The Andy Griffith Show

The Andy Griffith Show (1960)

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Family Visit - S5-E3

Visible crew/equipment: While Ollie's making up excuses to rush home, he and Nora are saying goodbye to Aunt Bee, and the reflection of the moving boom pole and mic are visible on the car's windshield.

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Ellie Saves a Female - S1-E27

Continuity mistake: When Barney walks into the chicken coop there's a window on its door, but when Barney hides from Flint there's no such window on its door.

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Goober Goes to an Auto Show - S8-E22

Factual error: Goober and the Taylors stop and get gas in Raleigh before heading back to Mayberry. As they are waiting, a Coors Brewing Company truck is seen driving past the service station. Coors Beer was not sold east of the Mississippi River until the mid-1980s.

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Barney Gets His Man - S1-E30

Visible crew/equipment: While waiting for Barney to show up at the surprise party, Opie looks out the window and spots Barney, then when Aunt Bee and Thelma Lou take their places we can see both actors' marks on the floor - the chalk T-mark and the curved chalk mark.

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Mayberry Goes Hollywood - S1-E13

Visible crew/equipment: When Andy sees that several stores have made 'Hollywood' changes and then walks past the two men wearing suits, it cuts to Andy walking up to 'Hollywood funerals' and we can see the reflection of a crew member pushing the camera dolly with other crew members.

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The Bank Job - S3-E13

Revealing mistake: During the holdup at the bank, while the bank robber's holding Asa's broken gun, when Andy motions to Asa to duck out of the way in the closeup we can see the two thin wires to the left and right pulling the gun apart.

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Barney Mends a Broken Heart - S3-E6

Visible crew/equipment: While Andy and Barney are with Daphne and Skippy at the Tip-Top Cafe in Mount Pilot, when Daphne's boyfriend walks in we can see the actor's chalk T-mark on the floor.

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Mayberry Goes Bankrupt - S2-E4

Continuity mistake: In establishing scenes throughout the first part of the episode, Andy is seen driving up to Meyers' home which seems to be located far from neighbors and on a dirt road. In the "renovation" scene and those following, Frank's home is located on a paved road with other homes nearby in the shot. Clearly a different set entirely.

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Continuity mistake: At the "Hen Party", Jeff Pruitt says hello to Thelma Lou and she states she is going to get coffee, then goes to the kitchen. However, when Jeff walks across the room and looks back, Thelma Lou is back in the same area. She never walked back from the kitchen.

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The Guitar Player - S1-E3

Visible crew/equipment: While Andy and Barney are standing beside Bobby Fleet's vehicle, Andy mentions that it's too bad they're all not staying overnight so they could hear Jim play, and when it cuts to the next shot the reflection of the overhead boom pole and mic can be seen moving on the surface of the vehicle.

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Ellie for Council - S1-E12

Visible crew/equipment: While Andy and Otis are talking about women Barney opens the door and rushes into the courthouse, and behind him a crewmember's hand (looks like a woman wearing bracelets) can be seen catching the door as Barney swings it shut.

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The Big House - S3-E32

Continuity mistake: When Andy walks in on Barney showing Gomer how to draw his gun, Gomer draws his gun out of the holster which sends it flying behind him, and in the closeup the bookcase glass shatters, but in the wideshot when they all turn to look the glass is still perfectly intact.

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Opie's Group - S8-E9

Visible crew/equipment: After Opie leaves Emmett's shop it cuts to the Taylor dining room as Opie is walking away from the server with salt/pepper shakers, and when he sits down we can see the actor's tape mark on the floor by the server.

00:06:25

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Howard the Bowler - S8-E2

Visible crew/equipment: At the start, while Aunt Bee is ironing the bowling shirt, a chalk T-mark can be seen on the floor under Opie's chair.

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Howard the Comedian - S7-E27

Continuity mistake: After Howard's appearance on the TV show, when he and Andy get back to Mayberry and talk to Opie on the porch, both Andy's tie and Howard's bow tie have striped designs that are positioned differently once they walk into the house, which could only happen if they were retied.

00:15:00

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Opie's Piano Lesson - S7-E26

Visible crew/equipment: When Flip pays a visit to the Taylors he and Andy walk over to Opie, and the actors' two tapes marks can be seen on the floor between Opie and Flip.

00:21:05

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Barney's First Car - S3-E27

Deliberate mistake: After Barney buys the car from Mrs. Lesh, he and Andy are standing at the steps as he tells her not to look back at the car, and the next shot of Andy and Barney at the front door is the same shot from a few moments prior, but it's been flipped so they would be looking in the opposite direction.

00:09:30

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Opie's Piano Lesson - S7-E26

Visible crew/equipment: When Clara and Opie first sit down at the piano to begin the piano lesson, note there's nothing on the floor behind them. Then that shot cuts to the end of the lesson as the camera pulls back for a wideshot, and now there are two tape marks on the floor near the door in the area where Opie and Aunt Bee will be standing shortly.

00:04:15

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Andy the Matchmaker - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: As Barney is turning in his deputy equipment to resign his handcuffs are hanging out of his pocket. After Barney states he wishes someone would just commit a crime, Opie enters. As the camera pans out so Andy can ask Opie what happened, the handcuffs are no longer in Barney's pocket, and he didn't put them on the desk with the rest of the equipment.

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Helen's Past - S8-E24

Continuity mistake: When Andy finds the old newspaper clipping in Helen's box he tucks it into his pocket, but when he's looking at the clipping while he's at the office the newsprint on the back is entirely different. Then when Howard reads it the newsprint changes yet again.

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Trivia

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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