Andy Griffith Show Memories : Episode #19 - Mayberry on Record
Mayberry on Record
Andy becomes suspicious when a record promoter comes to town to gather material for a folk music album.
Episode Number: 19 Season Number: 1
First Aired: February 13, 1961
Writers: Benedict Freeman, Jack Fenton Murray
Director: Gene Reynolds
Ron Howard (Opie Taylor)
Don Knotts (Barney Fife)
Andy Griffith (Sheriff Andy Taylor)
Frances Bavier (Aunt Bee Taylor)
Hope Summers (Bertha Johnson/Clara Edwards)
Howard McNear (Floyd Lawson)
Elinor Donahue (Ellie Walker)
Bill Erwin (Investor)
Hugh Marlowe (Mr. Maxwell)
George Dunn (Pete)
Despite a lesson from Andy on the dangers of investing one's money, Barney and some of the other towns folks convince Mr. Maxwell, a record producer in town to record some of the local folk music for an album he's making, to let them invest in his record company. He reluctantly agrees, and everyone is convinced they'll see a quick and profitable turn on their investments. Andy, however, is quite suspicious of Mr. Maxwell and tries to convince Barney that he's made a terrible mistake and is being swindled. When it appears that Mr. Maxwell has skipped out of the town with their money, it appears that Andy is right. Ellie manages to keep a cool head, explaining that Mr. Maxwell has done nothing out of the ordinary. As Barney, Andy, Floyd and the others are preparing to go after Mr. Maxwell, he returns. Not only is he back, but he sold the album for more than he expected and has already turned a nice little profit for the investors. He owes all his (and his investors) success to Andy for alertimg him to all of Mayberry's talent.
- Appearing on this episode was the Country Boys who were Roland White, Eric White, Clarence White, Billy Ray Latham, and LeRoy Mack. They soon evolved into the famous bluegrass group the Kentucky Colonels.
- In the background, you can see in the Sheriff's Office that Captain Barker of the State Police finally sent the magnetic map he promised in "Manhunt".
- The series was filmed entirely in Hollywood, at Desilu Productions on the former RKO Pictures lot. Mayberry exteriors were shot on the former Selznick International Pictures lot, later known as Forty Acres. The rural fishing hole that opened each episode was Franklin Canyon Lake, just north of Beverly Hills. Franklin Canyon was also the site of the show's Myers Lake and other outdoor locales.
- The whistled theme song, "The Fishin' Hole" was composed by Earle Hagen (the music coordinator and famous whistler of the show) and Herbert Spencer, with unsung lyrics by Everett Sloane. Hagen also wrote the music for the series.
Barney (complaining to Andy about deductions from his paycheck when Andy states that he can't take it with him when he dies) : "If they keep nibblin' at me like this, I'll be lucky to go myself!"
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Episode #1 - The New Housekeeper
Episode #2 - The Manhunt
Episode #3 - The Guitar Player
Episode #4 - Ellie Comes to Town
Episode #5 - Irresistible Andy
Episode #6 - Runaway Kid
Episode #7 - Andy the Matchmaker
Episode #8 - Opie's Charity
Episode #9 - A Feud is a Feud
Episode #10 - Ellie for Council
Episode #11 - Christmas Story
Episode #12 - Stranger in Town
Episode #13 - Mayberry Goes Hollywood
Episode #14 - The Horse Trader
Episode #15 - Those Gossipin' Men
Episode #16 - The Beauty Contest
Episode #17 - Alcohol and Old Lace
Episode #18 - Andy the Marriage Counselor
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