The Andy Griffith TV show intro (1960)

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The Andy Griffith Show ran for eight seasons on CBS between 1960 and 1968 — more than enough time to establish itself as an American icon, generate a spin-off and a sequel series, and introduced the world to Jim Nabors’ singing talent — and to some kid named Ron Howard.

Griffith portrayed Sheriff Andy Taylor in the fictional town of Mayberry, North Carolina, as he dealt with small crimes, settling community problems, and being a father to his son Opie. To this day, the fictional world of Mayberry is often considered the prototypical small American town, where everyone knows everyone — and for the most part gets along.

Even people who’ve never seen more than a handful of episodes — or even an episode, in some cases — remember the show’s light-hearted theme, whistled simply and cheerfully. Here’s 23 seconds of music that will take you right back to Mayberry.

Here’s Andy and Opie

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