The Andy Griffith Show

Season 3 Episode 22

The Great Filling Station Robbery

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



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • 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

    • 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!"

  • Allusions

    • 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".