Mayberry R.F.D.

Mayberry R.F.D. (1968)

9 mistakes in season 1

Aunt Bee's Cruise: Part 2 - S1-E16

Factual error: Captain Wolford tells Aunt Bee that he has performed several shipboard weddings. Contrary to popular belief, sea captains have no authority to perform weddings.

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Aunt Bee's Cruise: Part 2 - S1-E16

Continuity mistake: Aunt Bee and Captain Wolford are sitting on the porch. The Captain extends his left arm behind Bee's head and rests his hand on her shoulder. In the close-up of Bee, there is no hand on her shoulder. In the following shot, the Captain's left hand is in his lap.

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Aunt Bee's Cruise: Part 1 - S1-E15

Revealing mistake: Aunt Bee is traveling on a cruise ship. The "water" in the background is a painted backdrop which is made all the more obvious by the painted whitecaps.

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The Panel Show - S1-E6

Other mistake: While Sam is working in the yard, Goober drives up and hands Sam a registered letter from New York City. The post office had called Sam to tell him Goober was bringing the letter. However, a registered letter has to be signed for by the addressee. (The delivery receipt is form #3849.) Goober would not have been allowed to sign for it.

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Emmett's 50th Birthday - S1-E11

Revealing mistake: As Millie Swanson exits Emmett's Fix-It Shop and passes by the window, she casts a shadow on the painted backdrop which depicts other buildings. The mailman then walks into the shop and he, too, casts a shadow on the backdrop.

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Andy and Helen Get Married - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: A shot shows the interior of the church where Andy Taylor and Helen Crump will be wed. Shrubs and trees are visible outside the church entrance but they are obviously just a painted backdrop. As people enter the church, they cast shadows on the backdrop.

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The Panel Show - S1-E6

Factual error: Howard and Emmett travel to New York City to take part in a televised panel discussion on the merits of city life versus small-town life. The station is "KZOK Channel 12." All television stations east of the Mississippi River begin with the letter W, not K.

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The Panel Show - S1-E6

Revealing mistake: The painted backdrop depicting the street and distant buildings is much too close to the Mayberry City Council office. As people come and go, they cast shadows on the backdrop.

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Andy and Helen Get Married - S1-E1

Other mistake: Sam Jones' son, Mike, tells Aunt Bee that the farmhouse has been in their family for 150 years. While showing Aunt Bee a photo album, he points to a photo and says, "That's my great-great-grandfather who started this farm." Pointing to a woman in the same photo, Mike says, "That's my great-grandmother. She lives in Philadelphia." It is very unlikely that the daughter of a man who had started a farm 150 years earlier would still be alive. Assuming the man started the farm when he was in his 20s, he would have had to father a child when he was in his 70s and she would now have to be in her 100s.

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