Andy Griffith Show

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Portraying goofy gas-pump jockey Gomer Pyle, Jim Nabors became a cast regular -- joining the homespun denizens of tranquil Mayberry, N.C.
Starring
Andy GriffithFrances BavierRon Howard
Genres
KidsComedy
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Mr. Mcbeeve
    October 1 1962
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    Andy fears Opie has an "imaginary friend" when he starts telling tall tales.
  2. 2. Andy's Rich Girlfriend
    October 8 1962
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    Andy's girlfriend Peggy McMillan gets along fine with Andy until he discovers that her father is rich.
  3. 3. Andy And The New Mayor
    October 15 1962
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    The new mayor in town is displeased with Andy's laid back small town approach to law enforcement.
  4. 4. Andy and Opie-Bachelor's
    October 22 1962
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    When Aunt Bee goes away for a visit, Andy and Opie discover the problems of bachelorhood.
  5. 5. The Cow Thief
    October 29 1962
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    The Mayberry mayor demands that Andy get a crime expert from the city to help solve several cow thefts.
  6. 6. Barney Mends A Broken Heart
    November 5 1962
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    Barney tries to set Andy up when he mistakenly perceives that Andy is suffering from a broken heart.
  7. 7. Lawman Barney
    November 12 1962
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    Deputy Barney Fife loses his self-confidence when two farmers ignore his warning.
  8. 8. The Mayberry Band
    November 19 1962
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    The Mayberry band, composed of more flats than sharps, gets ready for its annual trip to the state band competition.
  9. 9. Floyd;The Gay Deceiver
    November 26 1962
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    Floyd the barber has misrepresented his worldly goods to a wealthy window, who decides to visit him.
  10. 10. Opie's Rival
    December 3 1962
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    Opie becomes jealous when his father appears to be paying special attention to a pretty girl -- even taking her fishing with them.
  11. 11. Convicts-At Large
    December 10 1962
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    Three escaped female convicts imprison Barney Fife and Floyd the barber in a remote cabin.
  12. 12. The Bed Jacket
    December 17 1962
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    Aunt Bee longs for a pretty bed jacket for her birthday but seems destined to get more practical gifts from her family.
  13. 13. The Bank Job
    December 24 1962
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    Barney Fife is convinced that Opie's piggy bank is safer than the Mayberry bank-and sets out to prove his point.
  14. 14. One-Punch Opie
    December 31 1962
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    Opie must either learn how to box or lose prestige among his peers when a new boy moves into town.
  15. 15. Barney And The Governor
    January 7 1963
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    Barney gives a parking ticket to the Governor's car, and refuses to tear it up.
  16. 16. Man In A Hurry
    January 13 1963
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    A car containing a high-powered businessman breaks down in low-powered Mayberry.
  17. 17. High Noon In Mayberry
    January 21 1963
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    Barney Fife is sure that a Main Street gun duel is in the offing when an ex-con comes to town.
  18. 18. The Loaded Goat
    January 27 1963
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    Mayberry fears disaster when the sheriff discovers that a farmer's goat has eaten a good-sized meal of dynamite.
  19. 19. Class Reunion
    February 4 1963
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    Andy and Barney look forward to seeing their high school sweethearts when the Mayberry Class of '45 holds a reunion.
  20. 20. Rafe Hollister Sings
    February 11 1963
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    A poor farmer successfully auditions to sing at a concert. Barney and Andy take it upon themselves to spruce him up for the event.
  21. 21. Opie And The Spoiled Kid
    February 18 1963
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    Opie meets a spoiled youngster and decides his own allowance should be tripled.
  22. 22. The Great Filling Station Robbery
    February 25 1963
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    Andy uses common sense and Barney uses "modern criminal detection methods" to solve several burglaries at a filling station.
  23. 23. Andy Discovers America
    March 4 1963
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    The sheriff's knowledge of American history is put to the test by Opie and an attractive new history teacher.
  24. 24. Aunt Bees Medicine Man
    March 11 1963
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    Aunt Bee falls for the sales pitch of a fast-talking medicine man and his Indian elixir.
  25. 25. The Darlings Are Coming
    March 18 1963
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    The sheriff has his hands full as a clan of mountain musicians descend on Mayberry to meet a bus.
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Directors
Bob Sweeney
Supporting actors
Howard McNearDon KnottsJim NaborsHaI Smith
Producers
Bob RossAaron RubenSheldon LeonardDanny ThomasJay SandrichJerry JamesonRichard O. Linke
Season year
1963
Network
CBS
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David J. MulhollandReviewed in the United States on November 20, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Not the Sitcom of Today - So Much Better
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As one who grew up watching Andy Griffith, I thoroughly enjoy watching the first five season again ... and again. It just never seems to get old. I never really cared for the series after Don Knotts. The magic in the show seemed to be a chemistry between Andy Griffith and Don Knotts that is quite rare. Watching these episodes brings much laughter - it is no wonder that Don Knotts won several Emmys during his time on the series. But the episodes also bring several tender moments.

