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Writers:
Sheldon Leonard (created by)
Aaron Ruben (created by)
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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
Release Date:
3 October 1960 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
On The Andy Griffith Show you meet some of the funniest, down-to-earth folks you ever knew. In color. (season 6)
Plot:
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.
Awards:
Won 6 Primetime Emmys. Another 8 wins & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Heart warming and enduring gem. See more (57 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 4 of 203)

Andy Griffith ... Andy Taylor (249 episodes, 1960-1968)

Ron Howard ... Opie Taylor / ... (224 episodes, 1960-1968)

Frances Bavier ... Aunt Bee Taylor / ... (178 episodes, 1960-1968)

Don Knotts ... Barney Fife (150 episodes, 1960-1968)
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Series Directed by
Bob Sweeney (80 episodes, 1960-1963)
Lee Philips (60 episodes, 1965-1968)
Alan Rafkin (27 episodes, 1964-1967)
Coby Ruskin (18 episodes, 1964-1965)
Don Weis (9 episodes, 1960)
Richard Crenna (8 episodes, 1963-1964)
Jeffrey Hayden (8 episodes, 1963-1964)
Howard Morris (8 episodes, 1964)
Earl Bellamy (7 episodes, 1963-1964)
Peter Baldwin (7 episodes, 1965-1968)
Gene Reynolds (3 episodes, 1961)
Theodore J. Flicker (3 episodes, 1965)
Sheldon Leonard (2 episodes, 1960-1965)
Charles Irving (2 episodes, 1963)
Gene Nelson (2 episodes, 1964)
Aaron Ruben (2 episodes, 1964)
Lawrence Dobkin (2 episodes, 1965)
 
Series Writing credits
Sheldon Leonard (249 episodes, 1960-1968)
Aaron Ruben (249 episodes, 1960-1968)
Danny Thomas (249 episodes, 1960-1968)
Jack Elinson (34 episodes, 1960-1966)
Harvey Bullock (31 episodes, 1961-1966)
Charles Stewart (29 episodes, 1960-1962)
James Fritzell (29 episodes, 1961-1964)
Everett Greenbaum (29 episodes, 1961-1964)
Sam Bobrick (19 episodes, 1964-1967)
Bill Idelson (19 episodes, 1964-1967)
Frank Tarloff (9 episodes, 1960-1962)
Lawrence J. Cohen (9 episodes, 1964-1966)
Fred Freeman (9 episodes, 1964-1966)
Ben Gershman (8 episodes, 1961-1962)
Leo Solomon (8 episodes, 1961-1962)
John Whedon (8 episodes, 1963-1964)
Bob Ross (8 episodes, 1964-1968)
Fred S. Fox (7 episodes, 1961-1967)
Art Baer (7 episodes, 1964-1966)
Ben Joelson (7 episodes, 1964-1966)
Dick Bensfield (7 episodes, 1967-1968)
Perry Grant (7 episodes, 1967-1968)
Seaman Jacobs (7 episodes, 1967)
Michael Morris (7 episodes, 1967)
Sidney Morse (5 episodes, 1962-1967)
R.S. Allen (5 episodes, 1962)
Arnold Margolin (5 episodes, 1966-1967)
Jim Parker (5 episodes, 1966-1967)
Joseph Bonaduce (5 episodes, 1967-1968)
Doug Tibbles (5 episodes, 1967-1968)
Arthur Stander (4 episodes, 1960)
John L. Greene (4 episodes, 1962-1966)
Richard Powell (4 episodes, 1964-1965)
Irving Elinson (3 episodes, 1961-1966)
Paul David (3 episodes, 1966)
Stan Dreben (3 episodes, 1966)
Benedict Freedman (2 episodes, 1961)
John Fenton Murray (2 episodes, 1961)
Ronald Axe (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Ron Friedman (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Budd Grossman (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Pat McCormick (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Howard Merrill (2 episodes, 1966)
Earl Barret (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
Robert C. Dennis (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
Kent Wilson (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
James L. Brooks (2 episodes, 1968)

