Andy Griffith Show

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Season 2 of the classic television show set in Mayberry, N.C., continues to follow the life and times of widower Andy Taylor.
Starring
Andy GriffithRon HowardDon Knotts
Genres
Comedy
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Opie And The Bully
    October 2, 1961
    26min
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    Andy teaches his son how to handle a seven-year-old bully.
  2. 2. Barney's Replacement
    October 9, 1961
    25min
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    Barney resigns when he thinks Andy is trying to ease him out of his deputy sheriff job.
  3. 3. Andy And The Women Speeder
    October 16, 1961
    26min
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    An attractive young woman, who has been given a speeding ticket by Andy, pleads "not guilty" and uses female guile.
  4. 4. Mayberry Goes Bankrupt
    October 23, 1961
    26min
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    An old penniless citizen of Mayberry forestalls his eviction by trying to redeem a century-old municipal bond.
  5. 5. Barney On The Rebound
    October 30, 1961
    26min
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    Barney almost loses his shirt and his girlfriend when a charming female con artist dupes him.
  6. 6. Opie's Hobo Friend
    November 13, 1961
    25min
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    Opie's friendship with a hobo begins to affect his ability to tell right from wrong.
  7. 7. Crime Free Mayberry
    November 20, 1961
    25min
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    A bogus FBI agent and his accomplice nearly make off with the Mayberry Bank money.
  8. 8. The Perfect Female
    November 27, 1961
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    Andy is too obvious in his efforts to find out if a young lady meets his expectations.
  9. 9. Aunt Bee's Brief Encounter
    December 4, 1961
    26min
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    Aunt Bee takes a shine to an itinerant handyman who has a way with the ladies.
  10. 10. The Clubmen
    December 11, 1961
    25min
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    Andy refuses to join an exclusive club when Barney's bid for membership is turned down.
  11. 11. The Pickle Story
    December 18, 1961
    26min
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    Rather than eat Aunt Bee's indigestible homemade pickles, Andy and Barney secretly substitute store-bought pickles in her preserving jars.
  12. 12. Sheriff Barney
    December 25, 1961
    26min
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    A trial run as Sheriff of Mayberry convinces Barney that he is not quite ready to take over a similar job in a neighboring town.
  13. 13. The Farmer Takes A Wife
    January 1, 1962
    25min
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    Andy dissuades a visiting farmer from marrying Barney's girl.
  14. 14. The Keeper Of The Flame
    January 8, 1961
    25min
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    Opie keeps a secret club oath even in the face of the serious accusation of burning down a barn.
  15. 15. Baily's Bad Boy
    January 15, 1962
    26min
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    Andy teaches a wealthy young man the satisfaction of self-reliance.
  16. 16. Manicurist
    January 22, 1962
    26min
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    The men of Mayberry, after a slow start, accept the addition of a lovely manicurist to Floyd's barbershop.
  17. 17. The Jinx
    January 29, 1962
    25min
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    A Mayberry resident is convinced that he is a jinx until Andy helps restore his selfconfidence.
  18. 18. Jailbreak
    February 5, 1962
    26min
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    The small-town methods of Mayberry prove more effective than the attempts of the State Police in the capture of a criminal.
  19. 19. A Medal For Opie
    February 12, 1962
    25min
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    After Opie finishes last at a track race, Andy struggles to teach his son what it means to be a good loser.
  20. 20. Barney And The Choir
    February 19, 1962
    26min
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    Andy's diplomacy and engineering skills are required to help the Mayberry choir adjust to the recent addition of tone-deaf Barney Fife to the group.
  21. 21. Guest Of Honor
    February 26, 1962
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    Andy and Barney are hard pressed when Mayberry's guest of honor turns out to be a pickpocket.
  22. 22. Merchant Of Mayberry
    March 5, 1962
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    Andy uses his wits to help a struggling salesman stay in Mayberry despite strong pressure from the competition.
  23. 23. Aunt Bee The Warden
    March 12, 1962
    25min
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    Aunt Bee becomes warden for a day when she disciplines Otis Campbell after he is arrested for his usual drunken behavior.
  24. 24. County Nurse
    March 19, 1962
    25min
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    Andy is forced to exert all his persuasiveness to get a farmer to take a tetanus shot.
  25. 25. Andy And Barney In The Big City
    March 26, 1962
    25min
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    Andy and Barney visit the big city and help to catch a notorious jewel thief in the process.
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Directors
Bob Sweeney
Supporting actors
Betty LynnHope SummersCheerio MeredithFrances BavierHoward McNearHal Smith
Producers
Bob RossAaron RubenSheldon LeonardDanny ThomasJay SandrichJerry JamesonRichard O. Linke
Season year
1962
Network
CBS
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Harry BrewerReviewed in the United States on November 9, 2008
5.0 out of 5 stars
The Andy Griffith Show - The Complete Second Season
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CLASSIC SERIES! There are 31 episodes on five discs in this set which contains many classic episodes though not quite as many as the first season.
The biggest change for the second season is the lack of a romantic interest for Andy Taylor. Gone is Ellie Walker (Elinor Donahue) but not replaced; season two finds Andy dating different ones but none are more than for one episode.

