Answering the telephone was hit-and-miss. Seems they knew that properly they should always answer "Sheriff's Office" yet they didn't always do that. Sometimes they just said "Hello."
And while I have your undivided attention, Aunt Bea was quite a regular on the show, yet Francis Bauvier never got top billing like Andy and Ronny and Don received. I suppose I should have brought this up years ago when it might have done some good. I know little Opie had a spiffy, nailed-down contract. His Aunt should have had one in heavy concrete as well.
They really should have an unlisted number.