Down-home humor and an endearing cast of characters helped to make "The Andy Griffith Show" one of the most beloved comedies in the history of television. Introduced as a spinoff from "The Danny Thomas Show" in 1960, "The Andy Griffith Show" ran for eight seasons in prime time. Widower Andy Taylor (Andy Griffith) divides his time between raising his young son, Opie (Ron Howard), and his job as sheriff (and Justice of the Peace) of the sleepy North Carolina town, Mayberry. Andy and Opie live with Andy's Aunt Bee (Frances Bavier), who serves as a surrogate mother to both father and son. Andy's nervous cousin, Barney Fife (Don Knotts), is his deputy sheriff whose utter incompetence is tolerated because Mayberry is virtually crime-free. So wet your whistle, grab your fishing pole and take a trip back to Mayberry!.