Jim Lindsey, the once-wayward guitar player that Andy helped get started in his 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 notices something strange. Within a day, the car has disappeared, and Ellie, Floyd and Barney have noticed that despite his success, he seems to be charging a lot of his bills and asking to borrow 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 gets the information that the guitar player walked away from the band because Bobby wouldn't make him a partner. Out of work, Jim is flat broke and his car has been repossessed. Andy tries to talk to Jim 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 Jim and Bobby so that Jim can get his career going ... Written by
Jerry Dean Roberts <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Did You Know?
In "The Guitar Player," Bobby Fleet was played Henry Slate. Here he is played by Herb Ellis. See more
Jim's acoustic guitar makes electric guitar sounds. See more
Written by Carl Sandburg.
Performed by Andy Griffith and James Best. See more