The Andy Griffith Show

The Andy Griffith Show (1960)

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Runaway Kid - S1-E4

Visible crew/equipment: After Andy talks to George's father on the phone, he gets up and stands near the fireplace while explaining to Opie why he broke his promise and called George's father, and when Opie's on the couch asking if he can run off sometime, we can see the white tape mark on the rug where Andy was standing moments ago.

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The Manicurist - S2-E16

Visible crew/equipment: When the new manicurist tells Floyd that she works only on commission, she lifts the small table and moves it to the window, and we can see the actor's tape mark where she had just been standing.

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Stranger In Town - S1-E11

Visible crew/equipment: At the end, when Andy opens the door to Floyd's so Ed Sawyer can get a haircut, the set's large spotlight is reflected on the door's window.

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Stranger In Town - S1-E11

Visible crew/equipment: When Andy walks into the barber shop while Barney's complaining to Floyd about his sideburns, we can see the white T-mark on the floor at the bottom of the screen, as well as chalk marks where Andy's standing.

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Stranger In Town - S1-E11

Visible crew/equipment: While Floyd's napping in the barber chair, Andy's reading the newspaper, and when Barney walks in the actor's two curved chalk marks are visible on the floor, where he will stand.

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Stranger In Town - S1-E11

Visible crew/equipment: While Barney's in the barber chair, Floyd starts talking about how he'd tried living at the back of the barber shop, and when the shot faces Barney we can see the reflection of a crew member's legs moving around - the only ones in the shop are Barney, Floyd, and the two men seated by the corner.

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Opie's Charity - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When Andy and Mrs. Silby are walking into the courthouse, in the exterior shot of Andy opening the door he's wearing the baseball mitt on his left hand, but when it cuts to the interior shot Andy's opening the door with his left hand and the mitt has vanished.

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Mayberry Goes Hollywood - S1-E13

Continuity mistake: When Andy's done showing Hollywood producer Mr. Harmon around town, he says, "Here we are, right back where we started, old oak tree," then mentions climbing that tree as a boy, and later says, "You're gonna cut down the oldest oak tree in the entire town?" But viewers have seen the entire area in front of the church (season 1 "Ellie for Council") and there isn't a large old oak tree. The fake tree was placed in this episode as a plot point between the producer and the townspeople.

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Those Gossipin' Men - S1-E15

Visible crew/equipment: After Aunt Bee plants the seeds of suspicion in Andy's mind about the shoe salesman, when Andy and Barney cross the street the reflection of the moving boom mic can be seen on their squad's windshield, just as Andy walks off to the hotel.

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Andy and the Gentleman Crook - S1-E21

Continuity mistake: After Gentleman Dan has taken Barney's gun, Aunt Bee, Opie, and Andy walk in on his attempted escape, and when Barney leaves the jail cell his badge inexplicably vanishes and reappears.

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Andy and the Woman Speeder - S2-E3

Continuity mistake: At the end, when Andy and Barney are standing beside the woman's car her rear-view mirror has vanished in the closeups, but when she drives off in the long shot the mirror has reappeared.

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Barney's Replacement - S2-E2

Other mistake: Notice the license plate of Rogers' car is "DC 269," which is the same plate number as Andy's squad in a few season 1 episodes such as "Ellie Comes To Town" and "A Feud Is A Feud."

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Barney's Replacement - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: On the curb outside the courthouse there's a fire hydrant beside the pole, which not only changes its position on the sidewalk in different scenes, but it has also vanished at the end when Rogers drives away, as Barney crosses the street.

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Barney's Replacement - S2-E2

Visible crew/equipment: When Rogers shows Andy the statistical chart and they get a call about the domestic violence, the two chalk lines (for feet position) can be seen on the floor below the bulletin board to its left, which is precisely where both Rogers and Barney have stood at different times during this scene.

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Barney's Replacement - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: While the squad's siren switch is stuck in the on position, Barney and Rogers get out of the car to open the hood, and suddenly there's a pencil sticking out of Barney's shirt pocket for Rogers to use to tap the condenser box, to stop the blaring siren.

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Bringing Up Opie - S1-E32

Revealing mistake: When Andy tells Opie not to drop by the courthouse anymore after school, in Andy's closeups the shots are flipped - note the part in Andy's hair, the top of his badge, and his backwards buttoned shirt.

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Ellie Saves a Female - S1-E27

Continuity mistake: On Flint's farm there's a cow tied to the back fence, which can be seen in exterior shots throughout the episode - when Ellie, Andy, and Barney are there. After Flint tells Barney to get off his land, in the exterior shot when Barney walks into the barn we see that cow tied to the back fence, but next shot inside the barn we see that very same cow in the stall - note the black/white markings.

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Ellie Saves a Female - S1-E27

Continuity mistake: While Barney's on the farm trying to get Frankie, twice he heads into the barn through the right-side entrance door within the tall sliding double barn doors (about 12 ft high), but when it cuts to the interior shots he's entering through the barn's left-side entrance door, plus the fact that it's not within huge double sliding doors. (This interior set is seen again in "Barney Gets His Man.").

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Ellie Saves a Female - S1-E27

Visible crew/equipment: After Ellie and Andy are turned away by Flint, when they walk back into the courthouse while Barney's lifting the chair, the chalk T-mark is visible on the floor.

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The Darling Fortune - S7-E6

Revealing mistake: While Goober is up in the tree with the fake owl, when Andy and the Darlings leave the house they are standing on the porch, and after seeing the 'second omen' the Darlings leave the porch and head to their pickup truck, but what's funny is that we can see their reflections in the window behind Andy as they all walk off camera, turn around and just stand there, and we can still see those actors' reflections in the shots facing Andy and Aunt Bee even as the Darlings supposedly drive off.

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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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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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