Barbara Eden, The Andy Griffith Show
I’m fairly certain it’d be impossible for anyone to be a bigger fan of The Andy Griffith Show than I am – black and white episodes, that is. Anyone who loves the color/non-Barney Fife episodes can have them!
One of my favorite episodes is the one Barbara Eden guest stars on as Ellen Brown, an especially beautiful manicurist. The episode is titled “The Manicurist” – she’s so adorable and the episode’s just hilarious. Watching the men bumble around cracks me up every single time.
Sadly, this episode is the last appearance of Dick Elliott as Mayor Pike. The hilarious actor died in December of 1961, prior to the airing of “The Manicurist.”
“It won’t take her long to find out there’s no work for her. I’ll give her twenty-four hours – but while she’s here she sure is pretty to look at, ain’t she? Yeah? Kinda like a calendar come to life.” – Andy Taylor
(To Ellen) “Nature’s been good to you. I mean real, real, real good. I-I can’t remember when I’ve seen nature spend as much time on any one person.” – Andy Taylor