The Andy Griffith Show

The Andy Griffith Show

Andy Taylor is a sheriff in the mostly crime-free town of Mayberry. He spends his time philosophizing, raising his son Opie, and helping the townsfolk and his cousin Barney with their problems.

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Broadcast History

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Actor Character(s)Notes
Andy GriffithSheriff Andy Taylor 
Ron HowardOpie Taylor 
Don KnottsBarney Fife 
Frances BavierAunt Bee Taylor 

Regulars & Guest Stars

Actor Character(s)Notes
George LindseyGoober Pyle 
Howard McNearFloyd Lawson 
Colin MaleAnnouncer / Game Warden 
Aneta CorsautHelen Crump 
Jack DodsonHoward Sprague / Ed Jenkins 
Hal SmithOtis Campbell 
Hope SummersClara Edwards / Bertha Edwards / Clara Johnson / Miss Bedloe 
Betty LynnThelma Lou 
Jim NaborsGomer Pyle 

Theme Song / Opening Credits


There were 8 seasons and 249 episodes of The Andy Griffith Show. Check out our The Andy Griffith Show episode guide.


The show was one of only 3 shows (I Love Lucy and Seinfeld) to end while still at the top of the Nielsen Ratings.
Andy Griffith and Frances Bavier did not get along during the filming of the series.
Mayberry’s squad car was a Ford Galaxie supplied for free by a local Ford dealer.
It’s never mentioned on the show what happened to Opie’s mother, just that she died when Opie was very young.


Barney Fife: Nip it in the bud!
Andy Taylor: Floyd. Floyd Lawson: What’s the matter? Andy Taylor: My sideburns. Floyd Lawson: Your sideburns – what’s the matter with your sideburns? Andy Taylor: Why, they’re both even. Floyd Lawson: Well, I’ll be dogged. How’d that happen? Andy Taylor: I declare, Floyd, I believe you’re getting the hang of it. And looka there – they’re the right length and everything.


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