There are many life lessons taught through these episodes, including the ever present theme of "believe in others." In a world of TV today that seeks to tear down, destroy, ridicule and rule over others, a show where the main character spends time defending and protecting his bumbling sidekick, sometimes laying his own reputation on the line, is amazing. And when Andy saved Barney's bacon and solved the problem, Andy would almost always give the credit publicly to Barney. Not sure you'd see that in too many sitcoms today. You can watch this show and feel good when its done.

The lessons for raising children should not go unnoticed. In one episode Andy gets upset with Opie who gets very mad at others because Opie did not win a race and is a "sore loser." Andy teaches Opie that it's not about losing, but how you react that is more important. Contrast that to what we teach kids today - everyone is a winner, everyone gets a trophy - there are no winners. In today's world of finding someone else to take the blame or helping others find a way not to take responsibility, this series stands in stark contrast. It teaches us to own our mistakes and failings while understanding it's not the end of the world and moving forward with the support of others.

It's amazing how much my young grand daughter enjoys watching Andy Griffith. She enjoys the sophisticated kids shows of today, but she will ask if she can watch Andy Griffith, and then sit entranced by the show.

The quality of these DVDs is great, especially considering the technology that was used to originally record them.
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Branson Mom living in ChillicotheReviewed in the United States on February 4, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Sad Prime no longer includes it in ‘free’ lineup
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Well I can live without some things, but every night I go to sleep watching AG Show. I know all episodes of all 8 seasons by heart and it works to distract me enough to fall asleep but not so entertaining to keep me awake.

It SUCKS I now have to pay for what was included in my Prime Membership and may just cancel it, but buy what I want on Netflix or go elsewhere and FORGET my Prime membership.
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Jim O'BrienReviewed in the United States on November 27, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
You Can't Go Wrong (with this purchase)
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This is probably the best of the eight Andy Griffith seasons. It certainly has a few more gems (than the others) and it's easy to understand how, after watching these shows (when they were first broadcast), people loved "The Andy Griffith Show" for the rest of their lives. (note: The Andy Griffith Show was one of the few TV shows that were ranked number 1 (in the Nielsen ratings) when it ended its run).

My favorite episodes here, in season #3, are ... Mr. McBeevee (wonderful), The Cow Thief (excellent), The Bed Jacket (Andy Griffith at his acting best), Man In A Hurry (fun fun fun), High Noon In Mayberry (excellent), The Loaded Goat (maybe the best AG episode), Rafe Hollister Sings (wonderful), Andy Discovers America (Andy Griffith at his showman best), and The Rivals (excellent).

