The Andy Griffith Show

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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Andy and Opie's Pal - S4-E14

Character mistake: Barney complains about Andy escorting the Apricot Queen around Mayberry many years prior. Barney had hoped to be her escort. He remembers the date, telling Andy it was "June 23, 1952, a Saturday afternoon." June 23, 1952, was a Monday.

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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Convicts-at-Large - S3-E11

Continuity mistake: After Andy and Floyd talk outside the grocery Floyd gets into his car with the convict, and when they drive away we see all the food ads taped to both of the store windows while Andy's on the sidewalk, but when it cuts to Andy's closeups the taped ads have changed.

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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.


A Plaque for Mayberry - S1-E25

Continuity mistake: About 2/5 through the show, Barney comes into the office with a family tree chart. The edge of the paper is on the bottom of the roll sticking out to the left, there's a cut to a different angle and the edge of the paper is on top, not sticking out and still facing to the left. On top, it should be facing to the right.

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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.


Show generally

Revealing mistake: On most of the corners of the buildings, you can see seam lines running down between the different sides of the buildings. The bricks on the opposite sides usually don't line up with each other either even though they are supposed to be the same brick.

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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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The Haunted House - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: When Otis makes up a poem about jumping rope, Barney lets go of the rope and Andy is left holding the other end while the rope is left stretched across the floor. One second later when Opie and his friend come running in, Andy is now holding the rope in his other hand all rolled up.

Andy and Opie, Housekeepers - S1-E23

Continuity mistake: Andy is sitting on the couch, next to him on the end table is a glass and what appears to be a dark bottle like a beer bottle. They cut away, when they return to Andy on the couch the glass and the dark bottle have disappeared.

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