History Trivia / TheAndyGriffithShow

14th May '17 9:29:14 AM glickmam
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* IronyAsSheIsCast: As opposed to his role as [[TheAlcoholic Otis Campbell]], Hal Smith was actually TheTeetotaler in real life.
4th Nov '16 3:37:33 AM glickmam
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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, 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 before the 1960s, Civil Rights laws era, many southern stations CBS affiliates 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.
4th Nov '16 3:30:09 AM glickmam
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** Ken Berry was asked to reprise his ''Mayberry R.F.D.'' role for the 1986 ''Return to Mayberry'' reunion movie, but had to decline due to ''Series/MamasFamily''.

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** Ken Berry was asked to reprise his ''Mayberry R.F.D.'' role of Sam Jones for the 1986 ''Return to Mayberry'' reunion movie, but had to decline due to ''Series/MamasFamily''.his work on ''Series/MamasFamily'', in which he played Vinton Harper.
13th Oct '16 2:32:23 AM Green_lantern40
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* TheDanza: Andy Griffith as Andy Taylor and Elinor Donahue as Ellie Walker
* NamesTheSame: In the episode ''The Bookie Barber'', there is a resident of Mayberry named Creator/EmmaWatson

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* TheDanza: Andy Griffith as Andy Taylor and Elinor Donahue as Ellie Walker
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* NamesTheSame: In the episode ''The Bookie Barber'', there is Several episodes feature references to a resident of Mayberry named Creator/EmmaWatsonCreator/EmmaWatson.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Originally, Andy was supposed to be the comedic lead with Knotts as his straight man (similar to their roles in ''No Time For Sergeants'', but they quickly discovered it was funnier the other way around: "By the second episode, I knew that Don should be funny, and I should play straight."

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Originally, Andy was supposed to be the comedic lead with Knotts as his straight man (similar to their roles in ''No Time For Sergeants'', but they quickly discovered it was funnier the other way around: "By the second episode, I knew that Don should be funny, and I should play straight."


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** Ken Berry was asked to reprise his ''Mayberry R.F.D.'' role for the 1986 ''Return to Mayberry'' reunion movie, but had to decline due to ''Series/MamasFamily''.
** The success of ''Return to Mayberry'' opened up the possibility for more Mayberry reunion programs (possibly even a series revival), but Andy Griffith had already committed himself to ''Series/{{Matlock}}''.
16th Jun '16 12:10:20 AM whateveryousay21
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* RealLifeRelative: Rance Howard, Ron Howard's real life father, made four separate guest appearances and wrote an episode.

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* RealLifeRelative: Rance Howard, Ron Howard's real life father, made four separate guest appearances and wrote an episode. And Ron's younger brother Clint made a few early appearances as a young boy named Leon who would often offer people his sandwich.
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.
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