Just as the regional Barbershop Quartet contest is to be held in Mount Pilot Howard Sprague, the group's tenor, get a throat infection and can't sing. Andy and the others have won the competition for two years running and decide to hold auditions for a temporary replacement. Unable to find anyone suitable, Andy is left with the choice of letting a prisoner with a great voice - a repeat offender who does nothing but plan his escape from jail - join the group. Sure enough, just as they arrive in Mount Pilot he disappears leaving the three other members of the quartet high and dry. A chance encounter saves the day. Written by
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Actor Burt Mustin
is listed in the ending credits as playing the roll "Jud", but Andy repeatedly refers to him as "Burt" and when Aunt Bee is practicing with them at the Taylor home, she replies "Burt Wilkins, I am not squeaky." See more