The Andy Griffith Show

Season 4 Episode 11

Citizen's Arrest

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Aired Monday 9:30 PM Dec 16, 1963 on CBS
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Barney gives Gomer a ticket for making an illegal U-Turn, but when Barney does it, Gomer yells "CITIZINS ARREST!" Gomer said Barney did something illegal himself. Andy agrees, and says that he'd be happy to pay the money for Barney's own ticket. Barney locks himself in jail, and decides to quit. Gomer thinks of a plan to get them back together.moreless

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  • Barney gets a taste of his own medicine!

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    A very special episode in which we see Barney become his own worst enemy. He throws his job and his life away and locks himself in the jail just to prove a point. This episode actually has a serious vein and Don Knotts does it to perfection. Seeing Barney smoke is worth the price of admission alone on this one!
Jim Nabors

Jim Nabors

Gomer Pyle (1962-1964)

Ron Howard

Ron Howard

Opie Taylor (1960-1968)

Clint Howard

Clint Howard

Leon

Hal Smith

Hal Smith

Otis Campbell (1960-1967)

Don Knotts

Don Knotts

Barney Fife (1960-1965)

Andy Griffith

Andy Griffith

Sheriff Andy Taylor (1960-1968)

Joe Hamilton

Joe Hamilton

Crowd Member

Recurring Role

Roy Engel

Roy Engel

Crowd Member

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • In this episode, Gomer tells Barney to "Go up an alley and holler fish!" Don Knotts would use that same archaic insult in his first feature film The Ghost and Mr. Chicken.

    • Barney's length of service on the force varies from episode to episode. Here Andy mentions that Barney has been a deputy for ten years. However, in the season five episode Barney's Physical, for example, Andy and the gang celebrate Barney's fifth anniversary as deputy.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • (Barney has locked himself in jail for spite; Otis comes in drunk; Andy takes him over to the cells)
      Otis: Oh, another prisoner. Hi, mate. Hey, it's Barney. Oh, for a minute I thought you were locked in a cell. But you're out. I'm the one that's in, right? (to Andy) What are you in for, pal?
      Andy: Otis
      Otis: Wait a minute... you're Andy. Huh. You ain't in and you ain't out. Me... I ain't in and I ain't out. (confused) I'm in the Twilight Zone.

    • (Barney & Gomer are arguing; Andy walks up)
      Andy: What's goin' on?
      Barney: Oh, this boob, here...
      Gomer: Boob? Why that's an insult in the face of the public. There oughta be a number law that covers THAT.

    • Andy: What's going on here?
      Barney: Oh nutsy is going around screaming (imitating Gomer) Citizen's Arrest!, Citizen's Arrest!

  • NOTES (4)

    • Many have noted that on occasions in the first two seasons Andy smokes. Barney is seen puffing on cigars in a couple of episodes but this is the only episode to feature Barney smoking cigarettes.

    • Contradiction: when Andy is reading Barney's resignation letters, they are signed Bernard P. Fife. In season one's "A Plaque for Mayberry" Andy states that Barney's middle name is Oliver. In season three's "Class Reunion" the Mayberry High annual lists Barney's middle name as Milton.

    • Andy finds the form where he issued Barney his first service revolver (when he joined the force) - from 1953 and congratulates Barney for ten years of service. However, it is implied in the first few episodes of the first season (1960), that Barney has just joined the force and in season five's "Barney's Physical" the gang celebrates Barney having been on the force for five years which is consistent with the first season.

    • This is Jim Nabor's favorite scene when Barney did his impression of Gomer, they didn't do a single shot of his face because Jim couldn't stop laughing.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Otis: I'm in the Twilight Zone!

      Otis is alluding to the popular CBS anthology series The Twilight Zone (1958-1964). Created by writer Rod Serling, the series featured stories of fantasy, horror, and imagination, often with a "twist" or plot reversal at the end. Originally "twilight zone" was an obscure Air Force piloting term, but the series popularized it to mean any incursion into the unearthly and unusual.

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