The Andy Griffith Show

The Andy Griffith Show (1960)

11 corrected entries

The Luck of Newton Monroe - S5-E29

Corrected entry: Newton Monroe, played by Don Rickles, is mopping the floor of the sheriff's office. As he moves the mop around, the mop handle breaks the glass on a bookcase and he freezes, embarrassed. In the very next shot, as Barney Fife (off-camera) is yelling at him, Newton is standing with his hands on his hips and the mop has disappeared.

Correction: The mop has not disappeared, it is in the very bottom left hand corner of the screen, stuck in the bookcase, as Newton puts his hands on his hip.

The Return of Malcolm Merriweather - S4-E28

Corrected entry: As Andy walks in the house with Malcolm and greets Aunt Bee, he asks her, "You remember Malcolm don't you?" She replies that she does. This is not possible because in the other episode he appeared in, "Andy and the English Valet", Aunt Bee left town to care for a sick cousin and never met him.

jairodrigue

Correction: Malcolm and Aunt Bee met briefly as Malcolm was leaving the Taylor household and she said he should speak English because she couldn't understand him and Andy replied that he was.

The Big House - S3-E32

Corrected entry: When Andy and Barney first go out the back door of the jail house, there is a field and a grain & feed company outside the door. You can just barely see the grain & feed store. The next time they go out the back door, you can see all the grain store, however no field at all.

Pam-I-am

Correction: The second scene is from a different angle. It blocks out the field.

Mayberry R.F.D. - S8-E30

Corrected entry: The train that brings Sam Jones' relatives in is a Union Pacific train. Union Pacific never operated east of Chicago so they wouldn't have been in North Carolina.

terry s

Correction: Locomotives of foreign railroads can operate anywhere. For instance, a Union Pacific locomotive could easily end up on a route for the old Coastal Railway, or the BNSF or Norfolk Southern. I have actually myself seen a train in Georgia operating with 8 locomotives from 8 different companies on CSX track. So this is really not an error per se. A Union Pacific Locomotive could easily have operated there. I was a conductor for 5 years.

Quiet Sam - S1-E29

Corrected entry: Andy delivers a baby at a farmer's house. While still at the house at the end of the show, he tells everyone the baby is 8 pounds, 9 ounces. Bathroom scales aren't accurate enough for that weight and they didn't have electronic scales at that time. How could he know the exact weight?

terry s

Correction: How did they know my exactly weight when I was born in 1965? There are accurate scales readily available without having to be electronic.

rswarrior

The Great Filling Station Robbery - S3-E22

Corrected entry: When Barney is reciting his poem to Juanita, if you look to the right of the screen near what looks like a typewriter, there is a hidden sheet of paper with what Barney needs to say on it.

Correction: It was never implied that he was reciting from memory. He had to read it so Andy could come in and join in.

jairodrigue

Barney's First Car - S3-E27

Corrected entry: In the end where the old lady asks for Mr. Fife the second time, she doesn't say Fife, she says something like "Mr. Fipe".

Correction: People mispronounce words and names all the time.

jairodrigue

The Big House - S3-E32

Corrected entry: When Andy arrives back to the courthouse, just prior to Barney showing Andy that Gomer has been chosen as a second deputy, Andy gets out of the car and walks briskly to the courthouse. Right up until the time Andy reaches the courthouse his pant legs are tucked into his boots. The next shot is an inside the courthouse shot showing Andy walking in. His pant legs are nice and pressed and not tucked in.

Correction: Andy never "tucks" his pant legs into his boots. Due to the style of the boots - his pant legs occasionally get caught in the boot. However, just due to walking or stretching the leg - the pant leg becomes un-caught easily. So, it could looked tucked in one instant and untucked the next.

Zwn Annwn

Barney's First Car - S3-E27

Corrected entry: When the thing in the steering wheel comes out at Barney, during that scene look out the back window of the car. The background moves, yet Barney's hands on the wheel don't move.

Correction: I'm not quite sure how this is a mistake. The plot calls for the car to be moving - which, by looking at the background, it is. Barney's hands are normal for a person driving a car. He is "driving" straight - there is no real reason his hands can't remain fairly still.

Zwn Annwn

The Great Filling Station Robbery - S3-E22

Corrected entry: In the end where Andy overhears Barney on the phone saying his poem to Juanita, right before Andy starts saying it, Andy looks at the camera a few times.

Correction: An assumed look at the camera should not be considered a mistake - Andy could just have been looking in that direction.

Zwn Annwn

Christmas Story - S1-E10

Corrected entry: Ben brings Sam in to be arrested for moonshining. His argument is moonshiners cut into his profits because he sells spirits. Andy has said many times before that Mayberry is a dry county.

Correction: While Andy has said that, nowhere does Ben mention that he is selling spirits in Mayberry. He could be selling in a different county.

Zwn Annwn

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