Barney Milton Fife? Singing Cartwrights? Lucy Ricardo beat President Eisenhower in what? Loved reading through these fun facts on vintage TV shows 🙂
Surprising Facts From “The Andy Griffith Show”
- Andy and Barney were first introduced as cousins, but that concept got scrapped by the end of Season 1.
- Opie really didn’t throw that rock during the theme song; it was a crew member.
- The well-loved whistled theme song is called “The Fishin’ Hole.”
- Barney gave his middle name in some episodes as “Milton,” and on others as “Oliver.”
- In addition to starring as Sheriff Andy Taylor, Andy Griffith won a Tony for his work on Broadway, and starred as the title character in the TV detective drama Matlock.
- The police car on the show always looked new because the producers were given a new model whenever the nearby dealership got one.
Surprising Facts From “Bonanza”
- The actors all sang on a album called Christmas at the Ponderosa.
- Pernell Roberts, the actor who played Adam, actually…
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