Episode highlights include "Opie & the Bully" in which Opie must deal with a bully. Barney wants to interfere but Andy wants Opie to work it out so Andy tells Opie about the time he had to deal with a bully when he was Opie's age.
"Barney' Replacement" has Barney quitting his position & becomes a vacuum cleaner salesman.
"Andy & the Woman Speeder" has Andy arresting a female car speeder. While incarcerated she uses her charms to convince Floyd, Barney & Opie to change their testimony.
"Opie's Hobo Friend" has Buddy Ebsen playing a hobo who influences Opie negatively.
"The Perfect Female" has Thelma Lou setting up a blind date between her cousin & Andy. They seem to hit it off until the cousin betters Andy in a skeet shooting contest.
"Aunt Bee's Brief Encounter" has Edgar Buchanan as guest star. He's a traveling handyman who courts Bee but Andy suspects that suspects he's less than ideal.
"The Pickle Story" in which Aunt Bee makes some more of her horrible pickles.
"The Farmer Takes a Wife" has Alan Hale, Jr. as guest star who's seeking a wife. He targets Thelma Lou which doesn't make Barney happy.
"Keeper of the Flame" has Opie joining a secret club & gets the job of keeping the sacred candle. The place where they meet is on private property & the farmer hates them being there. When his barn catches fire he blames Opie.
"Bailey's Bad Boy" has Bill Bixby as guest star who's arrested by Andy. Bixby threatens to have his rich, influential father to cause trouble for Andy.
"Barney & the Choir" has Barney joiuning the choir though he can't carry a tune.
"The Merchant of Mayberry" features Sterling Holloway as guest star as a traveling salesman who Weaver runs out of town because the salesman is selling his wares on the street without a proper building.
"Aunt Bee the Warden" has Otis having to do his time at Andy's house because he can't be in the sames cell with Four moonshiners who think Otis snitched them out to Andy.
"The Country Nurse" has the lovely Julie Adams as a nurse. She's there because not everyone in the area has had their tetanus shot. They start with Rafe Hollister who doesn't want the shot.
"Andy on Trial" has Ruta Lee & Roy Roberts guest starring. Andy goes to the big city to arrest a big publishing mogul who didn't come back to Mayberry for trial. The publisher uses one of his female reporters to dig up dirt on Andy. Barney confesses that Andy is lax to the reporter who's posing as a college student. When Andy is put on trial for malfeasance Barney is the key witness against Andy. In one of Don Knotts' best performances of acting he defends Andy recanting elaborating on the evidence he gave to the reporter.

As a bonus feature this set has the original sponsor spots that the cast did at the end of each episode. The unique thing about the commercials is how they were tied into the episode.
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mg!Reviewed in the United States on January 20, 2010
5.0 out of 5 stars
Classic television featuring kerosene pickles
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The second season of The Andy Griffith show is no disappointment. It is an enjoyable escape into a simpler world of black and white. It's wholesome, timeless comedy.

Opie and the Bully: Thirsty for milk, Opie hits on his loved ones for "protection money". Andy realizes his son's poor predicament and teaches him the solution comes with a clenched fist!

