Sheriff Barney (TAGS Episode)

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Episode Info

Sheriff Barney

  • Filmed: 44
  • Aired: 44
  • Original Air Date: 1961/12/25
  • Writer(s): Ben Gershman and Leo Solomon
  • Director: Bob Sweeney

Plot Summary

Barney gets an offer to become the sheriff of Greendale, and Andy tries to discourage him. Unsure how to handle matters, Andy gets an idea to let Barney be sheriff of Mayberry for a day. Given the opportunity to get a taste of what the office of high sheriff entails, Barney understands that he is not up to the job and calls Greendale to decline.

Odd Facts Known by Few

  • Jack Teagarden's name appears in the end credits of the episode 'Sheriff Barney' (December 25, 1961), but he is nowhere to be seen. Jack Teagarden was the father of all trombone players that a 15 year old Andy Griffith was awestruck by in the film Birth of the Blues in 1941. Presumably what happened was that the scene he appeared in was deleted and his name was not removed from the credits. (This is just like the Stanley Farrar non-appearance in Goober Takes a Car Apart.)

Character List

  • Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
  • Don Knotts - Barney Fife
  • Ronny Howard - Opie Taylor
  • Howard McNear - Floyd Lawson
  • Jack Prince - Rafe Hollister
  • Hal Smith - Otis Campbell
  • Dabbs Greer - Councilman Dobbs
  • Ralph Dumke - Mayor Purdy of Greendale
  • Paul Bryar - Mr. Osgood
  • Orville Sherman - Mr. Welch
  • Frank Warren - Art
  • Joseph Hamilton - checker player