The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
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The Jinx 

A bad move at checkers prompts Barney to label townsman Henry Bennett a jinx for looking over his shoulder. Andy sets about to rectify this bad rep before it forces the dejected man to leave Mayberry.


Bob Sweeney


Episode cast overview:
Andy Griffith ... Andy Taylor
Ron Howard ... Opie Taylor (as Ronny Howard)
Don Knotts ... Barney Fife
Frances Bavier ... Aunt Bee Taylor
Howard McNear ... Floyd Lawson
Sherwood Keith ... Sam
Frank Warren ... Art
Sherman Sanders Sherman Sanders ... Sandy, the Square Dance Caller
John Qualen ... Henry Bennett




Barney, Floyd, and other townspeople are convinced that local resident Henry Bennett is responsible for many mishaps that have occurred in Mayberry. Andy attempts to convince Henry that he is not a jinx by having him join himself and Barney in their boat for the opening day fishing sweepstakes. When this idea backfires, Andy must come up with the perfect plan to convince Henry once and for all that he is not a jinx before he thinks of moving out of Mayberry. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Family


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When they decide to give the tv to Henry, Aunt Bee says the the corresponding numbers would be in a fish bowl. At the social, however the numbers are in a punch bowl. See more »


Barney's shirt changes color from dark to light just before the boat sinks. See more »


Barney Fife: [chanting for good luck] Come, fish, come. Come, fish, come. Sam's at the gate with a frosted cake. Come, fish, come.
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The Fishin' Hole
Written by Earle Hagen and Herbert W. Spencer (as Herbert Spencer)
Performed by Earle Hagen
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Too Hard to Believe
30 November 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

When old Henry stands behind Barney, the deputy loses at checkers. What transpires is another one of those efforts by the town and Barney specifically to hone in on a citizen and make him feel terrible. The plot to give away the television is really beyond the pale.

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29 January 1962 (USA) See more »

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Mayberry Enterprises See more »
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1.33 : 1
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