Barbershop Quartet, The (TAGS Episode)

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Episode Info

The Barbershop Quartet

  • Filmed: 191
  • Aired: 192
  • Original Air Date: 1966/09/26
  • Writer(s): Fred S. Fox
  • Director: Alan Rafkin

Plot Summary

Howard gets laryngitis right before the big Mount Pilot Sheriff's Annual Barbershop Quartet Sing-off. Desperate for a tenor, Andy discovers that Jeff Nelson, his current prisoner, may be the most gifted singer to come to Mayberry since Gomer left town. Andy decides to take a chance on his prisoner, who has a rabbit's urge to run. Andy regrets his decision when the prisoner escapes through the backstage bathroom window. He returns, however, after a hobo praises Sheriff Taylor, and Andy's quartet wins over rival Sheriff Wilson.

Odd Facts Known by Few

  • Actor Hamilton Camp has dubious distinction of being a cast member on two of television's biggest failures: both 1969's "Turn-On" and 1979's "Co-ed Fever" were cancelled after only 1 episode.
  • Actor Vernon Rich was in the 1953 movie "The War Of The Worlds".
  • Actor Ken Mayer appeared in the classic film, "Little Big Man".

Character List

  • Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
  • Ronny Howard - Opie Taylor
  • Frances Bavier - Aunt Bee Taylor
  • Howard McNear - Floyd Lawson
  • Jack Dodson - Howard Sprague
  • Hamilton Camp - Jeff Nelson
  • Burt Mustin - Burt/Jud
  • Blackie Hunt - Wally
  • Sam Edwards - Tom Bedlow
  • Vernon Rich - Mr. Johnston
  • Harry Arnie - Kelly
  • Ken Mayer - Sheriff Blake Wilson