The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
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Banjo-Playing Deputy 

A destitute banjo player fills in for Barney.

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Opie Taylor (as Ronny Howard)
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Aunt Bee Taylor
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Floyd Lawson
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Flossie
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Manager
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Miss Bedloe
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When Andy forces the harem dancer show at the carnival to shut down, the owner decides to move on but leaves his one-man band, Jerry, behind. Andy takes pity on the jobless and penniless young man and invites him home for dinner. With Barney away, Aunt Bee suggests to Andy that he should hire Jerry to do some general work around the courthouse. Andy decides to try him out, but the somewhat inept Jerry has ideas about being a Deputy that don't quite work out. When Aunt Bee has her purse snatched at the carnival however, Jerry knows exactly who did it and shows his mettle to get it back. Written by garykmcd

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3 May 1965 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Jerry (Jerry VanDyke) tells Aunt Bee (Frances Bavier) that he is from Morgantown, WV, the same city that recently departed Don Knotts (Barney Fife) was born and raised in. See more »

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The character played by Hope Summers is listed in the credits as 'Miss Bedloe'. However, when she goes into the courthouse to complain to Andy about the dancing at the carnival, he greets her as 'Miss Edwards', referring to her character name in previous and later episodes - Clara Edwards. See more »

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I don't even know Robie Miller
21 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

Herbie Faye, a man who must really like to dress up, makes the first of his three appearances on TAGS-- in a suit, naturally-- as a carny boss to the hapless Jerry Miller and exotic dancer Floss. He and Jerry have a funny exchange about back wages just before Sheriff Taylor bowls him over onto the midway. The best line goes to Opie at the dinner table, who quickly sizes up Jerry's inability to complete a sentence. Runner-up is Floyd's barb against Andy for shutting down what Clara describes as a hoochie-coochie show.Best sight gag has Jerry at the carnival returning a stray baseball with painful results and getting caught in the middle of a hey, rube. Actor Lee van Cleef playing a crooked carny worker looks a little like a serpent.


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