Andy and Barney in the Big City


Original airdate
March 26, 1962
Directed by
Written by


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


Hoping to secure more assistance from the state police commission, Andy and Barney head to the bustling metropolis of Raleigh, North Carolina. The problem is that Mayberry has practically no crime, and thus no extra help is needed. The powers-that-be change their minds when Andy and Barney inadvertently tangle with a jewel thief.


  • First episode to take place outside of Mayberry. With the exception of a brief prologue scene (which is edited out of most TV versions), the entire episode takes place in Raleigh.
  • Andy isn't wearing the bandage he was wearing in Aunt Bee the Warden and The County Nurse anymore.
  • Andy and Barney are out of town on business for two days yet there is no mention at any point during the episode of who will be acting Sheriff or Deputy in their absence.
  • Andy and Barney are staying in Room 920 at their hotel.
  • The jewel robbery takes place in Room 420.


  • Aunt Bee: Wait, I almost forgot. (goes to the kitchen)
  • Barney: What'd she forget?
  • Andy: 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.

  • Opie: "If you think that's something, you should hear me sing a song!"

  • Andy: "Careful! There's a bottle in there!"
  • Barney: "You thought of everything, didn't you."

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