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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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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
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 152 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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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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Trivia

Milton, Oliver, and the middle initial "P" were all given as Barney Fife's middle name at one time or another during the series. See more »

Goofs

It's been established that the Mayor's Office is above the courthouse and jail. However there is no indication either inside or outside the courthouse that there is any access to the Mayor's office from the street level or inside the jail. At one point early in the series there was a door to the left of the jail cells which was later removed that could have been an access to the upstairs offices but since no one was ever seen using it and it was later removed from the set, there's no way of knowing. In The Andy Griffith Show: The Beauty Contest, Ellie and Andy depart from a meeting in Mayor Pike's office through the side door of the courthouse. From this episode we can infer that there are steps inside this door that lead upstairs to government offices on an upper floor. However, in most other episodes this door just enters into the back room of the jail. See more »

Quotes

Barney Fife: Fly away buzzard, fly away crow, way down south where the winds don't blow. Rub your nose and give two winks and save us from this awful jinx.
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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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Great TV
21 July 2004 | by mcdoodad49See all my reviews

"The Andy Griffith Show", in my opinion, will always be in the top 10 of my favorite shows, and I've watched the reruns numerous times since the first episode in 1960. I'm sure Danny Thomas has received many accolades for creating this timeless classic. My only criticism is that it stayed on the air three years too long. When Don Knotts exited, that's where it should have ended. The support characters of Goober, Howard and Emmitt never captured the comic timing or spirit of the original cast, and the storylines were bland. I especially detested Jack Burns' character Warren. He was very annoying. The last three years just weren't funny or even compelling enough to bother watching. Even Andy became more cranky and less down-home. He even lost his southern accent and laid-back ways.


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