The Andy Griffith Show

Goober Goes to an Auto Show - S8-E22

Factual error: Goober and the Taylors stop and get gas in Raleigh before heading back to Mayberry. As they are waiting, a Coors Brewing Company truck is seen driving past the service station. Coors Beer was not sold east of the Mississippi River until the mid-1980s.


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Factual error: When you walk into the courthouse the first jailhouse to the left has a window. But the courthouse is connected to another establishment on that side. A window would be impossible.

Goober Takes a Car Apart - S5-E17

Factual error: Halfway through the show, Goober takes the motor out of the car and they start it up in the Sheriff's office. If you look at the direction of the fan, it would be blowing the air forward instead of towards the rear of the engine. It would be fighting the air coming through the radiator instead of pulling it.

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Factual error: The badges they wear don't match the badges on their patches. If there's a badge on the patch, it's supposed to match their actual badge.

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Christmas Story - S1-E11

Factual error: December 25, 1960 was on Sunday. The calendar in the jail house shows a calendar (which has been used in other episodes) with Christmas Day on a Friday. (01:30:00)

The Loaded Goat - S3-E18

Factual error: We know from 2 episodes prior (Man in a Hurry) and generally mentioned throughout the show, the only filling station in Mayberry is Wally's Filling Station. In this episode Mayor Stoner is accused of only putting the new underpass in Mayberry because it will be next to Mayor Stoner's brother's filling station.

A Black Day for Mayberry - S4-E7

Factual error: An armored truck is going to Fort Knox from Denver would never go through Mayberry. Fort Knox is in Western KY south of Louisville on I-65. NC is accessible mainly by going south down I-75 to Knoxville, then heading South East along I-40 towards Asheville, NC. To get to NC from Fort Knox you would need to go up to Lexington then Knoxville/or go east across the wky fka The Green River pkwy to I-75 then to Asheville. There is no easy route; why would they go through KY to NC and turn back to KY?

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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.

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

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