History YMMV / TheAndyGriffithShow

10th May '18 5:50:28 PM Mimic1990
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10th May '18 5:45:17 PM Mimic1990
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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."
6th May '18 8:37:09 AM TokoWH
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** One episode involved Opie being bullied. When Andy found out about this, he refused to contact the bullies parents or school about it because he wanted Opie to learn to stand up for himself, later telling Opie a story about how he was bullied as a child and how when he stood up for himself the bully ended up backing down. The episode ends with Opie apparently beating the bully up. While back then this may have been seen as a valid way to deal with a bully, these days as many experts and bully-victims can attest, this usually ''never'' works; if anything, it'll end up making the bullying situation ''even worse'' since bullies frequently go after people they ''know'' aren't strong enough to stand up/beat them in a fight, and attempting to stand up to them usually results in the bully forcefully showing them ''why'' they shouldn't. If the episode was made today, contacting the school/parents would usually be the first thing the parents of the bully victim would do.
20th Apr '18 2:39:38 PM randomguy399
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* ReplacementScrappy: Warren Ferguson. The guy didn't have an ounce of what made Barney so funny. The fact that he tried to fill Barney's role, but ultimately failed, is what made his character particularly unfunny.

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* ReplacementScrappy: Warren Ferguson. The guy didn't have an ounce of what made Barney so funny. The fact that he tried to fill Ferguson, Barney's role, but ultimately failed, is what made his character particularly unfunny.SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute.
16th Apr '18 4:55:16 AM jormis29
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** Much earlier, a pre-''Series/IDreamOfJeannie'' Barbara Eden arrives in Mayberry as the town's pretty new manicurist in "The Manicurist".

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** Much earlier, a pre-''Series/IDreamOfJeannie'' Barbara Eden Creator/BarbaraEden arrives in Mayberry as the town's pretty new manicurist in "The Manicurist".
6th Jan '18 9:37:53 AM WhirlRX
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** One episode has Andy giving a young boy a gun to hold. While there was no bullets in the chamber and Andy does stress the importance of gun safety, a scene like that would never be shown on modern tv.


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** Andy's concern on trying to afford a college education for Opie still holds true to modern parents. Even those with well paying jobs will find college very expensive.
2nd Jan '18 8:27:29 PM danlansdowne
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** The RunningGag of Barney being careless with his gun and having to keep a single bullet in his pocket for emergencies loses much of its humour in the face of repeat questionable shootings by police officers.
17th Oct '17 6:53:49 AM themisterfree
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** Arte Johnson- later of ''Series/RowanAndMartinsLaughIn''- appeared as a hotel clerk in "Andy and Barney in the Big City".
17th Sep '17 8:14:20 AM 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 for voicing Gopher in ''Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'', Hamburglar and Mayor McCheese for UsefulNotes/McDonalds, Carl Sweetchuck and The Professor in ''WesternAnimation/PoliceAcademyTheAnimatedSeries'', and Wade Duck in ''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, and would go on to greater fame for voicing Gopher in ''Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'', Hamburglar and Mayor McCheese [=McCheese=] for UsefulNotes/McDonalds, Carl Sweetchuck and The Professor in ''WesternAnimation/PoliceAcademyTheAnimatedSeries'', and Wade Duck in ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends''.
17th Sep '17 8:13:47 AM glickmam
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** Much earlier, a pre-[[Series/IDreamOfJeannie Jeannie]] Barbara Eden arrives in Mayberry as the town's pretty new manicurist in "The Manicurist".

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** Much earlier, a pre-[[Series/IDreamOfJeannie Jeannie]] pre-''Series/IDreamOfJeannie'' Barbara Eden arrives in Mayberry as the town's pretty new manicurist in "The Manicurist".



** 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''.

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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 for voicing Gopher in ''Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'' ''Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'', Hamburglar and Mayor McCheese for UsefulNotes/McDonalds, Carl Sweetchuck and The Professor in ''WesternAnimation/PoliceAcademyTheAnimatedSeries'', and Wade Duck on in ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends''.
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