History Series / TheAndyGriffithShow

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* ChristmasEpisode

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* ChristmasEpisodeChristmasEpisode: Season 1's "The Christmas Story".



* ShapedLikeItself: In "Andy Discovers America", Barney tries to describe the Emancipation Proclamation as being a proclamation about emancipation.



* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Goober for Gomer, Warren for Barney, Emmett for Floyd

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Goober for Gomer, Warren for Barney, Emmett for FloydFloyd
** The ''Danny Thomas Show'' pilot episode had a town drunk named Will, played by Frank Cady. The series replaced him with Hal Smith's Otis.
25th Apr '17 5:06:05 PM Mimic1990
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* AccidentalMisnaming: As a RunningGag, the newspapers never seem to get Barney's name right, usually calling him Barney Fise or Barney Fike. At least one has a habit of calling him Howie Fife.
24th Feb '17 4:13:00 PM TristanJeremiah
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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 [[{{Hypocrite}} end up doing something similar later on]], resulting in Opie expressing confusion. Notable examples-
24th Feb '17 4:05:14 PM TristanJeremiah
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** Sometimes subverted in cases where Andy would scold Opie for doing something, only for Andy to 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, on]], resulting in Opie expressing confusion. Notable examples-
24th Feb '17 4:03:59 PM TristanJeremiah
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* BadBadActing: Barney is a ''terrible'' actor, and not a great choir voice either. This, of course, is the writers lampshading that Don Knotts was considered a very talented actor (he won 3 Emmys in the show's first 5 years), and was at least a decent singer.

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* BadBadActing: Barney is a ''terrible'' actor, and not a great choir voice either. This, of course, is the writers lampshading that Don Knotts was considered a very talented actor [[SocietyMarchesOn at the time.]] (he won 3 Emmys in the show's first 5 years), and was at least a decent singer.



* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: One of Andy's tricks for dealing with unreasonable citizens is to give them what they ask for in the cruelest way possible. In one notable example Ben Weaver, the resident curmudgeon, ordered Andy to serve a foreclosure on a family who owed him some money. Realizing he couldn't stall, Andy agreed to serve the foreclosure... on the condition that Ben Weaver come along to observe. It didn't take long for Ben to start feeling bad and change his mind.

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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: One of Andy's tricks for dealing with unreasonable citizens is to [[ExactWords give them what they ask for for]] in the cruelest way possible. In one notable example Ben Weaver, the resident curmudgeon, ordered Andy to serve a foreclosure on a family who owed him some money. Realizing he couldn't stall, Andy agreed to serve the foreclosure... on the condition that Ben Weaver come along to observe. It didn't take long for Ben to start feeling bad and change his mind.
27th Jan '17 11:45:54 PM glickmam
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* TemporarySubstitute: One episode towards the end of the fifth season had Jerry Van Dyke filling in for Barney at the insistence of Aunt Bee, yet the timid and neurotic temporary deputy made Barney look ''competent''.

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* TemporarySubstitute: One episode towards the end of the fifth season had Jerry Van Dyke filling in for Barney at the insistence of Aunt Bee, yet the timid and neurotic temporary deputy made Barney look ''competent''. Amusingly, Van Dyke was asked to play the role full time, but he instead opted to play Dave Crabtree in ''Series/MyMotherTheCar''.
17th Jan '17 3:29:09 AM TomServo
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Ben Weaver of Weaver's Department Store is a bitter crusty old man, but is able to see when he's gone too far and doesn't really want to hurt anyone. In the Christmas episode, he goes as far as bringing presents for the children of a man he drug in to Andy and demanded that he be arrested for making moonshine.
16th Jan '17 6:18:57 PM TomServo
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** In some episode Clara's last name is Edwards, while in others it's Johnson.

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** In some episode Clara's last name is Edwards, while in others it's Johnson. And sometimes her first name is Bertha.
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* InspirationalInsult: In "Guitar Player", Jim Lindsey is reluctant to play his guitar for bandleader Bobby Fleet. After Fleet and his band begin mocking and laughing at him, Lindsey gets so angry he gets motivated to play... and impresses Fleet so much he hires him for the band.
9th Jan '17 2:24:18 PM RyanW
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* NegativeContinuity: In some episode Clara's last name is Edwards, while in others it's Johnson.

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In some episode Clara's last name is Edwards, while in others it's Johnson.Johnson.
** Barney's terrible singing voice is a plot point in several episodes, but Barney sings nice harmony with Andy in others.


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* {{Retcon}}: In early episodes, Gomer just pumped gas and didn't know a thing about mechanics. Later episodes, he had borderline MachineEmpathy.
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