When a stranger comes to town and knows people's name and all about them, folks become scared and suspicious and want Andy to do something about him. Since Ed Sawyer has broken no laws, Andy refuses. Things get even more curious when he tells Andy that Mayberry is his hometown, even though he has never been there before. After being rejected by everyone, Lucy Matthews in particular, Ed asks Andy for help and tells him how Mayberry became his hometown. As Andy is calling the newspaper with the story, Ed is confronted by a group of townsfolk who want to run him out of town. Andy steps in and tells his story to the crowd, which backs down and welcomes him to town. Written by
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This is the only episode in which Floyd the Barber is played as a sleepy, laid back individual by Walter Baldwin. Subsequently, he was played as an excitable individual by Howard McNear. See more
In the long courthouse scene where Ed Sawyer meets Lucy Matthews, the steam heat radiator and spittoon on the floor under the bulletin board change their positions along that wall at least 4 times in one scene. They keep moving back and forth between the glass front bookshelf on the left and the door to the back room on the right. See more