Archive for the ‘"Andy Griffith Show"’ Category

Andy Griffith turns 80!

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

June 1st is Andy Griffith’s 80th birthday. The Archive of American Television is proud to feature our two-hour interview with Griffith, which took place in North Carolina.

In his interview, Griffith recalls how his Broadway debut in “No Time for Sergeants” led to appearances on live television shows, including The U.S. Steel Hour, The Steve Allen Show, and Playhouse 90. He fondly remembers his long association with producer Sheldon Leonard, including the creation and run of The Andy Griffith Show.

Click here to access Andy Griffith’s interview segments.

The Archive has interviewed several of the key contributors to The Andy Griffith Show, including Mayberry’s favorite deputy— Don Knotts — also available for viewing on Google Video.

Please comment on:
What’s your favorite episode of The Andy Griffith Show?
(Here are some choices, but feel free to write-in your vote, too.)

“The Pickle Story”
“Man in a Hurry”
“Opie and the Spoiled Kid”
“Barney’s First Car”
“Dogs, Dogs, Dogs”
“Mountain Wedding”
“Opie the Birdman”
“Citizen’s Arrest”
“Barney’s Sidecar”
“My Fair Ernest T. Bass”

Comedy Writer/Producer Harvey Bullock has died

Monday, May 1st, 2006

Legendary comedy writer/producer Harvey Bullock passed away on October 6, 2005. Although his Archive interview is not currently available online, videos can be screened at the Archive’s office at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences headquarters in North Hollywood.

Below is a link to his obituary:

Academy of Television Arts & Sciences: Harvey Bullock Obituary