Andy Griffith was known to be a prankster and jokester on the set of The Andy Griffith Show. However, what most people don’t know is that Griffith had a fiery temper. During the second season of the series while filming a scene, Andy Griffith got so upset that he punched a wall.
Andy Griffith not only broke the set wall, but also his hand! Griffith’s hand had to be heavily bandaged in order to complete filming. To explain the injury and fit it into the show’s plot, the producers and writers of the show decided to create a small episode back story where Andy injured his hand while capturing a criminal.