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Andy Griffith Show - The Complete Third Season
     

The Andy Griffith Show - The Complete Third Season

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Director: Aaron Ruben, Bob Sweeney, Charles Irving

Cast: Andy Griffith

 
The third season of The Andy Griffith Show has come to DVD with a bonus feature that's a fascinating relic of an era of television that was soon to disappear -- the series sponsor spot, in which cast members, in character and on their established set, plugged the sponsor's product. It was a couple of years later that sponsors ceased to buy 100 percent interest

Overview

The third season of The Andy Griffith Show has come to DVD with a bonus feature that's a fascinating relic of an era of television that was soon to disappear -- the series sponsor spot, in which cast members, in character and on their established set, plugged the sponsor's product. It was a couple of years later that sponsors ceased to buy 100 percent interest in the commercial time (and control) of series -- other series, especially sitcoms, did the same sort of promotions, some of which, such as The Dick Van Dyke Show cast plugging Kent cigarettes, are awkward -- if not downright difficult to explain or excuse -- today. The Griffith spots here are unusual, however, in that the plugs and their setups are keyed to elements of the specific episodes on which they appeared, and refer to elements of those episodes. All of it -- the commercial spots and the shows themselves -- looks beautiful, and the audio is a good match for the visual quality. As with the other DVD editions of the series, the chapter breaks match the commercial break points of the original programs, with five to an episode. The shows themselves demonstrate how this series managed to stay on the air for eight seasons -- the writers were always reaching in new directions and deeper into the character relationships and successfully mining not only new levels of humor but also coming up with a serious subtext; the relationship between Andy Griffith's Andy Taylor and Ron Howard's Opie Taylor, for example, takes on a new level in the opening episode of this season, as Andy learns something important about a child's imagination and also about a parent's trust in his own child's word and judgment -- but the show also manages to be extremely funny. Each of the five discs opens automatically to a simple and very easy to use menu.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/16/2005
UPC:
0097360473049
Rating:
NR
Source:
Paramount
Region Code:
1
Time:
13:28:00

Special Features

Original sponsor spots

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Andy Griffith Actor
Aneta Corsaut Helen Crump
Bernard Fox Malcolm Merriwether
Betty Lynn Thelma Lou
Carl Benton Reid Governor
Clint Howard Leon
Denver Pyle Briscoe Darling
Don Knotts Actor
Doris Dowling Madeline Grayson
George Kennedy Detective
Hal Smith Otis Campbell
Harlan Warde Mr. Winkler
Howard McNear Floyd Lawson
Howard Morris Ernest T. Bass
Joanna Moore Peggy McMillan
John Dehner Colonel Harvey
Karl Swenson Mr. McBeevee
Leo Gordon Luke Comstock
Parley Baer Mayor Roy Stoner
Peggy McCay Sharon DeSpain
Robert Emhardt Malcolm Tucker
Willis B. Bouchey Mr. Carter
Allan Melvin Neil
Barbara Perry Mary Lee Becktel
Charles P. Thompson Asa
Hope Summers Clara Johnson
Jon Lormer Tate Fletcher
Reta Shaw Big Maude Tyler
Ron Howard Actor
Ronnie Dapo Arnold Winkler
Roy Barcroft Clint Biggers
Roy Engel Jess Morgan
Dillards The Darling Family
Don Haggerty Ralph Hanes
Jane Dulo Sally
Malcolm Atterbury Luke Jensen
Orville Sherman Matt

Technical Credits
Aaron Ruben Director
Bob Sweeney Director
Charles Irving Director

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The Andy Griffith Show - The Complete Third Season 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
love2readDA More than 1 year ago
Never ever get tired of The Andy Griffith Show
abbasown More than 1 year ago
Oh, for the days of good clean fun on television!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
love love all of them watching it every day specially at evening  i mean every evening it is so so funny  with great  scene of  morality good for all  family !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   
Guest More than 1 year ago
Always love this show, however I never saw anything funny at all about the character Ernest T. Bass. I usually avoid the episodes w/ ET Bass. Just too silly. Gomer never was a favorite of mine either but he is a little more tolerable.