Jim Lindsey, the once-wayward guitar player whom Andy helped start his musical career, returns to Mayberry a success with a brand new sports car and a hit single "Rock n' Roll Rosie from Raleigh." Everyone is excited to see the hometown boy that made good, but Andy gets wind of something strange. Within a day, the car disappears, and Ellie, Floyd and Jason report that, despite his "success," he seems to be charging a lot of his bills, and even asking Barney for money. Plus, as successful as he claims to be, he isn't receiving any mail. Andy gets in touch with Bobby Fleet, the bandleader who hired Jim, and learns that Jim walked away from the band after Bobby wouldn't make him a partner. Unable to make it on his own, Jim is flat broke with his car repossessed. Andy tries to talk to him about reconnecting with Bobby and the band, but Jim won't hear of it; so, as is tradition, Andy arrests Jim as a ruse to reconnect him with Bobby so that Jim can get his career going again. Bobby is ... Written by
Jerry Dean Roberts <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Did You Know?
decided not to return after the first season because she felt she had no on-screen chemistry with Andy Griffith
. Griffith later admitted that it was his own fault because he had a hard time showing affection on-screen, and as a result, the relationship didn't appear real or believable. See more
Jim's acoustic guitar makes electric guitar sounds. See more
What'd you expect me to do, come back to my own hometown and say "Come on, folks, come look at your hometown failure."
I think you kinda underestimatin' your friends a little.
Whadda you mean?
Wasn't you treated pretty good before you left, and you wasn't a big star or nothin'? Why should folks think any less of ya now?
Written by Huddie Ledbetter, aka Leadbelly
Performed by Andy Griffith and James Best. See more