The opening theme to The Andy Griffith Show- the whistling- everyone has heard but what is the name of the tune? Some trivia to tell your friends– it’s called ‘Fishin’ Hole’ written by Earle Hagen and Herbert Spencer. Something I didn’t realize was there are lyrics to ‘Fishin’ Hole’- written by actor Everett Sloane. The song with the lyrics never appeared on The Andy Griffith Show- but Andy Griffith did record the song [below]
Here is a little trivia to tell your friends- about the famous opening to the show. Andy and Opie walking down the dirt road- Ronny Howard was only six. They are filming the scene and the first two times Opie throws the rock doesn’t make it into the pond. So the assistant director Bruce Bilson planted a prop man behind a bush and when they films again- when Opie goes to throw the rock- the prop man throws a rock into the reservoir. If you watch closely you will see a slight lag between Opie’s throw and the splash.