The Andy Griffith Show (1960-1968)

Status: Ended

Airdate: 1960-10-03

Runtime: 25 minutes

Genre(s): Comedy

Language(s): English


The Andy Griffith Show is an American sitcom first televised on CBS between October 3, 1960 and April 1, 1968. Andy Griffith portrays the widowed sheriff of the fictional small community of Mayberry, North Carolina. His life is complicated by an inept, but well-meaning deputy, Barney Fife, a spinster aunt and housekeeper, Aunt Bee, and a precocious young son, Opie. Local ne'er-do-wells, bumbling pals, and temperamental girlfriends further complicate his life. Andy Griffith stated in a Today Show interview, with respect to the time period of the show: "Well, though we never said it, and though it was shot in the '60s, it had a feeling of the '30s. It was when we were doing it, of a time gone by." The series never placed lower than seventh in the Nielsen ratings and ended its final season at number one. It has been ranked by TV Guide as the 9th-best show in American television history. Though neither Griffith nor the show won awards during its eight-season run, series co-stars Knotts and Bavier accumulated a combined total of six Emmy Awards. The show, a semi-spin-off from an episode of The Danny Thomas Show titled "Danny Meets Andy Griffith", spawned its own spin-off series, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., a sequel series, Mayberry R.F.D., and a reunion telemovie, Return to Mayberry. The show's enduring popularity has generated a good deal of show-related merchandise. Reruns currently air on TV Land, and the complete series is available on DVD. All eight seasons are also now available by streaming video services such as Netflix.

Episode Title Rating Airdate Skipped Watched
Normal Episodes 249
Season 1 32
Season 2 31
Season 3 32
Season 4 32
Season 5 32
Season 6 30
Season 7 30
Season 8 30
Specials 8
Cast 5
Andy Griffith - Sheriff Andy Taylor
Ron Howard - Opie Taylor
Frances Bavier - Aunt Bee Taylor
George Lindsey - Goober Pyle
Paul Hartman - Emmett Clark
Production 3
Fred Roos - Casting Director
Bob Ross - Producer
Sheldon Leonard - Executive Producer
Sound 1
Earle Hagen - Music
Camera 1
Sidney Hickox - Director of Photography
Costume & Make-Up 1
Lee Greenway - Makeup Artist
Art 2
Reggie Smith - Property Master
Kenneth A. Reid - Art Direction
Network 1

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