The Andy Griffith Show

1960 TV-G 6 seasons

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The Andy Griffith Show

1960 TV-G 6 seasons
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Steeped in nostalgic Americana, this enduring TV classic stars Andy Griffith as Andy Taylor, an easygoing sheriff who uses his badge to foil flimflam artists and other scoundrels who attempt to disrupt the peace in the sleepy hamlet of Mayberry. Andy also uses his gentle persuasion to resolve conflicts that break out among Mayberry's own, including Aunt Bee (Frances Bavier), Deputy Barney Fife (Don Knotts) and Andy's son, Opie (Ron Howard).
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  2
  • SEASON  3
  • SEASON  4
  • SEASON  6
  • SEASON  7

Summary of Season 1 (1960) - 4 discs

A bona fide television classic, "The Andy Griffith Show" follows the gentle give and take of small-town Sheriff Andy Taylor (Andy Griffith), his son, Opie (Ron Howard), and all the other colorful characters who inhabit bucolic Mayberry, N.C. Deputy Barney Fife (the Emmy-winning Don Knotts), Andy's Aunt Bee (Frances Bavier) and troublemaker Ernest T. Bass (Howard Morris) all make appearances in the show's auspicious first season.
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Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
TV-G - Most parents would find this program suitable for all ages.
age 6+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 6+
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age 6+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that although this classic '60s comedy series features simplistic storylines and dated humor, it also offers timeless lessons about responsibility, kindness, and the consequences of your behavior. It's a cheerful, squeaky clean -- and very idealized -- example of strong family and community relationships in a small town.

Sexual Content

Not applicable.


Sheriff Taylor rarely wears a gun, but Deputy Fife likes pulling out his revolver (which is sometimes visible but never used). Fife carries around a bullet in his pocket.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

Positive representations of family, particularly single parenthood and father-son relationships. Sends a positive message about the strength of community and has good lessons about being kind and responsible and accepting consequences. Because Andy Taylor is a sheriff, there are references to crime and occasional arrests are made, but it's all very tame.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

One of the secondary characters (Otis) is the town "drunk." But alcohol is never visible.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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