Although Don Knotts does not appear, this is the final episode to feature his name in the opening credits.
Dick Van Dyke's brother, Jerry Van Dyke, who is probably best known for playing Luther Van Damme on Coach, was slated to become Don Knotts's replacement and this episode was intended to mark his debut as Andy's new right hand man. Van Dyke, however, opted instead to play Dave Crabtree on My Mother the Car - a move he came to regret when that series folded after only one season.
This is the final black-and-white episode of the show. On Monday (a new night), September 6, 1965, Season 6 debuted "in living color".