The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
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Mayberry on Record 

Andy suspects that Barney and a few other citizens have been taken in by a slick recording man from New York.



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Episode cast overview:
... Andy Taylor
... Opie Taylor (as Ronny Howard)
... Barney Fife
... Floyd Lawson
George Dunn ... An Investor
... An Investor (as William Erwin)
The Country Boys ... Musicians
... Mr. Maxwell


Angry that his paycheck has been whittled away by government deductions, Barney begins to talk about finding a good investment. Andy warns him about jumping too fast as he may find himself an easy mark for a con artist (which he ably demonstrates by selling him a buffalo nickel for $75). Just then, Ellie comes by with Mr. Maxwell, a music producer passing through town who was told there might be some good musicians he could use for his upcoming folk album. Excited about the idea, Andy gathers up players in the barbershop for renditions of "Flop Eared Mule" and "The Crawdad Song." Maxwell is impressed. After Andy leaves, Barney, Floyd and the boys begin talking to Maxwell about investing in the album. Maxwell isn't sure, but the rest insist. When Andy hears about their investment, he immediately jumps to the conclusion that Maxwell is a con artist who just bilked them out of their money. No one believes him until they find that Maxwell has checked out of his hotel room and left town. ... Written by Jerry Dean Roberts <>

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Comedy | Family





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13 February 1961 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In an earlier episode entitled "The Manhunt," Capt. Barker promises to send Andy a magnetic map like the state police use. Barker apparently made good on his promise since the magnetic map may be seen in the Sheriff's office in "Mayberry on Record." See more »


When Andy and Barney are discussing the fact that Barney bought stock in the record company, Barney states that Mr. Maxwell admitted that he could "make as much as a million dollars on the album." Mr. Maxwell never said anything about a million dollars. His only statement was that he might make $25,000 (25 cents times 100,000 possible sales). The only thing said about a million was when Barney asked "...suppose it sold a million copies" and Floyd replies that would be $250,000 in profit. See more »


Andy Taylor: Now, they're all legitimate government deductions. Besides, you know what they say, "Can't take it with you."
Barney Fife: Take it WITH me? They keep nibblin' at me like this, I'll be lucky if I get to go myself.
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