History Trivia / TheAndyGriffithShow

29th Apr '16 2:33:51 AM Freshmeat
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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_The_Andy_Griffith_Show_guest_stars Lot of guest stars]], including:
** [[Series/GreenAcres Fred Ziffel]] is a hobo Barney chases away from loitering on the railroad tracks.
** [[Series/GreenAcres From the same universe]], Mr. Drucker is the town drunk in Mt. Pilot, whom Otis befriends when he "runs away". In fact, actor Frank Cady was originally tested for the part of Otis himself, but was determined to not be right for the role.
** [[Series/TheBeverlyHillbillies Also from the same universe]], Jed Clampett is another hobo whom Obie befriends, but turns out to be a bad influence.
** [[Series/PetticoatJunction And again from the same universe]], Uncle Joe is a wandering (and swindling) handiman whom Aunt Bea strikes up something of a brief romance with.
** [[Series/GilligansIsland Gilligan]] was Dud Walsh in one episode, and one episode only (where Charlene wanted a divorce, because she caught him peeping at another girl during church).
** [[Series/ILoveLucy Little Ricky]] is one of Opie's pals.
** [[Series/HogansHeroes Carter]] (no, not ''[[Series/GomerPyleUSMC that]]'' [[Series/GomerPyleUSMC Carter]]) got into a fight with Goober over Goober apparently not fixing the strange noise in the engine of his car. Also, Colonel Crittendon shows up a couple times as Malcolm Merriweather. And [[WalkingDisasterArea he isn't any less hazardous.]]
** [[Series/{{MASH}} Klinger]] - er, Zoltan, considering Klinger pretended to be a gypsy at one point - actually IS a Gypsy in one episode.
** [[Series/TheDukesOfHazzard Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane]] is a guitar player who Andy fixes up for a successful audition with Bobby Fleet and His Band with a Beat.
** Howard Morris directed eight episodes. Morris is best known for being in ''front'' of the camera on the show as Ernest T. Bass, as well as voicing Gopher in ''Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'' and Wade Duck on ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends''.
** Gene Reynolds directed three episodes. Reynolds is best known as co-creator and co-executive producer of ''Series/LouGrant''.
** Theodore J. Flicker also directed three episodes. Flicker is best known for co-creating ''Series/BarneyMiller''.
** Aaron Ruben directed two episodes, wrote seven episodes, and served as a producer. Ruben served as creator and executive producer of ''Series/GomerPyleUSMC''.
** Sam Bobrick wrote 19 episodes. Bobrick is best known for creating ''Series/SavedByTheBell''.
** Arnold Margolin wrote five episodes. Margolin is best known as co-composer and lyricist for the theme song to ''Series/LoveAmericanStyle''.
** Howard Merrill wrote two episodes. Merrill is best known for co-creating ''Series/IveGotASecret''.
** Earl Barret also wrote two episodes. Barret is best known as co-developer and co-executive producer of ''Series/TooCloseForComfort''.
** Creator/JamesLBrooks also wrote two episodes.
** Paul Henning wrote an episode. Henning is best known as creator and producer of ''Series/TheBeverlyHillbillies'' and ''Series/PetticoatJunction''.
** Ben Starr also wrote an episode. Starr is best known for co-creating ''Series/SilverSpoons'' and co-developing ''Series/TheFactsOfLife''.
24th Jan '16 7:30:59 PM wrm5
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** In a more literal sense, as mentioned about, scripts were already written with Barney in them for the beginning of Season Six, but with Don Knotts not returning, Barney was simply replaced with Warren in the scripts.

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** In a more literal sense, as mentioned about, scripts were already written Several early episodes followed the following format: state police and/or feds come to Mayberry to deal with Barney in them for the beginning of Season Six, but a crime or seek out a dangerous criminal and are frustrated with Don Knotts not returning, Barney was simply replaced with Warren in Andy's country bumpkin nature, eventually ordering him off the scripts.case, only to be humbled when he ends up solving the case for them.



* WriteWhatYouKnow / NoCommunitiesWereHarmed: Mayberry is based very heavily on Griffith's home town of Mount Airy, NC (and Mount Airy is ''quite'' [[SweetHomeAlabama proud of it]]).

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* WriteWhatYouKnow / NoCommunitiesWereHarmed: WriteWhatYouKnow: Mayberry is based very heavily on Griffith's home town of Mount Airy, NC (and Mount Airy is ''quite'' [[SweetHomeAlabama proud of it]]).
14th Dec '15 8:31:10 PM Green_lantern40
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** Howard Morris directed eight episodes. Morris is best known for voicing Gopher in ''Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'' and Wade Duck on ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends''.

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** Howard Morris directed eight episodes. Morris is best known for being in ''front'' of the camera on the show as Ernest T. Bass, as well as voicing Gopher in ''Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'' and Wade Duck on ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends''.
9th Dec '15 8:39:21 PM Lightning4119
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** [[Series/{{MASH}} Klinger]] - er, Zoltan, considering Klinger pretended to be a gypsy at one point - actually IS a Gypsy in the same episode.

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** [[Series/{{MASH}} Klinger]] - er, Zoltan, considering Klinger pretended to be a gypsy at one point - actually IS a Gypsy in the same one episode.
9th Dec '15 8:39:01 PM Lightning4119
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** [[Series/HogansHeroes Carter]] (no, not ''[[Series/GomerPyleUSMC that]]'' [[Series/GomerPyleUSMC Carter]]) got into a fight with Goober over Goober apparently not fixing the strange noise in the engine of his car.

