Fandom

The Andy Griffith Show Wiki

The Luck of Newton Monroe

1,593pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Comments0 Share
The Luck of Newton Monroe

LuckNewton

Original Airdate
April 12, 1965
Season
5
Cast
Written by
Directed by


SummaryEdit

A new man in town is an oaf.

PlotEdit

Newton Monroe is a traveling salesman who sells whatever he can get a good deal on out of the trunk of his car. Andy is concerned at first that he's selling stolen goods but he's legitimate, if somewhat unlucky. Soon everything he's been selling starts to break down: Goober's transistor radio, Floyd's watch and the fox fur Barney bought for Thelma Lou is losing its fur in large clumps. Barney runs him in for peddling his wares without a permit and decides to keep him working around the courthouse. Problem is, almost everything he touches turns into a minor disaster. Andy decides that Newton needs a bit of confidence building and gives him the task of painting his house. The result are in keeping with Newton's past experiences.

Notes/TriviaEdit

  • In a continuity blooper, Andy and Barney confront Newton about defective merchandise. The master shot of the confrontation shows Andy, Barney, and Newton standing in front of Dave's Coffee Shop but the medium shots and closeups place the three in front of a jewelry store.
  • This episode is very much like Cousin Virgil, & Caution: Low Overhead from Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. (series).
  • The covering up of Floyd walking, due to Howard Mcneer's stroke, is used in this episode. Floyd is only shown starting to get up before cutting to another scene.

QuotesEdit

Newton Munroe: Sheriff, you gave me the confidence I needed! I found out I'm not inept! I'm ept!

Image GalleryEdit


Previous episode: Next episode:
The Arrest of the Fun Girls Opie Flunks Arithmetic

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.