Good point, David. Maybe they quit giving away ice cream cones on a feller's birthday and business dropped off after that?
Miss Ellie was perfect for Andy, wasn't she? Smart, pretty, perky, and she and Opie had good chemistry. Maybe if she had come along later they would have kept her.
I agree...Her and Opie did seem to have great chemistry...I also wonder if it was just a timing deal...As she was the 1st GF for Andy. After Ellie, he had numerous girls that were short and longer term..Karen, Nurse Mary (played by 2 actresses) and of course Peggy...So when Helen came around, maybe the timing had arrived for a long term GF...Could have been Ellie!! LOL