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The Andy Griffith Show 

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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Complete series cast summary:
Andy Griffith ...  Andy Taylor 249 episodes, 1960-1968
Ron Howard ...  Opie Taylor 238 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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

According to an early episode, Barney was in the Army. He was stationed on Staten Island and was in charge of safe-keeping over 3,000 books. See more »

Goofs

In the first half of the first season there is a sign in the drug store above a shelf which said "Enlargments" a misspelling of "Enlargements" which was seen corrected later. See more »

Quotes

Barney Fife: Just look at him!
[points at Ernest T. Bass in a cell]
Andy Taylor: He's a challenge.
Barney Fife: He's a mess!
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Alternate Versions

During the CBS network run, the closing credits showed Andy and Opie walking back from their fishing trip. Opie drops the fish, and runs back to get them. One of the original sponsor's products (Sanka coffee, for instance) would appear in the corner of the screen. The syndicated reruns show a plain gray background (or blue, during the color years) with a drawing of the town square in the corner of the screen that once displayed the sponsor's product. 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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Ahh for days like these...
8 May 2002 | by clarinetsSee all my reviews

When Television programming was entertaining, AND wholesome, and funny.

Andy Griffith fits the bill for all three. One of my favorite episodes is when Aunt Bee wins some expensive prizes as a game show contestant. I love the shows with the Darlings (The Dillards), and one where Barney Fife tries to find Andy a girlfriend.

As I was growing up, my brothers and I were allowed to watch this show freely, and we used to compete with each other to see who could whistle the theme song the best.

I highly recommend watching this show whenever you can. It's incredibly funny without being skanky, like many modern day sitcoms, and wholesome without being preachy. It just WAS.


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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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