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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Big House - S3-E32

Revealing mistake: The jailed criminals take the key and open the jail cell door. The problem is the dead bolt never moves with the key, showing the door was never locked to begin with.

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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.

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.

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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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Season 1 generally

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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A Warning from Warren - S6-E6

Visible crew/equipment: After Goober has deliberately removed the distributor cap from Andy's squad car, when Andy slams the hood shut the reflection of the filming crew can be seen in Floyd's window. Then when Andy and Helen drive away in Goober's truck, the microphone pops up into view at the bottom of the screen. (00:17:20)

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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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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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