The Andy Griffith Show

Goober Takes a Car Apart - S5-E17

New this week Factual error: How in the world did Goober lift that heavy motor out of the car?

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A Black Day for Mayberry - S4-E7

New this month Plot hole: There is no reason for a gold truck from Denver to Fort Knox to be going through Mayberry.

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Opie's Drugstore Job - S8-E19

New this month Other mistake: Opie accidentally drops and breaks the bottle of perfume and doesn't realise it's colored water, a bottle of perfume would smell for days.

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The Cow Thief - S3-E5

New this month Other mistake: When Barney is ready to pour the plaster cast into the shoe prints, there are only a few prints on the ground. There should be a continuous set of prints from the barn door to wherever.

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Barney and the Cave Rescue - S4-E13

New this month Plot hole: Andy and Helen go into the cave and there is a cave in. They find their way out and go into town to change, when they hear on the radio that Barney is getting the townsfolk together to form a rescue, Helen and Andy go back to the cave so barney can rescue them. This makes absolutely no sense. Once they get out of the cave why didn't they go back to tell Barney they were out, why did they have to flag down a truck for the ride back into town? Did they get to the cave with the squad car? It's hard to believe nobody saw them back in town, and how did they get to the cave?

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Taylors in Hollywood - S6-E8

Revealing mistake: While Andy, Aunt Bee, and Opie are at the Hollywood studio watching a scene being filmed, when Andy mistakenly stands up and interrupts the filming we can see the wall and shelves behind the director, and it should look familiar because it's the wall and shelves from Floyd's shop in Mayberry.

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My Fair Ernest T. Bass - S4-E17

Revealing mistake: At the start, when Ernest T. throws the rock at Mrs. Wiley's window and it breaks, the area around the hole flutters in the breeze - it's obviously not a glass window used for the stunt.

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Aunt Bee the Warden - S2-E23

Visible crew/equipment: When Otis tries to escape from Aunt Bee's clutches by hiding in the laundry service van, just as Aunt Bee has the driver open the van's back doors we can see the reflection of the moving boom mic in the left window.

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Barney's Replacement - S2-E2

Visible crew/equipment: At the start of the last scene, when Andy and Rogers walk out of the courthouse the reflection of a crew member is visible on the surface of the car, and as Rogers drives away we can see the reflection of the camera dolly on the car, and also the shadow of the boom mic on the ground.

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Barney's First Car - S3-E27

Deliberate mistake: After Barney buys the car from Mrs. Lesh, he and Andy are standing at the steps as he tells her not to look back at the car, and the next shot of Andy and Barney at the front door is the same shot from a few moments prior, but it's been flipped so they would be looking in the opposite direction. (00:09:30)

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A Date for Gomer - S4-E9

Continuity mistake: In this episode, during the scenes at Thelma Lou's house the front door is right beside a wall perpendicular to it, but in earlier and later episodes the front door is beside the dining room at the opposite side of the parlor.

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Irresistible Andy - S1-E7

Visible crew/equipment: After Opie tells Ellie everything that Andy told Aunt Bee, Ellie tells Opie that she's on the trail of a baboon, and when it cuts to the next shot of Ellie coming down the stairs we can see the chalk T-mark on the floor where she stands.

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Bailey's Bad Boy - S2-E15

Continuity mistake: When Andy and Barney catch up with the man who ran Fletch's truck off the road, the rear-view mirror suddenly vanishes in the closeups that face the windshield on Bailey's car.

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Barney's Replacement - S2-E2

Visible crew/equipment: When the squad's siren gets stuck blaring, a crowd gathers around the squad with Andy, Barney and Rogers, and when the crowd disperses we can see at least three chalk T-marks on the ground.

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Andy Forecloses - S1-E28

Visible crew/equipment: At the Scobey house, after Ben sits in the unstable chair and it breaks, when Andy and the Scobeys rush over to him we can see the two curved chalk actor's marks on the floor, where Ben had been standing moments before.

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Opie's Ill-Gotten Gain - S4-E8

Continuity mistake: Andy reads the inside cover of Barney's old schoolbook which has Barney's name "Bernard P. Fife" written out many times in it, but in two previous episodes Barney's middle name is either Oliver or Milton.

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The Guitar Player - S1-E3

Visible crew/equipment: While Andy and Barney are standing beside Bobby Fleet's vehicle, Andy mentions that it's too bad they're all not staying overnight so they could hear Jim play, and when it cuts to the next shot the reflection of the overhead boom pole and mic can be seen moving on the surface of the vehicle.

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Ellie for Council - S1-E12

Visible crew/equipment: While Andy and Otis are talking about women Barney opens the door and rushes into the courthouse, and behind him a crewmember's hand (looks like a woman wearing bracelets) can be seen catching the door as Barney swings it shut.

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Aunt Bee's Big Moment - S8-E23

Visible crew/equipment: After Aunt Bee's solo flight, just as the flight instructor walks over and gives Bee the papers as proof that she soloed, the large T-mark (rubber/plastic) can be seen on the ground between Bee and the instructor.

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Aunt Bee's Big Moment - S8-E23

Visible crew/equipment: After Aunt Bee tells Opie that she will solo the next day, when she sits in the chair to practice her flight maneuvers, the actor's tape mark can be seen on the floor beside her feet.

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