The Andy Griffith Show

Season 3 Episode 5

The Cow Thief

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Aired Monday 9:30 PM Oct 29, 1962 on CBS
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Upset when Andy and Barney can't solve a cow-napping case fast enough to suit him, Mayor Stoner calls in an investigator from the state capital to put things right. Sure enough, the state's expert is impressive at first, but Andy isn't ready to turn out to pasture just yet.moreless

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  • Rustling up those cows!

    4.0
    Andy and Barney try to figure out who's stealing cows--trouble is that no one really cares. One of my least favorite episodes. Corny even for Andy Griffith standards! Barney appears to be even dumber than usual, and Andy sort of sleep walks through this episode. You have to be a really loyal fan to sit through this one.
Jim Nabors

Jim Nabors

Gomer Pyle (1962-1964)

Parley Baer

Parley Baer

Mayor Stoner (1962-1963)

Ron Howard

Ron Howard

Opie Taylor (1960-1968)

Jack Burns

Jack Burns

Deputy Warren Ferguson (1965-1966)

Clint Howard

Clint Howard

Leon

Hal Smith

Hal Smith

Otis Campbell (1960-1967)

Jon Lormer

Jon Lormer

Tate Fletcher

Guest Star

Malcolm Atterbury

Malcolm Atterbury

Luke Jensen

Guest Star

Ralph Bell

Ralph Bell

William Upchurch

Guest Star

Parley Baer

Parley Baer

Mayor Roy Stoner

Recurring Role

Hope Summers

Hope Summers

Bertha Johnson/Clara Edwards

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • In this episode. Andy, is looking out the front window of the courthouse. While Barney is showing the plaster cast of the foot prints. The Mayor walks over. And, if you look close. There are three tree trunks right outside the window. As far as I remember, there are no trees on the street, outside the front of courthouse.
      But, if you look real close. They are not only trees. They are PALM TREES.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • (at the scene of the crime, Upchurch has seen the footprints of the thief; he speaks to Barney)
      Upchurch: Sheriff tells me you decided not to make a moulage.
      Barney: (confused) Moulage? Yeah, that's right. We decided not to make a moulage. (now cocky) Oh, we told a few people, but we decided it didn't make sense upsettin' folks, runnin' around, blabbin', makin' a big moulage out of it.
      Andy: Uh, Barney - he means a plaster cast of the prints.
      Barney: (embarrassed) Oh. That kind of moulage.

    • (the mayor has sent for a special agent to help solve a string of cow thefts)
      Barney: I'll say it again. I don't like it. Now the mayor has got no call to supercede your authority like that. We can handle this case without any nosy parker coming up here from the state capitol.
      Andy: Barney, maybe this fella can be of some help.
      Barney: No, not likely. He's just an interloper. All he'll be doin' is interlopin'. Now we got to make it clear to him that he don't belong. We got to stand together and turn on the "big freeze".

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