The Andy Griffith Show

Season 2 Episode 2

Barney's Replacement

Aired Monday 9:30 PM Oct 09, 1961 on CBS

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  • Barney the Door to Door Salesman!

    This is a very funny episode, chiefly due to Don Knotts superb comedic talents. His insecurities come out in full force when Andy accepts to have someone "job shadow" them. Barney sees the polished and professional lawman, and automatically assumes that Andy would prefer this man as deputy over Barney. Nothing is further from the truth however, but Barney will not be dissuaded. He resigns from his position and begins his vaccuum sales career--a very hysterical few scenes! All in all, a wonderful episode where we are given yet again more insights into the unforgettable character of Barney Fife.