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by Ken Budd, AARP The Magazine, July/August 2010 issue
On October 3, 1960, Andy Griffith and Ron Howard made their dirt-road debut, strolling to a lake with their fishin’ poles. It was love at first whistle: "The Andy Griffith Show" was an instant hit, finishing the season as the number-four show in America.
See also: Bye Now, Andy (An Appreciation)
Fifty years later, viewers are still enchanted by the show’s timeless comedy; the humor grounded in characters rather than caricatures, in emotions rather than jokes. Are you an Andy addict? Try answering these ten questions about the show.
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