At the Courthouse, Andy hears an announcement that three women convicts have escaped from the state prison. What a time for Barney to be away fishing with Floyd. The hapless fishermen, however, run out of gas. Setting out on foot to find a farmhouse where its residents might allow them to borrow some gas, they wander up upon the home of O'Malley, a mutual friend, where, sure enough, they're taken prisoner by the escaped felons - Big Maude, Naomi and Sally - all using the vacated cabin as a hideout. Needing food, Sally drives Floyd into town to get supplies. Andy spots Floyd about to scoot back in his car and stops him for a short conversation. From seeing the woman driving, to Floyd's jittery mannerisms, Andy deduces there's a party going on at O'Malley's cabin, but after Floyd and Sally depart, Andy sees O'Malley just coming back from his out-of-town trip. He soon puts two and two together to realize something is wrong, and it's left to Andy (with O'Malley's help) to rescue the boys. Written by
garykmcd/revised by statmanjeff
Did You Know?
Sally thinks Barney resembles an old boyfriend named Al, and refers to Barney as "Al" throughout the episode. Floyd calls Barney "Al" a few times. See more
When Naomi pumps water outside O' Malley's cabin, Andy handcuffs her while O' Malley brandishes a handkerchief to cover her mouth. In the next shot, more of the handkerchief hangs further down over her chin. See more
Big Maude Tyler
By rights, I ought to let Naomi curl your hair with this heater.
Jalene Naomi Connors
Can I, Maude? Can I? I hate men.
Big Maude Tyler
She's a convicted husband-beater.
Better watch it, Al.
Deputy Barney Fife
Will you stop callin' me Al?