The Andy Griffith Show

Season 1 Episode 29

Quiet Sam

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Aired Monday 9:30 PM May 01, 1961 on CBS
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Barney is suspicious of Mayberry's mysterious new farmer.

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  • Never judge a book by its cover!

    8.9
    A very well written episode with a good plot that weaves the story in good detail. It is actually nice to see bad weather in Maybery (for once!) Barney's entrance into Sam's house is a CLASSIC Barney moment--not to be missed! The right blend of sentiment and humor is used in this episode and is exceptionally well used at the end. Marijuana is actually mentioned in this episode (by Barney) as a potential crop that the "suspicious Sam" might be growing! Floyd is highlighted in this episode and is particularly well used. Finale with the whole town singing in joy at the birth of a new baby is pure Mayberry!moreless
Ron Howard

Ron Howard

Opie Taylor (1960-1968)

Don Knotts

Don Knotts

Barney Fife (1960-1965)

Andy Griffith

Andy Griffith

Sheriff Andy Taylor (1960-1968)

Frances Bavier

Frances Bavier

Aunt Bee Taylor (1960-1968)

William Schallert

William Schallert

Sam Becker

Guest Star

Hal Smith

Hal Smith

Otis Campbell

Recurring Role

Howard McNear

Howard McNear

Floyd Lawson

Recurring Role

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    • The epilogue to this episode features a group of townsfolk descending on the Becker place with gifts and food and plenty of good singing - a kind of impromptu baby shower. In the crowd, The Country Boys (The Kentucky Colonels), the bluegrass group Andy performs with in Mayberry on Record, can be seen picking their instruments.

    • Barney tells Sam that he did his part to whip the dreaded Hun, which would technically mean he served in WWI, although it's more likely that Barney meant WWII. In the Reunion episode, we learn that Barney graduated from high school in 1946. However, in the much later episode, The Return of Barney Fife, we are told that he graduated in 1948. Since World War II ended in 1945, it's not very likely that Barney would've served in it. Sam says that he served during the Korean War.

    • Floyd's wife, Melba, is mentioned in this episode (she won't let Floyd take the stick she props open the cellar door with). Floyd is said to be a widower in season two which means Melba must have passed away soon after this episode.

    • The episode marks the one and only time that illegal narcotics are mentioned on the show - Barney suggests that Sam might be growing marijuana.

    • Andy smokes in this episode.

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  • NOTES (2)

    • This is the only episode in the series that Andy delivered a baby. Andy delivers Opie's baby in the 1986 reunion movie "Return To Mayberry".

    • Little Andy Becker was the first baby Andy delivered. In the TV movie "Return to Mayberry" Andy tells Opie his was the first face a lot folks in Mayberry saw, meaning he delivered many babies since he helped bring Andy in the world.

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