There is quite a lot of high quality acting in The Andy Griffith Show ... sort-of unusual for a sitcom ... but Andy Griffith is head and shoulders above them all. His efforts single-handedly raise the quality of most of the shows to a high (big budget movie) level. He is one of the best actors I have ever seen. But the show benefited from numerous fine performers. Don Knotts is very entertaining. Ronny Howard was a very good child actor. Frances Bavier is the perfect Aunt Bee. It was a part she was born to play. Jim Nabors was a fine addition as Gomer Pyle, though I think when they gave him too many scenes it ruined the episode. Hal Smith as Otis is just a great addition to the show, and he usually had the best lines. Jack Prince as Rafe Hollister was a gem to the show ... a talented actor and singer. Howard McNear played Floyd the barber, and he was a great addition to the show ... just a great character. Will Wright played Sam Weaver ... always a bad guy ... but a great addition to the few shows he appeared in (sad that he died so early). But The Andy Griffith Show had many strengths thanks to the outstanding talents of numerous performers.

However, the real strength of The Andy Griffith Show is the writing. Week-in and week-out the show's writers cranked out good clean high-quality scripts ... with only a few "clunkers". They routinely produced stories that are filled with interesting and fun story ideas ... and some great individual lines. I read that Andy Griffith himself played a large role in the shaping of the show's scripts ... contributing a lot to their content and character ... but never allowing his name to be used in the credits as one of the show's writers.

Andy Griffith was a great entertainer. We were very fortunate to have him ... and when he was at the peak of his entertaining powers he had The Andy Griffith Show to pour all that energy and ingenuity into. It's the best TV show that ever was, and this, the 3rd season, has more bright moments that any of the other 7 seasons.
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T. SloanReviewed in the United States on July 17, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Great Season
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Season 3 introduces us to Gomer Pyle, Helen Crump, a new mayor, the Darling family, and Ernest T. Bass. More episodes focus on incidents involving or surrounding Opie. Rance Howard, Ron's dad, makes his 2nd of 4 appearances on the show; and Clint Howard, Ron's brother, makes his 2nd and 3rd appearances (of 5 total), as Leon, the little boy who never says anything. This season includes these memorable (and some of my favorite) episodes: "Mr. McBeeve," "Convicts-At-Large," "The Bed Jacket," "One-Punch Opie," "Man in a Hurry," "Class Reunion," "Opie and the Spoiled Kid," "Andy Discovers America," and "Barney's First Car."
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Edward MillsReviewed in the United States on July 15, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Probably the best season of Andy Griffith
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I bought this because I had a problem with a complete set of the Andy Griffith show that came with two season 4s and no season 3. It arrived in brand new condition with all of the correct DVDs and episodes. The case is well made and absolutely no problems except...

The actual DVDs are unreadable. Some idiot at paramount had the bright idea of printing all of their DVDs using small small small silver colored fonts on a slightly darker silver background. The result is that in order to read anything, I have to get a strong light at just the right angle, and even then it's a strain on these old eyes.
This isn't the seller's fault, of course. It's a problem with every paramount DVD I've ever purchased. Strong plastic cases, great video and audio quality, and unreadable.
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AmazoniacReviewed in the United States on July 10, 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars
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 and suddenly I stopped because I thought I had just seen "Matlock" as a young man. There he was, 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".

I was done zapping and watched The Andy Griffith Show for a while and I really 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 miss Barney there, just isn't the same anymore. 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 didn'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! I would move right into Mayberry if I could!

My stay in the U.S. was in the South so I got used to the accent very well, however I cannot share my obsession for this tv - show with anyone of my friends or family here 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 about 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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MelodyReviewed in the United States on January 22, 2022
1.0 out of 5 stars
Will not play, not formatted no region
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Season 3; I have sent two season 3 back now. The disc will not play. I tried on all three of my DVD players that play ALL REGIONS. I have season 1&2 I just ordered and they play fine. This is the 2nd season 3 I ordered and neither play. Says can not read DVD! Starting to have a lot of trouble and send back to Amazon for defective items. I think its time to quit ordering from Amazon's junk pile!
Harry BrewerReviewed in the United States on January 26, 2009
5.0 out of 5 stars
The Andy Griffith Show - The Complete Third Season
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The first five season of The Andy Griffith Show are beyond classic. Those five seasons were the black & white seasons, they were also the seasons that co-starred Don Knotts as the incredibly neurotic deputy, Barney Fife.

