The Mayberry Band is looking forward to going to the State Capital for the annual state-wide band competition. The new Mayor however thinks otherwise. He's heard the band and thinks they're not only the worst imaginable but a disgrace to the town. Andy talk him into listening them just once more but it only convinces the Mayor more than ever not to let them go. Andy comes up with a plan however. It just so happens that Freddy Fleet and his Band are passing through Mayberry and Andy twists their arm into helping them out. Written by
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The Freddy Fleet band's car is the same extended 1947 Cadillac that Bobby Fleet's band had in season one's 'The Guitar Player'. See more
Andy finally convinces Mayor Stoner to delay making his decision until he watches the band play while marching. At the appointed time the Mayor drives up and parks his car directly in front of the sidewalk bench where Barney seats him. In the very next shot, when the band is marching by, the camera is now behind the bench looking past Barney and the Mayor toward the street. The Mayor's car has suddenly disappeared from where it should be blocking the Mayor's view of the street and band. See more
Stars and Stripes Forever
Written by John Philip Sousa
Performed by The Mayberry Band. See more