Andy travels to the big city with a summons to arrest J. Howard Jackson. The man had been caught speeding through Mayberry a few weeks before but failed to appear on the agreed court date. Jackson is forced to go to Mayberry to be found guilty and pay his fine. Outraged, Jackson decides to take his revenge. A publisher, he sends one of his reporters to Mayberry to get the dirt on Andy. Posing as a college student, Jean Boswell sweet-talks Barney into giving her some dirt on Andy. When her article appears, Andy quickly finds himself facing a misconduct hearing. The State's main witness against him - Barney Fife.
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The attractive blond secretary who appears briefly in the opening scene is Sally Mansfield, best known for co-starring in the 1954 science fiction series Rocky Jones, Space Ranger. Her small role in this season 2 episode and another role during season 6 were Miss Mansfield's last two screen appearances. See more
Deputy Barney Fife
[Testifying at hearing
... Why Andy's the best friend I got in the whole world. And as far as I'm concerned, he's the best Sheriff too. All them things I said; for example, his using the squad car for personal reasons. Sure, he was delivering groceries to Emma Watson because she was too sick to get down to the market. And that's just one example of the thing's Andy's done for the folks in this town. I could give you a lot more. You gotta understand, this is a small town. The Sheriff is more ...
The Fishin' Hole
Written by Earle Hagen
and Herbert W. Spencer
(as Herbert Spencer)
Performed by Earle Hagen See more