The Andy Griffith Show

Barney and the Governor

Season 3, Ep 15, Aired 1/7/63
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  • Episode Description
  • Barney is goaded into ticketing the governor's car and mistakenly believes Andy is setting him up for a dressing-down by the governor. In fact, the governor is coming to Mayberry to give him a personal commendation for performing a job without showing favorites. In the midst of all the action, Otis secretly spikes the water tank, giving both Barney and Mayor Stoner a surprise snootful.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Don Knotts

    Barney Fife (1960-1965)

  • Andy Griffith

    Sheriff Andy Taylor (1960-1968)

  • Bill Freedman

  • Henry Sharp

  • Bob Sweeney

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • True show of duty

    By nativeandproud, Jul 15, 2012

  • Barney gets sloshed!

    By lstaltari, Jul 24, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • Barney: Now Andy, before ya go jumpin' all over me just answer one question! Andy: I'm not jumpin' all over ya, Barn! Barney: Just one question - that's all. I am a police officer sworn to uphold the law. Andy: I'll go along with that. Barney: And doggone it Andy, when the time comes that I have dish out special privileges just because somebody happens... Andy: Now Barney, don't have a spell. I think ya did fine. Barney: You do? Andy: Yes. A fella parks his car illegally he gets a ticket. Barney: Right! Andy: A parkin' violation's a parkin' violation. Barney: That's it! Andy: 'Course, since it was the Governor's car some folks might feel the diplomatic thing woulda' just been to kinda' overlook it... Barney: That's it! Jump all over me!

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    • rjplotz Yesterday

      The governor's license plate reads "NOTH CAPOLNIA," an obvious alteration of North Carolina, where this show is often implied to take place.