Barney Runs for Sheriff (TAGS Episode)

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Episode Info

Barney Runs for Sheriff

  • Filmed: 148
  • Aired: 148
  • Original Air Date: 1965/02/08
  • Writer(s): Richard M. Powell
  • Director: Alan Rafkin

Plot Summary

When he gets a job offer that would take him away to South America, Andy convinces Barney to run for sheriff. The offer falls through, but the election goes on. Turning ugly, Barney challenges Andy to a debate and accuses him of malfeasance. The examples he cites are typical Taylor oversights, such as allowing jaywalking, failing to have emergency equipment such as tear gas and submachine guns, and refusing to carry a sidearm. Andy readily admits he is guilty, but Barney backs off, endorsing Andy as the man for the job.

Odd Facts Known by Few

  • On the date that this episode first aired, actor Jack Lemmon celebrated his 40th birthday. He shares a birth date with actress Audrey Medaows, actor James Dean, and actress Lana Turner.

Character List

  • Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
  • Don Knotts - Barney Fife
  • Ronny Howard - Opie Taylor
  • Frances Bavier - Aunt Bee Taylor
  • George Lindsey - Goober Pyle
  • Betty Lynn - Thelma Lou
  • Aneta Corsaut - Helen Crump
  • Howard McNear - Floyd Lawson