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.
Andy Griffith and Frances Bavier did not get along during the series. According to Griffith and Howard Morris, Bavier was extremely sensitive, and resented her role of Aunt Bee. In 1972, Griffith and Ron Howard paid her a visit at her home in Siler City, North Carolina, but she turned them away. When Bavier was terminally ill in 1989, she contacted Griffith to say that she regretted that they did not get along better.
Inkem binkem notamus rex, protect us all from the man with the hex.
The badges that Andy and Barney wear are the 6 pointed star, yet the shoulder patch on their uniform shows a 5 pointed star. It would be assumed that the badge indicating they are a sheriff or deputy would be the same as the shoulder patch indicating they are with the sheriff's office.
During the CBS network run, the closing credits showed Andy and Opie walking back from their fishing trip. Opie drops the fish, and runs back to get them. One of the original sponsor's products (Sanka coffee, for instance) would appear in the corner of the screen. The syndicated reruns show a plain gray background (or blue, during the color years) with a drawing of the town square in the corner of the screen that once displayed the sponsor's product.