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The Andy Griffith Show

Season 3 Episode 22

The Great Filling Station Robbery

Aired Monday 9:30 PM Feb 25, 1963 on CBS
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Episode Summary

A young man is accused of being the mysterious crook who's been robbing Wally's filling station. Andy and Barney try to determine his guilt or innocence in a variety of methods.

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  • Andy and Barney finally solve a real crime!

    This is an entertaining episode, but a bit too simplistic to be truly memorable. Gomer is, as always, fabulous to watch, as are Barney and Andy. But there just isn't any real "zing" to this episode, probably due to the fact that the direction is a little loose and the story sometimes meanders. Barney has a fabulous sub-plot with his "new fangled" police techniques--but the joke isn't carried out as fully as it could be. A good attempt but not great.moreless
Jim Nabors

Jim Nabors

Gomer Pyle (1962-1964)

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)

Willis Bouchey

Willis Bouchey

Mr. Carter

Guest Star

Pat Colby

Pat Colby

Jimmy Morgan

Guest Star

Jack Shea

Jack Shea

Jed Hanson

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Barney (on the phone with Juanita)Cock-a-doodle-doo...Cock-a-doodle-doo...
      Andy: (sneaks up behind Barney) You wanna stand up?
      Barney: Why?
      Andy: Wanna see if there's an egg in the chair.
      Barney: You oughta say something instead of sneaking up on people like that!
      Andy: People? I didn't think there was anybody here but you chickens!

    • Barney's Tribute to Juanita

      Juanita, Juanita,
      Lovely, dear Juanita,
      From your head down to your feet,
      There's nothing half so sweet,
      As Juanita, Juanita, Juanit.

      Oh, there are things of wonder,
      Of which men like to sing.
      There are pretty sunsets and birds upon the wing,
      But of the joys of nature,
      None truly can compare,
      With Juanita, Juanita, she of beauty beyond compare.
      Juanita, Juanita, lovely dear Juanit.

    • Barney: It's about time we start modernizing this place electronally.

  • NOTES (3)

    • When Barney mentions the name Juanita. Juanita was always talked about, but never seen throughout the series.

    • The layout of Wally's filling station seems to change for this particular episode. It's never quite explained how they are able to park a car inside the filling station itself. In every other episode the garage is in a separate building.

    • Gomer Pyle's first ever "Shazam!"


    • When Barney is attempting to set up the intercom system, Andy jokingly calls him Mr. Marconi. This is a reference to Marchese Guglielmo Marconi, best known for his development of a radiotelegraph system, which served as the foundation for the establishment of numerous affiliated companies worldwide. He shared the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics with Karl Ferdinand Braun, "in recognition of their contributions to the development of wireless telegraphy".