Pickles: Let's face it--that episode is funny from start to finish. The expressions on the faces of Andy, Barney, and Opie while they are trying to eat up the "store pickles"--that alone makes me cry I laugh so hard. When Barney is trying to get out of the kitchen with the jars in his satchel and keeps saying more than he should to Aunt Bee about his "trip," it's hilarious. Ditto the expressions on Andy's and Barney's faces there at the end as Andy sticks the fork into two more of those kerosene cucumbers and says, "We'll do what we should have done to begin with--learn to like 'em!"
That is a great episode Thelscuz. It's hard not to laugh the entire time it's on.
One that has always stuck out in my mind as being so funny is Dinner at Eight. Only Andy could get caught up in a mess like that. And true to Andy form, instead of upsetting someone and telling them he can't eat again, he's polite and eats all three dinners. I've laughed so hard watching that episode.
Convicts at Large
"If Sally wants to dance, you dance!"
"Convicts at Large," is definitely in my top five, Mayor Pike, right up through Floyd's final line about the burnt hamburgers -- for which he will not be responsible!
One that I laugh all the way through is "Mountain Wedding." When Barney throws back his bridal veil and declares, "I wouldn't marry you if you were the last man on earth!" I still fall about laughing after all these years.