The Church Organ, Ep 14


Original Airdate
December 13, 1965
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Andy struggles with the financial challenge of helping the All Souls Church buy a new church organ. All business men in Mayberry were asked to pledge money to make up the amount owing on the organ over the $1200.00 already in the church coffers. All reneged. Opie pledged 60 cents that he had loaned to Johnny Paul, and in the close of the show Opie comes home on a Sunday all dirty and torn from a fight, He had gotten his 60 cents back.



  • Before she got the new organ, Clara played "Love Lifted Me" (#256 in the hymn book) during church services because the song doesn't contain too many flats.
  • The old organ is actually a reed organ, also known as a pump organ.
  • Clara played and sang "Some Enchanted Evening" to Mr Robinson, seducing him to let the Mayberry church have the organ without having enough money to cover the full cost.
  • In the beginning of the episode Andy mentions Reverend Tucker and his sermon. The actor William Keene is listed as "Reverend" in the closing credits. Sometimes he is Rev. Tucker other times Rev. Martin.
  • Woodrow "Woody" Chambliss played the role of butter and egg man Orville Hendricks in "Aunt Bee's Invisible Beau" (Season 5, Episode 27).



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