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Two Chairs No Waiting

Two Chairs No Waiting

Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:25:35

The week this episode originally aired, it was Thanksgiving week in America.  I guess that had me focused on things I’m thankful for and one of those was the time I was able to spend with George “Goober” Lindsey from The Andy Griffith Show.

The first four episodes of Two Chairs No Waiting consisted of an interview I did with George in 1998 that was broken into four parts in order to keep the episode length as short as possible.  Over time the podcast has grown in length and I’ve always wanted to take those four parts and make them one seamless interview with George.  What you’re about to hear is just that.

This interview was my very first one ever. It was recorded in 1998 in Jim Clark’s (the Presiding Goober of The Andy Griffith Show Rerun Watchers Club) living room in Nashville, TN.  Present in the room were George Lindsey, Jim Clark, Kenneth Junkin, Jan Newsome, and myself.

As I said, this interview was the first time I’d ever “tried” to interview anyone and it was 10 years before I started this podcast.  I had NO idea what I was doing so you may notice that George is basically asking himself questions. He was wonderful.  I can’t thank him enough for helping me learn about being prepared. You will hear me piping in from time to time and you’ll hear Jim Clark answering questions in the background.

Some of what George discusses:

* His time on TAGS and Mayberry RFD.
* Reflections about fellow cast members.
* Howard McNear, Floyd Lawson, comments.
* Goober mannerisms, where they came from.
* Goober’s hat and where did that idea come from.
* Pen’s and stuff in his pockets.
* No real pranks on the set.
* Other areas of his carrier other than TAGS.
* He taught school in Hazel Green, AL for one year.
* The requirement to know your lines and being on-time were things Andy expected.
* Andy threw “Goober” in the lake.
* George Lindsey Film Festival.

Enjoy the interview!

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Two Chairs No Waiting

Two Chairs No Waiting

Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:18:56

Welcome to the conclusion of our visit with George “Goober” Lindsey from  1990 University of North Alabama (UNA) homecoming game. If you haven’t already heard last weeks episode, head over to episode 247 and give it a listen then come on back here.

As I mentioned last week, George “Goober” Lindsey attended UNA back when it was known as Florence State Teachers College.  As a result “Goober” was at UNA for their homecoming game back in 1990 against Tennessee-Martin.  UNA eventually won the game 49-0 so, as you might expect, the play-by-play folks on the radio were struggling to find things to talk about to make the game interesting. In stepped George Lindsey and for the 3rd quarter announcer Jerry Knight was joined by “Goober” for commentary.

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Two Chairs No Waiting 247: Goober Does Football Part 1

August 6, 2013

http://media.blubrry.com/twochairs/p/traffic.libsyn.com/mayberry/twochairs_00247.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedHost: Allan Newsome Running time: 0:19:43 The treats just keep on coming here at Two Chairs No Waiting!  Recently a listener, Tony, contacted me to let me know he had an audio copy of something I might want and BOY was he right. Tony lives i […]

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Two Chairs No Waiting 240: George Lindsey and Friends

June 18, 2013

http://media.blubrry.com/twochairs/p/traffic.libsyn.com/mayberry/twochairs_00240.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedHost: Allan Newsome Running time: 0:21:04 George “Goober” Lindsey was a wonderful man and a great friend to so many of the fans of The Andy Griffith Show. I tell you this so you’ll understand what you’re about to hear/see in this episode of Two Chairs. […]

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Two Chairs No Waiting 235: Goober’s Age

May 7, 2013

http://media.blubrry.com/twochairs/p/traffic.libsyn.com/mayberry/twochairs_00235.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Host: Allan Newsome Running time: 0:20:51 The fine folks over at iMayberryCommunity.com have been having some wonderful discussions and one of them really hit the spot.  This week marked one year since the passing of Mayberry’s Goober, George Lindsey, so I thought it was fitting […]

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Two Chairs No Waiting 224: Ernest Borgnine Talks About George Lindsey

February 12, 2013

http://media.blubrry.com/twochairs/p/traffic.libsyn.com/mayberry/twochairs_00224.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Host: Allan Newsome Running time: 0:20:49 The 15th Annual George Lindsey UNA Film Festival was held in Florence, Alabama on March 1-3, 2012.  The kickoff of the festival included the dedication of a new Black Box theater named after George Lindsey (The George Lindsey Theatre) […]

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Two Chairs No Waiting 188: George Lindsey Part 2

May 15, 2012
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http://media.blubrry.com/twochairs/p/traffic.libsyn.com/mayberry/twochairs_00188.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedHost: Allan Newsome Running time: 0:22:24 Let’s continue our tribute to George Lindsey which began in episode 187 of Two Chairs No Waiting.  Mr. Lindsey passed away on May 6, 2012 but he will never be forgotten by his family or his friends. The 15th Annual […]

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Two Chairs No Waiting 187: George Lindsey Part 1

May 8, 2012
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http://media.blubrry.com/twochairs/p/traffic.libsyn.com/mayberry/twochairs_00187.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedHost: Allan Newsome Running time: 0:23:41 The news that George Lindsey passed away on May 6, 2012 hit hard to Mayberry fans all around the country.  I thought to ease the hurt we would take some time to celebrate his life by hearing from directly from […]

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Burke on Mayberry #105 – George Lindsey Memorial

May 6, 2012

http://media.blubrry.com/twochairs/p/deimos3.apple.com/WebObjects/Core.woa/FeedEnclosure/etsu-public-dz.4359252283.04359252285.15405293258/enclosure.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Burke on Mayberry 105 – George Lindsey Memorial Running time: 12:34 Fans of “The Andy Griffith Show” celebrate the life and career of George Lindsey. Be sure to visit www.BurkeOnMayberry.com . Subscribe to Burke on Mayberry     

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Two Chairs No Waiting 180: Goober, Presiding Goober, and Ken

March 20, 2012

This wonderful interview comes to us from fellow Mayberry fan, Bart Boatwright. George Lindsey interviews authors Jim Clark and Ken Beck about their book on The Andy Griffith Show on Nashville Now in 1985. The two of them helped George write his own book, “Goober in a Nut-Shell”, which? was released 10 years later in 1995. Running time: 0:19:34

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