Gentle humor and genuinely likable characters made Mayberry a beloved fixture on the TV landscape. A Top 10 hit throughout its eight-year run (it went out at No. 1), this low-key, down-home sitcom harkened back to a simpler time and place. Mayberry may be a state of mind, but the sunny optimism and simple virtues it represents have actually been set in (more…)
Andy stages a fake hold-up to boost Barney's courage in the hope that it will give his deputy the nerve to ask out a shy dressmaker (Amzie Strickland). Crawford: Jack Mann. Barney: Don Knotts. Ellie: Elinor Donahue. Opie: Ronny Howard.