The Andy Griffith Show

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.

Barney Hosts a Summit Meeting - S8-E21

Continuity mistake: In the scene where the meeting participants are in the kitchen, the Russian guy opens the icebox, does not close it, and sits at the table. When Aunt Bee comes in immediately thereafter, the door is closed. She opens it again and partially closes it; but in the next shot, it is fully open.


Barney's Replacement - S2-E2

Visible crew/equipment: When Andy and Barney are in the squad car talking about the crooked stop sign, in both of their closeups we can see the black tape that had been applied to the chrome trim of the squad's windows, presumably to prevent reflections. That tape is gone from the driver's side when they park in front of the courthouse.

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Aunt Bee's Medicine Man - S3-E24

Continuity mistake: Andy and Barney are playing checkers near the end of the episode. Andy can be seen making 2 moves in a row, skipping Barney's move.

The New Doctor - S1-E24

Continuity mistake: About 20 minutes in, Barney knocks the announcement bell off the door trying to sneak out of the pharmacy, Andy comes in right after and the bell rings when he opens the door. You can see the bell swinging above the door.

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Other mistake: At the beginning of the series, Hope Summers' character is called Bertha Edwards. Later in the series she is Clara Johnson; still later she is Clara Edwards.

Goober Takes a Car Apart - S5-E17

Factual error: Halfway through the show, Goober takes the motor out of the car and they start it up in the Sheriff's office. If you look at the direction of the fan, it would be blowing the air forward instead of towards the rear of the engine. It would be fighting the air coming through the radiator instead of pulling it.

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Hot Rod Otis - S4-E19

Continuity mistake: Otis is in the jail and can't sleep. He ask Andy for some water. Andy gets up, unlocks the door and then closes it again (clearly leaving the key in). He comes back a few seconds later and the key is gone and back on the wall.

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Ernest T. Bass Joins the Army - S4-E3

Revealing mistake: When Barney picks Andy up and they get back to the courthouse, they find Ernest T. out of the jail cell again and breaking more windows, and in the shot of Ernest T. leaping in the air we see it's actually a flipped shot - note the backwards "snack bar" in the window. (That store is seen later when Ernest T. tries to break the new glass for the courthouse).

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Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - S4-E32

Continuity mistake: When Andy's talking to Gomer through the window while Gomer's holding the pail, in the shots facing Andy the pail's handle is facing out, but in shots facing Gomer the handle is facing the opposite way.

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The Rumor - S4-E29

Other mistake: When Barney, Thelma Lou, Helen, and Andy are in the squad car talking about getting dinner, there's black tape on the chrome trim of the triangular vent window - presumably to prevent the camera/crew's reflections; and the vent window is shut in wide shots, but open in the closeup - also to prevent reflections.

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The Arrest of the Fun Girls - S5-E28

Continuity mistake: When Daphne and Skippy drop in on Andy and Barney at the courthouse and want to "play jail," Skippy carries the radio and her sweater into the jail cell with her, but when Skippy asks for her ukulele we see the radio and sweater are now on the side desk, under the gun case.

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Opie's Job - S6-E1

Other mistake: In the scenes outside the grocery store with Mr. Doakes, there are a couple dozen cereal boxes in the display windows - Post Grape Nuts, Post Grape Nuts Flakes, Post Alpha Bits, etc., and all the boxes have part of their names covered, such as "Rap Ut." It's pretty funny considering that TAGS cast did commercials for Post Grape Nuts, and other Post foods.

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Barney's Physical - S5-E2

Other mistake: In this episode (aired Sep. '64) Barney tells Andy that 5 years ago on May 16 (1959) he joined the sheriff's office, and later they all have a surprise party for Barney. However, in 4x11 "Citizen's Arrest" (aired Dec. '63) Andy tells Barney that he found, "The custody receipt for the first revolver I issued you... August, 1953... 10 years ago last month since I swore you in." Andy even mentions having a party with a cake that has 10 candles on it.

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Keeper of the Flame - S2-E14

Continuity mistake: When Andy holds Barney by the shoulders while congratulating him for an outstanding job of detective work, Andy holds his notebook in his left hand, but when it cuts to a different angle the notebook's suddenly in Andy's right hand.

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The Return of Barney Fife - S6-E17

Continuity mistake: At the reunion you see a sign that says class of '48. In season 3 They had a reunion and it said class of '45.

Deputy Otis - S2-E31

Other mistake: Upon arriving at the courthouse, Andy and Barney discover they don't have their keys to get in so Andy decides to go knock on the window at Otis' cell, which he does to wake Otis. However, Otis' cell does not have a window, only the adjoining cell does. (00:20:00)

Floyd the Gay Deceiver - S3-E9

Other mistake: In the final scene near the end of the episode Floyd calls Andy "Andy Griffith". It's muffled, but if you listen closely it's audible.

Aunt Bee Learns to Drive - S6-E21

Other mistake: Aunt Bee says that Andy had to drive her to Clara's and Andy says it's not a bother, but Clara has always lived right next door.

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The Perfect Female - S2-E8

Character mistake: In the beginning where Karen is introduced to Andy and Barney in the coffee shop, her name is Karen Worth, then at the last where she is called as winner of the Skeet Shoot her name changes to Karen Moore.

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Suggested correction: She is introduced as "Karen Moore". Thelma Lou's pronunciation is a bit off (what she says sounds like 'moor', as in an English moor), but she says "Moore."

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