Aunt Bee, Emma Brand and Clara Lindsey are having a gossip session at Walker's Drug Store when Andy comes by to get some sulfur powder for Barney, who cut his finger cleaning his gun. Emma doesn't believe that's the whole story and she, Bee and Clara begin a grapevine that balloons the story up until the whole town thinks Barney shot himself in the chest. Andy has a laugh at the women and their dispensing of misinformation and claims that gossip doesn't come as natural to men as it does to women. Angry at their dismissal of women as nothing more than blabbermouths, Aunt Bee fosters a line of gossip in the male population of Mayberry over an unassuming traveling shoe salesman passing through town. Soon, Andy and Barney begin to wonder about this man. Rumor grows and grows, and soon the men in town, believing the salesman to be a New York talent scout, line up outside his hotel room door ready to audition for what they think is The Manhattan Showtime television program. The meek little ...
Jerry Dean Roberts <email@example.com> / edited by statmanjeff
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I suppose you're not capable of gossiping.
Oh-oh, I guess we're capable all right, but somehow or another it just don't come as natural to us as it does to you all.
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