The Andy Griffith Show

Season 3 Episode 17

High Noon in Mayberry

Aired Monday 9:30 PM Jan 21, 1963 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Continuity: When Andy is waiting on Luke Comstock to come to his house the dishes are still on the table from supper, then later the table is cleared.

  • Quotes

    • Barney: Alright, now. We got to protect Andy without him knowing it. So just happen to be where he is. As far as he's concerned, everything is perfectly normal. But every minute of every day one of us'll be standing by to spring to his side. Now, any questions? (Otis raises his hand) Yeah?
      Otis: Suppose this guy shows up, pulls out a gun, bang, bang, bang, lets us have it. What then? None of us is very good at this sort of thing, including you, Barney.
      Barney: You darn fool, Andy'll be there every minute, he'll look out for us!

    • [Barney is worried that Luke Comstock is coming to gun down Andy]
      Barney: Let me deputize some of the boys and give you some protection.
      Andy: No!
      Barney: Then wear a gun.
      Andy: No! [phone rings; Andy answers] Hello, sheriff's office. [listens] Oh, yes, Miss Peterson... Aw. Well, I'll take care of it right away... yes, ma'am. Bye. [Hangs up] Miss Peterson's Fluffy's on the roof again.
      Barney: This is a time for pussycats? With a killer on the loose?
      Andy: Well, Fluffy's got kittens... and you know how you feel, seein' your mother on the roof. [starts to leave the office]
      Barney: Andy... [hands him his gun] Take this; put it under your shirt.
      Andy: I won't need it, Barn. Fluffy and I've been friends for years.
      Barney: O.K. but if you get all shot up I don't even what to even want to hear about it.

  • Notes

    • This episode is the first of the public domain episodes. The last 16 episodes of season three have become part of the public domain due to a clerical error back in the 1960's and are thus widely available in different formats and different conditions. The theme song however is still copywritten material and can only be used with permission. Therefore, most public domain copies have different music during the opening and closing credits.

  • Allusions

    • Episode Title: High Noon in Mayberry
      The title of this episode is a play on the title of the 1952 clasic western film High Noon starring Gary Cooper.