The Andy Griffith Show: Season 5, Episode 21

Barney Runs for Sheriff (8 Feb. 1965)

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Barney decides to run for sheriff when he thinks Andy is leaving Mayberry. When Andy ends up staying, Barney ends up running against him.



(as Richard M. Powell)
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Opie Taylor (as Ronny Howard)


When Andy tells Barney that he's probably going to accept a job with a major international corporation, Barney thinks he's crazy - until Andy suggests that he should run for Sheriff. Suddenly, Barney isn't as concerned about Andy's departure and files his papers to run in the upcoming election. When Andy's new job falls through, he finds himself in the situation of not being on the ballot but Barney and several of the townsfolk start a write-in campaign to get him re-elected. Barney is somewhat humiliated however as it becomes obvious that Andy will beat him in a landslide so he decides to campaign and eventually challenges Andy to a debate. Written by garykmcd

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8 February 1965 (USA)  »

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During the debate Andy says there hasn't been an accident uptown in the last five years. However, Malcolm Meriwether caused $40 worth of damage in an accident two years earlier. See more »

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