The opening line of one of the best show on TV... " Anybody here knows why these two should not be wed, speak now or forever hold your peace " (Andy) ... " Andy I went the folks of this town to realize that you pick me to be your deputy because you look over all the candidate for the job, and you came to the fair, just and honest conclusion that I was the best suited for the job... And I went to thank you cousin Andy " (Barney Fife)... The first three episodes of the Andy Griffith Show are probably the best introduction to Mayberry, if you don't like them you won't like the rest. The first episode " The New Housekeeper " introduces the regular for the next 4 seasons... " I don't know how you got to be sheriff in this state but when this is over I am gonna see that you are thrown out, there is no place for such incompetence " (2nd episode, The Manhunt)... By the 3rd episode, music is an integral part of this show... " Guitar Player " ... we see that Andy loves music and it promises to be the best music in a TV show... " gave him a chance to finish! " ... The first season show us why the next seven seasons will be excellent! ... from 1960 to 1968 it was never out of the top 10 show... The gentlest, most kindhearted sitcom ever... Mayberry, NC is never out of comic relief, moral and wisdom... yes this show deserve to be in the pantheon of the best TV show... like excellent vintage it has age better than most TV show of the era. I personally think that the two biggest mistake of this TV show are letting go Don Knotts and moving to color... but it didn't happen in the first 5 years thankfully! Finally if you embrace Mayberry and the most colourful cast you won't regret it. Enjoy!