After a successful bout as the MC at a local dinner, Howard decides to further his comedic skills by appearing on Colonel Tim's local TV amateur hour. He decides to add a little zip to store-bought jokes by including the names of a variety of Mayberry's leading citizens. Andy thinks he's done a great job but all he's manage to do is insult a fairly wide swath of the community. Howard soon finds himself shunned by Clara Edwards, Aunt Bee and Floyd the barber. They soon realize however that Howard's joking and mentioning their name on the air has had a particular side benefit. Written by
Did You Know?
Howard Sprague does his comedy routine on TV station WASG. The last three letters of the call sign are Andy Griffith's initials: Andrew Samuel Griffith. See more
Howard Sprague is the county clerk. But when Opie walks into his office to renew his bike license, the sign on the wall says Mayberry Township. The municipal clerk and the county clerk are two different positions, even in the smallest towns. See more