When the Scobey family misses a mortgage payment, Ben Weaver insists Andy serve them a foreclosure notice immediately, but Andy aims to save the Scobeys their home.


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Episode cast overview:
Andy Griffith ... Andy Taylor
Ron Howard ... Opie Taylor (as Ronny Howard)
Don Knotts ... Barney Fife
Frances Bavier ... Aunt Bee Taylor
Will Wright ... Ben Weaver
Sam Edwards ... Lester Scobey
Margaret Kerry ... Helen Scobey
Hope Summers ... Bertha Edwards
Robert McQuain Robert McQuain ... Bill
Jack Prince ... Rummage Sale Customer
Joy Ellison Joy Ellison ... Mary Scobey


Mean old Ben Weaver is at it again. This time he wants Andy to serve a foreclosure notice on Lester Scobey, a down-on-his-luck family man who missed his mortgage payment because he is out of work. Despite Lester's run of hard luck, and Andy's attempt to reason things out, Weaver is too stubborn and determined to even listen, especially since he wants Lester's property to put up a warehouse. Andy and Barney pocket up Lester's $52.50 payment, but Ben won't have it. He wants the entire $780 that has come contractually due from Lester's lateness. Barney springs into action, starting up a Save the Scobey House Fund by instituting a rummage sale to raise the money. Meanwhile Andy steals Lester's glasses because, according to the law, if he can't read the notice to understand it, he can't be served with it. Stopping by the rummage sale, Ben informs Andy that he read the foreclosure notice to Lester and that there is no longer any reason to stall. Andy wonders if Ben really sees how mean he's... Written by Jerry Dean Roberts <armchairoscars@hotmail.com> / edited by statmanjeff

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Comedy | Family







Release Date:

24 April 1961 (USA) See more »

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Mayberry Enterprises See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This episode marks the first mention of Juanita the waitress, who is never seen during the show but frequently referenced. See more »


Andy Taylor: [after Ben leaves] Now, there's a man that's got everything. He's not only got all the money in town, he's got all the meanness, too.
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