The Andy Griffith Show: Season 1
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Down-home humor and an endearing cast of characters helped make "The Andy Griffith Show" one of the most beloved comedies in the history of television. Introduced as a spinoff of "The Danny Thomas Show" in 1960, "The Andy Griffith Show" ran for eight seasons in prime time.
Widower Andy Taylor (Andy Griffith) divides his time between raising his young son, Opie (Ron Howard), and his job as sheriff (and Justice of the Peace) of the sleepy North Carolina town of Mayberry. Andy and Opie live with Andy's Aunt Bee (Frances Bavier), who serves as a surrogate mother to both father and son. Andy's nervous cousin, Barney Fife (Don Knotts), is his deputy sheriff -- whose utter incompetence is tolerated because Mayberry is virtually crime-free.
So wet your whistle, grab your fishing pole and take a trip back to Mayberry with this four-disc set containing the premiere season of the classic hit series!
Since its network debut in 1960, The Andy Griffith Show has been a viewer favorite thanks to its folksy, nostalgic charm and memorable cast, both of which shine in this set featuring the series' debut season. Originally spun off from an episode of Make Room for Daddy (both series shared producers Sheldon Leonard and Danny Thomas), The Andy Griffith Show centered around the lives of small-town sheriff Andy Taylor (the marvelously dry Griffith), his son Opie (Ron Howard), cousin and deputy Barney Fife (multiple Emmy winner Don Knotts), and the other gentle eccentrics of Mayberry (which was based on Griffith's real hometown). But while other "rural" programs poked fun at its characters (The Real McCoys, The Beverly Hillbillies), The Andy Griffith Show never stooped to stereotypes, preferring instead to draw its humor from the fine writing and cast, which counted Frances Bavier as Aunt Bee, Howard McNear as Floyd the Barber, and Hal Campbell as Mayberry's benevolent drunk, Otis, among the first season ensemble. All 32 episodes (including the epilogues, which are rarely aired in syndication) are compiled on this four-disc set, which regrettably lacks any supplemental features. --Paul Gaita
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A lot of other programs spun off form the characters that played in this series. And you always think that Opie Taylor (Ronny Howard) is always young. Everyone knows that they issued Deputy Barney fife "1960-1965" (Don Knotts) one bullet that has seen a lot of action in his pocket. Too many people to name here.
This series will bring back old memories or can also create some now ones.
The first season doesn't have some of the big-name episodes (e.g., the Fun Girls or Citizen's Arrest), but it's my favorite season of them all.Read more ›
this is the best season to kick back and relax to. Sure Gomer hasn't arived yet and
Barney and Andy havent hit their stride yet but it's still extremly funny. This season may not have the best episodes in it but its still damn funny!
R.I.P Don Knotts
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Blu-ray DVD Quality is good but very disappointed that the film was not "painted" in colour. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Jean-Paul Poitras
The picture on this season is not very good but we still enjoyed the season. My youngest son (27)is now watching the season and is also enjoying itPublished on April 25 2012 by ann carquez
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