The Andy Griffith Show: Season 1, Episode 19

Mayberry on Record (13 Feb. 1961)

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Barney's unhappy with his meager paycheck and thinks about investing in the stock market. Andy warns him about con men and shows him how easy it would be to swindle someone. Just then Ellie... See full summary »

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Barney's unhappy with his meager paycheck and thinks about investing in the stock market. Andy warns him about con men and shows him how easy it would be to swindle someone. Just then Ellie comes in with Mr. Maxwell, a producer who needs Andy's help in rounding up local talent to make a record album of folk music. When folks find out how much money there is to be made if the record is a hit, they invest in it. Andy finds out and thinks they have all fallen for the oldest con game in the world. Maxwell continues to record music and take folks' money for a time then unexpectedly leaves town. Investors are up in arms and clamoring for the lawmen to find Maxwell when he walks in with a signed contract and a certified check. Written by bobbymaxwell

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One of the only times when Andy is wrong and the whole town is right!
18 October 2010 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Usually, Andy plays the voice of reason that is able to get the town to stop and think. That's because although the folks of Mayberry are nice, they also have a tendency to become a flock of sheep without a single brain between them! And, Andy sees himself as their reluctant shepherd.

The show begins with a city man coming to town to scout for local musical talent. He claims to be a music producer who is interested in folk and bluegrass music and the folks of town are only too happy to perform for him. That's because they all have visions of becoming rich off the royalties they might get if they become famous. And, when he claims he MIGHT be able to produce a record and the folks start giving him money for this project, Andy is naturally suspicious. He eventually goes so far as to accuse the man of being a con-man--and eventually it looks like he might be right. But, in a rare instance, by the end of the film the stranger turns out to have been on the level and Andy is forced to eat crow, so to speak.

Overall, a decent episode. While it's certainly not a funny one, it was nice to finally see Andy be wrong for a change--providing a surprise finale. Well done.


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