Barney Gets His Man (TAGS Episode)

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Episode Info

Barney Gets His Man

  • Filmed: 30
  • Aired: 30
  • Original Air Date: 1961/05/08
  • Writer(s): Ben Gershman and Leo Solomon
  • Director: Bob Sweeney

Plot Summary

Barney accidentally nabs bad-guy bank robber Eddie Brooks while issuing him a ticket for littering. Brooks tries to escape after spotting state troopers, but the troopers get their man. Before Brooks is carted off, he makes a point of promising revenge on the bumbling deputy responsible for his capture. Brooks manages to escape and is last seen making a beeline to Mayberry. Andy orchestrates Brooks's recapture, tricking Barney into firing his gun (directly at Andy), which induces Brooks to surrender.

Odd Facts Known by Few

  • In this episode at 2 minutes and 22 seconds, as the State Patrol spots if you look at the building in the background you will see a sign that reads, "Waverly Malt and Hops Corp". Nothing unusual except that Mayberry is supposed to be in a dry county.
  • At 2 minutes and 30 seconds the patrol car is passing in front of a drug store, then about 5 seconds later they are passing in front of the same building but now there is a car parked in front. A white 1961 Ford .

Character List

  • Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
  • Don Knotts - Barney Fife
  • Ronny Howard - Opie Taylor
  • Frances Bavier - Aunt Bee Taylor
  • Betty Lynn - Thelma Lou
  • Barney Phillips - Eddie Brooke
  • Mike Steen - Sgt. Miller
  • Bob McQuain - Sgt. Johnson
  • Burt Mustin - bystander
  • Joseph Hamilton - bystander
  • Norman Leavitt - coffee shop owner