This show remains one of the best comedies in TV history. Andy Griffith, Ronnie Howard (yes that Ron Howard), Don Knotts and Frances Bavier told some great stories that showed that small town life was full of kindness, intelligence, simplicity and decency. Andy was a small town sheriff who was a single dad living with his aunt. That is a pretty progressive situation for the 1960’s. He was a kind man who made everyone in his life feel important.
The show has a popularity that has spanned generations. I would like to think that the Mayberry influence still resonates with people who want to slow life down a little bit, go to the fishing hole and perhaps spend more time with those we love.