History YMMV / TheAndyGriffithShow

25th Feb '17 11:09:26 AM Mimic1990
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** The episode "Alcohol and Old Lace" involves two sisters selling moonshine and justifying their crime because "we're not like those other moonshiners, they sell liquor for drinking purposes; our elixir is for special occasions." Naturally, the town's drinkers are making up excuses to take a nip. One particular scene involves a man pretending to be a Muslim celebrating Mohammed's birthday. It's not a super big deal, but the lightness of it is just a little strange [[TheWarOnTerror given current events]].

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** The episode "Alcohol and Old Lace" involves two sisters selling moonshine and justifying their crime because "we're not like those other moonshiners, they sell liquor for drinking purposes; our elixir is for special occasions." Naturally, the town's drinkers are making up excuses to take a nip. One particular scene involves a man pretending to be a Muslim celebrating Mohammed's birthday. It's not necessarily a super big deal, scene that couldn't work today, but the lightness of it is just it's hard to imagine any show after TheWarOnTerror dropping such a little strange [[TheWarOnTerror given current events]].scene in so casually.
25th Feb '17 11:04:44 AM Mimic1990
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* ValuesDissonance: In "A Wife for Andy," Barney immediately disregards Helen Crump as a potential LoveInterest for Andy purely on the grounds that she can't cook very well and that she wants to keep her job after getting married. Lampshaded by Andy himself as the episode quickly moves Barney into JerkAss territory when he tries to sabotage their burgeoning relationship... [[StayInTheKitchen simply on the grounds that she refuses to fulfill the role of a traditional housewife like a good little girl]].
* ValuesResonance: A clip of Andy erasing a recording Opie made of a conversation of a suspect and his lawyer made in secret while defending the right to privacy and attorney-client privilege has been making the rounds on Website/YouTube ever since the revelations of the NSA's spying program.

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* ValuesDissonance: ValuesDissonance:
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In "A Wife for Andy," Barney immediately disregards Helen Crump as a potential LoveInterest for Andy purely on the grounds that she can't cook very well and that she wants to keep her job after getting married. Lampshaded by Andy himself as the episode quickly moves Barney into JerkAss territory when he tries to sabotage their burgeoning relationship... [[StayInTheKitchen simply on the grounds that she refuses to fulfill the role of a traditional housewife like a good little girl]].
** The episode "Alcohol and Old Lace" involves two sisters selling moonshine and justifying their crime because "we're not like those other moonshiners, they sell liquor for drinking purposes; our elixir is for special occasions." Naturally, the town's drinkers are making up excuses to take a nip. One particular scene involves a man pretending to be a Muslim celebrating Mohammed's birthday. It's not a super big deal, but the lightness of it is just a little strange [[TheWarOnTerror given current events]].
* ValuesResonance: ValuesResonance:
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A clip of Andy erasing a recording Opie made of a conversation of a suspect and his lawyer made in secret while defending the right to privacy and attorney-client privilege has been making the rounds on Website/YouTube ever since the revelations of the NSA's spying program.program.
** There's also a clip from the end of "Opie and the Spoiled Kid" involving the titular spoiled kid raising a fuss after Andy confiscated his bike for riding on the sidewalk. His temper tantrum gets more and more out of control, culminating in the boy's father promising to sell the bike and implying the boy is going to get a spanking. This clip has also been passed around a lot on Website/YouTube and social media among proponents of spanking.
23rd Feb '17 8:22:08 AM WhirlRX
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* ValuesDissonance: In "A Wife for Andy," Barney immediately disregards Helen Crump as a potential LoveInterest for Andy purely on the grounds that she can't cook very well and that she wants to keep her job after getting married. Lampshaded by Andy himself as the episode quickly moves Barney into JerkAss territory when he tries to sabotage their burgeoning relationship... [[StayInTheKitchen simply on the grounds that she refuses to fulfill the role of a traditional housewife like a good little girl]], and comes across as a rather dickish OutOfCharacterMoment for the flawed but overall likable Barney.

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* ValuesDissonance: In "A Wife for Andy," Barney immediately disregards Helen Crump as a potential LoveInterest for Andy purely on the grounds that she can't cook very well and that she wants to keep her job after getting married. Lampshaded by Andy himself as the episode quickly moves Barney into JerkAss territory when he tries to sabotage their burgeoning relationship... [[StayInTheKitchen simply on the grounds that she refuses to fulfill the role of a traditional housewife like a good little girl]], and comes across as a rather dickish OutOfCharacterMoment for the flawed but overall likable Barney.girl]].
2nd Feb '17 5:00:13 PM kablammin45
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* TearJerker: Opie's horror when he realizes that he accidentally killed a bird with his new slingshot in "Opie The Birdman".
6th Jan '17 8:23:04 PM nombretomado
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* HilariousInHindsight: All the times the male characters wished they could be as good with the ladies as Rock Hudson... Rock Hudson was later revealed as a homosexual. In one episode, Barney says that he learned how to sweet talk ladies by watching "all those Rock Hudson movies".
** Also, in the episode "Man In a Hurry", the titular character happened to be named [[TheThickOfIt Malcolm Tucker.]]

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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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All the times the male characters wished they could be as good with the ladies as Rock Hudson... Rock Hudson was later revealed as a homosexual. In one episode, Barney says that he learned how to sweet talk ladies by watching "all those Rock Hudson movies".
** Also, in In the episode "Man In a Hurry", the titular character happened to be named [[TheThickOfIt Malcolm Tucker.]]



** A then-unknown JackNicholson in some brief scenes in one of the later episodes.

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** A then-unknown JackNicholson Creator/JackNicholson in some brief scenes in one of the later episodes.
20th Nov '16 5:37:41 PM Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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** Creator/RobReiner appeared in the seventh season episode "Goober's Contest".
21st Sep '16 3:37:19 PM glickmam
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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, and would go on to greater fame as the voice of 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''.
11th Jul '16 4:43:36 PM PriceCheck
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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop:
** One episode has Opie, attempting to emulate Robin Hood, stealing food to give to a homeless man faking a bad leg. To teach Opie a lesson Andy goes up to the man and offers to assist him in finding a series of jobs he believes the man could do in spite of his leg. The man keeps making excuses for why he can't do each one, until he runs off, revealing himself to be a fraud. In short, "never help the homeless, they're just lazy." Bizarrely, the finale scene has Opie point out that none of the jobs Andy offered were actually available, so if the man had been telling the truth and accepted one of them, Andy would have looked like a complete jerk.
** Just three episodes after that we get "Aunt Bee the Crusader" in which Aunt Bee tries to stop Andy from evicting a man because of a highway project. Both sides make some really good points, but in the end it all turns out to be moot because the man was a moonshiner. As a result the message comes across as "never fight for someone else's rights, because they're probably criminals anyway."
4th Jul '16 7:47:50 AM Titus88
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* HilariousInHindsight: All the times the male characters wished they could be as good with the ladies as Rock Hudson... Rock Hudson was later revealed as a homosexual.

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* HilariousInHindsight: All the times the male characters wished they could be as good with the ladies as Rock Hudson... Rock Hudson was later revealed as a homosexual. In one episode, Barney says that he learned how to sweet talk ladies by watching "all those Rock Hudson movies".
26th Jun '16 8:02:57 PM Usagi1992
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** Also, in the episode "Man In a Hurry", the titular character happened to be named [[TheThickOfIt Malcolm Tucker.]]
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