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Andy Griffith Show

Andy Griffith Show

The Andy Griffith Show is a sitcom that first televised by CBS between October 3, 1960 and April 1, 1968. Andy Griffith portrays a widowed sheriff in the fictional small community of Mayberry, North Carolina. His life is complicated by an inept but well-meaning deputy, Barney Fife (Don Knotts), a spinster aunt and housekeeper, Aunt Bee (Frances Bavier), and a young son, Opie (Ron Howard, billed as Ronny). Local ne'er-do-wells, bumbling pals, and temperamental girlfriends further complicate his life. The show comprises 8 full seasons and 249 episodes[1] 159 episodes in black and white (seasons 15) and 90 in color (seasons 68). Griffith appears in all 249 episodes with Howard coming in second at 209. Only Griffith, Howard, Bavier, Knotts, and Hope Summers appeared in all eight seasons. Knotts left the show at the end of the fifth season to pursue a career in films but returned to make five guest appearances as Barney in seasons six through eight. His last appearance in the final season in a story about a summit meeting with Russian dignitaries "ranked eleventh among single comedy programs most watched in television between 1960 to [1984], with an audience of thirty-three and a half million."[1] The color episodes of the show in its later years are markedly different from the black and white episodes of the first five seasons, and are generally far less popular with fans of the show. In 1964, daytime reruns began airing[1] and the show was retitled Andy of Mayberry to distinguish the repeat episodes from the then-new episodes airing in prime time;[citation needed] this alternate title continued to turn up in syndication over the ensuing decades. Reruns continue to occasionally be seen on local television stations to this day, and its 46 years (as of 2010) in syndication has proven to be exceptionally long; most syndication series, in comparison, rarely last more than ten years in syndication, if that. In addition, TV Land currently holds cable television rights. At the end of the show's fourth season (May 1964), the backdoor pilot "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C." aired, and, the following September, the spinoff series Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. debuted with Jim Nabors in his Gomer role and Frank Sutton as drill instructor Sergeant Vince Carter. In the last episodes of The Andy Griffith Show, the character Sam Jones, played by Ken Berry, was introduced and a sequel series, Mayberry R.F.D., was fashioned around him for the fall of 1968 (in essence replacing Andy Griffith the '68 season would be his last). * Andrew Jackson "Andy" Taylor (Andy Griffith) * Opie Taylor (Ron Howard - as Ronny Howard) * Deputy Barney Fife (Don Knotts) * Beatrice "Aunt Bea" Taylor (Frances Bavier) * Gomer Pyle (Jim Nabors)

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  • CarenS

    CarenS
    Thank you for this group. I also grew up with this show. Ron Howard was just adorable. I have some great info for Andy Griffith and Don Knotts fans...these two stared in " No Time For Sergeants" prior to this show. You can see the chemistry between them. Has anyone seen a picture of the actress Aunt Bea back in the day....Wow, she was so pretty. This show takes me back to the small towns where my family lives in North Carolina, New Bern, Rocky Mount, and Havelock. There's no place like home...

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  • cyclone85

    cyclone85
    I guess I have seen all of The Andy Griffith Show's and yet everytime I watch it's just like the first time. Wish in today's times more family movies like this was made. Having a bad day click on The Andy Griffith Show it will fix you right up.

    Nov 28th, 2012|Flag

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