Aunt Bee and Clara Johnson are both jarring homemade pickles. The only difference is that Clara's are good enough to have won the blue ribbon at the fair eleven years counting while Aunt Bee's taste like they've been floating in kerosene. The boys are too polite to tell Aunt bee the truth about her pickles and come up with a plan to switch Aunt Bee's pickles with store bought pickles. The plan backfires when Bee decides to enter her pickles in the contest. Written by
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When the contest judges sample Aunt Bee's pickles, the carousel music stops outside and then resumes after the blue ribbon is presented. This was a choice made by music director Earl Hagen in order to heighten the suspense. See more
After Andy, Barney, and Opie swap Aunt Bee's bad tasting homemade pickles with some better tasting store bought pickles, they put the home canning jars that now contain store pickles back into the the Taylor's kitchen cabinet. Barney then leaves the kitchen with a valise full of the bad homemade pickles in the store bought jars. In the next scene, Barney is outside of town giving the motorist from Portland a home canning jar of Aunt Bee's bad pickles as a Safe Driver Award. He should be handing out the store jars from the valise not home canning jars. See more
Sheriff Andy Taylor
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