The Andy Griffith Show Collector’s Edition DVD two- disk set is a delightful collection of sixteen episodes of this beloved television program. Previously released on VHS tape, this top- of- the- line DVD Collector’s Edition features rarely- seen early episodes and classic favorites as well. Attractively- packaged and well- put together, this DVD set provides hours of viewing pleasure, transporting the viewer to a simpler time and place.
Set in the fictional, rural town of Mayberry, North Carolina, the Andy Griffith Show aired on prime time television from 1960 to 1968. The popularity of this warm, homespun comedy starring Andy Griffith as Sheriff Andy Taylor, continues to grow even now, in 2007, through nightly broadcasts of this television program on thhe TVLAND Television Network. The Andy Griffith Show Collector’s Edition DVD set introduces and re- introduces viewers to such engaging characters as Don Knotts’ portrayal of Deputy Sheriff Barney Fife, Frances Bavier as Aunt Bee, Ronny Howard as Sheriff Taylor’s son, Opie and Jim Nabors as Gomer Pyle. Ronny Howard is now acclaimed film director Ron Howard, who also portrayed Richie Cunningham on the television program “Happy Days”.
Supporting cast members, portraying memorable characters, contributed greatly to the charm of this classic American television show. Cousins Gomer and Goober Pyle, Floyd the Barber, Howard Sprague, the crazy- man from the mountains, Ernest T Bass and Andy’s girlfriend, Helen Crump are all wonderful portrayals. Perhaps the most well- known supporting cast member on the Andy Griffith Show, however, is Otis Campbell, the town drunk, expertly portrayed by Hal Smith. Otis regularly slept in the Mayberry Jail, letting himself in and out with his own keys. Among the many guest stars who appear in guest roles on various episodes in this DVD set are George Kennedy and Howard Morris.
Each of the two DVD’s in this twin- pack contain eight episodes of the Andy Griffith Show, several of which are among the very earliest episodes of this television program. A highlight of several of the episodes in this Collector’s Edition DVD twin pack, is when Andy Griffith plays the guitar and sings, often with the Darling Boys, led by Briscoe Darling, played by Denver Pyle. The Darling Boys, a jug- band comprised of wild- men from the mountains, was in actuality, The Dillards, a well- known and influential American bluegrass musical group.
Special features included with the Andy Griffith Show Collector’s Edition DVD set are; an entertaining and informative biography of the show and its stars, detailed film information, facts and trivia and a Special Collector’s Photo Gallery. The makers of the Andy Griffith Show Collector’s Edition DVD set, Diamond Entertainment Corp., have gone to great lengths to present a top- quality collection of classic American television programming, with great film and audio quality. The timelessness of the Andy Griffith Show, with its down- to- earth characters and plots, makes it nearly as popular today, as it was in the mid- 1960’s, due to the constant broadcasting of the program on cable television.
This Collector’s Edition DVD set provides a wonderful cross- section of episodes from this favorite American television show. For Andy Griffith Show fans, or anyone who enjoys vintage and classic television programs, this DVD set makes an excellent gift. This item is sold in various retail outlets, including major pharmacy locations.
The episodes of the Andy Griffith Show that are included in this DVD set are as follows.
Andy Discovers America
Andy’s English Valet
Aunt Bee’s Medicine Man
Barney’s First Car
The Big House
The Darling’s Are Coming
Dogs, Dogs, Dogs
The Great Filling Station Robbery
High Noon In Mayberry
The Loaded Goat
Opie And The Spoiled Kid
Rafe Hollister Sings
A Wife For Andy