The Andy Griffith Show Complete 1st Season (4-DVD)

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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 15 hours, 15 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1960
  • Label: Paramount
  • 4-Disc Set
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Mono - English
  • Interactive Features:
    • Interactive Menus
    • Scene Access

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Product Description:

Originating as a spinoff of MAKE ROOM FOR DADDY, THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW premiered in 1960 and quickly charmed its way into the hearts of audiences with one of the most beloved television fathers of all time. Set in the fictitious environs of Mayberry, North Carolina, the series chronicled daily life in the peaceful Southern hamlet through the gently humorous eyes of town sheriff Andy Taylor (Andy Griffith). A widower raising his young son Opie (a pre-HAPPY DAYS Ron Howard) with the help of his live-in spinster aunt Bee (Frances Bavier), Andy capably navigated single parenthood with the same goodhearted wisdom that he brought to his law enforcement duties--that is, when he wasn't being hampered by the fidgety, bug-eyed antics of his bungling deputy sheriff Barney Fife (Don Knotts). A wholesome throwback to a simpler time, this collection includes every episode of the series' debut season.

Plot Keywords:

1960s | Classic | Classic Television | Family Interaction | Family Life | Recommended | Series | Sitcoms | Small Town Life | Small Towns | Television / TV Series | Television Shows | Vintage | Vintage TV

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Customer Rating: Rating 4.9
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Rating 5.0 ONE OF THE VERY BEST TV SHOWS EVER Movie Lover: from GARY, IN US -- July, 12, 2008

THE FIRST SEASON IS THE BEST OF THE 8 - SEASON SET.
THE SHOW IS RICH IN GOOD-NATURED HUMOR, COLORFUL CHARACTERIZATION AND LOVABLE SCENES THRU THE FIRST FIVE SEASONS. SOME VERY GOOD EPISODES INCLUDE: ELLIE SAVES A FEMALE IN SEASON 1/ THE MANHUNT/ ALCOHOL AND LACE/ A FEUD IS A FEUD. BRINGING UP OPIE IN SEASON 1 HAS A TOUCH OF SADNESS. PRISONER OF LOVE IN SEASON 4 & OPIE'S RIVAL
(ESPECIALLY THE CONCLUDING SCENE) IN SEASON 3 ARE AMONG OTHER EXTRA GOOD EPISODES IN THE SERIES.
THE MOST SERIOUS EPISODE IN THE ENTIRE SERIES MIGHT BE
OPIE THE BIRDMAN IN SEASON 4, AND IS A MODEL OF HOW TO PRESENT AN EPISODE THAT TEACHES A MORAL AND A LESSON WHICH ADULTS AND CHILDREN CAN UNDERSTAND, RELATE TO AND APPRECIATE.
THE CONCLUDING SCENES AND THE SCENE MUSIC IN THIS SHOW ARE EXCELLENT AS A WHOLE. THE ONLY EXCEPTIONS ARE WHERE A PIECE OF MUSIC FITTED PERFECTLY TO ONE SHOW IS USED GENERICALLY IN ANOTHER LATER ON. AN EXAMPLE OF THIS IS THE APPEARANCE OF THE THEME MUSIC FROM ELLIE SAVES A FEMALE IN A TOTALLY DIFFERENT EPISODE THAT DOES NOT HAVE EQUAL SENTIMENT, NAMELY, OPIE'S ILL GOTTEN GAIN IN SEASON 4. THIS ONLY OCCURS A FEW TIMES, THOUGH.
THE 8TH SEASON APPEARS WITH MAJOR CHEMISTRY MISSING BETWEEN THE CHARACTERS, AND MORPHS INTO A WIDELY DIFFERENT SHOW ATMOSPHERE AND STYLE IN COMPARISON TO THE FIRST 5 SEASONS. THIS SEASON IS THE ONLY WEAK POINT OF A THOROUGHLY ENTERTAINING AND DOWNRIGHT LOVABLE TV SHOW.
BOTTOM LINE OF IT IS, ANDY GRIFFITH IS ONE OF THE VERY BEST TV SHOWS EVER. EVERYBODY SHOULD AT LEAST
SEE A TOP 20 EPISODE REPRESENTATION OF THE SHOW
TO GET A VIEW OF HIGH COMIC TALENT (INCLUDING GOOD SCRIPT WRITING) COMBINED WITH
UNFORETTABLE TV CHARACTERS AND BRILLIANT MUSICAL
COLORATION IN ONE ENJOYABLE PACKAGE.
THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW PROVIDES WHOLESOME FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT WITH IMPECCABLE TASTE.
UNCONDITIONALLY RECOMMENDED FOR EVERY HOUSEHOLD
THAT HAS A TV SET IN IT.


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