Secrets You Probably Didn’t Know About The Andy Griffith Show

A Real Jokester

CBS/Andy Griffith Show
CBS/Andy Griffith Show

Andy was really into playing pranks on his co-stars of The Andy Griffith Show. He targeted Don Knotts most of all. Don’s real first name was actually Jesse (which he hated) and Andy loved to tease him about it by calling him “Jess.”

This was opposite to the dynamic of the show, however, of which Griffith has said, “By the second episode, I knew that Don should be funny and I should play straight.”