The motel of lost companions,
Waits with heated pool and bar
Because Opie is not a boy, he's a man.
Button pusher of the 10th degree.
No spoiler alert? You think Andy would have learned from the one where Opie returned some money he found that he was legally entitled to. Or the time where he used some money Andy gave him so a poor friend of his at school could buy a coat.
I actually did watch that one recently. Most of the color episodes just don't do it for me. Unless I'm mistaken, Don Knotts left the show right before they started showing it in color. It just seemed to me that Andy was crankier when Barney left.
Reds Fan Since 1971
Speaking of cranky Mayberry people. I have read that Francis Bavier ( Aunt Bea) was hardly the sweet lady she portrayed on the show.
"Boys, I'm one of those umpires that misses 'em every once in a while so if it's close, you'd better hit it." Cal Hubbard
I think this is rare but maybe not...I'm in my mid-20s and I LOVE the Andy Griffith Show. I think I've seen just about every episode and always try to catch it on TV Land if I'm watching TV...
"In our sundown perambulations of late, through the outer parts of Brooklyn, we have observed several parties of youngsters playing 'base', a certain game of ball. Let us go forth awhile, and get better air in our lungs. Let us leave our close rooms, the game of ball is glorious"
It wasn't in the WIKI page but I had heard that when she died they found she had a bunch of cats in her home. Apparently a cat lover with way too many. I don't remember where I read that now so I don't know how true it may be,TIFWIW.
Bavier had a love-hate relationship with her most famous role, Aunt Bee. As a New York actress, she felt her dramatic talents were being overlooked. At the same time, she played Aunt Bee for ten seasons and was the only original cast member to remain with the series from the original pilot episode to the spin-off Mayberry R.F.D. In contrast to her affable character Aunt Bee, Bavier was easily slighted and the production staff would often appease her by "walking on eggshells". She won the Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Comedy in 1967. Series star Andy Griffith addressed the fact that the two sometimes clashed during the series' run. According to Griffith (Larry King Live, April 24, 1998), Bavier phoned him four months before she died, and said she was deeply sorry for being "difficult" during the series' run.
Reds Fan Since 1971
I never liked Howard Sprague either. Jack Burns used to work with George Carlin when they first started out. I remember that summer replacement series he and Avery Schrieber had in 73. He's actually the voice of Vince in the Vince and Larry crash test dummies commercials.
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"Sit over here next to Johnathan (Bench)...sit right here, he's smart."--Sparky Anderson
According to WIKI the Warren character was only on 11 shows. The character was unpopular and was dropped about mid season.
Barney Fife was probably the best TV character of all time. Don Knotts was perfect for the role and there was really no way to follow up with anyone else. I saw Don Knotts on one of TAGS reunion shows and he said the reason he left was that Andy Griffith kept telling him he was going to end the show. He said he waited around as long as he could for a final decison from Griffith before signing a movie contract with some company to do a number of films over the next few years. After signing that contract there was no going back on a regular basis. He did come back from time to time as a guest.
Reds Fan Since 1971
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