Andy Griffith Show Memories : Episode #29 - Quiet Sam
Barney is suspicious of Mayberry's quiet, new farmer.
Season Number: 1
Episode Number: 29
First Aired: May 1, 1961
Writers: Jim Fritzell, Everett Greenbaum
Director: Bob Sweeney
Andy Griffith (Sheriff Andy Taylor)
Ron Howard (Opie Taylor)
Don Knotts (Barney Fife)
Frances Bavier (Aunt Bee Taylor)
Hal Smith (Otis Campbell)
Howard McNear (Floyd Lawson)
William Schallert (Sam Becker)
Barney become suspicious of Sam Becker, a farmer who pretty much keeps to himself. When Barney's attempts to get a little information out of Sam in town fail, Barney becomes convinced that something shady is going on at the Becker farm. Barney finds that Sam has bought a unusual amount of medical supplies, which makes his imagination run even wilder. Barney eventually gets Andy involved and it turns out that Sam stays so close to home because his wife is expecting. Andy ends up delivering the baby.
Barney tells Sam that he did his part to "whip the dreaded Hun," meaning he served in the Army during World War II.
Floyd's wife's name is mentioned in this episode - Melba.
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.
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