Bookie Barber, The (TAGS Episode)
The Bookie Barber
- Filmed: 60
- Aired: 60
- Original Air Date: 1962/04/16
- Writer(s): Ray Saffian Allen and Harvey Bullock
- Director: Bob Sweeney
Floyd gets his chance at being a proprietor of a two-chair shop when semi-retired barber Bill Medwin arrives with a proposition of expansion. Floyd jumps at the chance since Medwin promises to supply the chair and the customers. As it turns out, the barber is a bookie, and Barney jumps in to bust the criminal.
Odd Facts Known by Few
- Tom Jacobs is seen twice - waiting in the barbershop and reading a tabloid newspaper on the bench outside the courthouse.
- Tom Jacobs is seen on the bench when Andy & Barney get out of the car (time 9:13 to 9:26) but the next shot, six seconds later, in front of the courthouse (time 9:32) he is gone.1
- Barney's sideburns are uneven because one of his earlobes hangs lower than the other. He tells Andy that he and Floyd should team up and be Frick and Frack.
- Bill Medwin charges 80 cents for a shampoo and a dollar fifty for a facial.
- Barney talks about "Compelsion nuts".
- Opie and Joey think Barney looks like Mrs. Cox from the second grade.
- The bookmakers Lincoln Continental license plate is RD-757.
- Actor Herb Vigran appeared on several episdoes of "The Adventures Of Superman" as various villians.
- When Barney dresses up like a woman, he has on one dress as he steps outside the door to the courthouse (time 17:53) and another on the streets of Mayberry (time 18:14). Notice the pattern of the dresses. The first has small light color pattern on a dark background and the second has a much more busy light color pattern on a dark, but lighter than the first, background. The second dress is seen in all future scenes in which Barney is dressed as a woman.1
- TAGS Executive Producer Sheldon Leonard stars in the post-episode sponsor spot for Sanka Coffee (this cane be seen on the season 2 DVD release).
- 1Times are from season two DVD.
- Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
- Don Knotts - Barney Fife
- Ronny Howard - Opie Taylor
- Frances Bavier - Aunt Bee Taylor
- Howard McNear - Floyd Lawson
- Herb Vigran - Bill Medwin
- Taggart Casey - bookie with striped tie
- Harry Swoger - barbershop customer
- Tom Monroe - barbershop customer
- Joe Stannard - undetermined