As the star of The Andy Griffith Show, Andy Griffith had success.
The series was a success during its eight-year run and is still popular with audiences decades later. Griffith revealed, however, that there was one thing that he did not like about the series.
What was “The Andy Griffith Show” about?
The “The Andy Griffith Show” focused on the lives of people living in Mayberry, a fictional town.
The town was managed by a widower named Andy Taylor, who had a son named Opie (played by Andy Griffith) (Ron Howard).
The deputy was Barney Fife (Don Knotts).
From 1960 until 1968, the series aired.
Griffith said that he lobbied for the series to include no offensive material in an interview with the Television Academy Foundation.
Griffith said, “I wanted to keep the characters clean,” We’d throw out the joke if a joke were to make a lie out of a character.
And that became quite important. It became a law of the land.
And the morality just came with it, because of the essence of the show.
The one thing about “The Andy Griffith Show” that Andy Griffith did not like
One thing about “The Andy Griffith Show” that Griffith didn’t like was that Andy Taylor originally had no one to bounce off his jokes. His character needed someone to make him lighter. Griffith didn’t like that the main subject of the show at first was his character.
“That was what I didn’t like about the show,”That was what I didn’t like about the show. They had me as a sheriff, a justice of the peace, a newspaper writer, telling amusing little stories about the people of the area.
It would have been two weeks. That’s not what I liked about the idea.
Andy Griffith says Don Knotts made “The Andy Griffith Show” a success for Don Knotts.
Griffith said that after his show was cancelled, Don Knotts called him. A producer was approached by Griffith and Knotts was later introduced to the cast of “The Andy Griffith Show.” He said that after Knotts came on board, the show improved.
He was pleased to have Knotts, Griffith said, and that he was the real star of the show. He was able to play the “straight man” and the one who made all the jokes was Knotts. “That’s what made the show a hit; it was Don,” Griffith told the Television Academy Foundation during his interview.
Films and television shows by Andy Griffith
In a television movie named No Time for Sergeants, Griffith made his TV debut in 1955. He appeared in the movie A Face in the Crowd back in 1957. In the 1958 film adaptation of No Time for Sergeants, Griffith appeared.
He appeared in the film Onionhead in the same year.
For eight years, Griffith appeared in The Andy Griffith Show.
The shows, including Mayberry R.F.D. and The Recent Andy Griffith Show, led to spin-offs. For a TV special named Back to Mayberry, the cast was reunited in 2003. In Matlock, Salvage 1, From Here to Heaven and Centennial, Griffith is also remembered for his appearances.
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