The Andy Griffith Show

Andy's Vacation

Season 4, Ep 22, Aired 3/9/64
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  • Episode Description
  • A grumpy Andy agrees to take a few days off and heads up to the lake to relax. With Barney and Gomer in charge, they manage to capture--and lose--an escaped convict. When the criminal runs into Andy in the woods, he's recaptured by the sheriff. Naturally, Barney and Gomer mistakenly set him free again.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Don Knotts

    Barney Fife (1960-1965)

  • Andy Griffith

    Sheriff Andy Taylor (1960-1968)

  • Frances Bavier

    Aunt Bee Taylor (1960-1968)

  • James Fritzell

  • Everett Greenbaum

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Leaving the lunatics in charge!

    By lstaltari, Aug 08, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • ANDY: You been telling Gomer about that old German again? BARNEY: Now look Andy Hugo Hoffleish may have been on the wrong side back in '18.

    • (Andy decides to go to the mountains) Andy: Now don't tell anybody where I've gone. Aunt Bee: Silence is my game – Mum's my name – Tick a lock!

    • (The sergeant tells Barney that they need to keep the escaped convict in the Mayberry jail cell overnight) Barney: Well you just bring him in. We'll give him maximum security. Gomer: What's maximum security? Barney: That's keys in the drawer.

    Notes (1)

    • This is the last time that we see Andy act as Justice of the Peace. Although it's never stated outright, it's conveyed in later seasons that Andy is only the Sheriff.

    Trivia (1)

    • Allan Melvin, who plays the escaped convict, appeared as an Army recruiter earlier the same season in the epsiode "Ernest T. Bass Joins the Army".

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