The Andy Griffith Show

Season 2 Episode 7

Crime-Free Mayberry

Aired Monday 9:30 PM Nov 20, 1961 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • In this episode, Andy says that the combination to the Mayberry Bank's vault was lost and that a back door was cut into it to allow access. But, in Season Three's The Bank Job, Barney gets locked in the vault and has to bust through the bank's back wall to get out.

  • Quotes

    • Barney's Second Original Song:

      "Oh, My Darin' Barney Fife"
      (Sung to the melody of "Oh, My Darlin' Clementine")

      In a jailhouse, down in Dixie, fightin' crime and riskin' life,
      Dwelled a sheriff and his buddy, pistol-packing Barney Fife.
      Oh, my darin', oh, my darnin' oh, my darin' Barney Fife.
      He's a deadly crime-stopper, what a copper Barney Fife.

      Then one day there come a-ridin' two bad men to rob a bank.
      But Fife was tricky, a dead-eye dickey. Now they're locked up in the tank.

      (Andy added the following)
      Oh, my Barney, oh, my Barney, had a jail and couldn't lock it.
      Had one bullet for his pistol, had to keep it in his pocket

    • Barney's first original song:

      "The Ballad of Andy and Barney" or "The Gangster's Mistake"

      (Sung to the melody of "Frankie and Johnny")

      Andy and Barney were lawmen.
      Bravest you ever did see.
      Warned every crook in the record book to stay out of Mayberry.
      They were the law (Yes, they were the law),
      And they didn't know fear.

      Pretty Boy Floyd come a ridin'.
      Dillinger, too, big as life. They weren't alone,
      There was Al Capone and a Mack called Mack the Knife.
      They broke the law
      Yes, they broke the law.

    • Barney: WE DEFY THE MAFIA!!!

  • Notes

    • Andy tells Barney that he suspected things were not what they seemed because the FBI agent allowed his picture to be taken. FBI agents have never been forbidden from having their pictures taken unless part of some undercover operation.

  • Allusions