The Andy Griffith Show: Season 5, Episode 25

The Case of the Punch in the Nose (15 Mar. 1965)

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Barney finds an old police file about an assault between Floyd and Charles Foley from 19 years before. He refuses to let it go and stirs up a hornet's nest by investigating the case.


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Episode cast overview:
Opie Taylor (as Ronny Howard)
Aunt Bee Taylor (credit only)
Charles Foley


Barney stirs up a hornets nest when he discovers an apparently still open case file dating back to 20 years before. It would seem that Floyd the barber and Mr. Foley the grocer got into a dispute at the barber shop and Floyd punched him in the nose. Andy asks Barney to forget about it but be re-opens the investigation anyways. It would seem that Mr. Foley fell asleep in the barber chair and Floyd gave him a shave that he didn't ask for and subsequently refused to pay. This led to an escalation of heated words leading to the punch. Floyd disputes whether he asked for the shave but doesn't deny the punch. Soon everybody in Mayberry seems to be taking sides and punching each other in the nose forcing Andy to become uncharacteristically angry at Barney and telling him in no uncertain terms to stop. Written by garykmcd

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15 March 1965 (USA)  »

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Charles Foley: [Recounting the incident of 20 years ago] One word led to another, and he punched me, right in the nose!
Deputy Barney Fife: What's so funny?
Charles Foley: Can you imagine Floyd punching anybody? It was more like a *boop*!
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