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‘Andy Griffith Show’ Pulled from Netflix

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If you’re a fan of binge-watching the antics of Mayberry, you may be surprised to learn that Netflix just lost ‘The Andy Griffith Show.’

Netflix giveth and Netflix taketh away. This week, it brought us the reboot of Unsolved Mysteries, but I just learned it dropped The Andy Griffith Show.

I know I’m not the only person to consider that program to be one of the best ones ever produced. And I also know I’m not alone in being sad that it’s suddenly off the streaming service.

I guess you can say I’m what you’d call a big fan of Mayberry. Back in 2016, I gave you my list of my 10 favorite episodes. Honestly, I had a hard time narrowing it down to just 10. One day, I might just expand the list to 20 or 25.

On Wednesday, the show suddenly disappeared from Netflix.

I missed any mention of it going away. In fact, I didn’t notice any mention until Thursday, the day after. This article went up the day before the purge, but that’s not really reasonable notice, is it?

I don’t like this. Not one big.

I suspect Andy and friends will wind up on CBS All Access. Others seem to think that’s the plan, too, although no one is officially saying so.

At the moment, I subscribe to Netflix, Hulu and CBS All Access. If the show does indeed move to CBS’s answer to the other two streaming services, I guess I’ll live with it.

But if it moves to a fourth service and I have to start paying for something else, Netflix will have to go. I figure it’s what they deserve for letting one of the best shows in TV history slip through their fat little fingers.

And yes, I know it’s on TV Land. (I watch there, too.) But editors chopped up the episodes too much to force in more commercial time.

Netflix at least had the uncut shows.

That’s what’s missing in my day!

Do you have a favorite episode of ‘The Andy Griffith Show?’

1 Comment

  1. I am sick! I’m 82 years old. I love to watch Andy Griffith and cast just before going to bed. … Not some shoot-em-up that will give me bad dreams!!! I may decide to cancel my subscription to Netflix! What a disappointment … along with many others on TV nowadays! ):

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