||THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW premiered in 1960 and quickly charmed its way into the hearts of audiences with one of the most beloved television fathers of all time. Set in the fictitious environs of Mayberry, North Carolina, the series chronicled daily life in the peaceful Southern hamlet through the gently humorous eyes of town sheriff Andy Taylor (Andy Griffith). A widower raising his young son Opie (a pre-HAPPY DAYS Ron Howard) with the help of his live-in spinster aunt Bee (Frances Bavier), Andy capably navigated single parenthood with the same goodhearted wisdom that he brought to his law enforcement duties--that is, when he wasn't being hampered by the fidgety, bug-eyed antics of his bungling deputy sheriff Barney Fife (Don Knotts). A wholesome throwback to a simpler time, this collection includes all 32 episodes of the series' Emmy Award-winning third season, which introduced Jim Nabors' goofy gas-station attendant Gomer Pyle as a regular character and featured such fan-favorite episodes as "Barney's First Car," "Mountain Wedding," "The Loaded Goat," "The Darlings are Coming," and "Mr. McBeevee."