Barney's Replacement: Andy invites a young, go-getter to be groomed as deputy. Barney fights back by offering to clean up the town - but at a price.

Andy and the Woman Speeder: An attractive lady is arrested and asks for a public trial. Buying off her witnesses, she humiliates Andy and found not-guilty. Adding insult to injury, she exits Mayberry with a lead foot.

Mayberry Goes Bankrupt: Sometimes a man, who makes wax fruit for hats, deserves to lose his home.

Barney on the Rebound: Barney dates Thelma Lou. Barney proposes to another woman. Barney breaks his fiancee's heart and dreams. Thelma Lou forgives Barney.

Opie's Hobo Friend: A poor mountaineer grooms Opie in the fine art of hobos. Much to the chagrin of Andy.

Crime-Free Mayberry: J. Edger Hoover is so impressed with crime-free Mayberry, he sends a single representative to congratulate the Sheriff. The news spreads so fast, one photographer bothers to show up. Somehow, this complicated plot leads to the opening of the long, sealed vault of the Mayberry Bank. Where's Barney? He's too busy shopping for medals.

The Perfect Female: Ellie's out, a girl sharpshooter is in as the next candidate for Andy's squeeze. Boy, is she not interested!

Aunt Bee's Brief Encounter: Aunt Bee falls for a guy with soft hands, eating onion soup from the back of his truck. She invites him to live with the Taylors and Andy breaks out the shotgun.

The Clubmen: An exclusive club validates their reasoning for exclusivity. I am so embarrassed for Barney.

The Pickle Story: Aunt Bee's pickles are so bad, they can fuel rockets. They're so bad, it doubles as pesticide. Knowing its history of food poisoning, Andy and Barney distribute jars of them from Nova Scotia to Oregon. They reverse plans to fix the County Fair contest by eating all the evidence. My favorite!

Sheriff Barney: Charitable PR gives Barney the opportunity as Sheriff of crime-ridden Greendale. Andy makes him sheriff for a day and Barney fails at everything he touches. It takes a bribe of sweet potato pie, to a moonshiner, to keep Barney in Mayberry and spare the city of Greendale a disaster.

The Farmer Takes a Wife: An ogre drags his knuckles into Mayberry choosing Thelma Lou as a wife. After a failed courtship, rumors have it the brute relocated to Hawaii.

Keeper of the Flame: A secret society is blamed for leveling a barn in flames. Questionable Constitutionality of search and seizure costs a bitter man a jackpot. Meanwhile, Opie's college fund is saved.

Bailey's Bad Boy: A man in a hurry is unable to leave Mayberry until he understands the lessons offered by a small town.

The Manicurist: Like magic, a beautiful woman steps off a bus into Mayberry. She starts a business with questionable planning before it nearly collapses. Andy cheers her up with a proposal for marriage.

The Jinx: Henry Bennett is well known as far as Raleigh. A dark cloud looms over his head and bad luck shadows him and all near. Andy works hard to prove there is no jinx. He fails. 6 and 7/8th.

Jailbreak: When an SBI agent trusts Andy and Barney to keep a prisoner behind bars at the Mayberry jail, of course he escapes.

A Medal for Opie: When Opie's clairvoyant visions of glory betrays him, he becomes a jerk.

Barney and the Choir: The Mayberry choir is unable to hide from frog-mouth Barney Fife. They contrive a plan involving a high tech microphone that doesn't really exist.

Guest of Honor: Items mysteriously disappear during Founder's Day celebration. Even the chosen Guest of Honor is missing. Andy solves the mystery with a final cigarette.

The Merchant of Mayberry: The Sheriff's office promotes and endorses a new department store threatening Ben Weaver's monopoly. Evil Ben responds with a fire sale bringing an economic boom to Mayberry.

Aunt Bee the Warden: Otis is pushed out of his second home and sleeps over at the Taylor's. Aunt Bee sees chores needing done around the house and makes Otis sweat his booze off.

The County Nurse: The state sends a government agent to ensure all citizens are vaccinated against the Swine Flu. Hearing the horror stories, a lone farmer stands up against the machine and resists. This stance threatens legal action if not violence! (I may have embellished, a little)

Andy and Barney in the Big City: Don't stay at this hotel! It's security detail is easily outsmarted by Barney Fife and the locks on the door aren't worth spit!

