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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:
Andy Griffith is America's Giovanni Guareschi See more (52 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 4 of 196)

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
Arthur Stander (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)
Aaron Ruben (7 episodes, 1962-1968)
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)
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 opening credits were expanded slightly during the original network run. After Opie throws the rock into the lake the camera shot would change to a close-up of the water rippling, the logo of the sponsor's product appearing in the middle.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:
[after a haircut at Floyd's]
Andy Taylor:Floyd.
Floyd Lawson:What's the matter?
Andy Taylor:My sideburns.
Floyd Lawson:Your sideburns - what's the matter with your sideburns?
Andy Taylor:Why, they're both even.
Floyd Lawson:Well, I'll be dogged. How'd that happen?
Andy Taylor:I declare, Floyd, I believe you're getting the hang of it. And looka there - they're the right length and everything.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in While She Was Out (2008)See more »
Soundtrack:
Fishin' Hole ThemeSee more »

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40 out of 51 people found the following review useful.
Andy Griffith is America's Giovanni Guareschi, 23 March 2005
Author: Sanatan Rai (sanatan@gmail.com) from Stanford, California, the USA

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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