Andy states that he has been sheriff for 12 years.
In a scene often edited from most television broadcasts and DVD/VHS collections, Otis is seen driving a car. In the earlier episode "Hot Rod Otis," Otis exclaims that he will never drive a car again.
[Barney is talking to Otis, Judd and Goober as potential deputies]
Barney: On this job, it's important to be fast. There's only two kinds of cops: the quick and the dead!
[Andy is considering a new job in Raleigh]
Andy: Barn, you might as well know: there's a strong possibility I might just take that job.
Barney: What'd you say?
Andy: The job – I might take it.
Barney: You're kiddin'.
Andy: No, I'm not. I've been thinkin' about it quite a good bit.
Barney: You mean leave Mayberry?
Andy: Well, if I take the job.
Barney: Leave Mayberry? Partners all these years and then just like that… pppt!
Andy: Now, Barn, this is not an overnight decision. I've thought about it a lot and we've talked about it, too. I told you there, there might come a time when I'd be movin' on.
Barney: Yeah, but I didn't think you meant anything like quittin'... I thought you just meant dyin'!
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