Andy Griffith

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The Andy Griffith Show and The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.

"The Andy Griffith Show" was one of the most popular and successful series in television history. It ranked among the top ten shows in the nation during each of its eight seasons, from 1960 to 1968. Over thirty years later, the 249 episodes still remain some of the most frequently watched syndicated shows on television. The series pilot originally aired as an episode of Make Room For Daddy, a popular sitcom starring Danny Thomas. The synopsis of “The Andy Griffith Show” was that Andy Taylor played by Andy Griffith, was a sheriff of a small rural town called Mayberry in North Carolina with a population of 1800. The show depicts Andy's attempts to raise his young son Opie, played by Ron Howard, trying to control his babbling but funny deputy, Barney played by Don Knotts, all while trying to maintain law in a virtually crime-free town. Andy also lives with his Aunt Bee, who helps take care of Opie. There were also a whole bunch of characters that made up the show including scatterbrained Floyd the Barber and the service station attendant, Gomer Pyle. This show portrayed American small-town life during simpler times and where more traditional values were respected. The Andy Griffith Show was a part of a trend in programs at that time in which the main characters were naïve simple minded but honest and hardworking people from the American Heartland.

By the late 1960s, however, many viewers, especially young ones, were rejecting these shows as irrelevant to the times they were currently living in. Programs like the Andy Griffith Show portrayed isolation from contemporary problems and that was part of its appeal, but the civil rights movement had brought about a change in the popular image of the small Southern town. They were replaced by comedy shows like The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour and Rowan &…...

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