When Thelma Lou's cousin Mary Grace comes to town unexpectedly, she want Barney to find her a date for the big dance on Saturday night. She wants Barney to ask Andy and he does, but Andy has already asked Helen Crump to go with him. Without a date for Mary Grace, Thelma Lou says that she just won't go so Barney and Andy decide to ask Gomer. He finally agrees after some persuasion but only a few minutes after meeting Mary Grace on the big night, he suddenly stands up and says there is something he's got to do and walks out of the house. The other couples go to the dance leaving Mary Grace alone but Thelma Lou can't bear it and insists on returning home. They get quite a surprise when they get there.
Did You Know?
Mary Grace Canfield is the real name of the actress that plays "Mary Grace", Thelma Lou's cousin in this episode. She was famous for playing the handyman "Ralph" on Green Acres. See more
A man spends money gettin' his suit spotted and pressed takes two hours polishing his hat, and for what? Heartaches!