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Betty Lynn explained how Thelma Lou became Barney Fife's great love There was no plan to bring Thelma Lou back until Betty Lynn got cast. September 21, 2020, 9:04AM
Did you ever notice this imposter Floyd the Barber on The Andy Griffith Show? Howard McNear missed more than 40 episodes due to health issues, but they quietly found a substitute. September 8, 2020, 2:46PM
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
60 things you might not know about The Andy Griffith Show And that's just the tip of the iceberg with this rich, rewarding sitcom. Happy birthday, Mayberry! August 31, 2020, 3:40PM
Hoke Howell put all of himself into Dud Wash How Ernest T. Bass' biggest rival was born. August 31, 2020, 9:15AM
10 things you never knew about the Fun Girls of The Andy Griffith Show Joyce Jameson and Jean Carson were nothing like their (many) Mayberry characters. See their debut on Monday at 8PM | 7C. August 14, 2020, 11:25AM
This Mayberry actress promised to not get married to further her sci-fi career Apparently, she never wed. Her final two TV appearances were on The Andy Griffith Show. August 10, 2020, 9:05AM
Ken Berry's wife showed up in Mayberry long before he did Jackie Joseph made a memorable dance partner for Ernest T. Bass. August 6, 2020, 4:21PM
Barbara Eden's lone visit to Mayberry is hardly the only interesting thing about ''The Manicurist'' Two familiar Andy Griffith Show characters said goodbye — another secretly appeared. July 29, 2020, 4:03PM
This Andy Griffith Show actress appeared on television just the one time So what happened to Edris March of ''Ellie Saves a Female''? July 15, 2020, 4:42PM
Elizabeth MacRae played the love interest to three different Mayberry actors Remember her as Betty, Lou-Ann… and Ladyfish? June 29, 2020, 3:09PM
Just one actress dated Sheriff Andy, Hoss, The Rifleman and Maverick She went from scream queen to femme fatale — with a stop in Mayberry. June 24, 2020, 10:12AM
10 details you never noticed in The Andy Griffith Show episode ''Opie's Newspaper'' Learn how war stories, haunted houses and high school memories influenced this beloved tale. June 23, 2020, 11:46AM
This is arguably the most darling song to Sheriff Andy on The Andy Griffith Show Read the lyrics to the final verse never heard on the show. June 15, 2020, 11:20AM
9 things you never noticed in the reunion movie 'Return to Mayberry' Did you notice Don's daughter and Judy Jetson? See it this Sunday at 5PM | 4C! May 22, 2020, 3:44PM
This week on The Month of Mayberry: The Best of 'The Bee Team' The fourth week of The Month of Mayberry focuses on Bee, Gomer, Otis, Ernest and the rest! Here are some highlights. May 22, 2020, 3:27PM
10 Mayberry residents you never noticed in movies made in the 1980s You can find them in thrillers and teen comedies! May 11, 2020, 4:27PM
This mysterious, unidentified Mayberry actress was the stand-in for Don Knotts Nice Dress Nellie was the true ''Marvel'' of The Andy Griffith Show. May 7, 2020, 11:19AM
6 details you never noticed in the Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. pilot episode Take a closer look at this season-four finale of The Andy Griffith Show! April 30, 2020, 3:32PM
This is quietly one of the biggest names in Mayberry Do you know the Mendelbrights as well as the Darlings? April 29, 2020, 8:50AM
This memorable Mayberry villain was actually a real troublemaker who did time in San Quentin Meet Leo Gordon, one of Mayberry's most authentic character actors. April 17, 2020, 4:21PM
Manicures are the link between The Wizard of Oz and The Andy Griffith Show You probably never noticed Ethelreda Leopold in the background. March 13, 2020, 10:50AM
The real-life Floyd the Barber cut hair until he was 90 years old Andy Griffith himself might have been the only person who was not a fan of this Mount Airy institution. March 3, 2020, 10:30AM
R.I.P. Jack Burns, the man who replaced Barney on The Andy Griffith Show The comedian began as George Carlin's partner and later voiced a famous crash test dummy. January 28, 2020, 4:48PM
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
Mayberry's original mayor deserves more respect The character was based on a real businessman in Andy Griffith's hometown! January 8, 2020, 2:53PM
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.'' December 11, 2019, 2:30PM
R.I.P. Claude Earl Jones, who twice played a deputy to Andy Griffith Jones was in two of Griffith's Abel Marsh pilots in the 1970s. December 4, 2019, 4:45PM
A rare dated reference in The Andy Griffith Show pondered the moon landing "Ohhh, that's the finest thing in the world, settin' on a porch on a moonlit night..." November 26, 2019, 11:39AM
The same TV Guide issue with Lucille Ball kept popping up on The Andy Griffith Show Walker's Drugstore didn't always stock the latest magazines. September 24, 2019, 10:39AM
Arlene Golonka of The Andy Griffith Show had a celebrity roommate — and helped make her famous Hint: It was like a real-life Mary and Rhoda situation. September 20, 2019, 4:40PM
Watch: The Andy Griffith Show announcer Colin Male made one little onscreen cameo You might not know his face, but you sure know his voice. August 30, 2019, 10:55AM
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
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
You probably never knew you saw all these Andy Griffith Show writers appear on classic TV One proposed to Cher, another punched out Rob Petrie! April 1, 2019, 12:28PM
Hear the one time the Andy Griffith Show's silent kid cowboy Leon actually did speak aloud How do you think the sandwich aficionado rates Jell-O's "brand new" flavor? March 26, 2019, 9:08AM
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
There's a good reason why The Andy Griffith Show was so fond of Gunsmoke VIDEO: Our favorite Gunsmoke jokes on The Andy Griffith Show! February 19, 2019, 2:18PM
Mark Twain went fishing in Andy Griffith's pond on 'The Rifleman' Hey, that fishin' hole looks mighty familiar… February 1, 2019, 1:38PM
This painting from I Love Lucy decorated walls on The Andy Griffith Show, too This farm scene is a through line connecting Andy and Lucy's worlds. January 18, 2019, 3:38PM
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
Barney's bloodhound Blue was the hardest working actor on The Andy Griffith Show Pluto the dog appeared on a bunch of classic shows. October 26, 2018, 11:30AM
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
Here's why Little Ricky said the set of The Andy Griffith Show was more fun than I Love Lucy The child star recalls Andy Griffith playing checkers backstage. September 24, 2018, 11:02AM
Andy Griffith confirmed that at first, Mayberry had a totally different name The star also dispelled and confirmed myths from Mt. Airy. September 19, 2018, 5:36PM
Wisconsin teens took an original Andy Griffith Show squad car to prom A vintage black and white police cruiser does pair well with a tuxedo. May 30, 2018, 4:41PM
'The Andy Griffith Show' reunion movie 'Return to Mayberry' is coming to MeTV on May 31 Catch up with Andy, Opie, Barney and the gang in this charming 1986 TV movie. May 20, 2020, 11:20AM
'The Andy Griffith Show' actress Betty Lynn once got robbed in the real Mayberry The thief was thankfully caught, jailed and not given the key. October 26, 2017, 1:49PM
Were characters on 'The Andy Griffith Show' named after small towns in North Carolina? Taylorsville, Crumpler, Lawsonville, Campbell… just a short drive from the real-life Mayberry. September 6, 2017, 4:29PM
9 things you never knew about Ken Berry of Mayberry R.F.D. Learn about his connections to Star Trek, The Brady Bunch, and I Love Lucy. May 4, 2020, 9:33AM