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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(249 episodes)

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(1960-1965)| (1965-1968)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

When Don Knotts left the show, Jerry Van Dyke was considered for the part of a deputy who would have replaced Barney Fife, and even appears in a deputy's uniform in a fifth-season episode. However, Van Dyke chose instead to star in NBC's My Mother the Car (1965), and later said if he had to do it over again, he would have taken the deputy part instead. 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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Floyd Lawson: If I keep this up I'll probably end up with a barber's claw from holding the shears all day.
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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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