While Andy, Barney and the boys fool around at Floyd's Barbershop, the northern bus pulls up, letting off a stranger who immediately comes inside. He mysteriously seems to know Andy, Barney and Floyd and notes little things about them. Perplexed, the fellas follow him over to the hotel as he, along the way, greets other citizens of Mayberry, knowing intimate details about them, too. The man is Ed Sawyer from New York, whom no one has ever heard of. While suspicion leads some to fear he's either crazy or something supernatural - or, in Barney's case, a foreign spy - Andy wants to hold back and wait since the man seems friendly and hasn't done anything outside the law; however, the citizens really begin to lather when Ed tries to buy The Filling Station and court pretty Lucy Matthews (both unsuccessfully). When Ed stops by the courthouse, Andy finally sits him down for an explanation: It seems he had been Army buddies with one of Mayberry's own. Hearing stories about the town, Ed began ... Written by
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At the hotel, Andy holds his right arm across his navel, but as the scene changes to a wider shot, his right arm extends outstretched across the desk counter. See more
You believe folks will ever fly to the moon?
Sure. I'm going there myself some day.
Boy, you're already there.
The Fishin' Hole
Written by Earle Hagen and Herbert Spencer.
Performed by Earle Hagen. See more