Mayberry's new Deputy Sheriff, Warren Ferguson, is proving just a tad too fastidious in the application of the law. Goober, Floyd the barber and even Aunt Bee complain to Andy about him. He oversteps the bounds of discretion and just plain common sense when he arrests Aunt Bee a nearly a dozen of her friends for gambling - that is, holding a bingo game at the annual bazaar. Andy suspends the sentences but the ladies want to clear their name and lock themselves into a cell until they get a proper trial or the charges are dropped. Warren refuses to withdraw the complaint and both sides dig in their heels.
Did You Know?
This marks the debut of deputy Warren Ferguson played by Jack Burns. Sadly his character only lasted 11 shows as filling the role of Andy's deputy, originally played by Don Knotts as Barney Fife, was no easy task. Audiences never warmed to his character and Andy never had another full time deputy for the rest of the series run. See more