The Andy Griffith Show

The Andy Griffith Show (1960)

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Three Wishes for Opie - S5-E14

Other mistake: When Andy asks Floyd and Judd about who he's supposedly marrying it cuts to Helen walking down the street, and the grocery store has only one display window, when it should have two windows, and there's a brick wall adjacent to the window which shouldn't be there. (Shot at the soundstage not backlot).

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Three Wishes for Opie - S5-E14

Other mistake: When Barney uses the gypsy lamp and cards in the back room, in the shots with Goober and then with Opie while they're standing in the doorway, the wall opposite them has a barred window, but in earlier episodes that wall has the door that leads outside to the side of the building.

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Barney Fife, Realtor - S5-E16

Revealing mistake: While Barney's explaining to Andy his new interest in realty they both walk to the back room, and just as they pass through the doorway the camera tracks too far to the left, so we can see the edge of the set wall and the rest of the back wall is missing. (The following shot is from the direction of that missing wall).

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The Lucky Letter - S5-E19

Visible crew/equipment: While Andy's sitting on his desk going through the mail and Barney's sitting on the side desk, the actors' chalk marks are visible on the floor behind them, in the shots facing both of them.

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Barney Runs for Sheriff - S5-E21

Other mistake: When Floyd tells Barney that he doesn't want to put Barney's campaign poster in the barbershop window because it spoils the decor, the reflection we see in the mirror behind Floyd is the church's front door and steps. This makes no sense at all because the reflection should be whatever is to the right of Floyd's, but the church is the opposite way - to the left, past the courthouse. The view in the mirror is a painted backdrop, but it's still quite wrong.

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If I Had a Quarter-Million - S5-E22

Continuity mistake: After Barney makes his way around town spreading the rumor that he has loads of money, when Barney walks into the courthouse he removes his jacket and hat then hangs them on the coat tree, and the hat keeps moving under and over the jacket between shots.

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TV or Not TV - S5-E23

Continuity mistake: In the exterior shots of the bank's doors there are rectangular door knob backplates on the outside of the door, but in the interior shots when the door's open we can see the door knob's backplate is narrower and has a decorative top.

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TV or Not TV - S5-E23

Continuity mistake: When Barney walks into the bank and turns on the light, we can see there's no damage to the side of the door, but when Andy walks in he points out the area where the door was jimmied.

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TV or Not TV - S5-E23

Continuity mistake: When Barney's outside the bank loading his gun with the bullet, there are window blinds on the inside of the doors' windows - nothing else, but when Barney's inside the bank there are white shades between the glass panes and the blinds. As for the bank's large side window the opposite happens - there's a white shade between the pane of glass and blinds in the exterior shot, but in the interior shots we can see through the blinds' slats and there's no shade.

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Guest in the House - S5-E24

Other mistake: When Andy and Helen are in the squad car alone after going to the movies with Gloria, both car doors are closed, but in the closeups from outside both sides of the car, note that both triangular vent windows are missing and we can see the doors' rubber seal - both doors are open for these closeups.

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Guest in the House - S5-E24

Visible crew/equipment: When Gloria and Frank drive off at the end, just as the camera zooms in on Andy and Helen the shadow of the moving boom mic can be seen at the top, left side of the screen.

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The Case of the Punch in the Nose - S5-E25

Other mistake: In the shots from outside the courthouse, when the front door is opened there's a wall where none should be, presumably to prevent seeing inside the courthouse facade.

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Opie's Newspaper - S5-E26

Other mistake: After the preacher walks past Andy and Sam, when the two men comment that the preacher's sermons "go on" and are "dry as dust," we can tell that all of the store's glass window panes have been removed, presumably to avoid the crew/camera's reflections as the shot pans across the window to Howie.

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The Arrest of the Fun Girls - S5-E28

Other mistake: When Andy, Helen, and Thelma Lou are parked in front of the courthouse the lights turn on, and in the closeups from outside both sides of the car, note that both triangular vent windows are missing - the two doors are actually open for these closeups. This happens again later, when Andy and Barney are each apologizing individually to Helen and Thelma Lou.

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Aunt Bee's Invisible Beau - S5-E27

Other mistake: After Andy talks to the butter and egg man in Mt. Pilot, when Andy gets in the squad car with Barney all the car doors are closed, but in the closeups from outside both sides of the car, note that both triangular vent windows are missing - the two doors are actually open for these closeups.

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Opie Flunks Arithmetic - S5-E30

Continuity mistake: At the end, when Helen shows up at the courthouse and tells Andy that Opie got a B+ on the test, her purse vanishes and then reappears while she's sitting on the banister beside the desk.

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Opie Flunks Arithmetic - S5-E30

Continuity mistake: When Barney, Andy, and Aunt Bee are at the table after Opie goes upstairs to study, in shots that face all three of them there are things on the middle shelf to the left and right of the center plate, but then in other shots either the left item is gone, or the right item is gone.

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Opie Flunks Arithmetic - S5-E30

Other mistake: When Aunt Bee walks out of the grocery/meat store the door's located between the grocery's one display window and the TV display window, but the grocery store actually has two display windows with its door between the two. This was shot on the soundstage, not backlot.

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Opie's Job - S6-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Goober walks up to Andy outside the grocery/meat store, before Goober picks up the apples we can see a chalk mark on the ground between his feet.

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Opie's Job - S6-E1

Continuity mistake: We see the exterior of the grocery/meat store a few times during this episode, and there are differences in things such as the actual facade of the building, the view through the doorway, etc.

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