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The Andy Griffith Show

Season 5 Episode 2

Barney's Physical

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Aired Monday 9:30 PM Sep 28, 1964 on CBS
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Barney learns that in order to keep his job and pass the mandatory physical for the deputy's office, he must weigh more and be taller. Andy and Aunt Bee spend a week trying to stretch him and fatten him up. The day before the physical, however, Barney is still two pounds underweight, prompting Andy to seek an alternative solution to the problem.

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  • Barney on a diet!

    8.5
    Barney's on a diet alright--to GAIN weight AND stretch himself a few inches. This is a classic Barney episode, and very funny (as always). There is a touch of sadness to this episode, too, almost as if you can sense Barney beginning to lose interest in the job (and Don Knotts preparing to leave, as this would be his fifth and final episode). He's still as funny as ever, but there just is something missing, that I find hard to put my finger on. The episode also mirrors this sadness too, by having Barney so saddened by the fact that he thinks he will not pass the physical and so he will have to leave the deputy position. It's almost as if art is imitating life here, and we begin to feel Barney pulling away on some level.moreless
Andy Griffith

Andy Griffith

Sheriff Andy Taylor

Ron Howard

Ron Howard

Opie Taylor (as Ronny Howard)

Don Knotts

Don Knotts

Deputy Barney Fife

Frances Bavier

Frances Bavier

Aunt Bee Taylor

Larry Thor

Larry Thor

Mr. Bronson

Guest Star

Charles Thompson

Charles Thompson

Asa Bascombe

Guest Star

Howard McNear

Howard McNear

Floyd Lawson

Recurring Role

Richard Keith (I)

Richard Keith (I)

Johnny Paul Jason

Recurring Role

Dennis Rush

Dennis Rush

Howie Pruitt

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