Andy Griffith Show

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A bona fide television classic, "The Andy Griffith Show" follows the gentle give and take of small-town Sheriff Andy Taylor (Andy Griffith), his son, Opie (Ron Howard), and all the other colorful characters who inhabit bucolic Mayberry, N.C.
Starring
Andy GriffithFrances BavierRon Howard
Genres
Comedy
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. The New Housekeeper
    October 3, 1960
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    Andy's son Opie, demands that their new housekeeper, Andy's aunt, be fired after the old one leaves to get married.
  2. 2. Manhunt
    October 10, 1960
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    Andy gives the state troopers a lesson in the efficiency of a county sheriff when a dangerous criminal escapes.
  3. 3. Guitar Player
    October 17, 1960
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    A hometown guitar player auditions with a dance band in the Mayberry jail.
  4. 4. Ellie Comes To Town
    October 24, 1960
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    ElIie Walker, a pretty young graduate pharmacist, moves to Mayberry to help her uncle out in the local drugstore.
  5. 5. Irresistible Andy
    October 31, 1960
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    Andy thinks Ellie is out to marry him. After a series of misunderstandings, Andy finally takes Ellie to the church picnic.
  6. 6. Runaway Kid
    November 7, 1960
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    Andy gives his son, Opie, a lecture on keeping promises, but must break one of his own in order to persuade a runaway kid to go home.
  7. 7. Andy The Matchmaker
    November 14, 1960
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    Andy and Ellie stage a hold-up at the drugstore so that Barney can impress Miss Rosemary with his heroics.
  8. 8. Opie's Charity
    November 28, 1960
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    Andy makes a judgment concerning his son, Opie, before hearing the boy's side of the story.
  9. 9. A Feud Is A Feud
    December 5, 1960
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    Andy tries to stop a long-time feud between 2 mountain families so their children can get married.
  10. 10. Ellie For Council
    December 12, 1960
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    Ellie Walker sets the men and women of Mayberry against each other when she runs for a seat on the town council.
  11. 11. The Christmas Story
    December 19, 1960
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    Andy and Barney give a Christmas party in the jail for a prisoner and his family, and thereby convert the town scrooge.
  12. 12. Stranger In Town
    December 26, 1960
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    A stranger comes to Mayberry and disrupts the life of the townspeople because he knows everyone's name and business.
  13. 13. Mayberry Goes Hollywood
    January 2, 1961
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    A Hollywood producer descends on Mayberry and the town proceeds to make itself over in Hollywood's image.
  14. 14. The Horse Trader
    January 9, 1961
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    Andy does some slick dealing to get rid of the town's worthless cannon, but when Opie mimics his father's shady deed, Andy has second thoughts.
  15. 15. Those Gossipin' Men
    January 16, 1961
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    Aunt Bee, accused by Andy of being a gossip, sets out to prove that men are bigger gossips than women.
  16. 16. The Beauty Contest
    January 23, 1961
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    Andy, appointed judge of a beauty contest, shows the wisdom of Solomon by picking a popular winner.
  17. 17. Alcohol And Old Lace
    January 30, 1961
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    Andy and Barney finally solve the problem of moonshining in Mayberry.
  18. 18. Andy And The Marriage Counselor
    February 6, 1961
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    Andy tries to counsel the constantly bickering couple, Fred and Jennie Boone, with mixed results.
  19. 19. Mayberry On Record
    February 13, 1961
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    Andy suspects that a traveling record promoter is a con artist and he fears for the townsfolk who invested in his record.
  20. 20. Andy Saves Barney's Morale
    February 20, 1961
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    When Barney's over-zealousness causes him to become a laughing stock, Andy tactfully arranges for Barney to regain his status.
  21. 21. Andy And The Gentleman Crook
    February 27, 1961
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    A nationally known con man becomes a hero to Aunt Bee, Opie and Barney when he is held for two days in the Mayberry jail.
  22. 22. Cyrano Andy
    March 6, 1961
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    Andy plays matchmaker for Barney but finds himself in difficulty when Barney misinterprets his efforts.
  23. 23. Andy And Opie;Housekeepers
    March 13, 1961
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    Andy and Opie struggle to keep house when Aunt Bee leaves for a few days.
  24. 24. The New Doctor
    March 27, 1961
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    Andy finally proposes to Ellie when he becomes convinced that the new young doctor in town is trying to steal his girl.
  25. 25. A Plaque For Mayberry
    April 3, 1961
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    Town drunk, Otis Campbell turns out to be the only living descendent of a Revolutionary War hero, much to the dismay of the mayor.
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Directors
Sheldon LeonardDon WeisBob SweenyGene Reynolds
Supporting actors
Don KnottsHoward McNearHal Smith
Producers
Sheldon LeonardBob RossAaron RubenDanny ThomasJay SandrichJerry JamesonRichard O. Linke
Season year
1961
Network
CBS
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swansongReviewed in the United States on August 15, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Please release seasons Two through Five on Blu Ray
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One of televisions great shows from the sixties that was not only funny but provided important life lessons as well.

