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"Who's subject?"
―Floyd
The Case of the Punch in the Nose

Caseofthepunchinnose

Original Airdate
March 15, 1965
Season
5
Cast
Written by
Directed by


SummaryEdit

Barney feeds the flames of a quarrel.

PlotEdit

Barney stirs up a hornets nest when he discovers an apparently still open case file dating back to 20 years before. It would seem that Floyd the barber and Mr. Foley the grocer got into a dispute at the barber shop and Floyd punched him in the nose. Andy asks Barney to forget about it but be re-opens the investigation anyways. It would seem that Mr. Foley fell asleep in the barber chair and Floyd gave him a shave that he didn't ask for and subsequently refused to pay. This led to an escalation of heated words leading to the punch. Floyd disputes whether he asked for the shave but doesn't deny the punch. Soon everybody in Mayberry seems to be taking sides and punching each other in the nose forcing Andy to become uncharacteristically angry at Barney and telling him in no uncertain terms to stop.

Notes/TriviaEdit

  • It is shown in this episode that many of the people in Mayberry are related.
  • The song Andy and Barney sing at the opening of this episode is a hymn called "Praise for the Fountain Opened," also known as "There is a Fountain Filled With Blood," written by William Cowper.

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