Wedding Bells for Aunt Bee: Clara's busy body attitude almost breaks up the family. There was a reason no woman ever married Fred Goss.

Three's a Crowd: Mary is a hottie! Her eyes can melt platinum to a boil. Her voice could sooth song birds into an hypnotic trance. She was all Andy's until Barney enters her life. Bye-bye Mary.

The Bookie Barber: Floyd's business expands after decades of stagnation. This until, Sarah the phone operator listens in and shares confidential conversations with law enforcement.

Andy on Trial: Barney finally admits he has big mouth! But only after Andy's reputation is publicly tarnished in a newspaper article with Barney's quotes. Barney keeps his job, under undisclosed circumstances.

Cousin Virgil: Barney desperately wishes to show the good in Cousin Virgil. But he harbors danger and doom to all he comes near.

Deputy Otis: Drunk boozer Otis asks Andy to help fool his family by making him deputy. Why not?
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David Von PeinReviewed in the United States on May 30, 2005
5.0 out of 5 stars
31 Episodes, And Not A Bad Apple In The Bunch! (A Few Rancid Pickles -- But No Bad Apples!)
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"The Pickle Story", "Keeper Of The Flame", "Barney's Replacement", "Crime-Free Mayberry", "Barney And The Choir", "The Jinx", "Aunt Bee, The Warden", and "Andy On Trial" are just a few of the standout episodes featured in this great 5-Disc DVD collection of "The Andy Griffith Show: The Complete Second Season".

This second year of "T.A.G.S." is really, really good. In addition to the episodes I mentioned above, there's also "The Manicurist", which is also one of my favorites. It features future "I Dream Of Jeannie" star Barbara Eden guest-starring as manicurist "Ellen Brown", who inadvertently stirs up a hornet's nest in Mayberry by just being her sweet (and ultra-fetching) self, causing a tad bit of jealousy among the wives of the barber shop-lounging men of Mayberry, who can't seem to take their eyes off of Ellen's obvious ... er ... curves. :-)

That episode also has Andy's terrific dialogue as he talks to the lovely fingernail-trimmer -- "Nature has been good to you, Ellen. I mean real, real, REAL good! I can't remember when I've seen nature spend so much time on any ONE person". (LOL!)

Luckily, the CBS censors weren't being too picky that week. Otherwise, that finely-tuned, roundabout sexual innuendo regarding Miss Brown's (Eden's) curvaceous shape just might not have been allowed to go over the early-'60s airwaves. :-)

Another very pleasing Season-Two 'Andy' entry is the episode called "Wedding Bells For Aunt Bee", which is one of the few tear-jerkers in the whole eight years the show was on the air. Aunt Bee becomes convinced she's hampering Andy's efforts to re-marry, so she decides she's going to marry the local dry cleaner (Fred Goss) in order to get out of Andy's hair.

"Wedding Bells" offers up some fine acting by Frances Bavier ("Aunt Bee"), and yields one of the most truly heartfelt and tender moments of any "TAGS" episode (when Andy finally catches on and thwarts Aunt Bee's plan).

Like the excellent first-season set, Paramount Studios has again hit a home run with this second-year Andy Griffith DVD boxed set. The video quality is very good, with each of these 31 black-and-white episodes (which were shot on "film" and not "videotape") coming through crisp, clean, and clear. Just beautiful. Or, as Andy Taylor might say -- "These shows look goooo-oooood!"

Video is the standard TV ratio (1.33:1), of course, just as initially shown on network TV back in 1961 and 1962. Audio sounds just fine through the Dolby Digital soundtracks used here (in 2.0 Mono; English only).

Unlike the first-season "T.A.G.S." set from Paramount, this Season #2 collection does contain some "Bonus" features -- all in the form of "Original Sponsor Spots" (i.e.: original commercial advertisements featuring the show's cast members).

And you might be surprised (pleasantly so), as I was, when you find out that nearly every one of these second-season episodes contains a different, original commercial ad (30 of the 31 shows have an ad included)! Very nice bonus indeed -- especially when considering the fact that Season 1 had no supplemental features at all.