Series Produced by
Sheldon Leonard .... executive producer (249 episodes, 1960-1968)
Aaron Ruben .... producer (159 episodes, 1960-1965)
Richard O. Linke .... associate producer (126 episodes, 1960-1964)
Bob Ross .... producer (90 episodes, 1965-1968)
Jerry Jameson .... associate producer (60 episodes, 1965-1967)
Jay Sandrich .... associate producer (32 episodes, 1964-1965)
Danny Thomas .... executive producer (8 episodes, 1963)
 
Series Original Music by
Earle Hagen (249 episodes, 1960-1968)
Pete Carpenter (14 episodes, 1966-1967)
Carl Brandt (4 episodes, 1967-1968)
 
Series Cinematography by
Sidney Hickox (249 episodes, 1960-1968)
 
Series Film Editing by
Tom Stevens (32 episodes, 1964-1968)
Ben Ray (28 episodes, 1964-1966)
Bob Lewis (17 episodes, 1964-1968)
Marshall Neilan Jr. (16 episodes, 1961-1962)
Alan Jaggs (15 episodes, 1963-1964)
Robert Fritch (12 episodes, 1960-1963)
Bud S. Isaacs (2 episodes, 1960)
Bud Molin (2 episodes, 1961-1966)
Leon Selditz (2 episodes, 1963)
Joseph Gluck (2 episodes, 1964)
Robert Moore (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
 
Series Casting by
Ruth Burch (186 episodes, 1960-1966)
Fred Roos (60 episodes, 1966-1968)
Mike Fenton (30 episodes, 1966-1967)
 
Series Art Direction by
Kenneth A. Reid (235 episodes, 1960-1968)
Harold Michelson (48 episodes, 1965-1967)
Howard Campbell (26 episodes, 1967-1968)
Ralph Berger (14 episodes, 1960-1961)
Walter Holscher (12 episodes, 1965)
Rolland M. Brooks (11 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Ken Swartz (126 episodes, 1961-1965)
Harry Gordon (101 episodes, 1961-1968)
Robert Priestley (21 episodes, 1960-1961)
 
Series Costume Design by
Stanley Kufel (121 episodes, 1964-1968)
Robert O'Dell (64 episodes, 1962-1964)
Bob Christenson (31 episodes, 1961-1962)
Ann Helfgott (22 episodes, 1960-1961)
Marge Makau (6 episodes, 1961)
Florence Albert (5 episodes, 1965)
 
Series Makeup Department
Lee Greenway .... makeup artist (249 episodes, 1960-1968)
Eva Kryger .... hair stylist (183 episodes, 1962-1968)
Carmen Dirigo .... hair stylist (31 episodes, 1961-1962)
Eleanor Edwards .... hair stylist (15 episodes, 1961)
Donna McDonough .... hair stylist (3 episodes, 1964)
 
Series Production Management
Frank E. Myers .... production manager (219 episodes, 1960-1967)
Ronald Jacobs .... production supervisor (154 episodes, 1963-1968)
Argyle Nelson .... production supervisor (64 episodes, 1960-1962)
Edward M. Hillie .... production manager (30 episodes, 1967-1968)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Saunders .... assistant director (186 episodes, 1962-1968)
Bruce Bilson .... assistant director (58 episodes, 1960-1962)
Buddy Messinger .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1962)
 
Series Art Department
Reggie Smith .... property master (248 episodes, 1960-1968)
Ideal Dottini .... construction coordinator (60 episodes, 1966-1968)
 