Why the first season is the only one available on Blu Ray is a great mystery to me. The first five seasons with Don Knotts are brilliant and truly deserve a high definition treatment. To those responsible for this release I implore you to spend the time and money to make sure that at least the first five seasons are released on Blu Ray

Please!!!
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StephenReviewed in the United States on May 28, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Blu ray Review - Is it Worth It?
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Andy Griffith Season 1 on blu ray - is it worth it? One word...YES! First, the episodes are much clearer and sharper than the DVD. The DVD isn't bad, but the blu ray looks really sharp. Good contrast, nice details, crisp image...details I have never noticed reeally jump out...it's just a pleasure to watch...PLUS...

EXTRAS: Season 1 has the reunion movie "Return to Mayberry" re-scanned in HD...so it is crystal clear as well. The Danny Thomas Show episode where Andy Griffith makes his first appearance as Sheriff Andy Taylor is included on this Season 1 box set. There is a nice interview with Andy Griffith. There are colored home movies taken by Ron Howard's parents of the filming and locations.

AND, you can select the option to watch the sponsor spots both BEFORE and AFTER the episode. AND, the sponsor spot at the very end of the show often includes a little bit extra following the main plot of the show...so, they're actually slightly more complete episodes than anything you will see in either syndication or the DVD set. Also, the sponsor spots are really cute...and they're all different (at the end of the each episode).

Finally, there is a really nice menu system that is cleverly constructed...makes you feel like you've strolled into Mayberry.

NOTE: When you choose to watch the sponsor spot's included with the episode, the sponsor portions are in SD (standard definition) HOWEVER, the rest of the episode is entirely in HD.

Just a couple of the episodes have a few seconds of SD footage in a scene here or there...but overall the Andy Griffith show has never looked better.

We're very pleased with this Season 1 blu ray release, and, even though I already owned that season on SD, I will never watch the SD version again. Here's hoping that they release they other seasons.

My copy of season 1 also came with a sleeve which has the same image as the blu ray box.

Watch as both Andy Griffith and Don Knotts develop their respective characters. There are some memorable and fun episodes in this season. Plus, this is the season with Ellie Walker. I always felt like she was a better match for Andy than Helen Crump whom I often found a bit "prickly" and stern for Andy's character.

One of the best comedic dialogues takes place between Andy and Opie in the episode "Opie's Charity"...look for it.
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SoonerDuckReviewed in the United States on August 9, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
The Andy Griffith Show (TAGS) is an absolute classic that is just as enjoyable today as it was in the 1960s!
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The Andy Griffith Show (TAGS) is an absolute classic that is just as enjoyable today as it was in the 1960s. The first five seasons in black and white are the best of the series with excellent writing and out loud laughs. Those five seasons focus primarily on the relationships between Andy and his son, Opie, and Andy with his deputy, Barney Fife. Aunt Bee, Floyd the barber, Otis the drunk, Mayor Pike, Mayor Stoner, Thelma Lou, Ellen Crump, Gomer Pyle, Earnest T. Bass, the Darlings, Clara Edwards fill out an exceptional cast of characters. The storytelling of those first five years centers on Andy’s sheriff duties with Barney and Andy’s simple home life with Opie and Aunt Bee. Music is also a central theme in many episodes taking advantage of Griffith’s musical talents. In the first season, Griffith realized Knotts was the comic star and settled in to play the courageous, selfless, hero of the show to offset Barney’s troublemaking. There are also some very heartfelt and emotional father/son episodes that will melt the hardest hearts.

Once Don Knotts, aka Barney Fife, left (except for five fun guest starring episodes) for a movie contract after season five, the series changed directions and the focused more on the town of Mayberry and its citizens. These are easily distinguishable because they are the start of the colored episodes. While they tried to introduce a Barney replacement, Deputy Warren Ferguson, for eleven episodes in Season 6, the character didn’t take and the show shifted toward Andy’s relationship with Goober Pyle, Howard Sprague, Floyd Lawson, and eventually Emmett Clark, who replaced Floyd’s position on the show. The colored episodes are actually more Mayberry RFD than TAGS. While it was still fun to be in Mayberry, the last three seasons just are not as good as the first five.
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John BrumbaughReviewed in the United States on January 4, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Simply The Best And Most Thorough Release Of This Show Yet
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Let me start with a little bragging: I scored this for $39.96, shipping included. Now, on to the review, which I will try to keep short yet informative.

