Everyone in Mayberry is excited when a Wild West show comes to town. Everyone likes the show and its promoter Fred Gibson but the real draw is Clarence Earp Dempsey, a direct descendant of the legendary U.S. Marshall, Wyatt Earp. The show begins to have a negative impact on Opie and some of his friends however when they take some of shows slogans - like the best man is a fighting man - just a little too much to heart. Andy tries to get Gibson to tone it down but Dempsey ends up challenging him to a duel. Andy has to do some quick thinking to settle it all amicably. Written by
Did You Know?
Per the title, Wyatt Earp was an American officer of the law in various Western frontier towns best known for his participation in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. See more
The banner at the fairground reads "Gibsons Wild West Show." It should read "Gibson's Wild West Show." See more