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24 Behind-The-Scenes Facts About The Andy Griffith Show

Few television comedies are more synonymous with the 1960s than The Andy Griffith Show. We dug deep and can now reveal many surprising secrets behind the scenes from the show, as well as what happened to the lead actors after the show ended.

1. Close Call

Don Knotts, who played the beloved Deputy Barney Fife on the show, showed up to work on the first day without a contract. Producers were so impressed by the chemistry between Andy Griffith and Don Knotts, that they gave him a firm offer on the spot.

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