The Andy Griffith Show

Season 3 Episode 15

Barney and the Governor

Aired Monday 9:30 PM Jan 07, 1963 on CBS

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  • Barney gets sloshed!

    One of my favorite episodes! Barney gives a parking ticket to the governor's car and driver despite Mayor Stoner's objections. He stands his ground and unbenownst to him the governor approves of Barney's action. Watching Barney get sloshed from Otis's "water" fountain, is priceless! This is a lovely little episode with a good moral thread running through it--that if you stick to your principles, you will be rewarded with respect. It's nice to see Barney's adherence to the law being applauded in this episode, but it's even nicer seeing him get drunk and having Andy try to sober him up. Mayor Stoner inadvertedly also gets drunk and thankfully passes out before he can meet the governor. Extremely well written and directed.