The Andy Griffith Show

Season 3 Episode 13

The Bank Job

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Aired Monday 9:30 PM Dec 24, 1962 on CBS
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Barney tries to convince everyone of the lack of security of the Mayberry Bank. He is furious when no one will listen. He takes matters into his own hands, but ends up stuck in the bank vault (!) instead. When real robbers come to the bank,however, Barney is proven right.moreless

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  • Barney in drag!

    9.0
    An awesome episode! Barney is in rare form, as he tries to convince everyone of the lack of security and countermeasures in case of a bank robbery. To prove his point, he gets dressed up a cleaning woman and begins to steal money; he gets locked up in the bank vault instead--a classic Mayberry moment. Watching Barney in drag is absolutely hysterical. This episode is extremely well written and is right on in terms of direction and focus. It's a tightly woven story with a good plot and excellent support from all characters. I also loved watching little Leon (Clint Howard) in this episode Not to be missed!moreless
Jim Nabors

Jim Nabors

Gomer Pyle (1962-1964)

Don Knotts

Don Knotts

Barney Fife (1960-1965)

Andy Griffith

Andy Griffith

Sheriff Andy Taylor (1960-1968)

Al Checco

Al Checco

Mort the Bank Robber

Guest Star

Lee Krieger

Lee Krieger

Ollie the Bank Robber

Guest Star

Frances Osborne

Frances Osborne

Harriet

Guest Star

Clint Howard

Clint Howard

Leon

Recurring Role

Charles Thompson

Charles Thompson

Asa

Recurring Role

Warren Parker

Warren Parker

Mr. Meldrim

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • (Andy & Barney are talking in the bank; Mr. Meldrim, bank manager comes over)
      Mr. Meldrim: Andy. Barney. Somethin' I can do for you?
      Barney: Yeah. I'll give it to you straight from the buttonhole - Sheriff Taylor notwithstanding. This bank is a crackerbox and a pushover! I have given it a complete and thorough examination and I cannot see one - not one, mind you - acceptable counter-measure in the event of a 1012.
      Mr. Meldrim: Barney, I think you got hold of somethin' there. Come here. (Barney is pleased; Mr. Meldrim takes him behind the bank counter to Harriet, the teller) Harriet, can you come here a minute? I want you to hear somethin'. Go ahead, Barney. Tell her what you told me.
      Barney: Well, I simply said that after a thorough examination, I find this bank lackin' any counter-measures whatsoever in the event of a 1012.
      Mr. Meldrim: (to Harriet) Well? (she looks puzzled) Glenn Ford!
      Harriet: (she nods) Oh, of course.
      Mr. Meldrim: That was great, Barney!
      (Barney is very annoyed, leaves in a huff)

    • (Barney is talking with Asa, the bank guard)
      Barney: I'm checkin' the security of this bank. This place is a pushover.
      Asa: For a robbery, you mean? Have you heard something? Is there gonna be a robbery?
      Barney: No, no, no... but there could be. This place is just beggin' for it. Now what are your official counter-measures in the event of a 1012?
      Asa: Seems to me I heard someone else say that in the last few days. Now, who was that?
      Barney: (getting excited) Well, come on. Who was it? Maybe the bank's bein' cased.
      Asa: Now, let's see.
      Barney: Come on, Asa, think, think!
      Asa: Nice lookin' fella about 35... dark hair...
      Barney: A stranger?
      Asa: No, I've seen him before... now, wait a minute.
      Barney: Well?
      Asa: (snaps fingers) Glenn Ford! That's who it was. Did you see that picture? Wasn't he wonderful?
      Barney: (annoyed) I ain't interested in movies. I'm interested in your official counter-measures.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Though this was the first episode broadcast to feature Gomer Pyle, the first episode Gomer filmed was "Man in a Hurry" which might explain why Gomer gets more of an introdcution in that episode than he does in this one. This is also why some guides list "Man in a Hurry" episode as Jim Nabor's first.

    • This episode marks the first appearance of Gomer Pyle.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • A couple of times Barney's overzealous attitude is attributed or compared to having watched Glen Ford in G Men. James Cagney, not Glen Ford, had the lead role in G Men, filmed in 1935. Glen Ford was more typically associated with his Western roles.

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