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Writers:
Sheldon Leonard (created by)
Danny Thomas (created by)
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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
Release Date:
3 October 1960 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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.
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Awards:
Won 6 Primetime Emmys. Another 7 wins & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
The "Citizen Kane" of Television Shows See more (52 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 4 of 197)

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

Ron Howard ... Opie Taylor (210 episodes, 1960-1968)

Frances Bavier ... Aunt Bee Taylor / ... (177 episodes, 1960-1968)

Don Knotts ... Deputy Barney Fife / ... (143 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 M. Falkinburg .... sound editor (30 episodes, 1965-1966)
Leonard Davison .... sound editor (8 episodes, 1966)
 
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 (214 episodes, 1960-1968)
Donn Cambern .... music editor (69 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)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 3.17: "High Noon in Mayberry", "The Loaded Goat", "Class Reunion", "Rafe Hollister Sings", "Opie and the Spoiled Kid", "The Great Filling Station Robbery", "Andy Discovers America", "Aunt Bee's Medicine Man", "The Darlings Are Coming", "Andy's English Valet", "Barney's First Car", "The Rivals", "A Wife for Andy", "Dogs, Dogs, Dogs", "Mountain Wedding", & "The Big House". Coincidentally, this is a pivotal batch of episodes in the show's history; it includes the debut of three characters, Helen Crump, Malcolm Merriwether 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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the first couple of seasons there is window to the left of the entrance (as seen from the street outside) but inside the Sheriff's office there is no window. In later seasons this error was corrected.See more »
Quotes:
Briscoe Darling:[Aunt Bee has hit Briscoe with a spoon] Ow! What'd you do that for?
Aunt Bee Taylor:No elbows on the table.
Briscoe Darling:[to Andy] That ain't fair; her hittin' first and explainin' the rules after.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Hole (2009)See more »
Soundtrack:
Fishin' Hole ThemeSee more »

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40 out of 47 people found the following review useful.
The "Citizen Kane" of Television Shows, 23 July 2000
Author: tfrizzell from United States

"The Andy Griffith Show" is probably the greatest sitcom of all time. The writing, the direction, the characters, and the stories all combined to make one of the greatest television shows of any era. Andy Taylor (Griffith) is the sheriff of a small, fictional North Carolina town named Mayberry. He has all sorts of adventures that are so realistic and pure that one feels that they are really in Mayberry when watching the show. Andy lives with his Aunt Bea (Frances Bavier) and his young son Opie (Ron Howard) and works with his deputy sheriff Barney Fife (Don Knotts). The thing that sets "The Andy Griffith Show" apart from almost all other television shows is the realism of the characters. Even though the characters are silly at times, often you can relate these people to actual people that you know or have known. The amazing insight by the writers is truly uncanny. The number of characters that are well-developed is also amazing when one considers how poor writing for television shows usually is these days. The show started out a bit silly in the beginning, but hit a peak from seasons two to five when characters like Gomer Pyle (Jim Nabors), Otis Campbell (Hal Smith), Floyd Lawson (Howard McNear), and Goober Beasley (George Lindsey) became more prevalent in the series' plot. However, after the departure of Don Knotts in 1965, the series went from being exceptional to being fair at best the rest of the way. The magic that Knotts brought to the show was even more evident when he was gone. Also Nabors left to create his own series and McNear suffered from health problems throughout the entire run of the series. Smith and Betty Lynn (Thelma Lou) also had very little to do with the series after Knotts left. All in all a great series for about five years, but the show's magic slowly disappeared when the series went to color. 5 stars out of 5 for 1960-1965. 2.5 stars out of 5 for 1965-1968.

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