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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 Sheriff Andy Taylor (249 episodes, 1960-1968)
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 Opie Taylor (210 episodes, 1960-1968)
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 Aunt Bee Taylor / ... (177 episodes, 1960-1968)
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 Deputy Barney Fife / ... (143 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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African-Americans appear throughout the series but mostly as extras. Rockne Tarkington is the only African-American actor ever to have a speaking role on the show, in The Andy Griffith Show: Opie's Piano Lesson (1967). See more »

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In Andy's house there is a short window to the left of the fireplace and in some episodes there is either a long window or a glass door. See more »

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Barney Fife: [while relaxing on the front porch after Sunday dinner] You know what I think I'm gonna' do?
Andy Taylor: What?
Barney Fife: I'm gonna' go home, have me a little nap, and then go over to Thelma Lou's and watch a little TV.
Andy Taylor: Mmm-hmm.
Barney Fife: Yeah, I believe that's what I'll do. Go home... have a nap... and then over to Thelma Lou's for TV.
Andy Taylor: Mmm.
Barney Fife: Yep, that's the plan. Home... little nap... then...
Malcolm Tucker: [interrupting] For the love of Mike *do* it!
[shouts]
Malcolm Tucker: Do it! Just *do* it! Go take a nap, go to Thelma Lou's for TV, just *do it*!
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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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Outstanding television
15 July 2001 | by (Richland, WA) – See all my reviews

One of the finest TV shows ever, although I would recommend that viewers confine themselves only to the b&w episodes and skip the color episodes.

Every story had a moral, every story had gentle humor and the acting is first-rate. Barney Fife is one of TV's most memorable characters and some of his bits are hilarious no matter how many times you see them: "Welcome to Checkpoint Chickie!", Barney's agonizing attempt to recite the Preamble of the US Constitution from memory, Barney showing Ernest T. Bass how to enter a room and greet people at a party.

I defy anyone not to get choked up when watching "Opie the Birdman", first when Andy punishes Opie by making him listen to the cheeping baby birds whose mother Opie has killed, and then when Opie releases the now-grown sparrows.

The quintessential episode is "Man in a Hurry" where Charlotte businessman Malcolm Tucker finds himself stranded in Mayberry on a Sunday when it is totally impossible to get any work done. Tucker rails against Mayberry's snail pace but by the end of the episode, succumbs to it. It was the episode that introduced Gomer Pyle by the way.


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