The Andy Griffith Show

The Bank Job - S3-E13

Visible crew/equipment: When Barney walks into the bank dressed as a woman, we can see the two curved chalk actor's marks on the floor behind the teller.

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Convicts-at-Large - S3-E11

Other mistake: Floyd's car has the license plate number "RD 757" which has been seen on other vehicles in previous episodes.

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The Mayberry Band - S3-E8

Continuity mistake: When the mayor finally arrives for the band's marching performance he parks his white car in front of the wood bench where he'll be sitting in a moment. After the fake band's performance, when the mayor tells Andy that the band can go to the band festival, in the shot of the real band members cheering while Andy pats the mayor on the back and also when the Fleet Band drives by, we can see the entire street in front of the mayor and his car has vanished.

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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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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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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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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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