The Andy Griffith Show

The Andy Griffith Show (1960)

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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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Aunt Bee's Big Moment - S8-E23

Visible crew/equipment: After Aunt Bee's solo flight, just as the flight instructor walks over and gives Bee the papers as proof that she soloed, the large T-mark (rubber/plastic) can be seen on the ground between Bee and the instructor.

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Aunt Bee's Big Moment - S8-E23

Visible crew/equipment: After Aunt Bee tells Opie that she will solo the next day, when she sits in the chair to practice her flight maneuvers, the actor's tape mark can be seen on the floor beside her feet.

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Aunt Bee's Big Moment - S8-E23

Continuity mistake: When Opie asks his father how to spell the word "Renaissance," Aunt Bee holds a plate of assorted cookies, but when she stands up and heads to the kitchen the type of cookies on her plate have changed.

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The Arrest of the Fun Girls - S5-E28

Continuity mistake: When Helen and Thelma Lou walk into the courthouse and find Andy and Barney dancing with Daphne and Skippy, there are lipstick marks on Barney's cheek, but when Andy gives Skippy her sweater and radio then tells them both to go, in the closeups the lipstick marks are gone, though they reappear momentarily.

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Back to Nature - S4-E31

Revealing mistake: When Andy, Barney, Gomer, and the kids are at the campsite in the woods, during the daytime scenes the only shadows that should be seen are the ones being cast by the sun, but there are shadows being cast in different directions due to the set lighting.

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High Noon in Mayberry - S3-E17

Deliberate mistake: While Luke and Andy are in the house, Barney, Gomer, and Otis are hiding on the porch, and Barney has the idea to turn off the lights in the house, so he goes to the circuit box located beside the windows on the front porch and switches the lights off. The problem is that this circuit box is located on the porch only for this episode as a plot point.

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Opie's Rival - S3-E10

Continuity mistake: While Peggy's waiting in front of the drugstore she's splashed by a car driving through a puddle, and when she shows up at Andy's house the stains on her dress are different.

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Aunt Bee the Warden - S2-E23

Visible crew/equipment: When Otis tries to escape from Aunt Bee's clutches by hiding in the laundry service van, just as Aunt Bee has the driver open the van's back doors we can see the reflection of the moving boom mic in the left window.

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The Beauty Contest - S1-E20

Audio problem: After the mayor tells Andy that his three daughters will be in the beauty contest, Andy phones Ellie and when she hangs up on him we hear Andy say, "Hello? Hello?" but we see him only mouthing the second hello.

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Those Gossipin' Men - S1-E15

Visible crew/equipment: When Wilbur's in his car he thanks Andy and the rest of the men for all the shoe sales then drives off, and the reflection of filming equipment is visible on the surface of the car.

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Those Gossipin' Men - S1-E15

Visible crew/equipment: When the men have the misconception that Wilbur is a TV show talent scout, while they're at the barber shop talking about it, just as Floyd moves his legs to get up from the barber chair we can see the white T-mark at Jason's feet.

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Barney Gets His Man - S1-E30

Revealing mistake: During the manhunt in the woods, Andy, Barney, the trees, etc., cast long shadows due to the overhead sun, but the problem is that we also see Andy's and Barney's shadows being cast in another direction as well, due to the set lighting on location.

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Ellie Saves a Female - S1-E27

Continuity mistake: After Frankie pays for the chewing tobacco in the drugstore, in the next closeup of Ellie the cigar box on the shelf behind her has black lines scribbled over all its identifying brand names (which is Van Dyck 43's), but when Frankie walks out the door, in Ellie's next semi-closeup that cigar box is unmarked again.

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The Horse Trader - S1-E14

Continuity mistake: While Andy and Barney are trying to sell the cannon, when they're talking to the shop owner who's seated in the rocking chair we can see the area between the squad car and storefront, with various items for sale, but in the next shot the covered cannon has suddenly appeared - and it's tall enough to have been in view in the previous shot had it actually have been there.

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The Horse Trader - S1-E14

Other mistake: When Ralph Mason walks into Walker's Drugstore and asks to purchase a tin of pipe tobacco, the tobacco tin that Ellie puts on the counter has black tape across the top covering its brand name, which is "Tuxedo."

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Mayberry Goes Hollywood - S1-E13

Visible crew/equipment: Before the producer's arrival in his car, when Barney's telling Andy that it'll serve him right if they don't put him in the picture because Andy's not wearing his new uniform, we can see the moving shadow of the boom's hinge and mic on Andy's shirt.

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Mayberry Goes Hollywood - S1-E13

Visible crew/equipment: Near the end, after the producer tells the townspeople to get back to normal and out of their trick or treat outfits, when the crowd disperses we can see some curved chalk lines on the ground near the producer's feet, to mark actors' positions.

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A Plaque for Mayberry - S1-E25

Visible crew/equipment: While everyone's waiting for Otis to arrive at the plaque presentation in Mayor Pike's office, after Andy admits to the mayor that he asked the real Otis to show up, it cuts to the mayor walking behind his desk, and we can see the chalk T-mark on the floor where Mrs. Bixby stands.

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Andy the Matchmaker - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: When Barney and Andy are looking at Barney's picture on the front page of the newspaper, first, the article has nothing to do with Barney or the arrest, and second, when Barney takes the paper from Andy he folds it with the front page on the outside, and the page we see is not the same front page from the closeup.

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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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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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