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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This episode was one of only four on the eight "complete season" Paramount DVD sets that do not have laugh tracks. All four occur in the Fall of season 4 (discs 1 and 2). They were presumably originally broadcast with a laugh track. See more
In the opening scene, the two Treasury Agents are waiting in the courthouse for the Sheriff return. Before Opie walks in the door, the T-Agent on the right (Rance Howard) is wearing a lighter colored suit. A second later, as Opie is walking from the doorway toward where Barney is sitting, you can see the agents sitting in the background. Freezing the frame reveals that the two actors sitting down are not the two who entered. See more