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How well do you remember the first episode of The Andy Griffith Show?

Andy was perfection from the premiere — but can you stay perfect?

Few TV shows began in such perfect form. The Andy Griffith Show premiered on October 3, 1960, and all the core elements were there. The hilarious overeager policing of Barney Fife, the charming parenting skills of Andy Taylor, the warmth of Aunt Bee.

The glue of the episode, "The New Housekeeper," is Opie. Ron Howard, just six years old, steals scene after scene as he objects to a marriage, fixes breakfast, and threatens to run away from home. 

And, yes, it gets us every time. Even as we watch this first episode for the umpteenth time to make this quiz — well, our eyes got a little moist.

Mayberry fans sure know this show forward and backward. How well do you remember "The New Housekeeper"?

  1. What is the name of the Taylors' original housekeeper?
  2. Who is the Justice of the Peace who married Rose and Wilbur?
  3. What instrument does Barney pull out and play during the wedding?
  4. How do Barney and Andy say they are related in this scene?
  5. What does Opie scrub with a brush when making breakfast for his pa?
  6. What does Aunt Bee make for dinner?
  7. What is the name of Opie's bird?
  8. Why does Barney arrest Emma?
  9. What sport does Andy try to get Aunt Bee to play?
  10. Does Aunt Bee catch a fish?
  11. What act leads Aunt Bee to leave the Taylors?
  12. What traditional folk song does Andy sing on the porch?
How well do you remember the first episode of The Andy Griffith Show?

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