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The Andy Griffith Show

30 min (249 episodes)
Comedy | Family
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Won 6 Primetime Emmys. Another 7 wins & 5 nominations
Country: USA
Release Date: 1960-10-03
Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA
Frances Bavier
Frances Bavier
The Andy Griffith Show
Andy Griffith
Sheriff Andy Taylor
Ron Howard
Opie Taylor
Don Knotts
Deputy Barney Fife
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During the opening credits as Andy and Opie walk down the path, Opie picks up a rock and throws it off camera right as Andy nods in a very distinct manner, before they start walking again. Years later, Andy Griffith watched this and realized he was unintentionally imitating a certain nod that his father would give him to show approval.
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The show was shot on the same set as Atlanta from Gone with the Wind (1939), if you were to walk out of the courthouse and look to the right at the end of the street, you can see the old Atlanta train station in many episodes.
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In early episodes, to the right of the cells above the glass-covered shelves is a small picture of President Woodrow Wilson and the presidents before him. Later, during most seasons, a different poster is there, also of the presidents, this time up to Dwight D. Eisenhower, and was published by Women's Day Magazine in 1956.
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There are discrepancies as to how long Barney has been a Deputy Sheriff. In the Season 4 episode "Citizen's Arrest", Andy finds an old document that shows he issued Barney his first revolver 10 years ago. Barney even makes an issue about being on the force for 10 years when giving Gomer Pyle a ticket for an illegal U-turn. However, in the Season 5 episode "Barney's Physical", the point is made that he is celebrating his 5 year anniversary as a Deputy Sheriff and even receives a watch with "5" inscribed inside as a gift.
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In Andy's house there is a short window to the left of the fireplace and in some episodes there is either a long window or a glass door.
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Barney's middle name is, for the most part, said to start with a P. But in some episodes his middle name is said to be Oliver and sometimes Milton.
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Ernest T. Bass: I'm a little mean, but I make up for it by bein' real healthy. Say you'll be mine. Say you'll be my beloved!
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Dud Wash: Where's my 'darlin' person'? There she is!
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Barney Fife: [through a megaphone while directing the cave rescue] Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their neighbor! Repeat! Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their neighbor!
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Photos from cast
Frances Bavier Morgan Brittany Edgar Buchanan Dennis Holmes Claude Johnson Donald Losby J. Edward McKinley Sid Melton