The Andy Griffith Show: Season 3, Episode 8

The Mayberry Band (19 Nov. 1962)

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Mayberry's town band is the worst in the state and Mayor Stoner refuses to allow them to go to the state capital to play. It looks like they will have to stay home until Andy gets a little help from Freddy Fleet and his band.


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Episode credited cast:
Opie Taylor (as Ronny Howard)
Thom Carney ...
Burly Peters
Freddy Fleet
William Eben Stephens ...
Phil Sunkel
Sherwood Keith ...
Merle - Town Councilman
Ralph - Town Councilman
Frank Leyva ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Henry Slate ...
Bobby Fleet / Freddy Fleet


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 garykmcd

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Comedy | Family





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19 November 1962 (USA)  »

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Aneta Corsaut, who would later play Helen Crump, was a friend of Jim Fritzell who wrote this episode. She suggested the name Phil Sunkle for one of the Freddy Fleet Band members as a tribute to a musician friend she had back in New York. Corsaut didn't tell her friend about this and when the episode aired, Sunkel sued the show. Corsaut tried to explain the situation to her friend, but by that time, Sunkel had settled out of court. See more »


As the band marches in the street while playing for the mayor, Phil Sunkel can be seen holding his chin down and pulling up his collar in an attempt to hide his goatee while playing. In the very next shot, his chin is back in its original position. See more »

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