To make way for a plaque being donated by a former resident, the town council convenes to decide what to do with a rusty old Civil War-era cannon with cracked muzzle that never saw combat and just sits in the town square taking up space. At a loss to any other ideas, Barney suggests selling it. Mayor Pike thinks it's a great idea and quickly puts him and Andy in charge of it - but who wants to buy a Civil War cannon that never saw combat? After taking it door to door and getting nowhere, they drop by Ellie's pharmacy where they run across Ralph Mason, an antiques dealer from out of town. In trying to make a deal, Andy makes up a story about the cannon's ties to combat with Teddy Roosevelt at San Juan Hill, leaving Barney aghast. Satisfied, Mr. Mason offers $175, leaving Barney and Ellie disappointed in Andy's deception. At this low moment, Andy catches Opie on a pair of new roller skates. Opie confesses that he made a trade by telling another kid that one of his Pa's cuff-links was a ...
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Did You Know?
Joseph Crehan one of the Mayberry town council members in this episode has the earliest date of birth of any Andy Griffith Show cast members. His date of birth was July 15, 1883. See more
Opie looks to trade licorice seeds for a pair of roller skates -- which he should already have. He received skates from Ben Weaver on Christmas Eve in "Christmas Story," just three episodes ago. See more
Well, bucket mouth, you know anybody that wants to buy a cannon?
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