Series Sound Department
Charles David Forrest .... sound engineer (122 episodes, 1960-1964)
Robert Reeve .... re-recording editor (94 episodes, 1960-1963)
Eldon Campbell .... sound engineer (93 episodes, 1964-1968)
Victor Guarnier .... sound editor (52 episodes, 1966-1968)
Dick Maier .... re-recording editor / sound editor (32 episodes, 1964-1966)
Max M. Hutchinson .... sound engineer (32 episodes, 1964-1965)
Dick Le Grand .... re-recording editor (31 episodes, 1963-1964)
Gene Corso .... sound editor (30 episodes, 1965-1966)
James Nelson .... sound editor (30 episodes, 1965-1966)
Leonard Davison .... sound editor (8 episodes, 1966)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Michael A. Jones .... electrician (32 episodes, 1960-1961)
 
Series Editorial Department
Joseph Gluck .... supervising editor (72 episodes, 1960-1964)
Ben Ray .... supervising editor (41 episodes, 1965-1968)
Jerry Jameson .... editorial supervisor (30 episodes, 1967-1968)
 
Series Music Department
Herbert W. Spencer .... composer: theme music (217 episodes, 1960-1968)
Donn Cambern .... music editor (70 episodes, 1963-1966)
Alan Jaggs .... music editor (63 episodes, 1961-1962)
Ken Johnson .... music editor (53 episodes, 1964-1967)
Mark Southern .... music editor (30 episodes, 1967-1968)
Ed. Norton .... music editor (10 episodes, 1965)
John Mick .... music editor (7 episodes, 1966)
Lloyd Young .... music editor (2 episodes, 1966)
 
Series Transportation Department
Frank Khoury .... driver (2 episodes, 1962)
 
Series Other crew
Aaron Ruben .... story consultant (124 episodes, 1960-1964)
Bob Ross .... script consultant / story consultant (119 episodes, 1964-1968)
Hazel W. Hall .... continuity (108 episodes, 1960-1964)
Joel Swanson .... assistant to producer / production assistant (105 episodes, 1963-1968)
Rosemary Dorsey .... continuity (85 episodes, 1965-1968)
Jay Sandrich .... assistant to producer (63 episodes, 1961-1963)
Ronald Jacobs .... assistant to producer (32 episodes, 1960-1961)
Kay Thackery .... continuity (32 episodes, 1964-1965)
Fred S. Fox .... script consultant / story consultant (30 episodes, 1966-1967)
Mitch DeWood .... assistant to producer (26 episodes, 1966-1967)
Mike Fenton .... assistant to producer (18 episodes, 1965-1966)
Dorothy Aldworth .... continuity (6 episodes, 1964)
Pat Miller .... continuity (3 episodes, 1967)
Marjorie Mullen .... continuity (2 episodes, 1962)
Mollie Kent .... continuity (2 episodes, 1963)
Jane Ficker .... continuity (2 episodes, 1965)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Andy of Mayberry" - USA (rerun title)
"T.A.G.S." - International (English title) (informal short title)
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Runtime:
30 min (249 episodes)
Country:
Language:
Color:
Black and White (1960-1965) | Color (1965-1968)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Australia:G | Canada:G (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Quebec) (video rating) | USA:TV-G

Did You Know?

Trivia:
In several episodes Andy uses the old southern phrase, "That's the time," which means "good!" Or "okay" or "That's the right thing to do."See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): In episodes such as "The Andy Griffith Show: Barney and the Choir (#2.20)" (1962) and "The Andy Griffith Show: Rafe Hollister Sings (#3.20)" (1963), 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:
[Ernest T. Bass has crashed Mrs. Wily's party]
Mrs. Wiley:He burst into the house uninvited and started behaving in the most peculiar manner.
Andy Taylor:Like what, Mrs. Wily?
Mrs. Wiley:Oh, he stuck his hand in the punch bowl and ate every bit of the watermelon rind. And if that wasn't enough, he soaked the paper napkins in the punch and then he threw them at the ceiling.
Andy Taylor:Didn't anybody try to stop him?
Mrs. Wiley:Mr. Schwump tried to pinch him, but he just giggled and jumped away.
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Soundtrack:
Fishin' Hole ThemeSee more »

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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Heart warming and enduring gem., 4 October 2006
Author: electronicparty from Bloomington, IN

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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