The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
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Andy and Barney in the Big City 

Andy and Barney travel to Raleigh on business and help catch a jewel thief in their hotel.


Bob Sweeney


Harvey Bullock


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Episode cast overview:
Andy Griffith ... Andy Taylor
Ron Howard ... Opie Taylor (as Ronny Howard)
Don Knotts ... Barney Fife
Frances Bavier ... Aunt Bee Taylor
Allan Melvin ... Hotel Detective Bardoli
Les Tremayne ... C.J. Hasler
Peter Leeds Peter Leeds ... Sergeant Nelson
Arte Johnson ... Hotel Clerk
Robert Carson ... Commissioner Hedges (as Robert S. Carson)
Ottola Nesmith ... Lady with Jewelry
Thomas Myers Thomas Myers ... Officer Dean Friendly
Roger Til Roger Til ... Waiter in French Restaurant


Andy and Barney travel to the State capital to seek funding for new equipment for the Mayberry Sheriff's office. Barney thinks he's in his element and is convinced that crime is all around him. At their hotel, Barney spots a suspicious character eying a well-to-do and bejeweled matronly woman in the lobby. Andy tells him to mind his own business but Barney being Barney decides that making a bust in the big city might just give them the clout they need to get the money they need. He follows the mysterious man and befriends another man, C.J. Hasler, who tells him he's a newspaperman who can help out. Turns out Barney has got it wrong again and the mystery man is actually the house detective and CJ is the jewel thief. Written by garykmcd

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Comedy | Family







Release Date:

26 March 1962 (USA) See more »

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Mayberry Enterprises See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The skyline view is not Raleigh, NC. See more »


Barney and Mr. Hasler lock the house detective inside a bedroom closet by simply turning a latch on the outside of the closet. Closets don't normally have a non-keyed lock because the only purpose would be to keep someone inside. See more »


Aunt Bee Taylor: Oh, no, wait a moment! We almost forgot!
[exits to the kitchen]
Barney Fife: What'd she forget?
Andy Taylor: Well, I'll bet you a quarter she forgot a brown paper sack full of sandwiches. I never been on a trip in my life I didn't have to carry a brown paper sack full of sandwiches.
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References The Asphalt Jungle (1950) See more »


The Fishin' Hole
Written by Earle Hagen and Herbert W. Spencer (as Herbert Spencer)
Performed by Earle Hagen
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Barney Strikes Again
1 December 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Andy and Barney are off to see a commissioner to get some money for new equipment. Barney sees a woman putting some expensive jewelry in her purse. He soon suspects a man watching her of being interested. But who should turn up but a real jewel thief. Once again, Andy has to think quickly.

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