Rafe Hollister Sings (TAGS Episode)

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Episode Info

Rafe Hollister Sings

  • Filmed: 83
  • Aired: 83
  • Original Air Date: 1963/02/11
  • Writer(s): Harvey Bullock
  • Director: Charles Irving

Plot Summary

Rafe Hollister makes his singing debut when he decides to audition for an upcoming concert. Some of the locals are appalled after John Masters chooses Rafe for the solo performance. Andy stands by his man, and Rafe gets raves.

Odd Facts Known by Few

  • Actor Jack Prince was a vocalist on "The Johnny Carson Show" (1955-1956).
  • Actor Parley Baer is the voice of "Ernie Keebler" on the Keebler cookies commercials.
  • This is Parley Baer's last appearance as Mayor Roy Stoner.
  • Rafe Hollister lives on Willow Creek Road.
  • It's interesting to note that Bob Rogers' Mayberry Crime Pattern chart (#33/#34 "Barney's Replacement") still hangs in the backroom of the courthouse.
  • Based on episode airdates, Rafe's April 1962 moonshining arrest referenced by Andy would have occurred about a month after Rafe was jailed in the 'tetanus shot' incident (#56 "The County Nurse").

More Information

  • This episode of the podcast was recorded live on the Mayberry Cruise (Nov 12-17, 2011).

Character List

  • Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
  • Knotts - Barney Fife
  • Ronny Howard - Opie Taylor
  • Jack Prince - Rafe Hollister
  • Parley Baer - Mayor Roy Stoner
  • Kay Stewart - Martha Hollister
  • Olan Soule - John Masters
  • Ottola Nesmith - Mrs. Dennis
  • Isabel Randolph - Mrs. Jeffries