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 / ... (223 episodes, 1960-1968)
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 Aunt Bee Taylor / ... (177 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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The last 16 episodes of season three have become part of the public domain due to a clerical error back in the 1960's and are thus widely available in different formats and different conditions. The theme song however is still copyrighted material and can only be used with permission. Therefore, most public domain copies have different music during the opening and closing credits. These are the 16 public domain episodes, in order starting with The Andy Griffith Show: High Noon in Mayberry (1963), The Andy Griffith Show: The Loaded Goat (1963), The Andy Griffith Show: Class Reunion (1963), The Andy Griffith Show: Rafe Hollister Sings (1963), The Andy Griffith Show: Opie and the Spoiled Kid (1963), The Andy Griffith Show: The Great Filling Station Robbery (1963), The Andy Griffith Show: Andy Discovers America (1963), The Andy Griffith Show: Aunt Bee's Medicine Man (1963), The Andy Griffith Show: The Darlings Are Coming (1963), The Andy Griffith Show: Andy's English Valet (1963), The Andy Griffith Show: Barney's First Car (1963), The Andy Griffith Show: The Rivals (1963), The Andy Griffith Show: A Wife for Andy (1963), The Andy Griffith Show: Dogs, Dogs, Dogs (1963), The Andy Griffith Show: Mountain Wedding (1963), and The Andy Griffith Show: The Big House (1963). Coincidentally, this is a pivotal batch of episodes in the show's history; it includes the debut of three characters, Helen Crump, Malcolm Merriweather and Ernest T. Bass, plus one family, the Darlings, as well as Crump's second appearance, the first in which she and Andy are set up as a couple. See more »

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In episodes such as The Andy Griffith Show: Barney and the Choir and The Andy Griffith Show: 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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Barney Fife: Well, I guess to sum it up, you could say, there's three reasons why there's so little crime in Mayberry. There's Andy, and there's me, and
[patting gun]
Barney Fife: baby makes three.
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Referenced in The Lucy Show: Lucy Helps Danny Thomas (1965) 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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Heart warming and enduring gem.
4 October 2006 | by (Bloomington, IN) – See all my reviews

I love this show so much. I'm 26 so I didn't get to see it when it originally aired. However I've watched this show my whole life. I remember watching it when I was a youngster. I think I was about four or five the first time I saw it.

The Andy Griffith show is heart warming and enduring gem. It has made me laugh year after year for decades. It expounds on many social issues like single parenting, child rearing, relationships, and friendships. In the process it mixes a lot sarcastic, witty, and slapstick humor. Andy occasionally will play guitar and sing. It's just all around great entertainment for the whole family. The

The plot of each episode varies from serious to hilarious. There's a nice variety to watch. I of course have my favorite episodes and those I don't like that much. In the end, I just enjoy spending some time each day with the gang from Mayberry.

The character development is the best part about this show. Barney can at first can seem to be an idiot and anonying. However after awhile I began to enjoy his antics. Andy is simple and easy going. Floyd the barber is a busy body. Ronnie Howard is the cute kid, who's intelligence and maturity surpasses his age. In the end it's the characters that make this show fantastic.

I'm glad DVD has made this wonderful gem available to past, present, and future generations. I know I'll be watching this show with my kids. I hope one day the first tune they whistle is the theme to the Andy Griffith Show.


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