Andy the Gentleman Crook


Original airdate
February 27, 1960
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A notorious, nationally known con man dubbed "Gentleman Dan" becomes a hero of epic proportions to Aunt Bee, Opie and Barney when he is held for two days in the Mayberry Jail.


"Gentleman" Dan Caldwell is one of the most famous and notorious guests the Mayberry Jail has ever housed. It's doesn't take much for Gentleman Dan to not only charm his way into the good graces of an already smitten Barney, but Opie and Aunt Bee also. A master of charm, Dan is treated practically like royalty when he locked up. Andy, however, is none too trusting of Mayberry's guest. Of course, it's not long before Dan turns the tables on his new found friends in an attempt to escape. It's Andy's quick, thinking that saves the day and keeps Caldwell behind bars.


  • Barney misfires his gun for the second time. First misfire was in Episode 2, The Manhunt. He is also told for the first time by Andy to keep one bullet in his pocket. He accidentally fires a shot into the courthouse floor. Later in the episode, Andy fires the gun, thinking that it is empty.



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