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Aunt Bee's Medicine Man

MedMan23

Original airdate
March 11, 1963
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PlotEdit

Colonel Harvey, a traveling medicine man comes to Mayberry and captivates Aunt Bee.

SummaryEdit

Aunt Bee falls under the spell of traveling medicine man Colonel Harvey, but it turns out that the spell is mostly alcohol induced. Andy comes home to find Bee and her lady friends half cocked on the colonel's elixir and has to run them all in. A few hours later he nabs the colonel himself for peddling liquor.

Notes/TriviaEdit

  • When Aunt Bee enters the courthouse, she is distraught over the death of Mayberrian Augusta Finch. Aunt Bee states that Augusta died at 10:30 that morning. At the time of her death Augusta was exactly the age of Aunt Bee. Although that age is never given, Frances Bavier was born December 14, 1902 and this episode aired March 11, 1963 so it can be assumed Aunt Bee and Augusta Finch were both 60.
  • Andy states that Augusta Finch had bad health for as long as he can remember.
  • Colonel Harvey charges $1 per bottle for his elixir.
  • When Andy and Barney arrive at the Taylor house they find Aunt Bee (who has consumed Coonel Harvey's elixir) and Opie singing "Too Too Tootsie"
  • After dinner, when Col. Harvey starts to light up a cigar, Opie asks him if he can make smoke come out of his ears. This is a reference to the Mr. McBeevee episode. In that show, Mr. McBeevee does a trick of making smoke come out of his ears, which is one of the things that Opie tells Andy and Barney that make them doubt Mr. McBeevee's existence.
  • The Taylor's Home was given as 332 Maple Rd. by Aunt Bee. However, in Jailbreak, it is given by Barney as 24 Elm Street.
  • Barney takes a sample of Colonel Harvey's Indian Elixir to Doc Andrews. The elixir is shown to be 85% alcohol.
  • When Andy arrives to arrest Aunt Bee and the Ladies Aid Church Comittee, they are all drunk off of Colonel Harvey's elixir and singing "Chinatown, my Chinatown".

QuotesEdit

Andy: That stuff of the Colonel's that's supposed to purge the body and lift the spirit… actually what it does is give you a buzz. The Colonel calls it "elixir". Other names are "hooch", "booze", "happy water", "old red-eye". In other words, ladies, you got "gassed".

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