Mean old Ben Weaver catches Sam Muggins moonshining and insists Andy lock him up, even though it's Christmas eve. In order to keep Ben off his back and still have the party they had planned, Andy arrests Sam's wife and children as "accessories before, during, and after the fact," and deputizes Ellie, Opie, and Aunt Bee to help watch the prisoners. Everyone is having a good time except Ben, who spies on them and tries to get himself arrested because he's too ornery to admit he wants to participate. Andy finally figures it out and arrests him but lets Ben stop by his store to pick up a few things he might need - presents for the others.
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The only show of the entire series that portrayed Christmas. See more
The first card Andy opens shows a snowman with packages piled high. Barney then opens an all-white card from prison while Andy opens a card with Santa driving a Model-T. A few moments later, Barney opens an identical snowman with piled packages card. The camera angle changes. The snowman card is back in Andy's hand while Barney holds a previously unseen card of Santa before a hearth. As the camera changes again, the card in Andy's hand disappears, then reappears when the camera changes back. As Andy talks, Barney opens another envelope with the Santa driving the Model-T card inside, but as they talk it changes into the all-white card from prison. See more
[releases Sam on the moonshining charge due to lack of evidence because the jug is empty
I wouldn't be surprised if Ben's full of the evidence right now.
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The Fishin' Hole
Written by Earle Hagen
and Herbert W. Spencer
(as Herbert Spencer)
Performed by Earle Hagen See more