The Andy Griffith Show Wiki

The Bank Job

1,612pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Comments6 Share
The Bank Job

Bank job barney main page pic

Original airdate
December 24, 1962
Directed by
Written by


Barney demonstrates the bank's vulnerability to robberies.


Barney gets in a snit over the lax security at the Mayberry Security Bank and decides to prove his point when he slips by the bank teller dressed as a cleaning lady and accidentally locks himself in the vault. Later he is redeemed when real crooks are caught in a failed attempt to rob the bank.


  • As Barney mops the bank floor as the cleaning lady, he hums and sings the traditional Irish folk song, "Dear Old Donegal".
  • Barney supposedly locks himself in the bank vault. The vault has a back door, however, that they could easily use to get him out because it was featured in another episode. The episode where the back door plays a part is in Crime-Free Mayberry, season 2.
  • This episode marks the first appearance of Jim Nabors in his role as Gomer Pyle.
  • This is the second time Barney dresses himself up as a woman. The first was in The Bookie Barber.
  • It's obvious in certain scenes that the building used for the bank is also Walker's Drugstore.
  • The theme song for Mayberry R.F.D. is played while Barney is in the bank looking around.
  • Throughout this episode, a fictional movie called "G-Men" starring actor Glenn Ford is mentioned. Ford never starred in any such movie, and there was actually a movie called "G-Men", but it came out in 1935 and starred James Cagney.
  • The "Businessman's Special" for lunch at the drug store that day is a hollowed out tomato stuffed with avacados and raisins.


  • "Now you're gonna Glenn Ford it all over town" - Andy to Barney


Behind the ScenesEdit

Previous episode: Next episode:
The Bed Jacket One-Punch Opie

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.