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Barney's Replacement - S2-E2

Visible crew/equipment: At the start of the last scene, when Andy and Rogers walk out of the courthouse the reflection of a crew member is visible on the surface of the car, and as Rogers drives away we can see the reflection of the camera dolly on the car, and also the shadow of the boom mic on the ground.

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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

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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Crime-Free Mayberry - S2-E7

Visible crew/equipment: When 'FBI Agent' Jenkins congratulates Andy and Barney on behalf of J. Edgar Hoover they're all standing near the door, but when it cuts to Jenkins turning around and they all walk over to the desk, we can see the two curved chalk lines on the floor where Jenkins' feet were positioned, as well as the curved chalk marks on the upper step where the mayor was standing.

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Crime-Free Mayberry - S2-E7

Visible crew/equipment: Right after Mrs. Williamson leaves the barbershop upset about the carp killing, when the mayor says that they have more important things to talk about - which is the celebration, we can see the curved chalk actor's marks where Williamson had been standing.

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Three's a Crowd - S2-E27

Visible crew/equipment: When Barney and Thelma Lou leave Mary's house the curved chalk actor's mark can be seen on the floor by the door, and when Barney shows up again with his drum we can see a chalk T-mark on the floor. That same T-mark is also there in a later scene when Barney barges in with the letter he found behind the file cabinet.

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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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Deputy Otis - S2-E31

Visible crew/equipment: After Otis admits to Andy the reason why his brother thinks that he works at the courthouse Otis walks back to the cell, but when Andy calls him back and gets up, just as Andy walks around the desk we can briefly see two actor's marks where they will stand momentarily.

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Taylors in Hollywood - S6-E8

Revealing mistake: While Andy, Aunt Bee, and Opie are at the Hollywood studio watching a scene being filmed, when Andy mistakenly stands up and interrupts the filming we can see the wall and shelves behind the director, and it should look familiar because it's the wall and shelves from Floyd's shop in Mayberry.

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Opie's Group - S8-E9

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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Trivia: 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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Answer: In season 3, episode 11, Convicts at Large, there is a character named Big Maude Tyler, who is the leader of three female escaped convicts. Andy listens to the radio as the news announcer says that Big Maude's aliases include Clarice or Annabelle Tyler and also one amusingly named Ralph Henderson.

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