Picture quality is just what you'd expect from a good HD transfer: grainy and awesome. Clarity and detail are more present than ever before, which is most noticeable in clothing, badges, nature scenes, and... well, just about anything with detail to be seen. It really is a thrill to see a show this old looking this nice.

Besides pristine HD transfers, there's something else this blu-ray offers that the previous DVD release lacked entirely: special features. Included are the original sponsor spots as well as the original end credits scene (with Andy and Opie walking away from the lake). Having been born in 1985, I had never seen those before, so that was pretty neat. Also included is the 1986 TV movie, Return To Mayberry, and an episode of The Danny Thomas Show titled "Danny Meets Andy Griffith" (both also remastered in 1080p). Finally, there are some home movies taken on the set of the show (in color, surprisingly), and an interview with Andy Griffith and his wife on CBS' Person To Person nicely caps off the special features.

That concludes my review. I already owned this season on DVD, but as soon as I saw a good deal, I upgraded to the blu-rays and gave the DVDs to my Mom. I'm very glad I did. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go watch this while I wait for CBS to announce a Gilligan's Island blu-ray release. (Wouldn't that show look amazing in HD? I think so.)

NOTE TO CBS: I wanted this and would have bought it MONTHS ago, but had to wait 'til I found a better deal on a used copy as your original price of over $70 was just too ridiculous. $45-50 would still have been expensive, but much more reasonable. I want and am patiently waiting for season 2, but if it's not more reasonably priced than season 1 was, I will pass on it, too, until somebody sells one used for under $40.
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PrimeOneReviewed in the United States on March 24, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Just like the episodes on Netflix
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I ordered seasons 1 and 2 together. Season 2 came packaged well, but season 1 came in a huge box by itself, with no bubble wrap or anything. That’s why I only gave 4 stars. There was a small plastic bit missing from the case, but thankfully no discs were damaged.
They all play great, and I like that the date the episodes aired are next to the titles! This is a must have for any Andy Griffith fan.
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Liz AustinReviewed in the United States on September 8, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Love these!
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I love this set. I grew up on reruns of The Andy Griffith Show and then recently started working my way through the seasons on Netflix... I soon decided I NEEDED this show on DVD. ;) I love this set, good quality, good packaging... Great show! Definitely the best choice for what’s currently on the market.. I now have the first three seasons on DVD all released through this distributor. No complaints, just happy nostalgia. I plan to grab the rest of the seasons as soon as I can!
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Eugene B.Reviewed in the United States on August 26, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW ON BLU-RAY
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This is such a great show. Paramount originally released season 1 on blu-ray on May 6, 2014. Since then there have been no more seasons of this show released. Why? How can you just tease us with the first season. If you are going to release the first season of a TV show, don't quit after the first season. Please release the remaining seasons of The Andy Griffith Show on blu-ray or even a complete series set. PLEASE KEEP GOING.
AmazoniacReviewed in the United States on July 10, 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars
A German "suffers" from Mayberry fever
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I was born and raised in Germany and still live there. But in 2007 I got the chance to go to the U.S. for four years to work there for my company.

One day I was zapping through the channels (gosh your television is even worse than in Germany, we only have commercials every 30 minutes during a movie) and suddenly I stopped zapping because I thought I had just seen Matlock as a young man. There he was, I saw Andy Griffith in black and white and sooooo young. I wondered because in Germany he is only known as Matlock, who is grey-haired and old already. The Andy Griffith Show has never been published (aired) in Germany or anywhere in Europe as far as I know. I did't know that Andy Griffith had a career before Matlock.

So I stopped zapping and watched The Andy Griffith Show for a while and I kinda liked it. Soon I set up my VCR to record all episodes. I was simply hooked! Of couse I bought all my favorite 5 seasons over Amazon already, I really don' t like the colored ones and I also miss Barney there. I wonder if Don Knotts ever regret to part from the show?

I find it amazing that I became such a huge fan, I mean I diddn't grow up in the States, I don't know anything about the sixties and the American lifestyle and mentality back then, but to me it is the most wonderful tv series for the whole family, a treasure, just timeless!

My stay in the U.S. was in the South so I got used to the accent very well, however I cannot share this tv - show with anyone of my friends or familyhere in Germany because the Southern accent is just too difficult to understand for them and there is no German language (synchronisation) available and never will be. I understand like 90 % of what they are saying and I wish there would be subtitles available since we don't have CC in Germany. At least then I would be able to read the words that I don't understand and then get the meaning or look them up.

So you guys here are the only ones who understand my passion!

Unfortunately, Andy Griffith died last week, so I guess only Ron Howard is left.

'''' R.i.P. Andy Griffith ''''

and thanks for hours and hours of your everlasting and never dying work that (now thanks to Paramount) will be in our living rooms as long as we live!

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