Andy's Vacation (TAGS Episode)

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Episode Info

Andy's Vacation

  • Filmed: 118
  • Aired: 117
  • Original Air Date: 1964/03/09
  • Writer(s): Jim Fritzell and Everett Greenbaum
  • Director: Jeffrey Hayden

Plot Summary

Andy is at wit's end with being sheriff, so he takes a vacation. Leaving Barney and Gomer in charge, he soon realizes that he'll never get any rest at home so he goes camping for a week in the woods. Trouble finds him when a prisoner held temporarily in the Mayberry jail sneaks away from Barney and Gomer and ends up finding Andy's campfire. Andy recognizes the prison garb and nabs him. He even has to capture him a second time after Barney and Gomer let him go again.

Odd Facts Known by Few

  • Actress Molly Dodd also appeared in the 1963 episode of "The Twilight Zome" entitled "I Dream Of Genie" with many other TAGS alums.
  • This is the only episode of TAGS in which actors Jim Nabors and Allan Melvin share a scene together.

Character List

  • Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
  • Don Knotts - Barney Fife
  • Frances Bavier - Aunt Bee Taylor
  • Jim Nabors - Gomer Pyle
  • Allan Melvin - convict
  • Dabbs Greer - Naylor
  • Molly Dodd - Maudie
  • James Seay - sergeant