The Andy Griffith Show

The Andy Griffith Show (1960)

16 mistakes since 3 Dec '17, 00:00

(12 votes)

Opie's Group - S8-E9

New this week Audio problem: The band Opie is in has two guitar players but no bass player, even though you can hear a bass guitar being played.


The Clubmen - S2-E10

New this month Factual error: Andy and Barney have a dinner appointment at 8 pm in Raleigh. It is dark outside when they step out of the house. It is not possible to drive from Mayberry (which is Mt Airy or close to it) to Raleigh in less than 5 hours. More like 6 to 7. When they arrived at the club meeting the doors should have been locked and the place deserted.

A Black Day for Mayberry - S4-E7

Plot hole: There is no reason for a gold truck from Denver to Fort Knox to be going through Mayberry.


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)

The Ball Game - S7-E4

Other mistake: Helen is sitting on the first base side, there is a play at the plate and Opie is called out at the plate. Near the end of the show, Helen has a picture she took of the play and it show Opie to be safe. The picture angle is taken almost directly from home plate and at a low angle. The backstop is also blocked half the way up. She would have had to be on the field behind home plate for such a picture. It's also very close up but the camera she is using doesn't have any zoom feature.

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Opie's Drugstore Job - S8-E19

Other mistake: Opie accidentally drops and breaks the bottle of perfume and doesn't realise it's colored water, a bottle of perfume would smell for days.


The Cow Thief - S3-E5

Other mistake: When Barney is ready to pour the plaster cast into the shoe prints, there are only a few prints on the ground. There should be a continuous set of prints from the barn door to wherever.


The Gypsies - S6-E23

Factual error: The gypsies manage to operate a shortwave radio without an antenna or AC power.


Show generally

Other mistake: In some episodes Barney can sing and in others he can't.


The Haunted House - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: When Otis makes up a poem about jumping rope, Barney lets go of the rope and Andy is left holding the other end while the rope is left stretched across the floor. One second later when Opie and his friend come running in, Andy is now holding the rope in his other hand all rolled up.

Andy and Opie, Housekeepers - S1-E23

Continuity mistake: Andy is sitting on the couch, next to him on the end table is a glass and what appears to be a dark bottle like a beer bottle. They cut away, when they return to Andy on the couch the glass and the dark bottle have disappeared.

The Loaded Goat - S3-E18

Character mistake: Everyone is afraid that the dynamite the goat ate will explode, but dynamite needs a blasting cap or fuse to set it off.


Goober Takes a Car Apart - S5-E17

Factual error: How in the world did Goober lift that heavy motor out of the car?


Barney and the Cave Rescue - S4-E13

Plot hole: Andy and Helen go into the cave and there is a cave in. They find their way out and go into town to change, when they hear on the radio that Barney is getting the townsfolk together to form a rescue, Helen and Andy go back to the cave so barney can rescue them. This makes absolutely no sense. Once they get out of the cave why didn't they go back to tell Barney they were out, why did they have to flag down a truck for the ride back into town? Did they get to the cave with the squad car? It's hard to believe nobody saw them back in town, and how did they get to the cave?


Show generally

Factual error: A town like Mayberry with a mayor and council would have its own police force, not just a sheriff.


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