Rafe Hollister Sings - Recap
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Rafe Hollister, a seedy looking farmer, auditions for the Ladies League Musicale and wins the opportunity to represent Mayberry at the forthcoming event. Mayor Stoner and Mrs. Jeffries however find his appearance so unattractive that they'd like to tell him a mistake was made and he's not needed. Mayor Stoner blames Andy and makes the sheriff personally responsible for getting the farmer to tidy his appearance for the Musicale. Andy devises a ruse to get Rafe into a new suit of clothes but the Mayor and Mrs. Jeffries still find him unacceptable and order Andy to see to it that Rafe socializes with no one at the Musicale. Andy is outraged and decides to do something about it. The day of the event, Rafe is well groomed but appears on stage in overalls and work shirt rather than suit and tie. He then charms the audience with his musical talent. The Chairwoman considers his appearance delightfully authentic and implores him to favor the audience with another selection.