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 (152 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

Throughout the series, there was a character named "Mister Schwamp" who would occasionally appear in episodes. He was a middle-aged man with a slumped demeanor and he had dark hair (which looked like a comb over, or a toupée). He could usually be found sitting on a park bench or in crowd scenes. He never had any lines. One of the characters (usually Andy or Barney) would acknowledge him with "Hello, Mister Schwamp", and he would smile and nod, and that's all he would do. He also appeared in two episodes of the spin-off Gomer Pyle: USMC (1964). The actor who played him has yet to be identified. 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 »

Quotes

Floyd Lawson: [while looking at himself in the mirror] Wretch, wretch! Deceitful wretch!
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Referenced in Earth Girls Are Easy (1988) 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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A Piece of Americana
23 April 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

The Andy Griffith Show will always be remembered as one of the great slice of life series that ever came on television. It represented the ideal small town full of not only ordinary citizens but the crazies that inhabited it as well, especially characters like Ernest T. Bass and the Darlings. The thing that really made this show great was the relationship between the ever cool Sheriff Andy Taylor and the hyperactive Barney Fife. It was Barney as well as the characters of Aunt Bea, Floyd, Otis, Gomer, Goober and, later, Howard and Emmitt that made this show the classic that it was. Also, in later years this show was criticized for not having any black characters on it. If you think about it, this show was merely a reflection of the times that the show took place in, the early to mid 1960's. Despite that, this show will always be a classic.

Also, one of my favortite episodes will always be the bootlegging episode with the two sisters when you get to see Barney let loose and go POW, POW, POW with his trusty ax.


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