The Andy Griffith Show

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

Continuity mistake: When Otis begins his 24 hour sentence at Andy's house by staying in the guest room, Otis is wearing suspenders (braces) that are sewn together in the back in an X-shape, but when Otis leaves the guest room he's wearing entirely different style suspenders attached to his trousers.

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The Pickle Story - S2-E11

Other mistake: When Andy, Barney, and Opie switch Aunt Bee's kerosene tasting pickles with the store bought pickles during 'operation pickle switch', they put the store pickles in Aunt Bee's mason jars with silver lids and Aunt Bee's pickles in the store's jars with labels and white lids. Their plan is to give away the store jars with Bee's pickles inside, and we see Barney placing the last of the store jars into his bag, but when Barney stops the driver to give him his safe driving award, we see Barney giving away the mason jars with silver lids even though it's the store jars he should be getting rid of.

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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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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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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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Sheriff Barney - S2-E12

Continuity mistake: When Andy locks himself in the jail cell, the key is lying flat on the short wall, but after Barney locks himself in the other cell, the key has turned itself upright on its side.

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Sheriff Barney - S2-E12

Other mistake: After Barney gets annoyed over Andy's lack of confidence in his ability to be a sheriff, Barney gets on the phone with Sarah and asks to be connected to the mayor of Greendale, then it cuts to an exterior shot and the parked car has plate number "DC 269," the same as other vehicles in some earlier episodes.

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The Clubmen - S2-E10

Other mistake: After Andy turns down the offer to join the club the two men leave, and when it cuts to them driving away we see the license plate number is "DC 269," the same as some other vehicles in previous episodes.

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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: 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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Aunt Bee's Brief Encounter - S2-E9

Other mistake: Mr. Wheeler's license plate number is 'DC 269' which has been seen in earlier episodes. Then at the end, when the locks-keys man pulls his truck into the driveway, it has plate number 'VT 772' also seen in episode 2x5, when the pretty woman drives into town.

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The New Housekeeper - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: While Andy's in Opie's bedroom when Opie's thinking about running away, the moving shadow of the overhead boom mic can be seen, first on the wall behind Opie's headboard and then on the door. Also note, when Andy shows Aunt Bee how to hold the baseball bat and moves her into position, we can see a long white tape mark on the grass (since it's possible that Andy placed the tape, however unlikely, it's being noted here).

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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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