Don Knotts particularly loved “The Pickle Story,” which is an episode one that many fans cite as their favorite. In it, Aunt Bee makes a huge batch of pickles so disgusting that Barney refers to them as “kerosene cucumbers.” Due to a hilarious turn of events, Andy and Barney must consume eight quarts of the nasty pickles. The episode is chock full of laugh-out-loud moments, and it’s quite clear that the men are honestly amused as they’re filming it.
Barney Fife: Well, today’s eight-year-olds are tomorrow’s teenagers. I say this calls for action and now. Nip it in the bud. First sign of youngsters going wrong, you’ve got to nip it in the bud. Andy Taylor: I’m going to have a talk with them. What else do you want me to do? Barney Fife: Well, don’t just mollycoddle them. Andy Taylor: I won’t. Barney Fife: Nip it. You go read any book you want on the subject of child discipline and you’ll find every one