When Andy forces the harem dancer show at the carnival to shut down, the owner decides to move on but leaves his one-man band, Jerry, behind. Andy takes pity on the jobless and penniless young man and invites him home for dinner. With Barney away, Aunt Bee suggests to Andy that he should hire Jerry to do some general work around the courthouse. Andy decides to try him out, but the somewhat inept Jerry has ideas about being a Deputy that don't quite work out. When Aunt Bee has her purse snatched at the carnival however, Jerry knows exactly who did it and shows his mettle to get it back. Written by
Did You Know?
Jerry (Jerry VanDyke) tells Aunt Bee (Frances Bavier) that he is from Morgantown, WV, the same city that recently departed Don Knotts (Barney Fife) was born and raised in. See more
The character played by Hope Summers
is listed in the credits as 'Miss Bedloe'. However, when she goes into the courthouse to complain to Andy about the dancing at the carnival, he greets her as 'Miss Edwards', referring to her character name in previous and later episodes - Clara Edwards. See more