Holy Mackerel! I hadn't even realized until watching these Digital Discs that Andy & Company actually filmed a totally-new and different commercial for the sponsor EVERY single week (at least for this second season of the series at any rate)! Can you imagine that?! I'll just be flat dogged!! :-)

None of these commercial ads have been "integrated" into the episodes themselves, however. To view them, you must select "Original Sponsor Spots" from the Main Menu on each of the five DVDs. There is, however, a "Play All" feature available for the Sponsor Spots; so you can watch all of them back-to-back if desired (there are five, six, or seven ads per disc, with each of them running approximately one minute). So, when you add 'em all up, there's approximately a full half-hour of bonus material on these discs! Not bad at all.

Products being pitched by Andy, Opie, Barney, and Aunt Bee include: "Sanka" coffee and various "Post" brand breakfast cereals ("They're goooooood!"). These advertisements are also "linked" to that episode's story line, which adds an extra level of entertainment value into these "Sponsor Spots".

These commercial spots also exhibit very good video quality too (pert-near as good as the episodes themselves, if not just exactly as good). There was obviously the same clean-up and/or restoration effort undertaken for these thirty commercial spots as was done for the full-length "Andy" episodes. Audio for all these sponsor ads is in Dolby Digital 2-Channel Mono.

Andy Griffith (as "Andy Taylor" in these ads) was a very good "pitch man" for the products he was endorsing. He makes me want to go and buy some Sanka coffee right now ("It's 97% caffeine-free, and you can drink as much as you want, any TIME you want!"). These are some of the best-written "cast member" sponsor plugs you're likely to ever run across. Really fun stuff here!

I applaud Paramount Home Video's TV-On-DVD division for electing to include a lot of these fun-to-see old-time CBS-TV commercials in this DVD set.

There are some other "ads" (of sorts) included on Disc 1 of this set -- those being: six different "Trailers" for other Paramount TV-On-DVD products (total run time of about 6 minutes; 6:10 to be exact). Only the first disc contains these DVD ads. I'm not thrilled about the fact that the "Menu" buttons on the DVD Player's remote control have been 'locked-out' during the playing of these trailers (which start up automatically when you load up Disc #1).

However, these trailers/ads CAN be very easily bypassed -- you're NOT "forced" to watch these six ads. To skip past them, press "Skip"/"Chapter Advance" (which is a remote button that has not, thankfully, been "locked" out) multiple times consecutively (six times precisely) to get to the Main Menu screen. A bit of a pain in the rump, true. But six quick keystrokes are better than being forced to watch the 6 minutes of DVD ads.

Other items, however, that appear when you first load up any of these discs -- e.g.: the Paramount logo screen and the proverbial FBI/piracy "warning" -- are NOT capable of being skipped quickly no matter what remote buttons you choose. So everyone is forced to wait until those things go by at their own speed. But those two things go by pretty fast; but it'd be nice if those, too, were skippable. But they aren't on this set.

I'm not wild about these DVD Trailers being included on Disc 1 (and the "Menu" button most certainly shouldn't have been disabled, IMO) -- but overall this is a very minor complaint, because this Andy Griffith set is fantastic in every (other) way.

BTW -- In case you're interested, the six TV DVDs being plugged on Disc 1 are: "The Brady Bunch", "Happy Days", "Laverne & Shirley", "Mork & Mindy", "MacGyver", and "Charmed".

To avoid the wrath of customers who hate these DVD ads more than Andy dislikes Aunt Bee's wretched pickles, my suggestion to Paramount for future "T.A.G.S." releases would be to place these DVD trailers in a separate section that can be accessed from the Main Menu (which is exactly how Columbia/Sony has presented ads of this nature on its DVDs). That way, the consumer can have the "choice" of viewing them (or not), rather than having the ads part of the automatic "load-up" each time you pop the disc into the DVD Player.

Here are some more of the particulars concerning this DVD boxed set..............

>> Number of Discs -- 5; All Single-Sided discs.

>> Episodes per disc -- Seven episodes on disc 1; Six episodes on discs 2-5. .... Episodes are laid out in "Airdate" order.

>> "Play All Episodes" option? -- Yes.

