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10 Little Known Facts About the Andy Griffith Show

The show was originally supposed to be called “Danny Thomas Goes to Mayberry” and was actually a backdoor pilot for a potential spin-off. The town of Mayberry was based on Andy Griffith’s hometown of Mount Airy, North Carolina. Griffith and Don Knotts were actually good friends in real life, and their on-screen chemistry was a result of their natural friendship. Frances Bavier, who played Aunt Bee, was actually a trained stage actress and was originally hesitant to take the role. The character of Gomer Pyle was originally only supposed to…

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