Type
Scripted
Premiered
Oct. 03, 1960
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
CBS TV Network
Genre

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The Andy Griffith Show » Season 4
The Andy Griffith Show - 04x16 Barney's Sidecar

4x16 Barney's Sidecar

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First Aired: Jan. 27, 1964 on CBS
Summary: Barney gets a motorcycle.

Main Characters in this Episode



Guest Stars

Aunt Bee Taylor played by Frances Bavier
Mrs. Beggs played by Virginia Sale
Trucker Edgar J. Masters played by Rodney Bell
Jase played by Joseph Hamilton
Second Truck Driver played by Ray Kellogg (II)
Townsman played by Harold Landon
Townsman played by Jerry Brutsche
Townsman played by Bobby Gilbert

Episode Quotes

Barney Fife: If you ride with your mouth open in the wind and put your tongue against the roof of your mouth, its impossible to pronounce a word that begins with the letter 's'.
Andy Taylor: You didn't let anyone see you riding with your mouth open?
Barney Fife: [Walks in wearing helmet, leather gloves, and a leather jacket] Mounted patrol checking in.
Andy Taylor: How are you Baron Von Richthofen?
A Townsman: [Talking about the sidecar] Sheriff, if you fill it up with water you can take a bath on the way.

Mistakes/Goofs

  • Goof (errors in geography): When Barney is at Checkpoint Chickie warning truckers, you twice see where he's on a highly-traveled multi-lane thoroughfare. As Barney approaches a truck, the camera pans too far and you can briefly see it's a four-lane road, with a Burgie Beer billboard on the other side of the highway.

Trivia

  • Barney's goggles contain no lenses (a common occurrence in eyewear on film) as to avoid reflections from studio lights.
  • Writer James Fritzell said that the long description by Mrs. Beggs about her sister Tilly was created to illustrate how women remember details differently to men.
  • The gag in which Barney's motorcycle takes off leaving the sidecar behind was borrowed from The Marx Brothers, who used the same gag in Duck Soup.
  • Writer James Fritzell didn't like Aunt Bee's line about the war picture in which the Nazis were killed on their motorcycles. He felt it was out of character.
  • The motorcycle wasn't an "RJ 300 Motorcycle". That was made up. The bike was actually a prop based on a WWI Harley.
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