How well do you know the ladies of Mayberry?

Do you know the difference between Thelma Lou, Bee and Ellie?

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The Andy Griffith Show featured dozens of great female characters. Throughout the sitcom, Andy and Barney saw several women. Heck, Barney and Andy even sometimes had multiple love interests in the same episode. There were the young crushes of Opie and the charming frenemies of Aunt Bee. There were nurses, champion skeet shooters, businesswomen, singers and more.

How well do you remember all the women of Mayberry? Test your trivia skills!

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  1. Everyone knows Aunt Bee. But who's aunt was she?
  2. In "The Family Visit" we meet an aunt of Andy's, the wife of Ollie. What is her name?
  3. What was the name of the Taylor's housekeeper before Aunt Bee? She is in the very first scene of the series!
  4. Who does Sheriff Andy marry?
  5. On which show did we see Andy's wedding?
  6. How did Andy meet his future bride?
  7. What was the name of Barney's first girlfriend in season one, portrayed by Florence MacMichael?
  8. What was the name of Barney's second, unseen girlfriend? He talked to her over the phone.
  9. Where did Barney's second, unseen girlfriend work?
  10. Where did Andy's season-one girlfriend, Ellie Walker, work?
  11. What was the name of Emmett Clark's wife?
  12. What did Peggy McMillan do for a living?
  13. What was the name of "The Perfect Female" who dates Andy in season two?
  14. This "Perfect Female" was a champion skeet-shooter. She was also a blood relative of which character?
  15. What was the name of Thelma Lou's cousin in "A Date for Gomer"?
  16. In "The Return of Barney Fife" we learn that Thelma Lou has married a man named…?
  17. On 'Mayberry R.F.D.' Sam (Ken Berry) finds a love in interest in Millie (Arlene Golonka). Golonka played Millie Hutchins, girlfriend of Howard, on 'The Andy Griffith Show.' But what was her last name on 'R.F.D.'?
  18. What was the name of Sam's housekeeper after Aunt Bee left 'Mayberry R.F.D.'?
  19. What was the name of Opie's crush in "Opie's First Love"?
  20. Julie Adams, who played Andy's love interest Mary Simpson, had previously starred in which Fifties horror classic?
  21. Which 'Andy Griffith Show' actress made her film debut in 'The Blob'?
  22. Who wins the pickling contest in "The Pickle Story"?
  23. Cheerio Meredith played elder Mayberry resident Emma. She was "Emma Watson" in her final appearance, but she was mostly named…?
  24. Who does Charlene Darling marry?
  25. What are the names of the "Fun Girls"?

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216 Comments

Opies11dawgs 1 month ago
24/25. No mention of Lydia Crosswaithe.
BorisK 1 month ago
P.S. Yet they still left out Barbara Eden as the manicurist!
BorisK 1 month ago
19/25. I still liked Elinor Donahue on the series as Ellie but never bought her as a match for Andy. He was too old and too country for her ... probably why she lasted just one season.
dm1bellamy 1 month ago
23/25 Not as familiar with RFD series episodes
Markone23 1 month ago
21/25 I could never forget the Fun Girls Daphne and Skippy. And I will always say that Peggy was the perfect girl for Andy.
BorisK Markone23 1 month ago
Agree. Karen the skeet shooter was too Jodie Foster!
Dandaniels 1 month ago
An amazing 23 in spite of the RFD and horror classic questions out of left field. Lots of lovely ladies are missing. What about Opie’s first crush, Karen? And Andy’s and Barney’s mutual crush, the prisoner of love? Their high school sweethearts, Sharon DeSpain and Ramona Wiley? And the lady speeder? Floyd’s crush, Madeline Grayson? Otis’s dedicated wife? The manicurist? Barney’s landlady, Mrs. Mendelbright? And on and on…. You’re telling me Alice Cooper got his start as a housekeeper in Mayberry? Who would’ve guessed?
BorisK Dandaniels 1 month ago
You mean Susan Oliver, the female con Andy and Barney both fell for? She was gorgeous (and on Star Trek a few times kissing William Shatner).
2016jessica 1 month ago
24//25
Didn't know Julie Adams was in The Creature From The Black Lagoon
Love the women of Mayberry
BorisK 2016jessica 1 month ago
She was, and she really rocks a one-piece swimsuit. Check it out next time Svengoolie plays the original 'Creature'.
edcrumpacker 1 month ago
23/25 missed Sam's housekeeper name. Wasn't a big fan of R.F.D. and missed the Julie Adam's question. Had to guess on a couple.
gockionni 2 months ago
22/25. 25? 25!
That’s almost twice as many questions as usual. I was wondering when it was going to end lol.
BorisK gockionni 1 month ago
Yet they still left out Barbara Eden as the manicurist!
Dysall 10 months ago
Missed 16, 19, and 21. 22 out of 25 right.
mda 10 months ago
23 out of 25. Missed 18 and 19.
ReneDelgado 10 months ago
24 out of 25, not bad. Thelma Lou had a lot of cousins, Mary Grace was nice, real nice 😊
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