Dogs, Dogs, Dogs (TAGS Episode)

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Episode Info

Dogs, Dogs, Dogs

  • Filmed: 93
  • Aired: 93
  • Original Air Date: 1963/04/22
  • Writer(s): Jim Fritzell and Everett Greenbaum
  • Director: Bob Sweeney

Plot Summary

A state inspector is on his way to visit the Mayberry jailhouse in order to determine whether or not the sheriff's office needs additional funds. Before he arrives, Opie brings a stray dog in who is followed by another ten of his four-legged friends. Luckily, the inspector happens to raise dogs himself. He befriends the dog-loving sheriff and deputy and sees to it they get the money they need.

Odd Facts Known by Few

  • Actor Roy Barcroft appeared in the 1966 movie "Billy The Kid Versus Dracula".
  • Episode includes the Barney soliloquy concerning "Giraffes" being selfish.
  • This episode also contains the Shakespearean quote from "The Merchant of Venice",: "The quality of mercy is not strained, it falleth as the gentle rain from heaven." ain't talkin' to a jerk ya know!

More Information

Mayberry Bible Study Podcast: Dogs, Dogs, Dogs

Character List

  • Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
  • Don Knotts - Barney Fife
  • Ronny Howard - Opie Taylor
  • Hal Smith - Otis Campbell
  • Roy Barcroft - Clint Biggers
  • Robert Cornthwaite - Inspector Somerset