The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
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Aunt Bee, the Juror 

Aunt Bee serves jury duty.

Director:

Lee Philips

Writer:

Kent Wilson
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Griffith ... Andy Taylor
Ron Howard ... Opie Taylor (as Ronny Howard)
Frances Bavier ... Aunt Bee Taylor
George Lindsey ... Goober Pyle
Rhys Williams ... Judge Cranston
Henry Beckman ... Mr. Gilbert, the Prosecutor
Tol Avery ... Jury Foreman
Jack Nicholson ... Marvin Jenkins
Richard Chambers Richard Chambers ... Mr. Granger
Jim Begg Jim Begg ... Charles Keyes
Tom Palmer Tom Palmer ... Defense Attorney
Peter Madsen Peter Madsen ... Clerk
Alan Dexter Alan Dexter ... Juror
Emory Parnell ... Juror
Frederic Downs Frederic Downs ... Juror
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Storyline

Aunt Bee is called for jury duty and despite her misgivings, goes to the courthouse to see if she will be called. She finds herself on a jury for the trial of Marvin Jenkins who is accused of breaking and entering and stealing a TV from a local store. Jenkins story is that he brought a TV to the store for repairs and found the back door open. When the jury retires to consider the verdict, the other 11 jurors - all men - vote to find him guilty and Aunt Bee is the only hold out. She simply isn't sure and is not convinced that Marvin is guilty. After several days, they finally declare themselves a hung jury, with a good deal of frustration from several quarters being directed at Aunt Bee. Andy however manages to solve the case in a few minutes. Written by garykmcd

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Comedy | Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 1967 (USA) See more »

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Mayberry Enterprises See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The second of 2 appearances by Jack Nicholson on "The Andy Griffith Show" before he became a superstar--the 1st is Episode 10 from Season 7. See more »

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He takes a TV set for repairs at 10PM?
20 December 2017 | by elbgaSee all my reviews

If only the actors in this episode could have known what a superstar sat among them they might have shown poor Marvin Jenkins a little more respect. Jack is uncharacteristically low-key here, biding his time, ideas percolating perhaps, until he gets the call from Peter Fonda not long after this gig. It's funny, but I always thought Lighter Man -- who apparently beat the rap for those supermarket robberies the previous season -- and his seatmate in the courtroom were partners in crime, but after many viewings it seems this is not the case. The funniest scenes are the exchanges in the courtroom between Aunt Bee and the judge. And there's Jim Begg again, this time testifying against the defendant. This unremarkable actor seems to pop up frequently in the last three seasons, my favorite appearance being later in the season as the cheapskate who rolls into the drugstore to ask Opie the counterman for a drink of water without leaving a tip. One of the best lines belongs to Goober, who completely misunderstands the terminology of a hung jury. Now if you really want a laugh-out-loud sitcom episode set in the courtroom, I suggest The Dick van Dyke Show's "The Case of the Pillow," season 4, in which Rob acts as his own counsel to the great irritation of actor Ed Begley.


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