Andy and Barney have to protect a shipment of gold which will be going through Mayberry on the way to Fort Knox. It's critical that they keep it a secret, but Barney spills the beans immediately and within minutes all of Mayberry knows. A carnival-like atmosphere soon takes hold. The plot thickens when Barney discovers there's no gold in the truck. Written by
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It is disputed as to whether Mayberry, North Carolina is based on Mt. Airy, North Carolina, Andy Griffith
's birthplace. In the opening scene of this episode, however, two Treasury Agents are indifferent to Barney and are waiting in the courthouse for the Sheriff to return. Barney, agitated at being dismissed by them, picks up the phone book from the Sheriff's desk and begins to nervously flip through it. In several screen shots of Barney holding the phone book, you can plainly read "Mount Airy" on the front cover. See more
Right after Gomer accidentally puts gasoline in the truck where Barney is sitting, his pants miraculously dry seconds later. See more