That is s great "notice" Rare!
Nice catch indeed. I might suggest tho that they sometimes used the mirror image of a frame rather than the frame as shot. I don't know why they did this but it would explain why Andy's hair appears suddenly to be parted on the wrong side and might explain the badge thing too.
im convinced the upper shot is a mirror image, the lower shot however, his hair appears parted on the correct side, and what is circled could be his pocket flap, if it is the badge, we still cant tell what side the badge is on from this shot...
And Floyd was Floyd Colby in his first appearance, instead of Floyd Lawson.
I just recently saw something while watching a DVD set that I have had for years but never watched until now. At the end of the show Andy and Opie walk back down the road at the lake and they go away from the camera and they have a pretty good catch of fish. It seems to bring back a faint TV memory for me as a toddler in the mid sixties. On this DVD they also include the Post Toastie ads and corn flakes.
they also had sanka coffee commercials, but why anyone would want to drink decaffeinated coffee is beyond me and mine...
I re-wound it a few times and it does look like that truck might have crashed into the side of Andy's patrol car but then it might have barley barely missed it by inches before coming to a stop, then they show Andy open the driver's door and get out and there was about tree feet of space between them. Way to look- out Mayor Pike. Good eyes there.
I noticed a small one the other night: Helen and Thelma Lou were coming out of the theater in 'Fun Girls' and the poster on the wall said: Gary Grant instead of Cary Grant. Musta been some legality thing going on there.
Mayor Pike and Franklin Dickerson...y'all are both official "trained-noticers!"