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Andy Griffith Fans Here?
« on: October 13, 2010, 06:25:36 PM »
We have all 8 seasons. Love it! Perhaps one of the cleanest sit-coms of all (post 1960) times. If there are any fans here, what are your top 3 favorite episodes?

My favorite is "Big House". "Convicts at Large" ranks up there as well. After that, I like "Mind Over Matter" (season 7).

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« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2010, 07:59:04 AM »

Where I live they're presently showing Andy Griffith all day long for fifty days I believe it is. I really can't remember a real favorite, but I have always favored skits with some of their regulars. I get a kick out of Barnie, Floyd, Otis, Ernestine Bass, and just so many more; I think all of their characters presented a wholesome look at America.

There are too many favorites to eliminate any of them but one bit comes to mind many times and that is where Barney is giving Otis a sobriety test and has him hopping on one foot and then the other until Barney tires out first. It was then that Andy and Barney was to go somewhere like the courthouse or whatever and Andy starts hopping out the door on one foot and tells Barney to "Come on, let's hop on over there" or something like that, and then you get that look from Barney.

I always enjoy scenes where Barney has his hair all messed up, and I remember "Citizen's arrest" and I reckon if I sit here for awhile near all the episodes would come to mind. My wife and I watch them over and over, and It's too bad there are not new shows like that produced today.

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« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2010, 06:36:05 PM »
Yeah, "Citizens Arrest" is one of my favorites!

What impresses me a lot about this show is the quality of the acting. Often, they will portray all kinds of emotions without even uttering a word. Also there is great use of background music.

Floyd (Howard McNear) had a stroke in real life after or during Season 3. After that time he only had full use of one arm and could not stand unless he was propped up (which he was at times). The irony of this all was that he became a much better character for the show after the stroke. In fact, he is probably my favorite actor of the series. It is said that in his latter years with the show his real life demeanor was not much different than his demeanor on the set - this is probably what made him seem so authentic perhaps.

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« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2010, 10:44:55 PM »
In one of the reunion shows several of the cast said something to the effect that Howard McNear was hard to work with and they would have to do lots of retakes because it was hard to get through a scene with him without everyone breaking out in laughter. 

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« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2010, 04:57:42 PM »
I am a fan!  Love Barney.  Never get tired of watching the ones he is in.  Not as good when he left the show in my opinion.  Andy and Barney needed each other.  That'll preach.

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« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2011, 08:58:56 PM »
You know, Andy Griffith may have been the best-made show ever. It's really a trick to make a show consistently funny and still invest the show with dignity, values, and meaning. I don't see it as much as I used to, but you know, this show has probably meant more to more people than anything else ever made. And I don't think I'm exaggerating.
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« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2011, 09:44:42 PM »

You know, Andy Griffith may have been the best-made show ever. It's really a trick to make a show consistently funny and still invest the show with dignity, values, and meaning. I don't see it as much as I used to, but you know, this show has probably meant more to more people than anything else ever made. And I don't think I'm exaggerating.


My wife and I remain fans and still watch the reruns.

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« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2011, 09:22:52 PM »
The 2 years prior to moving back home in SC, I was working at a 400 bed hospital in the piedmont area of North Carolina while in school.  It was my job to be in at least a third or more of the patients rooms each time I worked, and without failing, no less than 90% of the patients rooms had the channel turned to th Andy Griffith show.  That it truly a good clean fun show!

(BTW, years ago while working on Mattlock in my hometown of Wilmington, NC I learned that Andy is nothing like his character on TV, I think over the years the fame drove him crazy since he couldn't go anywhere without anyone bothering him.  He now resides with his wife ~ and 2 yellow labs if he still has them ~ in a home on Figure 8 Island, an island just north of Wilmington that has guards at the beginning of the bridge and you must be a resident go enter or get there by boat.  They filmed "Sleeping with the Enemy" and "Weekends at Barney's" in the exact same home on the end of the island....not sure who owned the  home, but breathtaking).

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« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2011, 07:27:18 AM »
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« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2011, 11:40:51 AM »
They filmed "Sleeping with the Enemy" and "Weekends at Barney's" in the exact same home on the end of the island....not sure who owned the  home, but breathtaking).

That's "Weekends at Bernie's".  "Weekends at Barney's"?  Mrs. Mendelbright would not be pleased.

 
taller, better looking and smarter . . .

They turned me loose from the nervous hospital.  Said I was well.  Mmm hmm.

Suffering for your beliefs is called faithfulness, making others suffer for your beliefs is called being a jerk.

His cross, like the ark in the wilderness, is the center around which his people are to encamp; so that they cannot separate into factions, or withdraw from each other, without retiring at the same time from the presence of the cross.

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« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2011, 09:41:04 AM »
Andy Griffith fan from way back here.
Don't spread my wealth, spread my work ethic!

"To take from one, because it is thought his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers, have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, the guarantee to everyone the free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it."  - Thomas Jefferson

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« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2012, 07:00:08 PM »
amen, one of the classics. much better than the rubbish of today

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« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2012, 07:11:33 AM »
I believe Andy after season 5 had thought about ending the show so don knotts signed for a motion picture deal and Andy decided to keep it going but it was too late for don.

With don leaving and "color" shows took away from that other time feel...

Those still alive I know of

Andy
thelma  Lou
opie



I was surprised to hear that "trixie" on the honeymoners was still alive.
A bit before my time..... But that ran from about 51-55 or so

leave it to beaver was about 59-65
Andy 60-65 blk an wht
Gilligans 61-65
bonanza 60-65

but nothing beats mayberry....

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« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2012, 11:09:11 AM »
Yes!  Great clean humor and basic values.  I  don't watch TV anymore.

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