While relaxing on a picnic with Andy, Ellie happens to see a newspaper article about the upcoming race for town council and is outraged that there isn't one single woman running. Andy thinks it's a silly idea, but his objections don't sit well with Ellie, who stomps away. Conversations begin to stir around Mayberry that a woman will run for council, especially among the men fearing it may actually happen. It does. Ellie gets the women to sign a petition that will let her run for town council - including Barney, who got sweet-talked into signing first of the list by Hilda May. In an attempt to apologize to Ellie, Andy reverts back to his chauvinistic point of view and offends her once again. Now she's more determined than ever to run. Upset, the men in town devise a scheme to punish their wives by taking away their charge cards. In turn, the women punish their husbands by refusing to do any work around the house. Never intending to start a civil war, Ellie comes by the Taylor house to ... Written by
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Did You Know?
Frank Ferguson, who plays "Sam Lindsey" in this episode, was also "Wilbur Pine", the one that marries Rose in episode 1, "The New Housekeeper". He would also later play Mr. Foley, the butcher, in two episodes. But more importantly, Mary Treen, who plays "Clara Lindsey" in this episode and in "Those Gossipin' Men," actually played Rose in episode 1, "The New Housekeeper." It is ironic that not only did they use the same actress in this episode who originally played Rose, for her husband in this episode they also used the same actor who played her husband in 'The New Housekeeper." See more
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The Fishin' Hole
Written by Earle Hagen and Herbert Spencer.
Performed by Earle Hagen. See more