The Andy Griffith Show

Season 2 Episode 12

Sheriff Barney

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Aired Monday 9:30 PM Dec 25, 1961 on CBS
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Barney gets an offer to become the sheriff of Greendale, and Andy tries to discourage him. Unsure how to handle matters, Andy gets an idea to let Barney be sheriff of Mayberry for a day. Given the opportunity to get a taste of what the office of high sheriff entails, Barney understands that he is not up to the job and calls Greendale to decline.moreless

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  • Barney in Charge!

    8.5
    An excellent episode where we see Barney at his best, puffed up with pride at the chance to be sheriff of his very own town. Andy tries to tell him that he doesn't think he's ready for it, but Barney refuses to believe him. When Andy allows Barney to be Sheriff of Mayberry for a day (to prepare him to be sheriff of Greendale)

    the results are very, very funny. A great tour de force for Don Knotts!moreless
Dabbs Greer

Dabbs Greer

Councilman Dobbs

Guest Star

Ralph Dumke

Ralph Dumke

Mayor Purdy of Greendale

Guest Star

Paul Bryar

Paul Bryar

Mr. Osgood

Guest Star

Howard McNear

Howard McNear

Floyd Lawson

Recurring Role

Jack Prince

Jack Prince

Rafe Hollister

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Hal Smith

Hal Smith

Otis Campbell

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • When Barney tries to extract information from Otis, it is revealed that his house number is 411. 411 is the telephone number for information.

    • During the scene in which Barney attempts to use hypnosis to find out where Otis is getting his liquor, it is revealed that Barney's address is 411 Elm Street. Coincidentally this is the exact same address as the Texas School Book Depository in Dallas where Lee Harvey Oswald shot President Kennedy two years later.

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  • NOTES (1)

    • Jack Prince makes his first appearance as Rafe Hollister. In his three previous episodes, Prince had played a similar character - albeit with a different name each time. However, his last three appearances would all be as Rafe - creating one of the most beloved characters in series history.

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