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 The Andy Griffith Show - The Complete First Season

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 The Andy Griffith Show - The Complete Sixth Season

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 The Andy Griffith Show - The Complete Final Season

 The Definitive Andy Griffith Show Reference: Episode-by-Episode, with Cast and Production Biographies and a Guide to Collectibles

 The Andy Griffith Show Book 40th Edition

 Mayberry Memories: The Andy Griffith Show Photo Album

ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW

Show Type: Sitcom

First Telecast: October 3, 1960

Last Telecast: September 16, 1968

Broadcast History:

October 1960-July 1963, Monday 9:30-10:00 on CBS

September 1963-September 1964, Monday 9:30-10:00 on CBS

September 1964-June 1965, Monday 8:30-9:00 on CBS

September 1965-September 1968, Monday 9:00-9:30 on CBS

Cast

Andy Taylor..... Andy Griffith

Opie Taylor..... Ronny Howard

Barney Fife (1960-1965)..... Don Knotts

Ellie Walker (1960-1961)..... Elinor Donahue

Aunt Bee Taylor..... Frances Bavier

Clara Edwards..... Hope Summers

Gomer Pyle (1963-1964)..... Jim Nabors

Helen Crump (1964-1968)..... Aneta Corsaut

Goober Pyle (1965-1968)..... George Lindsey

Floyd Lawson..... Howard McNear

Otis Campbell (1960-1967)..... Hal Smith

Howard Sprague (1966-1968)..... Jack Dodson

Emmett Clark (1967-1968)..... Paul Hartman

Thelma Lou (1960-1965)..... Betty Lynn

Warren Ferguson (1965-1966)..... Jack Burns

Mayor Stoner (1962-1963)..... Parley Baer

Jud Crowley (1961-1966)..... Burt Mustin

Sam Jones (1968)..... Ken Berry

SYNOPSIS

The small town of Mayberry, North Carolina, was the setting of this highly successful homespun situation comedy.

Sheriff Andy Taylor was a widower with a young son, Opie. They lived with Andy's Aunt Bee, a combination housekeeper and foster mother for Opie. Andy's deputy was his cousin Barney Fife, the most inept, hyper-tense deputy sheriff ever seen on television.

The tone of the show was very gentle, giving Andy the opportunity to state and practice his understanding, philosophical outlook on life. Since there was practically no crime in Mayberry, the stories revolved mostly around the personal relationships of its citizens.

Two of the show's regulars graduated to series of their own. The first was Jim Nabors. He had become a member of the cast in the spring of 1963 in the role of Gomer Pyle, the naive, lovable gas station attendant at Wally's filling station. After a year and a half, he left to join the Marines and become Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Co-star Don Knotts left the show in 1965 for his own variety series, The Don Knotts Show.

Among the other regulars, Andy's original girlfriend, druggist Ellie Walker, was seen only during the first season, and for the following three years, Andy had no regular romantic interest. Schoolteacher Helen Crump filled the void in 1964, and, when Andy Griffith decided to quit the show in 1968, she also provided his means of escape. On the first episode of Mayberry R.F.D., the successor to The Andy Griffith Show, Andy and Helen married and moved away, leaving the supporting cast to carry on with a new star, Ken Berry, in the role of Sam Jones - another widower with a young son.

Daytime reruns of the series, as well as some syndicated versions, were titled Andy of Mayberry. CBS aired weekday daytime reruns from October 1964 to September 1970, with the title reverting to The Andy Griffith Show, when the prime-time version left the air.

A nostalgic reunion of the series' original cast - the made-for-TV film "Return to Mayberry" - aired in April 1986 and was the highest-rated movie of the entire 1985-1986 season.

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