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...
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[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.
The Fishin' Hole
Written by Earle Hagen
and Herbert W. Spencer
(as Herbert Spencer)
Performed by Earle Hagen See more