Andy and the Gentleman Crook (TAGS Episode)

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Episode Info

Andy and the Gentleman Crook

  • Filmed: 21
  • Aired: 21
  • Original Air Date: 1961/02/27
  • Writer(s): Ben Gershman and Leo Solomon
  • Director: Bob Sweeney

Plot Summary

The legendary con artist Gentleman Dan Caldwell arrives for a stopover in the mayberry jail and quickly beguiles Aunt Bee, Opie, and Barney with his charm and sophistication. When Barney is left alone to watch him, Caldwell reels him into his web, takes his gun, and manages to escape. Before he reaches the courthouse door, Andy walks in with Aunt Bee and Opie, who are able to see through Caldwell's charismatic veneer.


Odd Facts Known by Few

  • This episode first aired on February 27, 1961, which was the 21st birthday of TAGS alum Howard Hesseman. Hesseman is best known for his portrayal of "Dr. Johnny Fever" on "WKRP In Cincinnati".

Character List

  • Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
  • Ronny Howard - Opie Taylor
  • Don Knotts - Barney Fife
  • Frances Bavier - Aunt Bee Taylor
  • Hal Smith - Otis Campbell
  • Mike Steen - sergeant
  • Dan Tobin - 'Gentleman' Dan Caldwell