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Andy Griffith appears in a scene with Ronny Howard on "The Andy Griffith Show." "The backbone of our show was love," Griffith once said. "There's something about Mayberry and Mayberry folk that never leaves you."

Andy Griffith (right) as Sheriff Andy Taylor and Don Knotts (left) as Deputy Barney Fife, in a scene from the 'The Andy Griffith Show', Jan. 24, 1963. (AP Photo)

Behind the scenes ~ Don Knotts and Ron Howard playing around on the set of "The Andy Griffith Show"

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