A Visit to Barney Fife (TAGS Episode)

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Episode Info

A Visit to Barney Fife

  • Filmed: 211
  • Aired: 207
  • Original Air Date: 1967/01/16
  • Writer(s): Bill Idelson and Sam Bobrick
  • Director: Lee Phillips

Plot Summary

Andy pays Barney a visit on his new beat in Raleigh and learns that Barney is in danger of losing his job. Andy gives him a boost by solving a string of grocery store robberies. The gang of crooks turns out to be the family that rents Barney his room. Andy makes certain Barney gets credit for the arrests, which allows him to keep his job.

Odd Facts Known by Few

  • Don Knotts received no screen credit for this episode.
  • Actor Richard X. Slattery worked as an NYPD street cop for 12 years. He is probably best known for playing service station owner "Merv" in commercials for Union-76 in the 1970s and early 1980s.

Character List

  • Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
  • Don Knotts - Barney Fife
  • Richard Chambers - Henry Parker
  • Betty Kean - Ma Parker
  • Margaret Teele - Agnes Jean Parker
  • Gene Rutherford - Leroy Parker
  • Richard X. Slattery - Captain Dewhurst
  • Robert Ball - Oldfield
  • Luana Anders - Miss Clark
  • Peter Madsen - Jenkins
  • Charles Horvath - Peterson