The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
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Andy and the New Mayor 

Mayberry's new mayor doesn't like Andy or the way he does his job.


Bob Sweeney


Harvey Bullock, R.S. Allen (as R. Allen Saffian)


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Episode cast overview:
Andy Griffith ... Andy Taylor
Ron Howard ... Opie Taylor (as Ronny Howard)
Don Knotts ... Barney Fife
Parley Baer ... Mayor Roy Stoner
Roy Engel ... Jess Morgan
Helen Kleeb ... Mrs. Jess Morgan
Janet Stewart Janet Stewart ... Mrs. Ambrose


Mayberry's new mayor, Roy Stoner, is a no-nonsense kind of guy who takes Andy to task for the way he does his job. From the way Andy dresses (not wearing a tie) to the fact he doesn't carry a gun, Mayor Stoner just doesn't like the way he runs the Sheriff's office. He's not impressed with the jail treated more like a hotel or the fact that they even do a bit of babysitting from time to time. The last straw falls when Andy decides to let Jess Morgan out of jail for a few days to take in his crops. The mayor tells Andy that if Morgan doesn't return as promised, it'll cost Andy his job. Written by garykmcd/edited by statmanjeff

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Comedy | Family






English | French

Release Date:

15 October 1962 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

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Mayberry Enterprises See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This episode, introducing the new mayor, was produced following the death ten months earlier of Dick Elliott, who portrayed Mayberry's previous long-serving public servant, Mayor Pike. See more »


When the Mayor is being attacked by the bear, you can spot the bear handler behind the tree. See more »


Andy Taylor: You beat everything, you know that?
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Written by Earle Hagen and Herbert W. Spencer (as Herbert Spencer)
Performed by Earle Hagen
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Mayer Stoner Arrives
1 October 2017 | by jpop59See all my reviews

This is the first episode to feature Parley Baer as Mayor Roy Stoner, an antagonistic character in the mold of local businessman Ben Weaver. This mayor is pushy, bossy, condescending and he makes you want to see how Andy will eventually put him in his place. This episode starts with Andy getting ready to release a prisoner early so he can get his crops in. Andy's common sense approach clashes with the Mayor's "by the book" approach when Stoner forbids Andy to release the man before his sentence is up. Of course Andy lets the man go with the understanding that he return in a few days once he finishes with his crops. In the meantime the Mayor discovers Andy has gone against his instructions and decides to wait in the Sheriff's office with Andy and Barney for the mans return. When he doesn't return at 3pm as promised, the three of them take a ride out to the prisoner's farm to see what happened. In between all this there are funny scenes with Barney who is so intimidated by the new mayor, he reacts nervously every times he comes in contact with him. It has been said that Andy Griffith never liked the character of the Mayor which is probably why he only appears in a half dozen or so episodes. Regardless, this a funny episode that marks the debut of a colorful new recurring character.

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