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Big Fish in a Small Town

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Big Fish in a Small Town


Original Airdate
November 28, 1966
Directed by
Written by


Fishing season begins, and the town's sportsmen are all eager for a chance to catch "Old Sam", the biggest fish in the lake. Howard, a non-fisherman, tags along and antagonizes everybody by catching him.



  • Floyd mentions his wife while talking to Goober in the barber shop.
  • When Andy and Opie exit the courthouse to the outside, as they are closing the door, in the doorway you see the rifle gun rack as if it was 3 feet from the front door. Familiar interior shots of the courthouse usually show that there is a great distance from the front door to the gun rack.



Andy appears to be whistling the song "Old Dan Tucker" while sitting in the courthouse with Opie.


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