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** [[Series/HogansHeroes Carter]] (no, not ''[[Series/GomerPyleUSMC that]]'' [[Series/GomerPyleUSMC Carter]]) got into a fight with Goober over Goober apparently not fixing the strange noise in the engine of his car. Also, Colonel Crittendon shows up a couple times as Malcolm Merriweather. And [[WalkingDisasterArea he isn't any less hazardous.]]
** [[Series/{{MASH}} Klinger]] - er, Zoltan, considering Klinger pretended to be a gypsy at one point - actually IS a Gypsy in the same episode.
17th Nov '15 12:50:37 AM MisterCPC
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** Perhaps justified in that Howard Morris directed that episode, as well as several others during that particular season.

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** Perhaps justified in that Howard Morris directed that episode, as well as several others during that particular season.season.
** In the Backdoor Pilot of the series that aired as an episode of ''The Danny Thomas Show'', Frances Bavier played a woman named Henrietta Perkins rather than Aunt Bea Taylor.
22nd Sep '15 5:14:36 PM TriumphantMagician
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* WriteWhatYouKnow / NoCommunitiesWereHarmed: Mayberry is based very heavily on Griffith's home town of Mount Airy, NC (and Mount Airy is ''quite'' [[SweetHomeAlabama proud of it]]).

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* WriteWhatYouKnow / NoCommunitiesWereHarmed: Mayberry is based very heavily on Griffith's home town of Mount Airy, NC (and Mount Airy is ''quite'' [[SweetHomeAlabama proud of it]]).it]]).
* YouLookFamiliar: Several, but the award goes to Allan Melvin appearing as 8 different characters, many of them central to the episode they appeared in.
** Despite already playing the role of Ernest T. Bass, Howard Morris was, for some reason, randomly brought into one episode, in a guest spot as a neurotic TV repairman.
** Perhaps justified in that Howard Morris directed that episode, as well as several others during that particular season.
29th Jul '15 11:25:18 PM heretoeditisall
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** Floyd was played by a much older actor in his first appearance.
30th Jun '15 3:12:18 PM wrm5
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* TheCastShowoff: Andy's singing was showcased in several episodes, as was Jim Nabors'.
25th Apr '15 3:48:13 PM glickmam
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** [[GreenAcres Fred Ziffel]] is a hobo Barney chases away from loitering on the railroad tracks.
** [[GreenAcres From the same universe]], Mr. Drucker is the town drunk in Mt. Pilot, whom Otis befriends when he "runs away". In fact, actor Frank Cady was originally tested for the part of Otis himself, but was determined to not be right for the role.

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** [[GreenAcres [[Series/GreenAcres Fred Ziffel]] is a hobo Barney chases away from loitering on the railroad tracks.
** [[GreenAcres [[Series/GreenAcres From the same universe]], Mr. Drucker is the town drunk in Mt. Pilot, whom Otis befriends when he "runs away". In fact, actor Frank Cady was originally tested for the part of Otis himself, but was determined to not be right for the role.



** [[PetticoatJunction And again from the same universe]], Uncle Joe is a wandering (and swindling) handiman whom Aunt Bea strikes up something of a brief romance with.

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** [[PetticoatJunction [[Series/PetticoatJunction And again from the same universe]], Uncle Joe is a wandering (and swindling) handiman whom Aunt Bea strikes up something of a brief romance with.



** Howard Morris directed eight episodes. Morris is best known for voicing Gopher in ''Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'' and Wade Duck on ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends''.
** Gene Reynolds directed three episodes. Reynolds is best known as co-creator and co-executive producer of ''Series/LouGrant''.
** Theodore J. Flicker also directed three episodes. Flicker is best known for co-creating ''Series/BarneyMiller''.
** Aaron Ruben directed two episodes, wrote seven episodes, and served as a producer. Ruben served as creator and executive producer of ''Series/GomerPyleUSMC''.
** Sam Bobrick wrote 19 episodes. Bobrick is best known for creating ''Series/SavedByTheBell''.
** Arnold Margolin wrote five episodes. Margolin is best known as co-composer and lyricist for the theme song to ''Series/LoveAmericanStyle''.
** Howard Merrill wrote two episodes. Merrill is best known for co-creating ''Series/IveGotASecret''.
** Earl Barret also wrote two episodes. Barret is best known as co-developer and co-executive producer of ''Series/TooCloseForComfort''.
** Creator/JamesLBrooks also wrote two episodes.
** Paul Henning wrote an episode. Henning is best known as creator and producer of ''Series/TheBeverlyHillbillies'' and ''Series/PetticoatJunction''.
** Ben Starr also wrote an episode. Starr is best known for co-creating ''Series/SilverSpoons'' and co-developing ''Series/TheFactsOfLife''.



* RealLifeRelative: Rance Howard, Ron Howard's real life father, made four separate guest appearances and wrote an episode.



** Andy Griffith wanted black actors to have prominent roles in the series, but he was barred from this because of the fact that, being the 1960s, he knew that many southern stations would have refused to air the show. This resulted in only a very occasional black extra showing up as a background character in very few episodes, with more prominent characters appearing in the spinoff only, and Mayberry didn't get any solid black characters until the RFD sequel/retool series many years later.

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** Andy Griffith wanted black actors to have prominent roles in the series, but he was barred from this because of the fact that, being the 1960s, he knew that many southern stations would have refused to air the show. This resulted in only a very occasional black extra showing up as a background character in very few episodes, with more prominent characters appearing in the spinoff only, and Mayberry didn't get any solid black characters until the RFD sequel/retool series many years later.
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