The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
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Rafe Hollister Sings 

When image-conscious Mayor Stoner objects to a golden-voiced--but wardrobe-challenged--farmer chosen to represent Mayberry in the upcoming musicale, Andy must find a way to appease all sides.


Charles Irving


Harvey Bullock

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Episode cast overview:
Andy Griffith ... Andy Taylor
Ron Howard ... Opie Taylor (as Ronny Howard)
Don Knotts ... Barney Fife
Parley Baer ... Mayor Roy Stoner
Kay Stewart Kay Stewart ... Martha Hollister
Isabel Randolph ... Mrs. Jeffries
Olan Soule ... John Masters
Ottola Nesmith ... Mrs. Dennis
Jack Prince ... Rafe Hollister


Barney is preparing himself for the Ladies League singing contest. The winner gets to go to the State capital and represent Mayberry. The problem of course is that he can't sing. When farmer Rafe Hollister shows up at the court house, he sings while Andy plays the guitar and it turns out he has a very nice voice. Andy encourages him to go and try out for the competition which he wins handily. Mayor Stoner and Mrs. Jeffries, the head of the Ladies League, are aghast however at Rafe's appearance and want Andy to break the news to him that he cannot sing at the musicale. Unable to bring himself to do so, Andy decides the only option is to try and make Rafe a bit more presentable. Written by garykmcd

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Comedy | Family







Release Date:

11 February 1963 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

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Mayberry Enterprises See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This show's copyright has expired and it is now in the public domain. See more »


The Mayor holds Andy responsible for Rafe Hollister being chosen to sing at the event, but the Choir Director, John Masters, was the one who made the decision. See more »


Andy Taylor: [seeing how many musical terms Barney actually knows] What would you do if they asked you to sing a capella?
Barney Fife: Well, I'd DO it!
[to the tune of "La Cucaracha"]
Barney Fife: A capella, a capella...
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Such a wonderful singing voice from that rascal farmer/moonshiner character
3 April 2007 | by millerscontacts_txSee all my reviews

Each of the three comments I've read at this site about that particular TAGS episode rings clear and accurate. I appreciate each person's point of view and individual take on what has to be one of the most pleasantly surprising episodes of the entire black & white TAGS series: that such a 'wonderful singing voice' could come from that warm-hearted rascal farmer/moonshiner, Rafe Hollister!!

Does anyone know if Rafe Hollister's great singing voice appeared in any other TAGS in later seasons? Or, does anyone know if Mr.Prince ever recorded any songs on 45's or LP's from the 1950's or 60's?? I just have to hear more of that honest and clear voice!

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