Despite the fact that the girls back in his native Boston "were all over me," Warren Ferguson (Jack Burns) comes to Mayberry to replace his hero, Barney Fife, as deputy.
His sixteen weeks at the Sheriff's Academy (where he graduated fourth in his class) apparently paid off in landing the job. Of course, it didn't hurt that his uncle was Mayberry barber Floyd Lawson.
Like Barney, Warren is diligent. "Efficiency is a deputy's duty," he says. Still, he finds time to read Perry Mason stories and watch Fred Astaire movies. He also enjoys mosaics and is an accomplished sleepwalker.