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
Throughout this episode Aunt Bee refers to making a batch of pickles as making 8 quarts. She tells Andy and Barney that they're the lucky ones because she made a double batch-16 jars. All recipes for a batch of pickles are for 7 quarts not 8. Because 7 is the number of quart jars that will fit in the standard, blue enamel, water bath canner. This canner size has been the standard for at least the last half of the 20th century and probably even earlier. See more
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