The Andy Griffith Show

Season 5 Episode 10

Goodbye, Sheriff Taylor

Aired Monday 9:30 PM Nov 23, 1964 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • 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.

  • Quotes

    • [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'!

  • Notes

    • In this episode, Andy tells Barney that he thinks the town counsel will name Barney as Andy's replacement should he resign and move to Raleigh.  As Sheriff of the entire county of Mayberry, it's unlikely the the town counsel of the town of Mayberry would have the authority to appoint Andy's replacement. County sheriff's are typically the highest ranking government official in any given county and are answerable only to the governor of the state.  Thus, it's more likely that the governor would appoint Andy's replacement and set a date for a special election.

    • When Barney throws a tomato at Otis, the ensuing tomato stain changes between shots.

  • Allusions