The Andy Griffith Show

The Andy Griffith Show (1960)

290 mistakes

Opie Steps Up in Class - S8-E5

Continuity mistake: When Aunt Bee drives up to the Hollander house with Opie, in the wideshot the car's rearview mirror is affixed to the windshield, but in the closeup the mirror has vanished.

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Andy's Trip to Raleigh - S8-E4

Visible crew/equipment: When Andy gets back from Raleigh and shuts the car door, just as the camera moves in closer we can see the reflections of two crewmembers (the one wearing a yellowish shirt looks as if he's pushing the camera dolly) on the window behind Andy.

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Sam for Town Council - S8-E27

Visible crew/equipment: After Andy gets the phone call about Sam's victory, when Sam is pushed to give a speech, a few white tape marks can be seen on the floor near the fireplace.

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Sam for Town Council - S8-E27

Visible crew/equipment: After Emmett talks to to the diner owner about having the bus stop moved to double his diner business, when Emmett walks down the block, the reflection of the moving camera dolly can be seen in the store window.

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Sam for Town Council - S8-E27

Visible crew/equipment: When Andy, Howard, and Goober walk into Emmett's shop to tell him that Sam's running for head of City Council, the shadow of the boom mic can be seen moving on the wall behind them, at the top of the screen.

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The Wedding - S8-E26

Visible crew/equipment: The night of Howard's party, when the doorbell rings and Howard opens the door for Goober, we can see a crew member's head moving in and out of the shot at the right side of the screen.

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Aunt Bee's Big Moment - S8-E23

Revealing mistake: In the close-up shot of Aunt Bee in the airplane as she starts the roll for her solo flight, as she passes out of frame you can see the inside door latch hardware, revealing that the door has been left open or removed for the shot.

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The Shoplifters - S4-E21

Revealing mistake: Barney and Mr Weaver scuffle in the dark. When Andy enters the store he turns on the light, but the light switch is still in the off position.

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Barney's Sidecar - S4-E16

Other mistake: The safety goggles Barney wears is missing both of its lenses. While it's possible that Barney may wear the goggles just for the look, that possibility is negated when Barney states, "Every piece of equipment and wardrobe has a specific function: helmet - anti-crash; goggles - anti-foreign objects in eyes, that is gravel and/or bugs."

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Ernest T. Bass Joins the Army - S4-E3

Visible crew/equipment: When the two men are carrying the window pane past Barney and Andy, we can see the reflection of a few crew members' legs.

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Fun Girls - S4-E27

Visible crew/equipment: After Barney brings the "fun girls" to Andy's house, when Aunt Bee walks into the parlor there are now three black tape marks visible on the carpet - and those marks weren't there when Barney and the women walked in.

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A Deal Is a Deal - S4-E26

Continuity mistake: At the start, Opie and his friend rush to the front door of the same house to try and sell their products - note the house next door (and the fact that it's three houses down from Andy). The kids then run across the street and have the door slammed in their faces, but then it cuts to the woman next door as she walks to her front door - note the house behind her is that first house Opie went to, even though all the boys just crossed the street a few moments ago.

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A Deal Is a Deal - S4-E26

Visible crew/equipment: At the end, when Barney's talking to all the boys at the courthouse, the camera angle's looking up in Barney's closeups, and the top of the courthouse set is visible right before Barney mentions "intimidation."

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The Rumor - S4-E29

Continuity mistake: While Barney and Thelma Lou are stalling Andy and Helen in the squad car, note the long whip antenna is missing (the empty bracket that always holds the antenna in place is over the rear passenger door) when they drive off to Andy's, but when they pull up to the house the antenna's on properly.

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The Rumor - S4-E29

Visible crew/equipment: At the courthouse, while Barney and Thelma Lou are trying to stall for time, in the shots facing Andy and Helen when Andy says, "Steaks, chops, macaroni surprise," the shadow of the boom mic can be seen moving around at the top, left side of the screen.

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The Great Filling Station Robbery - S3-E22

Visible crew/equipment: When Gomer walks into the courthouse with the envelope and Barney takes the photo out, the shadow of the boom moving around can be seen on the door and wall to the right.

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The Loaded Goat - S3-E18

Visible crew/equipment: After Andy and Barney have asked Otis if he's seen the billy goat, when it cuts to Opie on his bike we can see the two white tape marks on the ground where Andy and Barney stand.

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Barney and the Governor - S3-E15

Deliberate mistake: In the closeup of the license plate on the governor's car, the words over and under the plate number are deliberately taped to be unrecognizable. The original words are "drive safely" and "North Carolina."

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The Pageant - S5-E11

Continuity mistake: While Andy and Opie are sitting on the couch, Andy's on the phone talking about having to tell Aunt Bee to drop out of the play, and there are two candlesticks with candles on the server behind Andy, but in Andy's closeups they're gone.

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The Darling Baby - S5-E12

Continuity mistake: While the Darlings are at Andy's house the first time, on the hutch that's against the wall behind the sofa, there's a vase on the left side of the bottom shelf which vanishes and reappears.

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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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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.

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