Two Chairs No Waiting 182: Andy Griffith on the Opry

by Floyd on April 3, 2012

Two Chairs No WaitingHost: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:18:06

Andy Griffith appeared for the first time on the Grand Ole Opry November 13, 1999.  Andy was at the Opry to present fellow Tar Heel Earl Scruggs with a North Carolina Hall of Fame award.

When Andy, who had been kept secluded backstage, joined Earl on stage he received an extended standing ovation (Yes, he said, “I ‘preciate it.”).  Andy told a short barbershop joke that George Lindsey had first shared with him years ago.  Then Andy, with Earl and company backing him (and reportedly playing a guitar he used on The Andy Griffith show) played and sang “Whoa Mule,” (also called “Flop Eared Mule“).  That’s the song Andy  performed with the Country Boys on The Andy Griffith Show episode “Mayberry on Record.”

Andy was joined by his wife Cyndi on stage and presented Earl with the N.C. Hall
of Fame award.  It was BIG!

Earl Scruggs passed away on March 28, 2012 at the age of 88.  He was never on our favorite show but who will ever forget The Ballard of Jed Clampett, the theme song for The Beverly Hillbillies, another TV classic.

Follow me on Twitter if you use twitter. I’ve been posting Mayberry things there as another way to let folks know about The Andy Griffith Show.

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