Phillip and Vivian are invited on a trip to Palm Springs with Mr. and Mrs. Furth in his helicopter. Mr. Furth suggests that Will and Carlton drive his Mercedes there, but they get pulled over and Carlton's non-stop jabber gets them arrested. At the police station Carlton is dead set on telling the absolute truth but the police don't believe anything they have to say and accuse them of a rash of car thefts in the area. Their phone call yields no help as Mrs. Furth, amid the noise of the party, misinterprets Carton's plea for help as "Getting into Yale." Will attempts to call home, Geoffrey answers but hangs up because he's off duty. Then Will gets the idea of confessing to the thefts so that a news crew will come down and film them in jail, and that Uncle Phil and Aunt Viv will see them on television. It works, and Uncle Phil and Mr. Furth get them released by reminding the police of the boy's rights. Back home Will and Carlton get into a debate over exactly why they were detained. ... Written by
Jerry Roberts <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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This is actually the 7th episode to be shot, but the 6th to be broadcasted. See more
Will was wearing no glasses when he went to jail. When Will goes on live TV, he's now wearing a pair of sunglasses with one lens missing. After the TV broadcast is over, the sunglasses have disappeared. See more
[to a police officer
I've got a few questions for you. When you got this alleged confession from these two young men, did they have a lawyer present? No, because I'm their lawyer. Did you notify their parents? No, because we're their parents. So, officer, don't tell us to wait and don't tell us to sit down, just open that damn cellar and let those two boys out of there or I'm going to tie this place up with so much litigation that your grandchildren are going to need lawyers!
References Mayberry R.F.D.
Written by Harry Nilsson
Performed by Raymond McLeod See more