(Characters from left: Opie Taylor, Aunt Bea Taylor [Andy and Opie’s aunt] and Andy Taylor)
The Andy Griffith Show is one of my all time favorite television shows. It was filmed in the 1960’s in black and white (until a later season when it went into color).
Andy Taylor is the main character and he works as the Mayberry town sheriff. Andy has one son named Opie, and he’s not married (They never say what happened to Opie’s mother). Barney Fife is the town deputy.
The show is set in Mayberry, West Virginia. It’s a small town, with not a lot of crime. Most of the time, things are pretty calm but there’s always something going on that keeps the sheriff’s office busy. Whether it’s trying to prove that the old abandoned house isn’t actually haunted, or catching a crook, it’s always an adventure in Mayberry.
Then there’s the comedy side. 😀 If there is a fugitive hiding in an abandoned house, Deputy Barney Fife wants to call in for reinforcements, get the tear gas, and a whole bunch of other crazy stuff. Or, he arrests the whole town on flimsy charges. Some stuff like an eighty-year old man yelling at the top of his lungs that his friend cheated (which isn’t very loud considering he’s eighty!) . Or even some of the ladies hanging outside the sheriff’s office talking for a while when Barney said to move along.
What I love about the Andy Griffith Show is, not only is it funny, but the characters in it really care about each other. If someone makes fun of Barney, Andy will try to boost Barney’s self-confidence, and help him know that he is loved even if people laugh. Even if there are arguments, everyone in Mayberry always sticks together and looks out for one another. People don’t put each other down because it’s fun. If someone’s sick they take care of one another. Yes, I love The Andy Griffith Show and I encourage you to watch it sometime!
What are your thoughts about the Andy Griffith Show? Have you seen it before? 🙂