The Best Episodes Directed by Lee Philips
#3 - The Awakening
The Waltons Season 2 - Episode 15
Grandma's 68th birthday is here and the 2 faces of age are keenly felt by her as Grandma is confronted by old age. Mary Ellen, now 14 years old, poses an impossible barrier between her and a college student who lays claim to her heart.
#4 - Yankee Doodle Doctor
M*A*S*H Season 1 - Episode 6
The 4077th is designated as the setting for the making of an army film on Mobile Army Surgical Hospital units. Hawkeye is chosen as the star while Margaret and Frank compose a screenplay. The Eye Of The Hawk objects to the piece of propaganda that filmmaker Lt. Bricker is producing and, having exposed the original film, reshoots a new one his way, starring himself as Groucho Marx-ish Yankee Doodle Doctor, and poking fun at glorifying doctors while concluding with a rather serious speech about the hell of war.
#7 - The Legend
The Waltons Season 1 - Episode 10
John's old army buddy, Tip Harrison, tries to cover his lack of success with childish actions and comments culminating in an accidental fire and the shooting of reckless the family dog.
#14 - Opie Steps Up in Class
The Andy Griffith Show Season 8 - Episode 5
After Andy sends a reluctant Opie to a swanky boy’s camp over his summer vacation, he becomes fast friends with a boy from a rich family. As a result, Andy becomes worried that Opie has grown accustomed to living a rich lifestyle during his time away from the laid back way of life in Mayberry. It is after he comes home for lunch one day Opie has his friend over that he sees how lavish a lunch Aunt Bee prepared that he decides to sit them down to explain money doesn’t make life enjoyable, being yourself does.
#18 - The Ball Game
The Andy Griffith Show Season 7 - Episode 4
Andy umpires the baseball game for Mayberry but when he calls the final strike for the opposing team, everyone in town is angry at him until Howard Sprague steps up and teaches everyone about being fair to Andy.
#19 - The Bela Lugosi Blues
Diagnosis Murder Season 2 - Episode 13
Mark has some unorthodox theories when several dead bodies are found drained of blood with puncture marks on their neck.
#22 - Aunt Bee's Crowning Glory
The Andy Griffith Show Season 7 - Episode 5
When a dignified-looking older preacher comes to town, all the older women want to impress him. Aunt Bee, after someone suggests it, buys a wig--a short blonde one. Later the preacher gives a sermon about having no pretenses. Aunt Bee finally tells the preacher about her wig.
#23 - The Statue
The Andy Griffith Show Season 7 - Episode 23
When Howard suggests Mayberry erect a statue of Andy’s ancestor Seth Taylor in honor of all the work he did to make the town the quaint place it turned out to be. However, after a local artist completes the statue and earns the praise of the Taylors and everyone else in town, Andy and Aunt Bee get a big shock when Mr. Simmons lets them in on a secret that Seth Taylor worked with his ancestor to swindle the town out of a large amount of money. At first Andy and Bee want to keep this secret under wraps, but she soon admits what Seth did during the unveiling speech. In the end, Floyd saves the day by saying that while Seth wasn’t the hero everybody thought he was, he still played a large part in making Mayberry the town what it is today.
#24 - Don't Miss a Good Bet
The Andy Griffith Show Season 7 - Episode 16
A stranger comes to Mayberry promising to find the Ross Raiders treasure. Goober, Floyd, Helen and Bee all invest--much to Andy's irritation.
#25 - Emmett's Brother-in-Law
The Andy Griffith Show Season 8 - Episode 18
Emmett's brother in law wants him to leave the fix it shop and join him in selling life insurance.
#26 - Big Brother
The Andy Griffith Show Season 7 - Episode 28
Howard takes a liking to his Little Brother's sister.
#27 - Big Fish in a Small Town
The Andy Griffith Show Season 7 - Episode 11
When Howard goes fishing with Andy, Opie, Goober, and Floyd, he catches the legandary rare carp "Old Sam". After he decides to put the legendary fish in a Raleigh museum, Howard learns a lesson from Opie that "Old Sam" is such an important part of the town's history that he brings the fish back to lakes surrounding Mayberry.
