The Andy Griffith Show

Season 5 Episode 21

Barney Runs for Sheriff

Aired Monday 9:30 PM Feb 08, 1965 on CBS

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  • Barney for Sheriff?

    One of my all time favorite episodes in the entire series. It combines not only humor but also a certain amount of seriousness. We begin to see Andy searching for more than life in Mayberry--and although this time it falls through, we are given a glimpse into his own inner psyche. This episode blends the drama and comedy superbly and is extraordinarily well written. Watching Barney try to "win" the election by slandering Andy, and then seeing Andy be his humble and kind self brought a few tears to my eyes. A very special episode indeed!