The Andy Griffith Show - Mayberry on Record (1961)
This episode of the CBS television program "The Andy Griffith Show" begins with a
US Indian Head or Buffalo nickel used to illustrate a point.
He has a bumbling deputy Barney Fife and a sort-of girlfriend Ellie Walker who runs a store.
Later Andy suspects that a visiting record producer is a confidence man.
Barney Fife is complaining about his small paycheck.
2. Barney hold his check
He complains about taxes and wants a lucrative investment.
Well now, I'll tell you. If you're really considering investing, why don't you try coin collecting?
Well sure, its a good hobby, and you can't never tell when you'll come across a rare old coin
that might bring you a whole lot of money.
3. Andy holds a nickel
An Indian Head or Buffalo nickel five cent coin:
4. Indian Head or Buffalo nickel 1936-S
Indian Head nickels were made from 1913 to 1937.
the buffalo is facing the wrong way.
they were still in circulation then.
5. Barney compares nickels
Barney compares the nickels and realizes that they are the same.
He sees both buffalos facing the same direction, and gets the point.
6. Barney is shocked
Ellie brings in a Mr. Maxwell, he is a music producer looking for folk music which he can record
to sell to a music company and produce a phonograph record.
7. Maxwell arrives with tape recorder
He wants to record some of Mayberry's musicians.
Andy brings over a country group and they play a short number.
8. Andy and country music band perform
Maxwell records performances by some other residents.
Various townspeople offer Maxwell investment money for his project.
Andy declines, stating that Maxwell is probably a confidence man.
Sometime he returns and shows Ellie a contract with a record company and a check.
They visit the sheriff's office and Maxwell shows the contract and check to Andy.
9. Andy looks at Maxwell's check
Andy realizes that he has made a mistake and that Maxwell is honest.
10. Betty arrives with record album titled "Music from Mayberry".
The final scene shows Barney trying to decide what to do with his money.
11. Barney studying investments in The Wall Street Journal
Andy Griffith as Sheriff Andy Taylor
Don Knotts as Deputy Barney Fife
Ronnie Howard as Opie Taylor
Elinor Donahue as Ellie Walker
Hugh Marlowe as Mr. Maxwell
Writers: John Fenton Murray, Benedict Freedman