Angry that his paycheck has been whittled away by government deductions, Barney begins to talk about finding a good investment. Andy warns him about jumping too fast as he may find himself an easy mark for a con artist (which he ably demonstrates by selling him a buffalo nickel for $75). Just then, Ellie comes by with Mr. Maxwell, a music producer passing through town who was told there might be some good musicians he could use for his upcoming folk album. Excited about the idea, Andy gathers up players in the barbershop for renditions of "Flop Eared Mule" and "The Crawdad Song." Maxwell is impressed. After Andy leaves, Barney, Floyd and the boys begin talking to Maxwell about investing in the album. Maxwell isn't sure, but the rest insist. When Andy hears about their investment, he immediately jumps to the conclusion that Maxwell is a con artist who just bilked them out of their money. No one believes him until they find that Maxwell has checked out of his hotel room and left town. ... Written by
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Did You Know?
As Ellie stands at the soda fountain, a poster for Diced Cream can be seen on the wall behind her. Diced Cream was a cubed, single-serving ice cream product that became popular starting in the late 1940s. The company eventually went out of business after being taken to Federal Court on price fixing charges. See more
The whipped cream on Andy's sundae gets larger and completely covers the ice cream once he gives the dish to Opie. See more
Now, they're all legitimate government deductions. Besides, you know what they say, "Can't take it with you."
Take it WITH me? They keep nibblin' at me like this, I'll be lucky if I get to go myself.
Flop Eared Mule
Written by J. Baird
Performed by Andy Griffith and The Country Boys See more