Convicts at Large (TAGS Episode)

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Episode Info

Convicts at Large

  • Filmed: 74
  • Aired: 74
  • Original Air Date: 1962/12/10
  • Writer(s): Jim Fritzell and Everett Greenbaum
  • Director: Bob Sweeney

Plot Summary

Barney and Floyd are held hostage by a gang of escaped female convicts who have been hiding in O'Malley's cabin outside of town. Andy, who spots Floyd (with one of the convicts)in town buying groceries, thinks they have a little party going on until O'Malley arrives back in town on the bus. Andy and O'Malley engineer a clever scheme and capture all but the ringleader, Big Maude, whom Barney manages to tango out the door and into cuffs.

Odd Facts Known by Few

  • Actress Reta Shaw, who played "Big Maude Tyler", would later appear in Episode 116, "The Song Festers," as Barney's voice teacher "Eleanora Poultice".
  • Actress Jane Dulo was in the Elvis movie "Roustabout".
  • Naomi and her husbands song is Poor Butterfly. Later heard on My Fair Ernest T. Bass (20:10 mins) at Mrs. Wiley's.
  • This was Howard McNear's last episode before suffering a stroke. He returned in the 1964 episode Divorce, Mountain Style

Character List

  • Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
  • Knotts - Barney Fife
  • Howard McNear - Floyd Lawson
  • Reta Shaw - Big Maude Tyler
  • Jane Dulo - Sally
  • Jean Carson - Naomi Connors
  • Willis Bouchey - Charlie O'Malley