2009

Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:15:48

Two Chairs No Waiting

Two Chairs No Waiting

The time between Christmas and New Year is normally a very slow time for podcast listeners so I thought I’d focus on something that you might enjoy but that isn’t part of Mayberry.

The NEW Andy Griffith Show debuted January 8, 1971 and was Andy Sawyer rather than our beloved Andy Taylor.  This was Andy’s second try at returning to television after leaving The Andy Griffith Show/Mayberry R.F.D.

The first being “The Headmaster,” a half-hour drama from the fall of 1970 where Andy played the character Andy Thompson and was headmaster of a prestigious private school located in California. Headmaster ran until January 1, 1971 and was cancelled.

One week later, Andy Sawyer appeared as the focus of The NEW Andy Griffith Show. Sawyer was a man returning home to Greenwood following time spent in state government.  The mayor of Greenwood was retiring and the town wanted Sawyer to return to be the mayor. Andy Sawyer has 2 children and a wife named Lee played by Lee Meriwether.

The pilot episode was written, produced and created by Aaron Ruben how had lead the creation of the first five years of The Andy Griffith Show.  Andy Griffith also brought in Lee Phillips, who had been the director for most of the last two seasons of The Andy Griffith Show, to direct the pilot and Earl Hagen to create the theme song and music for the NEW show.

To kick off the first eisode, they also brought in George Lindsey as Goober Pyle and Paul Hartman as Emmett Clark both of whom were currently a part of Mayberry, R.F.D.  This was confusing because it was Andy “Sawyer” and not Andy “Taylor” yet the two of them knew Sawyer like they were old friends.

Emmett and Goober has traveled to Greenwood to ask Sawyer to try to have the city rezone some land they wanted to use to start a business.

Don Knotts showed up as “an old friend” on that pilot episode as well. It was a nice scene between Griffith and Knotts but one could only wish it was Fife and Taylor rather than Sawyer and “old friend.”

The show was cancelled on May 21, 1971. This was the same year that Mayberry, R.F.D. went off the air and was the first time in eleven years that some form of Mayberry was not on CBS on Monday nights.

Don’t forget to leave comments or ask questions on the iMayberry.com/podcasts website or using the contact information given in the podcast. We’d love to have you be a part of our next feedback episode.

Related Links:

  • Mayberry R.I.P. – TVParty.com has a wonderful history of The Andy Griffith Show and all that followed.  Drop by for a look at the several pages of information and a nice history lesson.
  • The New Andy Griffith Show – Wikipedia’s entry on The New Andy Griffith Show is a situation comedy broadcast in the United States by the CBS television network in 1971.

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Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:19:20

Two Chairs No Waiting

Two Chairs No Waiting

It’s that wonderful time of the year when we take time to visit with family and friends and slow down to reflect on and enjoy the gifts we’ve been given.

I want to take this time to visit with you and hear from some of our fellow Mayberry fans and I hope you enjoy our visit.

I also have an online Christmas card I’d like to share with all of you.  I have the link below so please drop by and accept this small gift from my family to you and yours.

Don’t forget to leave comments or ask questions on the iMayberry.com/podcasts website or using the contact information given in the podcast. We’d love to have you be a part of our next feedback episode.

Related Links:

  • Christmas Card from the Newsome’s – Jan, Adam and I hope you enjoy this years card.  It’s always fun trying to think of a new twist on the Mayberry theme and for some reason, Charlie Brown was on our minds this year so here we are.  Mayberry and Charlie Brown…I believe this might be a first time for this combination.
  • The Ghosts of Christmas Past – You might like to see The Ghosts of Christmas Past in the form of all the “old” online Christmas cards from the Newsome’s dating back from 1997 through 2008.

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