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.
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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
You beat everything, you know that?
The Fishin' Hole
Written by Earle Hagen
and Herbert W. Spencer
(as Herbert Spencer)
Performed by Earle Hagen See more