Andy Griffith, left, as Sheriff Andy Taylor, and fellow citizens of stable, orderly Mayberry, where everyone has a smile, including Don Knotts (as Deputy Barney Fife), Francis Bavier (Aunt Bee), Ron Howard (Opie Taylor), Jim Nabors (Gomer Pyle) and Hal Smith (Otis Campbell).
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