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.

The Andy Griffith Show Broadcast History

Network: CBS
Broadcast: 1960-1968

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Andy Griffith...Sheriff Andy Taylor
Ron Howard...Opie Taylor
Don Knotts...Barney Fife
Frances Bavier...Aunt Bee Taylor

Regulars & Guest Stars

George Lindsey...Goober Pyle
Howard McNear...Floyd Lawson
Colin Male...Announcer / Game Warden
Aneta Corsaut...Helen Crump
Jack Dodson...Howard Sprague / Ed Jenkins
Hal Smith...Otis Campbell
Hope Summers...Clara Edwards / Bertha Edwards / Clara Johnson / Miss Bedloe
Betty Lynn...Thelma Lou
Jim Nabors...Gomer 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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