The Andy Griffith Show
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Quiet Sam - S1-E29

Visible crew/equipment: When Barney and Floyd are spying on Sam while he's getting groceries, we can see both of the grocery store's windows and its clear glass, but when Sam drives off the left display window has been covered with a dulling spray resulting in a matte surface, to prevent the camera and crew's reflections.

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Dinner at Eight - S7-E17

Visible crew/equipment: When Aunt Bee and Opie leave the house and get in the car, the reflection of crew and filming equipment can be seen on the surface of the car.

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Opie's First Love - S8-E1

Continuity mistake: When Opie and Arnold rush into the house and tell Andy and Aunt Bee about the party, in the shots facing the boys we can see the reflection in the mirror behind them, and there's a lamp atop the credenza, but in the shots facing Andy and Aunt Bee that lamp doesn't exist.

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Barney Hosts a Summit Meeting - S8-E21

Continuity mistake: In the scene where the meeting participants are in the kitchen, the Russian guy opens the icebox, does not close it, and sits at the table. When Aunt Bee comes in immediately thereafter, the door is closed. She opens it again and partially closes it; but in the next shot, it is fully open.


The Big House - S3-E32

Revealing mistake: The jailed criminals take the key and open the jail cell door. The problem is the dead bolt never moves with the key, showing the door was never locked to begin with.

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Hot Rod Otis - S4-E19

Continuity mistake: Otis is in the jail and can't sleep. He ask Andy for some water. Andy gets up, unlocks the door and then closes it again (clearly leaving the key in). He comes back a few seconds later and the key is gone and back on the wall.


Barney's Replacement - S2-E2

Visible crew/equipment: When Andy and Barney are in the squad car talking about the crooked stop sign, in both of their closeups we can see the black tape that had been applied to the chrome trim of the squad's windows, presumably to prevent reflections. That tape is gone from the driver's side when they park in front of the courthouse.

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Aunt Bee's Medicine Man - S3-E24

Continuity mistake: Andy and Barney are playing checkers near the end of the episode. Andy can be seen making 2 moves in a row, skipping Barney's move.

The Arrest of the Fun Girls - S5-E28

Character mistake: Barney states when the Fun Girls were in town before, in Season 4, Thelma Lou didn't speak to him for 10 days. That's not true, they made up the same day.

Barney Gets His Man - S1-E30

Revealing mistake: When Barney and Andy are searching the woods for an escaped con, they stop to rest and you can see the light level of the woods go up and down as the crew tries to adjust the reflector screen for the desired lighting.

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Aunt Bee on TV - S6-E10

Plot hole: The IRS man comes to talk to Andy about Aunt Bee owing taxes won by her on a game show. Why would the IRS man come looking for Andy instead of Bee first? Andy would have nothing to do with it.

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A Black Day for Mayberry - S4-E7

Plot hole: About 2/3 through the show Barney is locked inside the armored car and Gomer puts about a gallon of gas into the gun port onto Barney's shoes. After Gomer is told of his error, Barney stays inside the truck. The fumes would have killed him, not to mention the risk of explosion.

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Lost and Found - S6-E19

Continuity mistake: Aunt Bee won a garbage disposal in "Aunt Bee on TV" and it's one of the gifts she keeps, but she buys another one in a later episode, "Lost and Found," with insurance money.

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The Ball Game - S7-E4

Other mistake: Helen is sitting on the first base side, there is a play at the plate and Opie is called out at the plate. Near the end of the show, Helen has a picture she took of the play and it show Opie to be safe. The picture angle is taken almost directly from home plate and at a low angle. The backstop is also blocked half the way up. She would have had to be on the field behind home plate for such a picture. It's also very close up but the camera she is using doesn't have any zoom feature.

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A Warning from Warren - S6-E6

Visible crew/equipment: After Goober has deliberately removed the distributor cap from Andy's squad car, when Andy slams the hood shut the reflection of the filming crew can be seen in Floyd's window. Then when Andy and Helen drive away in Goober's truck, the microphone pops up into view at the bottom of the screen. (00:17:20)

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Christmas Story - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: On one occasion when Mr. Weaver leaves the courthouse to walk around the building to look in through the cell window, he goes in a counterclockwise direction. However, when the scene switches he is approaching from a clockwise direction.

My Fair Ernest T. Bass - S4-E17

Other mistake: Barney says, "I brought the car to drive you over to Mrs. Wiley's," but later when Andy, Barney, Ernest T., and Ramona leave Mrs. Wiley's we see that they're at the house that's actually next door to Andy - though to hide this fact there's a station wagon in the driveway, and they've removed the trellis beside the door.

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Mayberry Goes Hollywood - S1-E13

Revealing mistake: When Andy is listening to the Hollywood producer talking about how he wants the town back the way it was before, over Andy's shoulder the "window" in one of the stores is blowing in the wind.


Opie's Ill-Gotten Gain - S4-E8

Continuity mistake: When Barney is "reciting" the preamble to the Constitution, he messes up his hair. When they show him in close-ups it is messed up, but when it goes back to him and Andy in the scene it is combed. It does that a couple of times.


Mayberry R.F.D. - S8-E30

Revealing mistake: At about 1:15 into the show, as they walk past the train station ticket window, you can see daylight between the wall of the ticket window and the rest of the building, showing it's just a prop building. It's fixed the next time they walk past it.

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