The Andy Griffith Show: Season 3, Episode 13

The Bank Job (24 Dec. 1962)

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Barney thinks the Mayberry Bank is a pushover for a robbery and sets out to prove it.



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Episode cast overview:
Mort - Bank Robber
Frances Osborne ...
Harriet, the Bank Teller
Charles P. Thompson ...
Asa Breeney (as Charles Thompson)
Warren Parker ...
Mr. Meldrim, the Bank Manager
Al Checco ...
Howie - Bank Robber
Mary Lansing ...
Mrs. Rodenbach


Barney questions the level of security at the Mayberry Security Bank but no one will apparently listen to him. The elderly guard, Asa, is asleep on a chair most of the time and his gun is as old as he is. The manager takes no interest in Barney's suggestions and Andy is no different. Barney decides to show them how insecure it all is by dressing as a cleaning woman and staging a hold-up. The bank manager and his teller are soon onto him and in the confusion, Barney locks himself in the safe. He manages to get out by kicking a hole in the back wall but when real bank robbers try to hold up the bank, they all think it's Barney trying to make his point yet again. Written by garykmcd

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Comedy | Family





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24 December 1962 (USA)  »

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This episode marks the first appearance of Jim Nabors in his role as Gomer Pyle. See more »


Barney supposedly locks himself in the bank vault. The vault has a back door, however, that they could easily use to get him out because it was featured in another episode. The episode where the back door plays a part is in 'Crime Free Mayberry,' season 2. See more »

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