The Andy Griffith Show

CBS (ended 1968)


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The Andy Griffith Show is definitely a TV classic. It ran from 1960 to 1968, producing 249 episodes.

The main character, Andy (Andy Griffith), was a widowed father of a polite little boy named Opie (Ron Howard) and is a sheriff, who works with nervous and very suspecting Barney Fife (Don Knotts). They all live in the nice southern town of Mayberry. But, Mayberry can get a little dangerous when the town drunk, Otis Campbell (Hal Smith), is on the loose. Thelma Lou (Betty Lynn) is Barney's sweetheart, although Andy had to help him describe his feelings to her. Aunt Bee (Frances Bavier) is the very loving and caring but stern housekeeper for Andy and Opie. Gomer Pyle (Jim Nabors) is a bone-headed, thoughtless, but humorous character. He is a gas attendant. Goober Pyle (George Lindsey) is Gomer Pyle's cousin. They are very alike, you could say, and arrive in Mayberry when Gomer decides to enlist in the United States Marine Corps. The show had two spin-offs: Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. and Mayberry R.F.D.

Top 20 Ratings: 1960-1961 - #4 1961-1962 - #7 1962-1963 - #6 1963-1964 - #5 1964-1965 - #4 1965-1966 - #6 1966-1967 - #3 1967-1968 - #1

Awards for The Andy Griffith Show: Don Knotts won five Emmy Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Comedy: 1961, 1962, 1963, 1966, and 1967.

Frances Bavier won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Comedy in 1967.

Andy Griffith

Andy Griffith

Sheriff Andy Taylor

Don Knotts

Don Knotts

Deputy Barney Fife

Frances Bavier

Frances Bavier

Aunt Bee Taylor

Ron Howard

Ron Howard

Opie Taylor

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  • My favorite TV sictom

    I Love it

    I love it

    I LOVE IT!!!

    My favorite TV sitcom and maybe even my favorite TV show
  • A Great Show!

    Andy Griffith, Don Knotts, and Ronny Howard were great in this show. It is a comedy that shows the relationship a father and a son can have. As well as the relationship of friends. Andy Taylor is the sherriff of Mayberry and Barney Fife is his funny deputy. Andy is a single parent to a little boy named Opie. Andys aunt helps take care of them and is sweet woman. On the show she is called "Aint B" Overall a fun, family series that will make you laugh.moreless
  • andy griffith show

    great comedy ron howard don notts great show
  • A show that stands the test of time

    Of all the 1960's siticoms The Andy griffth show is by far my favourite but this needs to qualified. As with most sitcoms it often takes time for a show to cut its teeth so to speak and this show was no exception. In Season one Andy plays the Sherrif as a a very smart good old boy with a southern drawl and some of the episodes come accross as a little hokey. However by season 2 to season 5 until Don Knotts leaves the show, you have one of the most funny intelligent sitcoms ever on TV. The chemistry between Knotts and Griffth is exceptional and Ron Howard proved he is one of the best child actors ever. Unfortunatley by season 6 when the show goes to color and Knotts has left the show goes down hill. One of the simplest explanations other than the absence of Knots is the show is longer funny. The writing in my opinion deterioted considerably. Also the characters of Gober and Howard come accross as dull and unfunny. However for about 120 episodes (season 2 to 5) you have one of the funniest sitcoms ever.moreless
  • a instant classic that still stands the test of time .

    andy griffith show is a classic tv show and they still play reruns of the show today. it took place in mayberry. and he was a cherriff . it had a lot of comedy in it and sad moments and there was always lessions to be learned after all it did come out when tv was all about the happey moments . there was tons of good eps . i did not grow up watching the show since it came out in the 60s but i do have all the boxsets and have watched lots of reruns on tv land. and apriate how a good a show it was and still is today.moreless

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  • R.I.P.

    Andy Griffith Dies at 86

    The TV icon passed away this morning at his home in North Carolina; Griffith starred in The Andy Griffith Show and Matlock.

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    Comedy, Kids


    Sitcoms, altruistic behavior, southern comfort, for the aarp crowd, feel good comedy