That there may be a direct descendant of a Revolutionary War hero living in Mayberry flatters the town, till they learn who it is.

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Opie Taylor (as Ronny Howard)
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Mrs. Bixby
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Rita Campbell
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Members of the Women's Historical Society believe the direct descendant of a Revolutionary War hero may be living in Mayberry and borrow town records for their research. Barney uses the library and deduces that he, himself, is the person they are looking for. When the women announce that town drunk Otis Campbell is the real descendant, the mayor and town council have a fit and want Andy to get Otis out of town and bring in a substitute to accept the award. Andy refuses, saying it wouldn't be fair to Otis. Somewhat late for the ceremony, Otis and his wife show up dressed in their Sunday best. The women present the plaque to Otis, who says he can't take credit for being born and gives the plaque to the mayor for the town of Mayberry. Written by bobbymaxwell

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3 April 1961 (USA)  »

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The two actresses portraying the women from the Historical Society, Carol Veazie (Mrs. Wicks) and Isabel Randolph (Mrs. Bixby), both played Rob Petrie's mother on the Dick Van Dyke Show (1961). See more »

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During Otis' sobriety test, Barney wears his cartridge belt upside down. It can be seen clearly when he collapses into the chair. See more »

Quotes

Barney Fife: We're gettin' the real thing - Otis Campbell himself.
Mayor Pike: What?
Barney Fife: The hundred percent Otis Campbell - or should I say "hundred proof?"
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The Fishin' Hole
Written by Earle Hagen and Herbert Spencer.
Performed by Earle Hagen.
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