The Andy Griffith Show

Season 3 Episode 32

The Big House

Aired Monday 9:30 PM May 06, 1963 on CBS

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  • Some great dialogue and a major development for Gomer

    This episode is momentous not only in the series but pop culture in general: it's the first time we ever see future Marine Gomer Pyle in any sort of official government uniform. The results are hilarious as Barney tries to turn the doltish Gomer into a full fledged deputy. Barney's speech to the robbery suspects ("Now here at the rock we have two basic rules...the first rule is, obey all rules!") is a series classic, but look for Gomer's open-mouthed expression as he hangs on Barney's every word. The great, out of the blue dialogue ("And take that gun out of your mouth!") and recurring developments make this look almost like something filmed by the Cohen brothers...minus the swooping camera angles.