The town council meets with Mr. Harmon, a Hollywood movie producer who wants to use Mayberry as a location for his latest picture. Dead-set against it, the council fears Harmon using the opportunity to poke fun at the townsfolk and their southern ways. Andy, the lone voice in favor, offers to walk the man around town and talk to him to find out what his intentions are. Harmon is charmed by the town's simple, laid-back manner and assures Andy that his intentions are completely honorable. The council now approves, but the news excites the town and incites the citizens of Mayberry to begin to put on airs, dressing up in ridiculous clothes and changing their storefronts to look more Hollywood. Aghast, Andy tries to warn the town that this isn't what drew Harmon to want to make a movie in Mayberry, but no one will listen. The town council sets up a silly welcoming ceremony that, for some reason, involves cutting down the oldest oak tree in town. Harmon returns and is as disappointed in the...
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Did You Know?
This episode marks Howard McNear's first appearance as Floyd the barber. Floyd had been played in one previous episode by actor Walter Baldwin. From this episode on, McNear would play the character for the rest of the series. See more
"Mayberry Goes Hollywood" originally aired January 2, 1961. In the jail cell that Andy and Barney clean hang two calendars (with months and years obscured as usual.) One calendar features a month of thirty days with the 1st on a Tuesday, most likely making it November 1960. Over Andy's should, another calendar hangs. It's only partially seen with the 28th appearing on a Saturday. The closest months to the air date where this would be true would be either November 1959 or April 1961. See more
Ain't-ain't we a-pickin' our peaches 'fore they're fuzzed up good?
The DVDs released by Raintree Home Video replaces the classic Andy Griffith Show theme with a generic instrumental song. See more
Flow Gently, Sweet Afton
Written by Jonathan E. Spillman, lyrics from a poem by Robert Burns
Performed by Josie Lloyd
as Juanita Pike See more