Ellie's heart goes out to a dirt poor farm girl who stops in the drug store and admires the perfume and nail polish but says she can't have it, not because she's poor but because her father Flint refuses to let her have them. Determined to let the girl, named Frankie, experience the amenities and pleasures of being a woman, Ellie tries to convince Andy to break her father's stranglehold. Andy advises Ellie to stay out of family affairs but Ellie won't be denied her mission. She and Andy go up to Flint's farm to try talking him into letting her have free perfume and nail polish but Flint sternly declines. Ellie is upset but Andy understands that Flint has written the last word on the matter. Later Ellie asks Barney to try and talk to Flint. He goes up to the farm but doesn't get any further then Andy did and Flint demands that he leave. He doesn't. Instead, he sneaks into the barn and takes Frankie into town with him. When Andy and Ellie return to the farm, they've made dirt poor ... Written by
Jerry Dean Roberts <email@example.com> / edited by statmanjeff
Did You Know?
The new TV Guide edition that replaced the 1954 October 9th edition with Lucille Ball on the cover in 'The New Doctor' is still on the shelf next to the hinges of the front door in Walker's Pharmacy, but on the other end of the same shelf can be seen the aforementioned 1954 October 9th editions. No outlet ever sells two editions of TV Guide at the same time (especially when one is over six years, five months out of date). See more
Barney essentially abducts Frankie, calling it an arrest, so that Ellie can put makeup and a pretty dress on her. It is a clear misuse of his authority as a deputy. See more
The Fishin' Hole
Written by Earle Hagen and Herbert Spencer.
Performed by Earle Hagen. See more