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The Andy Griffith Show/Aunt Bee, the Juror

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Aunt Bee, the Juror
Airdate October 23, 1967
Production Number
Writer(s) Kent Wilson
Director(s) Lee Philips
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The Andy Griffith ShowSeason Eight

Guest Stars: George Lindsey (Goober), Rhys Williams (Judge), Henry Beckman (Prosecutor), Tol Avery (Foreman), Jack Nicholson (Marvin Jenkins), Richard Chambers (Mr. Granger), Jim Begg (Mr. Keyes), Tom Palmer (Defense Attorney), Pete Madsen (Clerk), Alan Dexter (Juror), Emory Parnell (Juror), Frederic Downs (Juror), Arthur Hanson (Mr. Smith)


Plot Overview

Aunt Bee is called for jury duty and despite her misgivings, goes to the courthouse to see if she will be called. She finds herself on a jury for the trial of Marvin Jenkins who is accused of breaking and entering and stealing a TV from a local store. Jenkins story is that he brought a TV to the store for repairs and found the back door open. When the jury retires to consider the verdict, the other 11 jurors - all men - vote to find him guilty and Aunt Bee is the only hold out. She simply isn't sure and is not convinced that Marvin is guilty. After several days, they finally declare themselves a hung jury, with a good deal of frustration from several quarters being directed at Aunt Bee. Andy however manages to solve the case in a few minutes.