Jailbreak (TAGS Episode)

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Episode Info


  • Filmed: 50
  • Aired: 50
  • Original Air Date: 1962/02/05
  • Writer(s): Harvey Bullock
  • Director: Bob Sweeney

Plot Summary

A team of convicts is on the loose, and the state police arrive ridiculing Sheriff Taylor and Barney. Andy cracks the case by focusing on the smallest details: a trailer hitch and an offhand remark by the dry cleaner about a suit with dog hairs. This leads to the convict's accomplice, but only after Barney somehow manages to let the one convict they have captured escape.

Odd Facts Known by Few

  • Actress Rita Kenaston appeared in the classic film "The Days Of Wine And Roses".
  • Actress Sally Mills appeared in the Elvis movie "Speedway".
  • This episode marks the first appearance of Fred Goss the dry-cleaners owner.
  • Busy character actor Allan Melvin made his first of eight appearances on TAGS. He is perhaps better known as Sgt. Charley Hacker on the TAGS spin-off, "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C."
  • Allan Melvin was the voice of the animated cartoon character "Magilla Gorilla." The pet store owner, Mr. Peebles, was originally voiced by Mayberry's own Ernest T. Bass: Howard Morris.

Character List

  • Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
  • Don Knotts - Barney Fife
  • Fred Sherman - Fred Goss
  • Ken Lynch - Horton
  • Frank Warren - Art
  • Bob McQuain - newlywed man
  • Sally Mills - newlywed woman
  • Rita Kenaston - Malloy's partner
  • Allan Melvin - Malloy