Barney is the only tenor in the choir. When a tenor solo part is required and the choir director needs someone else to sing the part, Gomer steps in.
Barney suffers an ego blow when Gomer out-sings him for a part in the Mayberry Choir. Andy Griffith's wife, Barbara, appears in this episode as a member of the singing group.
Barney disguises himself as a dummy in an attempt to solve a series of theft at the Mayberry department store.
The town celebrates Founders' Day by picking a stranger to be the guest of honor. Unfortunately, the person chosen turns out to be a thief.
Andy's diplomacy and engineering skills are required to help the Mayberry choir adjust to the recent addition of tone-deaf Barney Fife to the group.
Andy and Barney are hard pressed when Mayberry's guest of honor turns out to be a pickpocket.