The Taylors finally arrive in Hollywood and get an impromptu tour of the movie stars homes. After settling into their hotel, the three set off to the studio where the movie, Sheriff Without a Gun, is being made. Aunt Bee in particular isn't impressed with what she sees. The actor playing Andy looks nothing like him, the set isn't realistic and the dialog is exaggerated and hammy. She insists that Andy speak to those in charge and he agrees to do so, even though he doesn't agree with her. Before Andy can speak to them the next day, they watch more filming, including scenes including the very young and pretty actress playing Aunt Bee. The real Aunt Bee suddenly has a change of heart.
Did You Know?
This was not the first time Gavin MacLeod
was involved with a movie about Andy titled 'Sheriff Without A Gun'. In 'TV or not TV' (Season 5, Episode 23) he was part of a phony film crew that showed up in Mayberry to make the movie, but they turned out to be a gang of bank robbers. This time he's a legitimate actor, playing the part of Andy in the movie. See more
When the Taylors are riding the bus to their hotel, the conversation held between Andy Taylor, Aunt Bee, and the gentlemen from Ruby Creek is clearly a studio recording and does not match the ambient sounds of the bus and the passing environment outside. The mismatch is particularly obvious when one pays attention to how Aunt Bee delivers her dialogue, as the lip movements are out of sync with the delivered lines. See more