The Andy Griffith Show - The Complete Fourth Season
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(Nov 22, 2005)
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Opie the Birdman: All TAGS seasons opened with a story about Opie, and this one may be the most famous one (and usually a top 10 fan fave). Opie tries to raise three baby birds (Winkin, Blinkin, and Nod) after inadvertently killing their mother with a sling-shot.
The Haunted House: This episode inspired Don Knotts' film The Ghost and Mr. Chicken. Is it just the moonshine or is there a haunted house in Mayberry?
Ernest T. Bass Joins The Army: I'm not a fan of Ernest T. but for those who are, this set offers two of his episodes. This one has him trying to join the Army so he can get a uniform.
The Sermon For Today: A visiting preacher comes to Mayberry and preaches a sermon of taking it easy (probably the last thing that needed to be preached in Mayberry). The folks take this sermon in an entirely different direction. Usually a top 5 episode.
Briscoe Declares For Aunt Bee: The Darlings are back and Briscoe decides to court Aunt Bee. Bee is not so keen on the idea.
Gomer the House Guest: Gomer loses his job at the filling station and moves in with the Taylors.Read more ›
"Opie The Birdman" and "A Black Day For Mayberry"
"Opie's Ill-Gotten Gain" and "Up In Barney's Room."
If you purchased the set without laugh tracks, you can get corrected replacement discs from Paramount Home Video free of charge.
Just send your name, address, telephone number, and the proof of purchase tab (found on the inside flap of the box) to:
Paramount Pictures Home Video
5555 Melrose Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90038
You do not need to send your discs to them. Only the proof of purchase tab from the box is required.
Allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery (but I got mine within 2).
This is a major deal. Kudos to Paramount for taking care of this quickly. I won't hold my breath for the few minor corrections needed in the Season 3 set, though.
It's actually sad that Paramount has the rights to The Andy Griffith Show, and released it like this. Of course, I'm complaining about the sloppy production of the DVD box set with missing laugh tracks and strange editing.
The missing laugh tracks give the episodes an eerie atmosphere, and the sloppy editing is just plain annoying.
Viewers should and will be outraged at the chipping away of pieces of what is the equivalent Hope Diamond of vintage television.
If the executives quell their thirst for short-term corporate profits, a real attempt can be made to restore the episodes and release them in their pristine original condition. C'mon Paramount, with this release you've proved that you're greedy pigs at the money trough. Can't you see if you did this properly your sales will be higher over the long term.
Paramount, if you don't want to do it correctly, let someone else do it who will.
Of course, you can call me a sheep because I like the show so well that I would have bought it anyway even if I didn't receive it as a gift.
Rated: 5 stars for the show, 1 star for the feeble DVD attempt.
But the show stealer is Barney Fife (Don Knotts) who plays the role of a sometimes incompetent, kooky deputy always in over his head. The onscreen dynamic between Griffith and Knotts is truly magical. Both men would go on to heralded careers in show business with Knotts starring in numerous roles, such as Mr. Furley on Three's Company, and Griffith as the title star of Matlock. And Ron Howard (Opie) would go on to establish himself as one of Hollywood's most well-known directors...
The Andy Griffith Show (Season 4) DVD features a number of hilarious episodes including the season premiere "Opie the Birdman" in which Opie becomes the adoptive father of several orphaned baby birds after he inadvertently kills their mother with his slingshot. Developing a personal attachment to the birds, Opie struggles with the notion that once they're grown, he'll have to set them free... Other notable episodes include "Barney's Sidecar" in which Barney acquires a sidecar for his motorcycle a local auction, but his daily antics quickly have all of Mayberry up in arms, and "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.Read more ›
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I grew up watching this (in reruns, I'm only 38) at my grandma's house in summer. I love the great values and messages in this show, plus it's just so fun to watch. Read morePublished 1 day ago by hambone
A classic from the which the current crop of TV writers and producers could learn a lot. Then maybe, just maybe, reporting the death of morals and societal values is somewhat... Read morePublished 1 day ago by R.E.C.