The Andy Griffith Show

Season 2 Episode 15

Bailey's Bad Boy

Aired Monday 9:30 PM Jan 15, 1962 on CBS



  • Notes

    • This is the last time we see Andy function as Justice of the Peace until Andy's Vacation in Season Four - which is the only other time we see it. One of the angles used to promote the show was the idea of a down to earth, rural father who juggles multiple roles in a small town setting. In the pilot episode Andy was Sheriff, Justice of the Peace, and editor of the town newspaper. The editor role was dropped for the regular series without explanation and the Justice of the Peace role was quietly shelved after this episode - although the sign remained on the Courthouse door. Perhaps, like all the babies he apparently delivered off-screen, we simply aren't shown this aspect of his official capacity.