Season three of the Andy Griffith Show continues in that classic vein & adding more beloved characters that the audience wanted more of. Season Three introduced Gomer Pyle (Jim Nabors); nurse Peggy McMillan (Joanna Moore); the new Mayor, Roy Stoner (Parley Baer); Helen Crump (Aneta Corsaut); the Darling family, (Denver Pyle, Maggie Peterson & the Dillards); Malcolm Merriweather (Bernard Fox); & last, but not least, Ernest T. Bass (Howard Morris, who would go on to direct several episodes of the Andy Griffith Show).

All of these characters & the cast regulars in 32 great episodes. That's way too much to get into but I will highlight some outstanding episodes.

"Mr. McBeevee" in which Opie seems to go on an imaginary friend jag. He meets Mr. McBeevee, a telephone lineman, who's description seems to be too far fetched.
"Andy's Rich Girlfriend" in which Peggy, the county nurse, is introduced. She's so Southern & beautiful too.
""Andy & the New Mayor", the new mayor is introduced who is always at odds with Andy.
"Barney Mends a Broken Heart", one of Peggy's old boyfriends shows up in Mayberry. Andy gets a black eye but he & Peggy do get back together.
"Lawman Barney" has Barney unable to back down two vegetable peddlers. Andy, who has done this on more than one occasion, works in the background to assist Barney & boost his confidence.
"The Mayberry Band" has Mayor Stoner nixing the town's band from going to Raleigh because of their inability to play. Roy Fleet's band shows up (minus the original Roy Fleet portrayer & minus James Best) & Andy substitutes them in the band to get Mayor Stoner's approval to take the trip.
"Floyd, the Gay Deceiver". Floyd has been corresponding with a lady by mail but Floyd has been less than truthful about himself, he has bolstered his image by making himself bigger that who he really is.
"Opie's Rival" in which Opie becomes jealous of Peggy & tries to sabotage the relationship.
"Convicts-at-Large". Barney & Floyd run out of gas returning from a fishing trip. When they arrive at the nearest cabin they get taken by three escaped female convicts.
"High Noon in Mayberry" Barney attempts to protect Andy when a letter arrives from a convict that Andy had shot in the leg during a bank robbery.
"The Loaded Goat" in which a frisky goat eats dynamite & has Andy & Barney worried he will explode!
"Opie and the Spoiled Kid". One of the most deceitful characters in the annals of the Andy Griffith Show, Arnold Winkler (Ronnie Dapo), is a spoiled brat who will do anything to get his way. He attempts to teach Opie his tricks but Andy won't be manipulated. The conclusion of this show is one of the most satisfying, ever.
"Andy Discovers America" is the episode that introduces Helen Crump. Opie feels that the new teacher is giving them too much History homework. When Andy "seems" to agree the children revolt. Andy gets dressed down by the new teacher &, feeling sheepish, he gives the boys his own version of History that inspires them to learn.
"The Darlings Are Coming" introduces that famous family. Charlene has a crush on Andy which keeps him backpedaling. Briscoe Darling keeps reminding Andy that Charlene is betrothed & should leave her alone.
"Andy's English Valet" introduces the Englishman, Malcolm Merriweather, who's on a holiday in America. After he causes a car accident & is unable to pay for damages, Andy takes him on as his valet with disastrous consequences.
"Barney's First Car" in which Barney uses his savings to buy a car that's a complete lemon.
"The Rivals". Opie has his first crush but the girl is aloof & apparently uninterested. Crestfallen, Andy, Barney & Thelma Lou attempt to bolster his spirits. When Opie & Thelma Lou hit it off Barney gets angry because he can't get any quality time with her. Andy once again comes to the rescue with his wisdom & insight as he explains to Opie what it's like to date an adult woman. This was the type of scene that set the Andy Griffith Show so far above the other shows of any era.
"Mountain Wedding" brings back the Darlings & introduces Ernest T. Bass.
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