The Andy Griffith Show

The Andy Griffith Show (1960)

39 mistakes in season 6

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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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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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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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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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Aunt Bee on TV - S6-E10

Plot hole: The IRS man comes to talk to Andy about Aunt Bee owing taxes won by her on a game show. Why would the IRS man come looking for Andy instead of Bee first? Andy would have nothing to do with it.

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Lost and Found - S6-E19

Continuity mistake: Aunt Bee won a garbage disposal in "Aunt Bee on TV" and it's one of the gifts she keeps, but she buys another one in a later episode, "Lost and Found," with insurance money.

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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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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.

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Goober's Replacement - S6-E28

Continuity mistake: During the scenes at Wally's station, the two prop gas pumps each have just one fuel dispensing hose/nozzle which switch between being between the two pumps, or with their hoses/nozzles on the opposite side of the gas pumps.

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Goober's Replacement - S6-E28

Continuity mistake: When Andy and Floyd stop by Wally's station, Flora's wearing a striped uniform shirt and there are a bunch of cars lined up waiting for service. Then later, when Goober gets back from vacation and shows up at the station, in the first shot of the station Flora's wearing the striped shirt and all the cars waiting for service are the same as the earlier shot, but in the closeups Flora's now wearing a solid color uniform shirt.

00:06:05 - 00:09:20

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The Gypsies - S6-E23

Continuity mistake: While Andy and the townsfolk are at the courthouse during the storm, when the gypsies walk in the two men are wearing wet rain ponchos and the woman is wearing a striped serape, but then she's wearing a wet raincoat, and it switches yet again in following shots.

00:21:45

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The Legend of Barney Fife - S6-E18

Revealing mistake: When Andy and Goober enter the Taylor house Andy calls for Aunt Bee, and just as she walks out of the kitchen we can see the end of the set wall inside the kitchen.

00:14:20

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The Legend of Barney Fife - S6-E18

Continuity mistake: At the start of the episode, while Barney's in Andy's kitchen he's wearing a shirt with large distinctive designs, but when he and Andy walk into the courthouse Barney's shirt has completely different designs (though it's the same type of shirt).

00:01:00 - 00:04:00

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Taylors in Hollywood - S6-E8

Revealing mistake: While the Taylors are watching the scene being filmed of the attempted jailbreak Gavin MacLeod plays the sheriff, but while he's fighting the Calhoun brothers it's the actor's stunt double who's actually doing the fighting.

00:17:45

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Taylors in Hollywood - S6-E8

Visible crew/equipment: After the studio's security guard tells Andy they're filming on stage 40, when it cuts to the Taylors walking onto the set we can see two chalk T-marks on the floor (one in front of Andy's feet).

00:13:00

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A Warning from Warren - S6-E6

Continuity mistake: When Goober and Warren are at the diner, things on the counter keep switching places while Goober eats his peanut butter, tuna, and ketchup sandwich.

00:09:00

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The Bazaar - S6-E5

Continuity mistake: After Goober complains to Andy about Warren it cuts to Warren walking down the street, and when he moves the bucket of corn in front of the grocery store, the window display and the taped signs change/vanish between shots.

00:02:05

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Malcolm at the Crossroads - S6-E3

Continuity mistake: At the start, Andy walks down the street and stops at the church steps to watch Ernest T. being a crossing guard, but when it cuts to the shot of Ernest T. we see the church steps yet Andy's gone, then when it cuts back to Andy he's still standing by the church steps.

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The Cannon - S6-E11

Visible crew/equipment: After Warren accidentally fires the cannon, in the following closeup of Andy commenting that he shot a station wagon, the shadow of the moving boom and mic can be seen at the lower left corner of the screen.

00:22:05

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Aunt Bee on TV - S6-E10

Continuity mistake: After Clara cancels lunch with Aunt Bee, when Bee walks over to the table there are two candle holders on the server and a large picture surrounded by four small pictures hanging over the server. However, when Opie runs to the table, the left candle holder and bottom left small picture are both gone in his closeups.

00:19:40

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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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