27 Secrets From Behind The Scenes Of The Andy Griffith Show

The Andy Griffith Show was an American sitcom that ran from 1960 to 1968. For 249 episodes it entertained audiences, portraying the widowed sheriff Andy Taylor and his life within the fictional community of Mayberry, North Carolina.

Never being placed lower than seventh in the Nielsen ratings, and with its final season topping the chart of number one, it was and still is a much loved television show.

Despite this, there are plenty of things even die-hard fans don’t know about the classic show, from what happened on set to where the actors ended up after the show was over.


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Their chemistry on the show was undeniable and not just an act at all. Don and Andy who played Andy Taylor and Barney Fife in the show had a close real-life friendship.


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They co-starred in a Broadway play together. Both taking on roles in No Time for Sergeants in 1955, their friendship continued on throughout the rest of their lives. Andy was with Don when Don passed away in 2006, with Andy dying six years later.