Friday, May 27, 2016

Or Maybe You Do

15 Things You May Not Know About The Andy Griffith Show

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, I knew 14 out of 15.

JTD

Bill Crider said...

I was counting on you to get them all.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

I loved that people were sending "Barney" one bullet.

Gary R. said...

I wonder if Frances Bavier's reported contrariness was partly due to resentment at not getting billing in the show's opening credits, along with Don Knotts and Ron Howard. Aunt Bee deserved the recognition, sour pickles or not.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

According to the book on Don and Andy that I read recently, she considered herself a more serious "real" actress and had little to do with them offstage.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

According to the book on Don and Andy that I read recently, she considered herself a more serious "real" actress and had little to do with them offstage.

Anonymous said...

I've read that Frances didn't care for the language Andy and Don used on the set.

JTD

Gary R. said...

From what I've read, seems that both Frances Bavier and Hope Summers ("Clara Edwards") had personalities that were the reverse of their characters'.

Cap'n Bob said...

I just saw an episode and Floyd was sitting outside his shop.

Mike Doran said...

Cap'n Bob:

The article didn't make this clear: Howard McNear suffered his stroke about midway through the Mayberry run, so the episode you saw was likely an early one.

Not long ago, I happened to see ROSEMARY'S BABY again; I'd forgotten that Hope Summers played one of the witches.
The sight of 'Clara Edwards' shouting out "Hail Satan!" - surreal.
(Even more than Patsy Kelly ...)

For me, the big revelation in the new ANDY AND DON book was that Andy Griffith and Aneta Corsaut were even closer off-camera than "Andy and Helen" were on-camera.
For some reason, I was actually glad to learn this...

Bill Crider said...

I enjoyed ANDY AND DON, and I liked the part about Andy and Aneta, too. She used to buy mystery novels from Jeff Meyerson when he had his mail-order business.