The Andy Griffith Show

The Andy Griffith Show (1960)

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Barney Hosts a Summit Meeting - S8-E21

Visible crew/equipment: When Andy and Barney start to get into their car, the boom mic is reflected in the front window.

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The Return of Barney Fife - S6-E17

Continuity mistake: When Barney and Andy are at the class reunion dinner, there is a band playing, but the accordionist's fingers aren't in sync to the music.

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The Darlings Are Coming - S3-E25

Revealing mistake: During the scene where the Darling's truck has overheated, Andy walks up from the back of the truck. As he comes into view you can see what appears to be a microphone cord hanging out from under his pants leg.

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The Bookie Barber - S2-E28

Visible crew/equipment: After Andy and Barney walk out of Floyd's shop, when Andy makes a crack about Barney's ears being uneven Andy walks offscreen, then Barney shouts at him as Andy's presumably already down the block, but in their reflection in the window behind them we can see that as soon as Andy walks offscreen in this closeup, he actually stops and leans over where we see the camera's located.

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Off to Hollywood - S6-E7

Revealing mistake: When the bus pulls up for the Taylor family to leave for Hollywood you can see behind the bus a California freeway with cars moving in both directions. I don't think that Mayberry had a freeway right outside town. The scene is fixed when they return in "Aunt Bee on TV." There has been a tree put there so the road wouldn't show.

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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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Goodbye Dolly - S7-E25

Revealing mistake: During the scenes with Opie and Dolly in Walt's barn, the horse is wearing a halter with a ring under the adjustable chinstrap, and in every closeup a thin wire (like picture wire) can be seen attached to the ring as it's being pulled from offscreen to have Dolly turn her head away from Opie. Then later when Walt returns and tries to feed Dolly, once again a thin wire attached to Dolly's halter is pulled from offscreen, so she will turn her head away from Walt.

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Mind Over Matter - S7-E7

Visible crew/equipment: Just as Aunt Bee and Opie pull up in front of Wally's station, the reflection of crew and equipment can be seen on the surface of the car.

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Opie's Piano Lesson - S7-E26

Visible crew/equipment: After the boys meet Flip Conroy and talk about the football team, when they all disperse and Opie starts walking away the T-mark can be seen on the ground.

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The Rumor - S4-E29

Visible crew/equipment: Just as the first shot opens of Andy walking down the block we can see the moving reflection of a crew member wearing a short sleeve, button down shirt, who's presumably sitting on the camera dolly as it rolls along keeping pace with Andy.

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Opie the Birdman - S4-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Opie's up on the ladder feeding the birds, in the overhead shot of Andy and Barney the mic's cable running up under Barney's pant leg is visible.

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The Darlings Are Coming - S3-E25

Visible crew/equipment: After Charlene tells her father that she just wants to look at the pretty man (Andy), when she gets back in the pickup truck we can see the reflection of the moving boom on the windshield.

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Barney and the Governor - S3-E15

Visible crew/equipment: After Barney has given the governor's chauffeur a parking ticket and the chauffeur drives off, just as Barney starts to say that he's not wearing the uniform to win friends, we can see the reflection of the boom mic at the top left corner of the screen.

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Andy the Matchmaker - S1-E9

Plot hole: When Barney's telling Andy about the poem written on the bank wall, Barney blames Opie and doesn't mention anything about Opie using chalk, but when Opie walks in Andy tells him, "Barney says there's a poem written on the wall of the bank, and that you were standin' along beside it with a piece of chalk in your hand," and then in a few moments Opie explains that some big kids pushed the chalk into his hands. So it's impossible for Andy to have known that chalk was used to write the poem, and not a marker, a pen, or a pencil.

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Aunt Bee the Crusader - S4-E15

Revealing mistake: Toward the end of the show the rooster, Bo, is drunk. If you look closely you can see the two strings pulling the rooster's neck sideways.

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Floyd the Gay Deceiver - S3-E9

Continuity mistake: At the start, when Floyd and Andy walk into the barbershop, in the exterior shot Floyd's white barber jacket is on a hanger hanging from the coat tree that has a finial at the top of its pole, but in the next interior shot that jacket is hanging directly on the coat tree's hook, the hanger has vanished, and that finial has disappeared as well.

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The Pickle Story - S2-E11

Other mistake: Aunt Bee refers to losing the pickle contest 10 years in a row (which Clara corrects to 11, leading us to believe they have been in the same competition), but this is her 2nd year in Mayberry, having not seen Andy for years in her season 1 intro as the "new housekeeper", (or Opie - ever) in season 1.

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Continuity mistake: In the initial episode, and Runaway Kid in season 1, Barney is a cousin of Andy's. In subsequent episodes, they are unrelated.

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A Wife for Andy - S3-E29

Revealing mistake: In the scene where Andy starts reading Opie a story, watch when the first woman rings the doorbell. As soon as Andy opens the door you can see that the set all of a sudden gets a lot brighter, as if they turned more lights on.

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A Black Day for Mayberry - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the show, two men walk into the courthouse. (As a sidenote, one of the men is Rance Howard, which is Ronnie Howard's real dad). Barney is the only one there, as Andy is out. The two men sit down to wait for Andy. Rance Howard is not wearing a hat, and he is in a light-colored suit. When Opie walks through the door looking for Andy, you can see that Rance is not sitting there any more, and now it's a man with a dark suit and wearing a hat.

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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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