Mayberry Goes Hollywood (TAGS Episode)

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Episode Info

Mayberry Goes Hollywood

  • Filmed: 13
  • Aired: 13
  • Original Air Date: 1961/01/02
  • Writer(s): Benedict Freeman and John Fenton Murray
  • Director: Bob Sweeney

Plot Summary

A Hollywood producer visits Mayberry and, taken with the town's charm, decides to use it as the setting of a new film. The town members become screen-struck and busily go about giving Mayberry a face-lift, changing everything the producer liked. Just before the citizens are about to cut down a landmark oak tree, the producer stops them and tells them what Mayberry's appeal was to him: the townspeople's simple, honest, down-to-earth ways.

Odd Facts Known by Few

  • Mr. Harmon calls Floyd Mr. Colby as he and Andy leave to continue their tour of the town after they stop and talk to him for a few minutes. This is confirmed by the name "COLBY'S TONSORIAL PARLOR" inside a large design on the upper center of the front window of his shop. After the "Hollywood hysteria" has died down, the COLBY design is gone and "Floyd's BARBER SHOP" is back in the lower left corner of the window, as in episode 12, Stranger in Town.
  • Floyd learned to cut hair on cats. He's not much with people, but he's a great cat barber.
  • The Landmark Oak Tree which was saved from being cut down was never seen again on The Andy Griffith Show.
  • Daughter of the Mayor, Juanita Pike, sings "Flow Sweetly Sweet Afton" at the Welcome ceremony for the Hollywood visitors.
  • Actor Dan Frazer played the part of "Capt. Frank McNeil" in 69 episodes of "Kojak".
  • Howard McNear appeared in two Elvis Presley movies.
  • Josie Lloyd is the daughter of well-known character actor Norman Lloyd, well-known to fans of '80's TV as Dr. Daniel Auschlander on "St. Elsewhere." He also was a favorite of Alfred Hitchcock, appearing in several Hitchcock films and serving as associate producer and occasional director of "Alfred Hitchcock Presents."

Character List

  • Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
  • Ronny Howard - Opie Taylor
  • Don Knotts - Barney Fife
  • Frances Bavier - Aunt Bee Taylor
  • Howard McNear - Floyd Colby/Lawson
  • Dick Elliott - Mayor Pike
  • Jonathan Hole - Orville Monroe
  • Dan Frazer - Mr. Harmon
  • Josie Lloyd - Juanita Pike