Barney grows suspicious of Sam Becker, a farmer newly moved into the area, who is always in a hurry and never seems to want to talk to anyone. He also seems to be buying a lot of groceries and medical supplies and holing up inside his house like a hermit. Andy doesn't think there's anything unusual about the man, but Barney stays on the case, later reporting back on his activities, which Andy seems to think are perfectly reasonable. Barney postulates every kind of theory, from Sam growing marijuana to the possibility of treating someone with a bullet wound. When a big thunderstorm kicks up, Sam suddenly calls Andy out to his house. Mixed signals lead Barney to conclude that Andy has walked into a trap, so he calls up a posse to rescue him. Arriving alone, he finds what all the fuss is truly about: Sam's wife is about to give birth, the doctor is out of town, and Andy is going to have to deliver it himself. Andy puts Barney in charge of keeping Sam calm with old war stories while Andy ... Written by
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Floyd mentions his wife, named Melba who apparently passed away sometime before the third season, as he is a widower in "Floyd, the Gay Deceiver. See more
When Andy and Barney stake out Sam Becker's farm and spot Sam driving his tractor in a field, Barney muses that Sam is planting marijuana. Andy doubts it is marijuana but states that Sam is definitely planting something. The goof is that Sam is using his tractor to pull a set of soil cultivation disks. If Sam were actually planting something, he would be pulling a planter implement of some sort and not a set of disks. Also, the disks are just rolling noisily across the top of the ground and not cutting into the soil as would be required for soil cultivation. See more
You sure didn't freeze up on THIS little grasshopper.
The Fishin' Hole
Written by Earle Hagen and Herbert Spencer.
Performed by Earle Hagen. See more