>> Chapter Stops included for each episode? -- Yes; 5 chapters per program.

>> Are the shows uncut/unedited? -- Yes; Running time per episode is between 25 and 26 minutes. All originally-aired "Epilogues" are intact on the DVDs. And the original "Fishin' Hole" whistling theme song is intact as well -- for both the opening and closing credits.

>> Menus -- Non-animated; No music; Main Menu doubles as the 'Episode Choice' Menu; A different background picture for all five discs (although why in the world a picture of "Deputy Warren Ferguson", who didn't join the cast until years later, has been used for the Disc-Three Menu is a bit of a mystery); Very user-friendly menu design, with quick response time when selecting from the menus; A "Sheriff's Badge" icon is used to navigate the various menu options.

>> Packaging -- The five DVDs are packaged inside three slim-style "ThinPak" plastic cases (two "double-disc" slim cases, plus one single-disc slim case). The three plastic cases then slide into a sturdy cardboard outer "slipcase" box.

This boxed set's physical "footprint" is really a space-saver. Those DVD collectors who don't like bulky TV-On-DVD collections should admire the dimensions of this set. It's just seven-eighths of an inch thick (approx.)!

I'm not real wild about the "Andy/Aunt Bee" (colorized) cover art used by Paramount for this DVD package. I think a better-looking front-cover image (or a series of composite pics) could have been used here. But, you can't have everything I guess. (I also have my doubts as to whether this cover photo of Andy is from the second season. I think it might be from a later season. But this cover-art matter is trivial and of very little overall significance.)

But, all things considered, I admire the look and design of this set's packaging a great deal. Each of the three slim cases features unique artwork, with Case #1 (which has Discs 1 and 2) showing us a picture of Andy and Barney drinking coffee; while Case #2 (which houses Discs 3 and 4) offers up a photo of Andy and Opie in front of a "Kids Back In School" sign (Opie, with schoolbooks in hand, doesn't look too pleased, which seems fitting here); and the third case (with Disc 5) depicts a guitar-playing Andy alongside one of his pre-Helen Crump love interests, "Mary Simpson" (played by Sue Ane Langdon).

There's an "Apple Pie" theme utilized throughout the packaging here, with the back side of each of the three plastic cases displaying the titles for each of the episodes contained within that case on a "recipe card" with the heading of "Aunt Bee's Apple Pie Recipe".

While the discs themselves feature a clever use of "disappearing" apple pie .... Disc 1 shows a picture of a nearly-whole pie (with just a single piece cut out of it); with discs 2 through 4 revealing less and less pie with each higher-numbered disc. By the time we get to Disc #5, the entire pie has been eaten, and all we see on this last disc is a picture of Aunt Bee's empty pie plate. A very charming and apropos disc design indeed.

More detailed episode information (including show descriptions and original CBS-TV airdates) can be located on the inside of each of the three cases. When a disc is removed from its holder, that disc's episode info is revealed underneath.

Overall, it's a first-rate, classy-looking, and nicely-done presentation for Andy's second season on DVD.

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Final Thoughts..........

The debut season of "The Andy Griffith Show" was a true winner (IMO), and this follow-up second year of the series is every bit as entertaining and funny as the first (possibly even a bit better). And it's hard not to marvel at the outstanding work done by the Paramount team here, as they have provided fans of this TV series with the best possible quality for these 31 shows by releasing a DVD boxed collection that sparkles in every respect.

These episodes look so good on Digital Versatile Disc that even Aunt Bee's "kerosene cucumbers" seem good enough to eat. .... Well, er, uh, wait a minute. .... I take that back. I'm not sure even HD-DVD could perform that Herculean task. LOL!
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JoeReviewed in the United States on June 6, 2005
5.0 out of 5 stars
Probably the best TV show ever made.
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If you like good clean fun the Andy Griffith Show is just the ticket. Just purchased the second season and love it. I was a little apprehensive after reading about the commercials on the DVD. There are actually two sets of commercials on this DVD set. The first set on disk 1 is an attempt by Paramount to push its other DVD products. Fortunately you can bypass these even though some reviewers said they couldn't. The second set of commercials is an outtake of old commercials that contain the characters of the Andy Griffith Show. These do not play automatically and are part of the extras offered on the set.

