Widower Sheriff Andy Taylor, and his son Opie, live with Andy's Aunt Bee in Mayberry, North Carolina. With virtually no crimes to solve, most of Andy's time is spent philosophizing and calming down his cousin Deputy Barney Fife.
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Won 6 Primetime Emmys. Another 8 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Andy Griffith ...  Andy Taylor 249 episodes, 1960-1968
Ron Howard ...  Opie Taylor 239 episodes, 1960-1968
Frances Bavier ...  Aunt Bee Taylor / ... 178 episodes, 1960-1968
Don Knotts ...  Barney Fife 162 episodes, 1960-1968
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Widower Sheriff Andy Taylor, and his son Opie, live with Andy's Aunt Bee in Mayberry, North Carolina. With virtually no crimes to solve, most of Andy's time is spent philosophizing and calming down his cousin Deputy Barney Fife.

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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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Comedy | Family

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TV-G | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Andy Griffith and Frances Bavier did not get along during the series. According to Griffith and Howard Morris, Bavier was extremely sensitive, and resented her role of Aunt Bee. In 1972 Griffith and Ron Howard paid her a visit at her home in Siler City, NC, but she turned them away. When Bavier was terminally ill in 1989, she contacted Griffith to say that she regretted that they did not get along better. See more »

Goofs

Goober, Gomer Pyle's cousin, is generally referred to as Goober Pyle. But in The Andy Griffith Show: TV or Not TV Andy introduces him to the TV producer as Goober Beasley. See more »

Quotes

Ernest T. Bass: [looking through Opie's old school book] Oh I know that word! Cat!
Andy Taylor: Are you sure you didn't know it because there's a picture of a cat there?
Ernest T. Bass: Why, no. Here cover it up with your hand again.
[covers the picture]
Ernest T. Bass: Cat.
Opie Taylor: Turn to a page without any pictures in it, pa.
Ernest T. Bass: You have more respect for your elders here, son!
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Alternate Versions

Some DVD sets of public domain episodes have the classic theme song replaced by generic music due to copyright disputes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Gilmore Girls: To Live and Let Diorama (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Some things are better in black and white
13 November 2001 | by SkippyDevereauxSee all my reviews

The black and white episodes of this program were the best, and I don't know what it was, but when it went to color, all the "magic" the show possessed disappeared!! I can tolerate the color episodes, but I HATED Jack Burns's character of Warren. That "Huh?, Yeah, Huh?" routine was a royal pain in the neck.

And what happened to Andy in the color episodes?? He turned into a man who was always griping about something--cranky and mean. It seemed that no matter what Aunt Bee wanted to do, Andy was there to put a stop to it, or at least, he tried to. Remember the time when Aunt Bee wanted to learn how to drive a car? Wanted to learn how to fly a plane? When she wanted to wear a wig? When she wanted to open a restaurant? Andy Taylor was a very hateful character in the color episodes. They should have stopped production of the show when they changed to color.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Andy of Mayberry See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(249 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (1960-1965)| Color (1965-1968)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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