TV Series | TV-G | | Comedy, Family
Widower Sheriff Andy Taylor, and his son Opie, live with Andy's Aunt Bee in Mayberry, North Carolina. With virtually no crimes to solve, most of Andy's time is spent philosophizing and calming down his cousin Deputy Barney Fife.
Everett Sloane, who wrote "The Fishin' Hole", played moonshiner Jubal Foster in the episode in which Opie is keeper of the flame.
I'll say it right to your face, Otis, you've got a pickled liver!
Otis Campbell: Well, it's better than having a pickled puss!
Barney Fife: Oh, yeah?
Otis Campbell: Yeah!
Andy Taylor: Boys, stop it!
Otis Campbell: Well, he started it!
Barney Fife: I did not start it, he started it!
There are discrepancies as to how long Barney has been a Deputy Sheriff. In The Andy Griffith Show: Citizen's Arrest (1963), Andy finds an old document that shows he issued Barney his first revolver 10 years ago. Barney even makes an issue about being on the force for 10 years when giving Gomer Pyle a ticket for an illegal U-turn. However, in The Andy Griffith Show: Barney's Physical (1964), the point is made that he is celebrating his 5 year anniversary as a Deputy Sheriff and even receives a watch with "5" inscribed inside as a gift.
Some DVD sets of public domain episodes have the classic theme song replaced by generic music due to copyright disputes.