Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:12.24
Discussion about Myers Lake guest staring in an episode of The Rifleman. The exact location where Andy and Opie walked during the opening of The Andy Griffith Show was where the stars of The Rifleman were spotted strolling.
Help us identify other classic TV series that also used Franklin Canyon..err Myers Lake for filming.
Odd Fact Known by Few
Speaking of the Actor of the Man I have an interesting bit of trivia for you.
In the episode: Runaway Kid
If you remember, that’s the episode where Andy finds himself in a dilemma after teaching Opie a lesson about the importance of always keeping your word. Opie has made a sacred trust not to divulge that his new friend, George “Tex” Foley (Pat Rosson) is a runaway. Andy must grapple with violating Opie’s trust or returning the boy to his family and explaining that there is always an exception to every rule.
Well, here’s the “odd fact.”
When Andy is talking to George about leaving for Texas, Andy is laying on the couch looking toward George who has the kitchen door wall behind him. Suddenly the double doors from the other side of the room are behind George when he says, “It ain’t?” (time 18:33) then there’s a cut and George is back where he should be. George then walks behind the couch around past the fireplace and then where the double doors are behind him from Andy’s view. Andy “Too bad that ain’t cowboy rations” and THEN Tex says, “It ain’t?” (time 19:49) exactly the same as he had said in the shot just about one minute before. The first occurrence is also a “reversed” image of the second shot. The times are from the season one DVD.
Floyd joins us as well with his Thoughts from Floyd segment.
- Mayberry Historical Society – Runaway Kid episode information contains our episodes odd fact
- Myers Lake is Franklin Canyon Reservoir – Episode #13 of Two Chairs No Waiting
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