Bank Job, The (TAGS Episode)

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Episode Info

The Bank Job

  • Filmed: 78
  • Aired: 76
  • Original Air Date: 1962/12/24
  • Writer(s): Jim Fritzell and Everett Greenbaum
  • Director: Bob Sweeney

Plot Summary

Barney gets in a snit over the lax security at the Mayberry Security Bank and decides to prove his point when he slips by the bank teller dressed as a cleaning lady and accidently locks himself in the vault. Later he is redeemed when real crooks are caught in a failed attempt to rob the bank.

Odd Facts Known by Few

  • This episode marks the first appearance on AIR of Jim Nabors as "Gomer Pyle" but the episode was actually filmed (#78 filmed) after the episode Man in a Hurry (#77 filmed). So, while this is the first episode viewers were introduced to Gomer_Pyle, it was Jim Nabors second time suiting up as Gomer.

Character List

  • Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
  • Don Knotts - Barney Fife / Mrs. MacGruder's cousin
  • Jim Nabors - Gomer Pyle
  • Clint Howard - Leon
  • Charles Thompson - Asa
  • Warren Parker - Mr. Meldrim
  • Lee Kreiger - Ollie the bank robber
  • Al Checco - Mort the bank robber
  • Frances Osborn - Harriet
  • Mary Lansing - Mrs. Rodenbach