Hal Smith's happy home life was the complete opposite of Otis Campbell's Mayberry marriage Married for more than 50 years, soulmates Hal and Louise Smith are all the proof we need that the saying is true: happy wife, happy life! May 24, 2021, 9:13AM
Ever wonder what the ''T'' in Ernest T. Bass stands for? The Mayberry hillbilly's name has surprising connections to Hitchcock and the TV movie Brian's Song. April 20, 2021, 8:40AM
The former home of Aunt Bee is for sale in North Carolina Frances Bavier lived her later years in Siler City, NC. April 19, 2021, 11:18AM
Just once Denver Pyle wanted to play the guy who gets the girl Aunt Bee was just another in a long line of ladies who rejected the veteran character actor onscreen. April 14, 2021, 8:31AM
Bernard Fox wanted Malcolm Merriweather to replace Barney Fife The actor who played Andy's English valet once shared his dream of what happened after Malcolm left Mayberry. April 8, 2021, 8:38AM
The farmer Rafe Hollister passed on a chance to be one of Mayberry's biggest breakout stars Jack Prince turned down a chance to be a series regular but said he was proud to be a small part of The Andy Griffith Show. February 16, 2021, 9:29AM
Mayberry's Joyce Jameson was the most ''Fun Girl'' Robert Vaughn ever met The Man from U.N.C.L.E. star thought his friend deserved to be the next Carol Burnett, but she was typecast. February 1, 2021, 9:28AM
There's a good reason why Helen Crump has such an ugly sounding name The writers were just as surprised as Sheriff Andy that Crump became his love interest. December 15, 2020, 8:50AM
A determined fan used his wedding to break through Frances Bavier's wall of silence You could say he was the last fan to get advice from Aunt Bee. November 24, 2020, 3:57PM
You heard that right, Goober had a different name in one 'Andy' episode Who the heck is Beasley? October 9, 2020, 3:49PM
This is supposedly a picture of young Aunt Bee on Andy's wall — but is it? Could this Mayberry artwork be a piece of Frances Bavier's past? March 10, 2020, 11:20AM
Dud Wash from The Andy Griffith Show popped up in three Ron Howard films Ever notice this Mayberry fellow in ancient Egypt and alongside Tom Cruise? March 6, 2020, 11:50AM
Denver Pyle of The Andy Griffith Show was a real-life Jed Clampett The ''Brisco Darling'' actor became a true oil baron. December 18, 2019, 4:53PM
8 arresting facts about Hal Smith of The Andy Griffith Show He was the Pancake Man, Santa Claus and an inspiration for Scotty on Star Trek. November 25, 2019, 11:12AM
6 little snippets you never knew about Howard McNear of The Andy Griffith Show Before he was a barber, he was an action hero. June 20, 2022, 1:47PM
Watch the TV Western scene that inspired the ''best episode'' of The Andy Griffith Show Robert Emhardt played a "man in a hurry" on both shows. August 28, 2019, 9:25AM
5 things you never knew about Betty Lynn of The Andy Griffith Show From her teenage war service to retirement in the real Mayberry. August 21, 2019, 10:41AM
Mary Lansing of the Andy Griffith Show designed her own Hollywood mansion Martha Clark may be from Mayberry, but she has a nose for exclusive neighborhoods. August 15, 2019, 12:27PM
Many Mayberry citizens turned up in television commercials, too Andy's pals sold Ford Pintos, cured meats and Slime Worms. July 24, 2019, 10:52AM
10 times The Andy Griffith Show slightly changed the names of memorable Mayberry residents The writers have confirmed you're not crazy. May 15, 2019, 3:27PM
6 things you probably didn't know about Jack Dodson of The Andy Griffith Show He actually played two Mayberry characters. April 10, 2019, 12:26PM
Videos: Here's proof that Mayberry picked the finest musicians to perform as the Darlings Watch Andy perform "Duelin' Banjos" with the band. March 15, 2019, 12:31PM
7 nutty things you never knew about Howard Morris of The Andy Griffith Show Ernest T. Bass was also Mayor McCheese, Jughead Jones, Atom Ant and so much more! March 6, 2019, 12:33PM
Frances Bavier retired to a real town near Mayberry after leaving The Andy Griffith Show The actress left Hollywood for the quiet life in North Carolina. December 13, 2018, 2:03PM
Joanna Moore lost her hearing before becoming Andy's girlfriend on The Andy Griffith Show The actress found a cure for her deafness just as she turned up in Mayberry. November 26, 2018, 11:23AM
Frances Bavier is in the pilot of The Andy Griffith Show, but she did not play Aunt Bee Her first Mayberry character was Henrietta Perkins. November 2, 2018, 4:54PM
This delightful Andy Griffith scene was a nod to Paul Hartman's early career The handyman had a heap of dancing experience in those shoes. October 19, 2018, 4:13PM
The Andy Griffith Show's Maggie Peterson got her start singing in the back of pickup trucks Her real life was not that far off from the Darlings. October 10, 2018, 10:19AM
Years after portraying Andy Griffith's wife, Aneta Corsaut played her final role on Matlock Once a TV teacher, she worked her way up to judge. August 30, 2018, 12:33PM
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