in Season 3 Episode 4: "Ernest T Bass Joins the Army"...we see men carrying a plate glass window. Andy remarks that that's the new window for the courthouse. Did anybody ever notice that the men are walking in the opposite direction of the courthouse...down the street past the Hotel and Grand Theater?
I did notice that, Colonel. I just chalked it up to the continuity manager being on a coffee break.
For all you trained noticers: Next time you watch "The Big House", watch Gomer's shotgun the first time he drops it from the roof when he's on "blockhouse lookout". It comes flying off the roof, lands flat on the sidewalk (and sticks like it's magnetized - no bounce!) with the butt facing to the left, then when Andy reaches down to pick it up, it's facing to the right.
Tell me that ain't first-class noticin'!
I've also noticed then Gomers legs are hanging off the roof, and the gun slides off the roof, the roof seems flat right up to the edge. Yet, when they're on top of the roof later you can see it has a ledge.
Never noticed that before, chickie!
Way to make the scene!
Have you ever noticed? In the episode “High Noon in Mayberry”...the top picture is the dinner table just as Andy is sending Aunt Bee and Opie over to Clara’s...because Luke Comstock is on his way over. Right after Andy checked his revolver on top of the hutch, 55 seconds passes before Luke shows up at the door...and the table is all cleaned up. Andy sure is a fast clean-up man.
Just noticed in the "Barney's Sidecar" episode in season 4 that the two American flags Barney had mounted to the handlebars were old 48-star flags...nearly 5 years after admitting Alaska and Hawaii.
That is definitely trained noticing!
Have you ever noticed? In the “ convicts at large “ episode, Andy greets Mr O’Malley down at bus stop, then about 3 seconds Mr O’Malley is walking up behind him.
That O'Malley was a sneaky one. He managed to sneak in a year-and-a-half later in Season 4 as "Hutch" in "Back to Nature" -- he brought the bows & arrows out to the boys in his truck.
Ya had to really watch those seldom-seen characters!
Just noticed: I meant "Fletch", not Hutch.
Have you ever noticed....in "Prisoner of Love", when Andy leaves to go across the street to the drug store to get a magazine, the Mayberry squad car is seen parked outside the courthouse door. Scene change: when the State Police officer enters, the car parked outside the door magically becomes the State Police car.
Maybe Andy gave himself a "police escort" and drove across the street to the drug store like Barney did when he escorted Melissa to the Post Office in "Barney on the Rebound"?