When Barney's landlady, Mrs. Mendelbright, catches him cooking in his room she asks him to leave. He's lived there for several years and considers the boarding house his home but he has no choice but to move out. He sets himself up in the back room at the courthouse but that clearly isn't going to work so Andy convinces him to go see Mrs. Mendelbright and apologize, hoping she will take him back. They do make up but she tells them she is selling her house and is to marry her new boarder, Oscar Fields, who has just moved in to Barney's old room. When Barney hears that she is about to give the man her life savings so they can buy a house elsewhere, he's sure the man is a crook. Written by
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This episode was one of only four on the eight "complete season" DVD sets that do not have laugh tracks. All four occur in the Fall of season 4 and were presumably broadcast without laugh tracks. See more
Who ever heard of a room you couldn't cook in? Six dollars a week, and what do I get? Heartaches, nothin' but heartaches!