The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)

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Widower Sheriff Andy and his son Opie live with Andy's Aunt Bee in Mayberry NC. With virtually no crimes to solve, most of Andy's time is spent philosophizing and calming down his cousin Deputy Barney.

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Won 6 Primetime Emmys. Another 7 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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 Sheriff Andy Taylor (249 episodes, 1960-1968)
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 Opie Taylor (210 episodes, 1960-1968)
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 Aunt Bee Taylor / ... (176 episodes, 1960-1968)
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 Deputy Barney Fife / ... (142 episodes, 1960-1968)
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Widower Sheriff Andy and his son Opie live with Andy's Aunt Bee in Mayberry NC. With virtually no crimes to solve, most of Andy's time is spent philosophizing and calming down his cousin Deputy Barney.

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Andy Griffith had been a successful stand-up comedian as well as an actor before beginning the show and he had fully expected to be the main funny character on it, and in the first few episodes even performed some of his stand-up routines, like his countrified versions of classic fairy tales. However, when Don Knotts became such a popular favorite as Deputy Barney Fife, Griffith decided for the good of the show to let Knotts be the main comic figure and let Sheriff Taylor react to him as his "straight man." See more »

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In episodes such as "Barney and the Choir" and "Rafe Hollister Sings", it is firmly established that Barney cannot sing very well and is often "off key". However, in other episodes where Andy and Barney are singing while working or sitting on Andy's front porch, Barney sings "on key". See more »

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[the Darlings have come to Andy for help with Ernest T. Bass]
Sheriff Andy Taylor: Well, Mr. Darling, can't you and your boys handle him?
Briscoe Darling: Well, we thought about killin' him, but we didn't want to go that far.
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Referenced in Talking Bad: To'hajiilee (2013) See more »

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Fishin' Hole Theme
Composed by Herbert W. Spencer (ASCAP/BMI), and Earle Hagen (ASCAP/BMI)
Lyrics by Everett Sloane (BMI)
Published by Larrabee Music Corp. (BMI) of Hollywood, CA
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Andy Griffith is America's Giovanni Guareschi
23 March 2005 | by (Stanford, California, the USA) – See all my reviews

The Andy Griffith show is one of the best television programmes I have seen. It presents a very gentle, humorous look on small-town America, that hasn't been equalled.

The earlier episodes are better than the later ones. I suppose the transition point is when they went from being in black-and-white to colour. Unlike Guareschi's books, the good sheriff does not have a Peppone to ply his wits against, though Barney Fife comes pretty close sometimes, albeit unwittingly.

The episodes are done with great sensitivity and betray a great acumen in human character. It is unfortunate that such programming is no longer produced in America---it cannot be because of a lack of talent.

The Andy Griffith show demonstrates that human nature is essentially the same. Not only is Mayberry amazingly similar to Don Camillo's village, but people have the same kind of obsessions, desires and fears everywhere. This is truly an American classic, and one wishes that it were better known to foreign audiences.


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