* TheDanza: Andy Griffith as Andy Taylor and Elinor Donahue as Ellie Walker
* HeyItsThatGuy: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_The_Andy_Griffith_Show_guest_stars Lot of guest stars]], including:
** LeeVanCleef, in a ''very'' small role as--surprise--a bad guy in the carnival episode.
** A then-unknown JackNicholson in some brief scenes in one of the later episodes.
** Ben Weaver, the department store owner, was played by three different actors over the course of the show.
** Four different actors played Wally, the owner of the filling station.
* WriteWhatYouKnow / NoCommunitiesWereHarmed: Mayberry is based very heavily on Griffith's home town of Mt. Airy, NC (and Mt. Airy is ''quite'' [[SweetHomeAlabama proud of it]]).