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 Taylor (249 episodes, 1960-1968)
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 Opie Taylor / ... (224 episodes, 1960-1968)
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 Aunt Bee Taylor / ... (178 episodes, 1960-1968)
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 Barney Fife (150 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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On The Andy Griffith Show you meet some of the funniest, down-to-earth folks you ever knew. In color. (season 6)

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3 October 1960 (USA)  »

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(249 episodes)

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(1960-1965)| (1965-1968)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The chart over the bookcase in the sheriff's office depicts the Presidents of the United States and information about them and was also a popular chart displayed in elementary school classrooms in the early 1960s. See more »

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In North Carolina, sheriffs are independently-elected county officials. Their duties include providing law enforcement to unincorporated areas. A town, such as Mayberry, with a mayor and council would have its own police force. A sheriff is not responsible to county officials, let alone to a city official such as a mayor. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Andy Taylor: [reading a note tied to a rock Ernest T. Bass threw through the window] "Maybe you goin' to have a weddin', and maybe you goin' to have a preacher; but you might not have a bride. You ever think of that?" Mr. Darling, you don't think he'd try to kidnap Charlene before the wedding?
Briscoe Darling: He might. He's just crazy enough to do it.
Dud Wash: Well, you just let him try! I'll show him some things I learned in the army in jungle warfare! First, you grab the mouth and pull like this.
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Referenced in Cheers: Golden Boyd (1989) 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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Some things are better in black and white
13 November 2001 | by (Parkersburg, West Virginia) – See all my reviews

The black and white episodes of this program were the best, and I don't know what it was, but when it went to color, all the "magic" the show possessed disappeared!! I can tolerate the color episodes, but I HATED Jack Burns's character of Warren. That "Huh?, Yeah, Huh?" routine was a royal pain in the neck.

And what happened to Andy in the color episodes?? He turned into a man who was always griping about something--cranky and mean. It seemed that no matter what Aunt Bee wanted to do, Andy was there to put a stop to it, or at least, he tried to. Remember the time when Aunt Bee wanted to learn how to drive a car? Wanted to learn how to fly a plane? When she wanted to wear a wig? When she wanted to open a restaurant? Andy Taylor was a very hateful character in the color episodes. They should have stopped production of the show when they changed to color.


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