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Our Endless Numbered Mayberry Days

The 27th ‘Mayberry Days’ Festival, September 21-25…  Twenty-six years ago, on the thirtieth anniversary of The Andy Griffith Show’s televised debut, the citizens of Mount Airy, North Carolina, gathered for the first Mayberry Day. A couple hundred people turned out at City … Continue reading

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Don Knotts: Three Fine Summer Flicks

Born July 21, 1924, Don Knotts…  Don Knotts played Barney Fife, the bumbling deputy on The Andy Griffith Show, so well and so memorably that the part would come to define the man. Don, who would have turned 92 today, … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Andy and Don Take Manhattan

Andy Griffith and Don Knotts: A Manhattan Walking Tour Though Andy Griffith and Don Knotts were creatures of Hollywood, best remembered as stars of The Andy Griffith Show, both men spent their formative years in New York. Don first journeyed … Continue reading

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Opie, Cam and the Morality of Mayberry

Not Just a Story, but a Lesson…  Families sit down to watch The Andy Griffith Show expecting not just a story but a lesson. The best Griffith episodes teach something – – about family, or friendship, or loyalty, or living … Continue reading

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My Fair Ernest T. Bass

  My Fair Ernest T. Bass The woman at the book signing sounded more dismayed than angry. Why, she asked, hadn’t I devoted a single sentence of Andy & Don to Ernest T. Bass? Ernest T. was the Tasmanian devil of … Continue reading

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Christmas in Mayberry… in Color

“The Andy Griffith Show Christmas Special” Christmas Night on CBS! Television columns around the country lit up this month with news that CBS, the network that launched The Andy Griffith Show, will air two original episodes of the celebrated series on Christmas … Continue reading

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“Andy and Don: The Making of a Friendship and a Classic American TV Show” Book Giveaway (November via Facebook and Blog Contest)

“Andy and Don: The Making of a Friendship and a Classic American TV Show” Book Giveaway Qualifying Entry Task for Facebook & Blog Contest Okay, now for the Facebook/Blog version of our contest! CMH will be giving away TWO copies of Andy and Don: … Continue reading

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“Andy and Don: The Making of a Friendship and a Classic American TV Show” Book Giveaway (via Twitter November 2 through November 28)

“Andy and Don: The Making of a Friendship and a Classic American TV Show” Book Giveaway Qualifying Entry Task for TWITTER Contest Time for our next contest! I am happy to say that CMH will be giving away FOUR copies of Andy and Don: … Continue reading

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Five Timeless Andy-Barney Skits from The Andy Griffith Show (Exclusive Guest Post by Author Daniel de Vise)

55 years ago today, on October 3, 1960, The Andy Griffith Show debuted on CBS! In celebration of this wonderful Classic TV Anniversary, CMH is happy to welcome a very special Guest Blogger today — Daniel de Visé — Don Knott’s … Continue reading

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