The Andy Griffith Show

The Andy Griffith Show (1960)

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The Mayberry Band - S3-E8

Visible crew/equipment: While the fake band members begin to practice before the mayor shows up, in Andy's closeup right before he tries to stop Phil's flamboyant playing, the reflection of filming equipment is visible on the surface of Andy's tuba.

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The Mayberry Band - S3-E8

Visible crew/equipment: At the start, when Andy and the rest of the band are at Floyd's, we can see the black tape mark on the floor behind the barber's chair where Floyd's standing. Watch Floyd walk away from the chair for a moment, and when he goes back he looks down twice to make sure he's standing at his mark.

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Cousin Virgil - S2-E30

Revealing mistake: When Barney pulls the jail cell window out of the exterior brick wall, as it's being yanked out we can see that the brick wall is only thin drywall during the stunt, as well as the fact that the wall around the breakage differs significantly between the closeup and wide shots.

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Andy's Rich Girlfriend - S3-E2

Continuity mistake: At the start, when both couples get in the squad car the rear-view mirror is gone in the closeup, but in other shots it's on properly.

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Deputy Otis - S2-E31

Visible crew/equipment: After Otis admits to Andy the reason why his brother thinks that he works at the courthouse Otis walks back to the cell, but when Andy calls him back and gets up, just as Andy walks around the desk we can briefly see two actor's marks where they will stand momentarily.

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Aunt Bee the Warden - S2-E23

Other mistake: The new game/hobby boxes that Barney hands out to the Gordon brothers have their brand names partially covered. Mr. Potato Head has 'Head' covered, the brand name of the leathercraft set is covered, and part of the name on the metalcraft tapping set is covered.

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Aunt Bee the Warden - S2-E23

Continuity mistake: When Otis begins his 24 hour sentence at Andy's house by staying in the guest room, Otis is wearing suspenders (braces) that are sewn together in the back in an X-shape, but when Otis leaves the guest room he's wearing entirely different style suspenders attached to his trousers.

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Three's a Crowd - S2-E27

Visible crew/equipment: When Barney and Thelma Lou leave Mary's house the curved chalk actor's mark can be seen on the floor by the door, and when Barney shows up again with his drum we can see a chalk T-mark on the floor. That same T-mark is also there in a later scene when Barney barges in with the letter he found behind the file cabinet.

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Jailbreak - S2-E18

Other mistake: When Barney and Andy find the trailer that Malloy's hiding in with his partner and Horton (who's tied up), the other trailer that Andy and Barney are standing behind has license plate "DC 269," the same as some other vehicles in previous episodes.

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The Pickle Story - S2-E11

Other mistake: When Andy, Barney, and Opie switch Aunt Bee's kerosene tasting pickles with the store bought pickles during 'operation pickle switch', they put the store pickles in Aunt Bee's mason jars with silver lids and Aunt Bee's pickles in the store's jars with labels and white lids. Their plan is to give away the store jars with Bee's pickles inside, and we see Barney placing the last of the store jars into his bag, but when Barney stops the driver to give him his safe driving award, we see Barney giving away the mason jars with silver lids even though it's the store jars he should be getting rid of.

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Crime-Free Mayberry - S2-E7

Visible crew/equipment: Right after Mrs. Williamson leaves the barbershop upset about the carp killing, when the mayor says that they have more important things to talk about - which is the celebration, we can see the curved chalk actor's marks where Williamson had been standing.

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Show generally

Other mistake: The radio communications consoles on the side desk in the courthouse have a few pieces of black tape covering their brand name (though we know it's Motorola from the visible "M" logo).

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Deliberate mistake: During scenes at Walker's Drugstore there are many magazines by the wall near the door, which have tape/paint hiding part or all of their cover titles. Examples are: all the Sports Illustrated have tape across the word "Illustrated", the House and Garden has its "House &" covered, and Time magazine's entire title is blacked out.

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Bailey's Bad Boy - S2-E15

Visible crew/equipment: When Barney's reading the Sunday comic strip Andy comes in to close the jail in the courthouse, and when Otis walks out of his cell we can see the curved chalk actor's mark on the floor where he stands.

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The Farmer Takes a Wife - S2-E13

Other mistake: At the end, when Joe Waters parks his car in the sheriff's parking spot his car's license plate number is "DC 269," which has been seen in earlier episodes on other vehicles.

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Sheriff Barney - S2-E12

Continuity mistake: When Andy locks himself in the jail cell, the key is lying flat on the short wall, but after Barney locks himself in the other cell, the key has turned itself upright on its side.

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Sheriff Barney - S2-E12

Other mistake: After Barney gets annoyed over Andy's lack of confidence in his ability to be a sheriff, Barney gets on the phone with Sarah and asks to be connected to the mayor of Greendale, then it cuts to an exterior shot and the parked car has plate number "DC 269," the same as other vehicles in some earlier episodes.

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Aunt Bee's Brief Encounter - S2-E9

Other mistake: Mr. Wheeler's license plate number is 'DC 269' which has been seen in earlier episodes. Then at the end, when the locks-keys man pulls his truck into the driveway, it has plate number 'VT 772' also seen in episode 2x5, when the pretty woman drives into town.

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The New Housekeeper - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: While Andy's in Opie's bedroom when Opie's thinking about running away, the moving shadow of the overhead boom mic can be seen, first on the wall behind Opie's headboard and then on the door. Also note, when Andy shows Aunt Bee how to hold the baseball bat and moves her into position, we can see a long white tape mark on the grass (since it's possible that Andy placed the tape, however unlikely, it's being noted here).

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A Plaque for Mayberry - S1-E25

Visible crew/equipment: When Andy and Barney walk into Mayor Pike's office, they stand beside the two women from the Historical Society, and the faint chalk curved lines can be seen on the floor where they stand.

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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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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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