What do you do with a goat full of dynamite? Nobody in Mayberry seems to know, least of all Otis, who shows up even more 'loaded' than the goat.




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Opie Taylor (as Ronny Howard)
Forrest Lewis ...
Cy Hudgins
Mr. Burton


A local construction crew is blasting for an underpass near Mayberry. The rumor is that the mayor wants to bring the highway past his brother's gas station. A farmer brings his goat uptown to experience his weekly shopping trip, and partly because of the blasting making the goat nervous. The goat frees itself from a bench on main street and wanders into a storeroom. The goat eats a half of a case of dynamite. Andy and Barney treat the goat with kid gloves and place him in Otis's cell. The fun starts when Otis lets himself into the locked jail using his own key and kicks the goat out of "his" cell. Written by miller_mark_r

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Comedy | Family





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28 January 1963 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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A goat eats dynamite
5 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Mayor determined to bring progress to Mayberry is involved with having a underpass built nearby. Town people joke that the motivation is more to do with having the freeway run by the mayors brothers filling station more than progress. The result are constant booms from the road crew using dynamite to clear way for the underpass. a local farmer brings his goat to town because the noise is making his goat nervous and he's afraid to leave it home alone. The goat chews through his ropes and wanders around town, eventually finding a stash of dynamite and eating a bunch of it. The show revolves around trying to keep the "loaded" goat from blowing up.

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