The Most Glaring Blunders From ‘The Andy Griffith Show’


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Everyone makes mistakes, especially in the world of television. The Andy Griffith Show was rife with them, and half the fun is finding them.

The show debuted on October 3, 1960 and starred Andy Griffith — the show’s namesake — as Andy Taylor. He played the widower sheriff of the small, sleepy North Carolina town of Mayberry. Andy and his son, Opie, played by Ron Howard — who of course became a famous director — loved to go on fishing trips together. They would spend quiet evenings on the porch waxing philosophical with Aunt Bee (Frances Bavier), who meticulously took care of them. Taylor’s deputy was his bumbling neurotic cousin, Barney Fife, played by Don Knotts. Fife was so inept at his job that cases were often bungled. Through the beauty of syndication, you can revisit the show on Sundance TV and TV Land, and binge to your heart’s content on Netflix.

Despite the professionalism of the cast and crew, the filming of the episodes — which took place at Desilu Studios in California — were filled with continuity errors.

Did you catch some of these mistakes that were made throughout the eight seasons? Check them out, and make sure to SHARE this with those who love the show.