If you don't know what the Andy Griffith Show is about and you like good clean fun and hate political correctness this series definitely is for you. There are young boys wearing six shooters, pats on the behind, references to law abiding and God fearing citizens, good manors and honesty taught, friendships made, lost and made again, moral lessons and downright wholesome fun. The characters in the show will be long remembered by anyone who watches this show. It's like being with your longtime friends. It's nothing like the junk they make for TV today. This is probably the most loved TV show ever.

I'm looking forward to the next few seasons on DVD which are suppose to come out at the end of this year.
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vikingfuneralReviewed in the United States on June 10, 2005
5.0 out of 5 stars
CAST COMMERCIALS AT LAST!!! BUY THIS DVD NOW!!!
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First, let us be careful to accurately define "commercials", because there are two different types on this DVD. The first type is understandably found by many to be undesirable. At the beginning of disk one is a seemingly endless stream of advertisements for other Paramount DVD sets; these are technically engineered so that you cannot fast forward through them, nor can you skip them by using the menu buttons. So it appears that an obvious attempt has been made to force viewers to sit through these advertisements whether they want to or not, and of course most do not, especially more than once (after several minutes of playing around with the remote I was able to skip these advertisements by using the 'shuttle' button, that is, the one that lets you skip from chapter to chapter). So although it is possible to avoid the advertisements, yes they are a pain, and it is indeed pretty tacky of Paramount to attempt to force these on us.

However, the painkiller that more than makes up for this is in the other type of commercials included on this DVD. These are the ORIGINAL CAST COMMERCIALS that appeared when the series first aired on network prime time. In addition to being very rare and hard to find (I have managed to track down only a few on ebay or from private dealers), they are TOTALLY COOL, not to mention very creative and entertaining. If you are a fan of AG, or just of good TV in general and have never seen these, you don't know what you're missing.

Each episode of the Andy Griffith show (particularly in the first season) included a one minute commercial for the shows sponsor (Sanka coffee, Post cereals, etc) in which members of the regular cast (Andy, Barney, etc), as well as non recurring guest cast members, worked a plug for the sponsors product into the STORYLINE of that weeks episode. These are very creative and funny, and are very much a part of each episode (ordinarily I loathe, despise, and cannot stand commercials; however, these are of a different stripe altogether). They are truly delightful, like discovering a whole other part of the show that you never knew existed. They even went to the trouble of remastering them to the same level of quality as the episodes themselves. Believe me, the kind and generous inclusion of these rare gems on this DVD set more than makes up for the advertisement of other DVD sets on the first disk. Buy this DVD for yourself, and buy copies for your friends and relatives, and hopefully Paramount will continue to reward loyal AG fans with the cast commercials from future seasons. THANK YOU PARAMOUNT for demonstrating this consideration for your customers and AG fans the world over.
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J. MusilReviewed in the United States on September 11, 2021
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Andy Griffith Show Season 2
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I love to watch something just before going to bed while I push out the day's worries. This is perfect for that. The quality of these discs is great.
james nelsonReviewed in the United States on January 24, 2018
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There is little about these seasonal episodes that does not entice and satisfy. There are perfect reflections of America's small communities ...
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Each of the first five Seasons of the Andy Griffith Show were in Black and White: a fact absolutely consistent with the era in which the source of these illustrated events manifested themselves. There is little about these seasonal episodes that does not entice and satisfy. There are perfect reflections of America's small communities and entertain we elders completely.
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Anthony F. PattersonReviewed in the United States on April 30, 2009
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I love this show, watch it over and over.
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This is one television show that I never tire of. I really love Barney Fife. I think Don Knotts has to be one of thee greatest character actors on the planet. He puts so much life into the character of Barney, from the facial expressions to the body language,and the emotional highs and lows that he portrays. I have been a huge fan of the Andy Griffith show for decades and have always wanted what I call the definiitive Barney Fife collection. Usually, the price for this season and all single seasons are thirty plus dollars. Well, Amazon has them for half that price. Do the math, thirty two episodes at fifty cents a show, what a bargain, and no commercials !!!. I bought season two thru five, yippee !!
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