History Series / TheAndyGriffithShow

17th Apr '18 7:51:14 PM Usagi1992
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* GilliganCut: Helen Crump is introduced in one of these: Andy and Barney are talking about Opie's new teacher, and about how, from Opie's description, she seems to be a bitter old crone. Cut to school to show she...[[HotTeacher isn't]].

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* GilliganCut: Helen Crump is introduced in one of these: Andy and Barney are talking about Opie's new teacher, and about how, from Opie's description, she seems to be a bitter bitter, mean old crone. Cut to school to show she...[[HotTeacher isn't]].
22nd Mar '18 11:33:10 PM SpaceDrake
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This idyllic SitCom, which ran on Creator/{{CBS}} from 1960 to 1968, starred Andy Griffith as Andy Taylor. It remains ''enormously'' popular in reruns. At any hour of any day, some television station in the US is playing the show (If you live in North Carolina, you cannot go a week without finding it in your local TV listings... which is not a bad thing).

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This idyllic SitCom, which ran on Creator/{{CBS}} from 1960 to 1968, starred Andy Griffith as Andy Taylor. It remains ''enormously'' popular in reruns. At any hour of any day, some television station in the US is playing the show (If you live in North Carolina, you cannot go a week without finding it in your local TV listings... which is not a bad thing).
thing) and it's safe to say that it's one of the most influential sitcoms in television and probably beyond - damn near every sitcom, and most television, produced between 1970 and 2000 owes ''something'' to ''Andy Griffith''.
27th Feb '18 12:47:47 PM snichols1973
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* RailroadPlot: A highway variant in "Aunt Bee, the Crusader", when Aunt Bee and the town ladies start out by staging protest rallies at the courthouse and the farm of Mr. Frisby, a chicken farmer who is about to be heartlessly evicted from his property which is the planned site of a new bridge, with the sheriff having no other choice but to seize the property by eminent domain power when Mr. Frisby declines financial compensation. Near the end, Opie discovers a number of moonshine stills and inebriated chickens, and the ladies quickly and angrily turn against Mr. Frisby, who will be facing jail time and have his property seized from him without compensation after being arrested for moonshining.
10th Jan '18 5:41:54 PM Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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* RememberTheNewGuy: During Sam Jones' first appearance in the episode "Sam for Town Council", Andy and his friends all comment on how much Sam has done for Mayberry, despite the fact that close to eight full seasons had passed without any mention or appearance of the character.

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* RememberTheNewGuy: RememberTheNewGuy:
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During Sam Jones' first appearance in the episode "Sam for Town Council", Andy and his friends all comment on how much Sam has done for Mayberry, despite the fact that close to eight full seasons had passed without any mention or appearance of the character.character.
** Subverted with town newcomer Ed Sawyer in "Stranger in Town". Upon arriving in town, Sawyer knows each and every detail about the town and its residents even though no one in town knows who he is. It turns out [[spoiler:he became familiar with Mayberry through an army buddy, learned about the town through their newspaper, and became so enamored with Mayberry that he decided to move there]].
18th Dec '17 3:03:00 AM Doryna
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It also had an AfterShow, ''Series/MayberryRFD''.
26th Oct '17 11:53:30 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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** Sometimes subverted in cases where Andy would scold Opie for doing something, only for Andy to [[{{Hypocrite}} end up doing something similar later on]], resulting in Opie expressing confusion. Notable examples-

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** Sometimes subverted in cases where Andy would scold Opie for doing something, only for Andy to [[{{Hypocrite}} end up doing something similar later on]], resulting in Opie expressing confusion. Notable examples-examples:
8th Aug '17 12:50:28 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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** Andy once explained this was due to the fact that he felt carrying a gun would serve as needless intimidation- that if he wore a gun, he would wonder if the respect he received and the willingness of the citizens to cooperate with him was out of fear of the gun rather than due to genuine respect for him. This may actually explain why he allowed Barney to carry a gun, he knew that Barney was not physically strong or intimidating on his own and may have needed the gun to help with his duties.

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** Andy once explained this was due to the fact that he felt carrying a gun would serve as needless intimidation- that intimidation--that if he wore a gun, he would wonder if the respect he received and the willingness of the citizens to cooperate with him was out of fear of the gun rather than due to genuine respect for him. This may actually explain why he allowed Barney to carry a gun, he knew that Barney was not physically strong or intimidating on his own and may have needed the gun to help with his duties.
8th Aug '17 12:37:40 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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--> '''Floyd:''' ''Tempus edax rerum.'' "Time heals everything." You know who said that? ''(Flatly.)'' My latin teacher at barber college.

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--> '''Floyd:''' ''Tempus edax rerum.'' "Time heals everything." You know who said that? ''(Flatly.)'' My latin Latin teacher at barber college.
8th Aug '17 12:16:46 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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** Sarah the telephone operator was mention multiple times through out the show but was never shown in person once.

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** Sarah the telephone operator was mention mentioned multiple times through out throughout the show but was never shown in person once.
8th Aug '17 11:58:21 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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** Barney, who, while carrying a gun, is forbidden by Andy to keep it loaded, and futhermore is only allowed to carry one bullet. The reason he had to keep his bullet in his pocket was because he was unable to holster a loaded gun without it going off. He's undoubtedly the TropeCodifier.

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** Barney, who, while carrying a gun, is forbidden by Andy to keep it loaded, and futhermore furthermore is only allowed to carry one bullet. The reason he had to keep his bullet in his pocket was because he was unable to holster a loaded gun without it going off. He's undoubtedly the TropeCodifier.
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