Andy Griffith and Don Knotts had the friendship everyone wanted Griffith only had a few, but very meaningful words to say about his friend, Don Knotts. January 3, 2023, 1:25PM
Ben Matlock ate all those hot dogs thanks to a bad investment in 8-track tapes ''You think it's odd that I eat so many hot dogs?'' December 19, 2022, 10:41AM
Andy Griffith hid a sweet tribute to his wife in the episode where Opie loves Helen When Andy tells Opie about his first crush, he's really describing his first wife! April 29, 2021, 8:55AM
Andy Griffith got his start earning $35 and performing at banks The actor returned to North Carolina for a hero's welcome in 1958. April 6, 2021, 10:56AM
Andy Griffith snuck a nod to his musical hero into an episode of The Andy Griffith Show A jazz legend is hidden in "Sheriff Barney." March 8, 2021, 2:26PM
Andy Griffith's ''Woman Speeder'' essentially recycled the plot to its pilot episode And there was another connection to The Danny Thomas Show right under your nose. March 1, 2021, 11:20AM
Betty Lynn hid her secret crush on Andy Griffith so she wouldn't ''hurt anyone's feelings'' Andy once wrote to Betty Lynn, ''You were Don's girl, but you should’ve been mine.'' January 13, 2021, 10:21AM
Andy's dad Carl Griffith made a brief cameo on The Andy Griffith Show Here's why some say Carl was the inspiration for Sheriff Andy. November 17, 2020, 9:15AM
This telephone directory is from Andy Griffith’s real hometown Blink and you'll miss this rare reference to Mount Airy. September 8, 2020, 8:44AM
One time Mayberry troublemaker Otis got double the punishment for no real reason How could Andy and Barney commit such injustice! Mayberry owes Otis $2. May 5, 2020, 10:07AM
Is this actually a photo of Andy Griffith as a baby on The Andy Griffith Show? We got a look at adolescent Andy in "Crime-Free Mayberry." March 30, 2020, 9:18AM
Ever notice two of Andy's girlfriends lived in the same Mayberry house? It's also the location where Andy first falls for Ellie! January 20, 2020, 3:27PM
How a former sitcom star made his directorial debut on The Andy Griffith Show's ''Christmas Story'' The former Fibber McGee became Andy Griffith's ace thanks to a ''hunch.'' November 25, 2022, 4:30PM
Andy Griffith told the story of Frosty the Snowman in a Rankin-Bass production The magic may have been in that sheriff's badge of Andy's, not a hat! December 5, 2019, 3:48PM
Andy and Barney somehow secretly ended up in Seattle on The Andy Griffith Show Barney, we're not in Raleigh anymore… October 28, 2019, 3:53PM
Andy Griffith used silence to keep The Andy Griffith Show special His genius still remains within the sound of silence. August 12, 2022, 10:20AM
The painting hanging above Sheriff Andy's fireplace is a French masterwork that spooked a young Salvador Dali This historic oil painting has a hidden image hiding underneath. September 23, 2019, 4:44PM
Andy and Rafe sang together on Broadway long before they knew each other in Mayberry The two sang a duet in a 1950s Broadway musical. Take a listen. July 31, 2019, 4:00PM
Andy's real-life wife Barbara had a tiny role on The Andy Griffith Show It was a small tribute to how the couple met in college. July 16, 2019, 4:00PM
Andy Griffith spent half a million dollars on his convertible car The TV star drove a car fit for a king — literally. July 15, 2019, 1:53PM
Andy Griffith had his own line of canned beans and ham in the early '70s He claimed it was "G-o-o-o-o-d eatin'!" July 11, 2019, 9:57AM
Andy Griffith used the sweetest trick to help Ellie get through this Mayberry duet Go behind the scenes of this home-spun recording session. July 18, 2019, 11:41AM
Andy Griffith's acoustic guitar was unique in more than one way The Andy Griffith Show star recycled the instrument from his early breakthrough film role. June 17, 2019, 1:05PM
Andy Griffith said he actually has more in common with this obscure sci-fi character than Sheriff Andy Taylor Move over Mayberry, Andy's got his sights on the moon. April 25, 2019, 3:20PM
Andy Griffith and Elvis Presley did a cowboy comedy skit together in 1956 But first, Elvis had to sing to a dog. April 9, 2019, 12:40PM
Only huge Andy Griffith Show fans could’ve caught these obscure references on Matlock Did you start whistling when Matlock mentions Myers Lake? April 5, 2019, 11:01AM
Ken Berry and Andy Griffith tore up trails on dirt bikes between shooting Mayberry scenes Never a hunter, Berry had his own reason to tag along on Andy's trips. April 3, 2019, 2:37PM
This unique Andy Griffith catchphrase has stumped experts on the English language This figure of speech truly is a rare bird. March 8, 2019, 3:00PM
Was Huckleberry Hound based on Sheriff Andy from The Andy Griffith Show? No, my darling Clementines. February 20, 2019, 12:10PM
A complete history of Andy and Helen's love on The Andy Griffith Show Opie: “You mean, you and Miss Crump might get married someday?” February 13, 2019, 4:41PM
Andy Griffith explained how he made Matlock into a funnier version of Perry Mason With a little help from his comedy partner Don Knotts! August 31, 2022, 4:06PM
The original Andy Taylor had a tiny mean streak in The Andy Griffith Show pilot Meet Andy Taylor for the first time all over again. December 21, 2018, 3:03PM
Andy Griffith was the first to push for Gomer Pyle to get his own show Andy Griffith: "We better do something for Jim Nabors!" December 11, 2018, 12:36PM
The Andy Griffith Show creator wanted to take Andy’s name off the series title And in hindsight, Andy agreed! November 7, 2018, 3:05PM
Andy Griffith's first television appearance was basically the template for Gomer Pyle Before the play, before the movie, "No Time for Sergeants" first aired in 1955. August 7, 2018, 12:34PM
Andy Griffith describes the first time Jim Nabors ever sang onstage Nabors was so good, people booed Andy off the stage! May 2, 2018, 2:12PM
Andy at the movies: the 5 best Andy Griffith performances on the big screen He played characters miles and miles away from Mayberry. January 23, 2018, 4:00PM
12 surprising things we learned about Andy Griffith from a 1979 interview Few others would drive a Rolls Royce and eat peanut butter with mayonnaise. January 19, 2018, 2:07PM
Andy Griffith showed shocking range as a villain in his TV movies He may be best known as the Sheriff of Mayberry and Matlock, but the actor portrayed a fantastic villain, too. July 3, 2017, 2:08PM
Here are a dozen rap songs that referenced Andy Griffith Mayberry and Matlock have maintained hip-hop credibility for decades. May 10, 2017, 3:56PM
Andy Warhol sailed with Andy Griffith in one of the most unique episodes of The Love Boat Greenwich Village met Mayberry on a TV cruise in 1985. Watch it Sunday, May 10, at 6PM | 5C. May 7, 2020, 3:44PM
MAD Magazine turned Andy Griffith's hit comedy routine into a 1958 comic strip Check out an illustrated "What It Was, Was Football." April 12, 2017, 4:45PM
11 things you might not realize Andy Griffith did beyond 'The Andy Griffith Show' The wholesome television legend played demented bad guys, too. June 1, 2016, 11:45AM