The Andy Griffith Show

Season 3 Episode 11


Aired Monday 9:30 PM Dec 10, 1962 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Barney and Floyd run out of gas while coming home from a fishing trip. They find while looking for a telephone and are captured by three female escaped convicts.

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  • Women on the loose

    One of the funniest episodes, with Barney and Floyd being taken hostage by a trio of escaped female convicts. We definitely see Barney at his best, and Floyd is also very good. The final scene where Barney becomes a "seducer" to Big Maude and literally dances her to being arrested is classic Andy Griffith and not to be missed!
Don Knotts

Don Knotts

Barney Fife (1960-1965)

Andy Griffith

Andy Griffith

Sheriff Andy Taylor (1960-1968)

Reta Shaw

Reta Shaw

Big Maude Tyler

Guest Star

Jane Dulo

Jane Dulo


Guest Star

Jean Carson

Jean Carson

Naomi Connors

Guest Star

Howard McNear

Howard McNear

Floyd Lawson

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Sally: I hope she knows what she's doing.
      Barney: (calling from outside the house) Hey Chuck, it's me, Barney Fife.
      Naomi: Don't worry. Maude's a very clever woman. She'll think of something brilliant. Just watch.
      Maude: (shouting out to Barney & Floyd) There's nobody here.
      (Naomi and Sally roll their eyes at each other.)

    • Sally: This is worse than being in sterile, when are we going to get out of here?
      Maude: Relax
      Sally: Oh, I'm board stiff
      Maude: Put on some music
      Sally: Oh, that reminds me of that old Cascade Club back in Toledo. C'mon Al honey, just for old times' sake.
      Barney: No!
      Maude: [Pointing gun] If Sally wants to dance, ya dance!

    • Andy: Mr. O'Malley?!
      Mr. Malley: Is the heat gettin' you Andy? I told you two weeks ago I was goin' to De-troit.

    • (after the convicts are all out of the house)
      Floyd: Al, if those hamburgers are ruined, I won't be responsible!

    • Floyd: [after returning to the cottage from the grocery store while being held at gunpoint] We're home!.

    • Barney: Hey, this is the O'Malley place. I thought he was in Detroit.
      Floyd: Oh, maybe he rented the place to somebody.
      Barney: O'Malley? You kiddin'? Unh no, he don't need the money. He's a wealthy man, you know.
      Floyd: O'Malley has money?
      Barney: Oh, yeah.
      Floyd: I didn't know that.
      Barney: Oh, yeah. His wife's father was Jensen... "Jensen Orthopedic Loafers".
      Floyd: You don't say. Gee, I didn't know that. Funny the things you don't know.
      Barney: Yeah, he cleaned up.
      Floyd: Lotta bad feet in this country.
      Barney: The old man knew where the money was.
      Floyd: Feet.
      Barney: Daddy, you are so-o-o right!

  • NOTES (2)

    • This is the last appearance of Howard McNear (Floyd the Barber) before the actor suffered a stroke and left the show. He would return in season three but his character would be very different, nearly immobile from the damage caused by the stroke. He would stay with the show until his death following the seventh season.

    • Due to his likeness to another man, Sally refers to Barney as "Al". Floyd calls Barney by the name "Al" for the rest of the episode.