- ""Never Judge A Dr. By The Way He Carves A Turkey""
December 26, 1966
When Mayberry's doctor, Dr. Bennett, retires after a long and distinguished career, he's replaced by a new arrival, Dr. Thomas Peterson. He's a relatively new doctor and everyone, particularly some of the old-timers, note how young he appears to be. Andy and Helen point out that they should all give him a chance but no one seems to bee prepared to be the first one to visit him. Things take an unexpected turn when Opie comes down with a sore throat and Dr. Peterson decides that his tonsils have to come out. Andy is suddenly very hesitant to let his son be operated on by someone who is so new, but Helen encourages him. The results will obviously determine if the good doctor has any future in Mayberry.
Mayberry has a new doctor in town who runs into difficulty being accepted because no one wants to be his first patient.
NotesWhen Andy first walks into the Dr. Office, you can see a production man in the right side of the screen, in a blue short sleeve shirt.
- Andy Griffith as Sheriff Andy Taylor
- Ron Howard as Opie Taylor
- Frances Bavier as Aunt Bee Taylor
- Howard McNear as Floyd Lawson
- Aneta Corsaut as Helen Crump
- Hope Summers as Clara Edwards
- William Christopher as Dr. Thomas Peterson
- Sari Price as Nurse Oakley
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