Statue, The (TAGS Episode)

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Episode Info

The Statue

  • Filmed: 208
  • Aired: 212
  • Original Air Date: 1967/02/20
  • Writer(s): Fred S. Fox
  • Director: Lee Phillips

Plot Summary

The Mayberry Civic Improvement Committee entertains ideas on how to spend the $1,200 it has in its treasury. The members decide to erect a statue to the town's greatest benefactor, Seth Taylor, Andy's great-great-grandfather. After the monument is built, Andy learns that Seth was nothing more than a selfish swindler. There is a bright side, however: if it wasn't for Seth's profiteering, Mayberry might have become a busy, crime-ridden place like Mount Pilot.

Odd Facts Known by Few

  • Daniel Lawson was Mayberry's first Indian Agent when he started a trading post that grew to a township of 1800. (Mayberry's population at some point was 1800 but we know Mayberry was around before the Civil War so when the population was 1800 isn't known.)
  • Actor Dal McKennon appeared in the Elvis movie "Clambake".

Character List

  • Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
  • Frances Bavier - Aunt Bee Taylor
  • Jack Dodson - Howard Sprague
  • George Lindsey - Goober Pyle
  • Howard McNear - Floyd Lawson
  • Hope Summers - Clara Edwards
  • George Cisar - Cyrus Tankersley
  • Dal McKennon - Brian Jackson
  • Richard Collier - Mr. Simmons