The Andy Griffith Show

Season 1 Episode 26

The Inspector

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Aired Monday 9:30 PM Apr 10, 1961 on CBS
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A by-the-book courthouse inspector condemns Andy and Barney's lack of proper procedure.

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  • Andy plays the clown!

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    Amusing entry into the series with a few good laughs. It's good to see Andy deal with the inspector in his own unique style--but what's more interesting to see is Andy in the original role of the "baffoon" before Barney took over. Actually Barney is quite subdued in this episode, and plays more of the straight man. That alone is worth the price of admission to this episode!
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)

Hal Smith

Hal Smith

Otis Campbell

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Tod Andrews

Tod Andrews

Inspector Ralph Case

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Willis Bouchey

Willis Bouchey

Mr. Brady

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    • No Time for Sergeants was a Broadway play which was later made into a feature film starring a very young Andy Griffith in his breakout role. In this episode's scene where Andy wears the hat and tie brought to him by Opie, Andy's mannerisms and speech are very reminiscent of both Will Stockdale, his character from No Time for Sergeants, and the country bumpkin persona he was still primarily known for from his popular comedy monologues such as What it Was, Was Football. Producer Aaron Ruben recounts that, seeing the first season's reruns, Andy "didn't like himself" and began to gradually abandon the "country bumpkin" character - developing a more serious, thoughtful and adult Sheriff Taylor as "the straight man … to all these kooks around" him.

    • Common Theme: By the book big city procedure vs. down home country common sense. This would be one of the series' more popular themes. Andy's simple, no nonsense approach is again proved to be superior.

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