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 ... See full summary »

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Opie Taylor (as Ronny Howard)
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First Treasury Agent
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FBI Agent
Joseph Hamilton ...
Townsman
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Charles Thompson ...
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Regis
Phil Arnold ...
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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 Ronny Bailey

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11 November 1963 (USA)  »

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In the opening scene, the two Treasury Agents are indifferent to Barney and are waiting in the courthouse for the Sheriff to return. Barney is agitated at being dismissed by them. He 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 - Andy Griffith's birthplace and hometown. It has been a long held belief that the fictional town of Mayberry is based on Mount Airy, North Carolina. See more »

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During the armored truck chase scene, interior shots of Barney bouncing around clearly show the "locked" door to the outside coming open. Also, Barney at one points appears to kick the locked door open, but the scene cuts quickly away before a clear view is shown. See more »

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Opie Taylor: Who are they? Friends of Pa's?
Deputy Barney Fife: No, they're just waiting.
Opie Taylor: What for?
Deputy Barney Fife: Don't ask me what for, I just run the waiting room, that's all.
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Laugh Track on TVLand version
9 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

They did use a laugh track in this episode. At least they did on version they aired on TVLand on 5.9.07.

Perhaps the DVD version is different. I have no idea what the original version was like. I don't specifically remember this particular episode "A Black Day for Mayberry" when it was originally broadcast on network television.

I have nothing to compare this version to. Perhaps the version on DVD had the soundtrack removed to enhance the dramatic effect of the program. Although there are portions of the show that deserve laughter

  • specifically those scenes involving Barney spilling the beans and


Gomer trying to act serious.

Maybe some other viewer can shed some light on this.


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