The Andy Griffith Show

Season 4 Episode 7

A Black Day for Mayberry

Aired Monday 9:30 PM Nov 11, 1963 on CBS



  • Allusions

    • When Barney takes over for the guard in the gold truck he is handed his Thompson machine gun. The Thompson machine gun and it's round magazine was the favorite weapon of TV and movie gangsters from the 1930's and 40's. The weapon also saw extensive use in World War II, though the round magazine by that time had been replaced by the more efficient spring fed rectangular magazine. At the end of the episode the weapon is left with Barney - quite a gift from the Department of Treasury!