Mayberry's new mayor, Roy Stoner, is a no nonsense kind of guy and he takes Andy to task for the way he does his job. From the way Andy dresses - he doesn't wear a tie - to the fact that 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 fact that Otis seems top treat the jail like a hotel or the fact that they even do a bit of babysitting from time to time. The last straw is when Andy decides to let decides to let Jess Morgan out of jail for a few days to let him take in his crops. The mayor tells Andy that if Morgan doesn't return as promised, it'll cost Andy his job. Written by
Did You Know?
This episode introducing the new mayor was produced following the death 10 months earlier of Dick Elliott, who portrayed Mayberry's previous long-serving public servant, Mayor Pike. See more
The bear that climbs into the sheriff's car is a Sun Bear (as identified by its tan "necklace"). These bears are native to Southeast Asia, not North Carolina. See more
The Fishin' Hole
Written by Earle Hagen and Herbert Spencer.
Performed by Earle Hagen. See more