastily arranges for three of Mayberry's most eligible bachelors to lavish attention on her. Runaway Kid Andy must intervene - and risk breaking a promise to Opie - when he discovers that one of Opie's young friends is planning to run away. Andy the Matchmaker When Barney's bumbling law enforcement techniques are questioned, Andy and Ellie decide to stage a fake robbery - a scheme that turns Barney into a real hero! Opie's Charity Andy is dismayed when Opie refuses to contribute money to the school charity drive - but there's a secret reason for Opie's apparent selfishness.