Mayberry Goes Bankrupt (TAGS Episode)

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Episode Info

Mayberry Goes Bankrupt

  • Filmed: 39
  • Aired: 36
  • Original Air Date: 1961/10/23
  • Writer(s): Jack Elinson and Charles Stewart
  • Director: Bob Sweeney

Plot Summary

Andy teaches Mayberry exactly what "Love Thy Neighbor" means in this episode. Andy is forced to evict Frank Myers from his home only to later discover that he holds a century-old bond that is originally believed to be worth $349,119.27. Since the Mayberry treasury holds just over $10,000, the mayor and town council scramble to keep Frank happy by renovating his run-down home. Later, the bond is discovered to be worthless because it was paid for with Confederate currency. Once again the town turns on the old man, but Andy is able to convince everyone that they have done something nice and should leave it at that.

Odd Facts Known by Few

  • Actor Andy Clyde"s character "Frank Myers" was named after Frank Myers, the TAGS production manager.

Character List

  • Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
  • Ronny Howard - Opie Taylor
  • Frances Bavier - Aunt Bee Taylor
  • Dick Elliott - Mayor Pike
  • Andy Clyde - Frank Myers
  • Warren Parker - Harlan Fergus
  • Phil Chambers - Jason
  • Jason Johnson - councilman
  • Hal Torey - out-of-town motorist