Only a Rose


Original Airdate
December 5, 1966
Directed by
Written by


Aunt Bee grows a beautiful pink rose to enter into a local Mayberry flower contest. Opie accidentally ruins the flower while playing football.



  • The new upright freezer Andy bought from "the man" in the episode Bargain Day is no longer on the back porch.
  • Bea and Clara both played basketball in school together.
  • Tillie Kincaid is shown to be the backyard neighbor of the Taylor's, they share the back fence line.
  • The new configuration of the back porch (no longer on the side of the house), from the outside shows a window with lace curtain to the left of the back door. It does not show from the interior of the kitchen where the window is located.

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