The Andy Griffith Show

The Andy Griffith Show (1960)

Episode list - season 1

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Show generally11
1The New Housekeeper1
2The Manhunt0
3The Guitar Player1
4Ellie Comes to Town0
5Irresistible Andy2
6Runaway Kid1
7Andy the Matchmaker3
8Opie's Charity1
9A Feud is a Feud0
10Ellie for Council2
11Christmas Story2
12Stranger In Town5
13Mayberry Goes Hollywood6
14The Horse Trader2
15Those Gossipin' Men4
16The Beauty Contest1
17Alcohol and Old Lace0
18Andy the Marriage Counselor0
19Mayberry on Record0
20Andy Saves Barney's Morale0
21Andy and the Gentleman Crook3
22Cyrano Andy0
23Andy and Opie, Housekeepers2
24The New Doctor1
25A Plaque for Mayberry3
26The Inspector0
27Ellie Saves a Female5
28Andy Forecloses1
29Quiet Sam1
30Barney Gets His Man4
31The Guitar Player Returns0
32Bringing Up Opie1
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The 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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Opie's Group - S8-E9

Andy: Clara, sometimes a parent can't see what he should do, and sometimes it takes a person from the outside to show him. And I'd like to thank you.
Clara: Groovy.

Super Grover

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Trivia: In Walker's Drugstore, among all the magazines by the wall there's a TV Guide magazine (from Oct 9, 1954) on the shelf, and on its cover is Lucille Ball the co-owner of Desilu Productions - which produced TAGS, and also filmed at Desilu Studios.

Super Grover

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Convicts-at-Large - S3-E11

Question: Beginning with the "Convicts at Large" episode in season 3, full width window boxes appear at the bottom of both front windows on the inside of the Sheriff's Office. Prior to this episode, they did not exist. Window boxes are often used to display decorative plants but I don't see any plants. And if they were supposed to partially block the background, the blinds were long enough to accomplish that. I find it hard to believe that the producers would spend additional money (for material and labor) for something that seems to serve no purpose. So why were they added?

Answer: Those "boxes" are valences that used to be very common, before air conditioning. They allow for windows to be open during rain storms. They permit air circulation, without letting the rain in.

Answer: As noted in the previous answers, in real life, things like this provided wind and/or rain deflection, and also maintained a bit of privacy when blinds were raised somewhat. The interior courthouse set was located in the studio, so the "outside" Main Street didn't exist. I believe these things were added to the courthouse windows for practicality, to avoid some crew movement being visible on the opposite side of those windows. These are not "window boxes" to hold anything, as they're actually bottomless; we can see the Venetian blind's long pull cords under them. They're made of plywood and simple to build, so the "material and labor" was inexpensive. Similar variations made of different materials are in other movies/shows. In 1957's "12 Angry Men," textured chicken wire glass panels are in the jury room windows, and in "Jesse Stone: Night Passage" another type is in Jesse's office windows.

Super Grover

Answer: I suspect these were common, as to block the wind from blowing the blinds and papers on the desk.

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