#28 - Goodbye, Dolly
The Andy Griffith Show Season 7 - Episode 25
After Dolly, a retired milk-wagon horse refuses to eat while her owner is out of town; Opie becomes really worried that something is wrong with her. Unsure of what to do, Opie turns to Goober, Howard and Andy for help in getting the horse to eat. It is only after Mr. Simpson returns home from his vacation that he and Opie discover that Dolly refuses to eat because she misses going to work every day.
#29 - A Trip to Mexico
The Andy Griffith Show Season 8 - Episode 3
Aunt Bea and her friends go to Mexico. While there, their friendships gets strained.
#30 - Bupkis
The Dick Van Dyke Show Season 4 - Episode 24
Rob can't figure out how an old song he wrote is being played as a radio commercial.
#31 - Opie's Most Unforgettable Character
The Andy Griffith Show Season 7 - Episode 29
Opie has a hard time finishing one of his homework assignments.
#32 - Helen, the Authoress
The Andy Griffith Show Season 7 - Episode 24
Helen begins to write books for children.
#34 - The Senior Play
The Andy Griffith Show Season 7 - Episode 9
Helen and the students of the senior class put on a play but the principal objects to it--and to Helen's involvement with such "scandalous" things--until she figures out a way to show him that what is scandalous is all relative.
#35 - Your Home Sweet Home is My Home
The Dick Van Dyke Show Season 4 - Episode 25
A flashback episode about Rob and Laura's long search to find their house, with Millie and Jerry looking too.
#36 - A Visit to Barney Fife
The Andy Griffith Show Season 7 - Episode 18
Andy visits Barney in Raleigh, and realizes that Barney isn't as successful as he has always claims. Andy is able to help Barney solve a series of supermarket robberies and help him save his job.
#37 - Howard, the Bowler
The Andy Griffith Show Season 8 - Episode 2
Howard is on a bowling hot streak. When the lights go out during the final frame of the championship game, he gets the jitters but must still finish the game.
#38 - Howard, the Comedian
The Andy Griffith Show Season 7 - Episode 27
Howard gets an opportunity to appear on television and demonstrate his comedic talents. He's a great hit --except with the people of Mayberry, who are upset that he mentioned them in his jokes.
#39 - Floyd's Barbershop
The Andy Griffith Show Season 7 - Episode 22
Floyd gets a rent hike after Howard buys the barbershop.
#40 - The Church Benefactors
The Andy Griffith Show Season 8 - Episode 20
The Church Members must decide what to purchase with the $500 that's willed to the church. The choice is between Choir robes and repairing the church's foundation.
#41 - Goober Makes History
The Andy Griffith Show Season 7 - Episode 14
Goober grows tired of being the most ignorant one in town; he goes away fishing and accidentally grows a beard. The beard makes him believe he is smart--and he becomes an unbearable bore to everyone in Mayberry.
#42 - Mind Over Matter
The Andy Griffith Show Season 7 - Episode 7
Goober is involved in a minor car accident and thanks to Floyd and Aunt Bee, he becomes convinced that he is truly injured and has whiplash. Aunt Bee feels sorry for him and takes him home to care for him--much to Andy's dismay!
#43 - Goober's Contest
The Andy Griffith Show Season 7 - Episode 30
In order to boost business Goober has a contest at the gas station. The printer accidentally prints a ticket for $200 and Floyd wins the ticket--and Goober can't pay it.
#44 - Opie's Piano Lesson
The Andy Griffith Show Season 7 - Episode 26
Opie has to choose between piano lessons and football lessons.
#45 - Look Paw, I'm Dancing
The Andy Griffith Show Season 6 - Episode 22
Opie wants to attend his first dance but first must learn how to dance.
#46 - Girl-Shy
The Andy Griffith Show Season 6 - Episode 15
Warren is truly shy around women except when he is sleep walking. When he sleepwalks he turns into a Lothario of the first order--and his new conquest-to-be is Helen!
#47 - Opie's Girlfriend
The Andy Griffith Show Season 7 - Episode 1
Helen's niece comes for a visit and proves to be both very pretty and very talented in athletics. Trouble is that she beats Opie in almost every sport there is. She actually really likes Opie as a BOY and needs her Aunt Helen to help her to get Opie to like her.