Finding the Way Back to Mayberry

Episode #27, “Ellie Saves a Female”


Ellie turns farm girl Frankie Flint into a young beauty against her father’s strong objections.  Andy approaches the situation from a business perspective.

Lesson Points:

Wearing Makeup  (Jeremiah 4:30, 1 Timothy 2:8-10)           

Meddling in Other Folks’ Business—Ellie  (Proverbs 26:17, 1 Timothy 5:13)

“We just don’t go messin’ around in other folks’ stew unless we’re asked.”—Andy

“Maybe this ain’t none of my business.”—Barney

The Golden Rule—Ellie  (Luke 6:31, Matthew 22:39, Galatians 6:9-10)   

Wisdom—Andy and Mr. Flint  (Proverbs 16:24, Proverbs 3:13-14)


1.      What do the Old and New Testaments say about wearing makeup?

2.      Why was Mr. Flint so strongly opposed to Frankie wearing makeup?  Was he being unfair?

3.      Where do you draw the line between interfering in other people’s business and doing a good deed?

4.      What basic sales principle or technique did Andy use to convince Mr. Flint to allow Frankie to wear makeup?

Final Thought:

“Well Ellie, looks like Miss Frances is going to be a-needin’ some more lipstick and rouge and lotion and all that good stuff that draws the flies.”—Andy