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Two Chairs No WaitingHost: 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 him.

The 15th Annual George Lindsey UNA Film Festival was held in Florence, Alabama on March 1-3, 2012 and as part of the festival include the dedication of a new Black Box theater named after Mr. Lindsey himself.  The George Lindsey Theatre and the Ernest Borgnine Performance Hall ribbon cutting was a special event. The most special part was seeing George and getting a chance to listen to him as he spoke at the dedication ceremony.

Part 1 of Mr. Lindsey’s presentation and some memories from listeners will bring you back for more….just like George did.

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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.

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Two Chairs No WaitingHost: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:19:34

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.

For those that may not know who Jim Clark and Ken Beck are, they were mentioned in last weeks podcast episode  as the authors of The Andy Griffith Show Book.  That’s not the only book they wrote together related to The Andy Griffith Show so drop by over at Weaver’s to check out more of them like Aunt Bee’s Mayberry Cookbook, Aunt Bee’s Delightful Desserts, Mayberry Memories, and so many others.

Jim Clark is also the “Presiding Goober” of The Andy Griffith Show Rerun Watchers Club (TAGSRWC) and the writer/editor/publisher of The eBulletThe eBullet is the official Newsletter of TAGSRWC.

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Two Chairs No Waiting 153: Return from Mayberry

Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:15:49

Two Chairs No WaitingVisit the Return to Mayberry set with Jim Clark and Ken Beck. The original telling of this story can be found in the April 13, 1986 edition of The Bullet and is written by Jim Clark, himself.

We get to hear Jim’s account of first meetings with Andy Griffith, Aneta Corsaut, Betty Lynn, Hal Smith and other cast and crew members from The Andy Griffith Show.  Jim and Ken have written so many Mayberry book that I guess I’ve always felt they always knew these folks so it’s fun to hear a little insight into how it all began.

Reading Jim’s words, and you hearing them, takes us all along with him so we can picture in our minds eye that we were there with he and Ken.  Thank big you to Jim and Ken for going to Mayberry and bringing us along.

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Running time: 0:20:08

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We continue our visit from last week to the March 5, 2011 a panel discussion on Southern Rural Humor in TV & Film held at the George Lindsey UNA Film Festival. This time we hear mostly from me, Allan Newsome, as I go into the positive aspects of how rural life was portrayed on The Andy Griffith Show.

As a reminder, the participants were Birmingham author Tim Hollis, actor Danny Vinson, media studies scholar Dr. Jacob Podber, and your host of this podcast.  The topic went a great deal into the portrayal of rural characters.

Much of the discussion has been about how rural people, mostly southern, were negatively portrayed  on television, radio, and film.  I attempted to move the discussion to the more positive feel to help the panel end on a high note.  Our love of The Andy Griffith Show and the characters we found there is not limited to folks from the south. There are fans from all parts of the United States and around the globe.  That, in itself, is a testament to the character and values found in Mayberry.

Those characters become like trusted friends. We look forward to visiting our friends as often as possible.  That’s true in “real” life and with our friends on the small screen living in our hometown of Mayberry, NC.

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Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:23:58

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Cancelled! Back in March 1971 CBS went on a canceling spree and shut down production on all their rural comedies.  The end of the 1971 season saw the cancellation of Green Acres, The Beverly Hillbillies, Hee-Haw, Lassie, The Jim Nabors Hour, Hogans Heroes and of course Mayberry RFD. (Petticoat Junction was cancelled the previous season.)

That isn’t a complete listing but gives you the idea about how, as Alabama native Pat “Mr. Haney” Buttram put it, “CBS cancelled everything with a tree, even Lassie.”  At the time of the purge, Mayberry RDF was #15 in the ratings.

On Saturday March 5, 2011 a panel discussion was held as part of the George Lindsey UNA Film Festival on Southern Rural Humor in TV & Film.

The participants were Birmingham author Tim Hollis, actor Danny Vinson, media studies scholar Dr. Jacob Podber in the discussion, and the host of Two Chairs No Waiting Allan Newsome.  The topic went a great deal into the portrayal of rural characters on television, radio, and film.

Hear from Tim, from his portion of the panel, as we discussed the purge of rural programing.

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Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:19:53

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This is the final segment of the 1991 Opryland press conference. I took a couple of weeks off between the third segment of the press conference and this one. If you missed any of the first 3 part, or have forgotten them, you’ll want to drop back by and give a listen to episodes 73, 76, & 77.

George Lindsey, Don Knotts, Betty Lynn, Maggie Peterson, Rodney Dillard, and Jack Prince all have things to say during this segment.  Some of the question are hard to hear and the audio isn’t perfect but we’re just lucky to have this tape recording of the press conference.

Many thanks to Jim Clark, Presiding Goober of “The Andy Griffith Show” Rerun Watchers Club (TAGSRWC) headquarters for allowing us to have this piece of history to share with all the fans.

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Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:22:07

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I’ve been getting a good bit of listener comments and questions over the last several weeks so I thought I would try and run through some of them this week.

I don’t pretend to be an expert in all things Mayberry so I may not have the answer to all the questions.  Hopefully you will be able to help me where I fall short on being able to provide what your fellow listeners are asking for.  Feel free to drop me a voice mail to let us all hear the answers you can provide.

Answers or not…let’s have some Mayberry fun in tonight’s show.

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  • Archive of American Television: Don Knotts Interview – Mr. Knotts discussed his early comedy routines and ventriloquism acts which led to radio and television appearances.
  • Frances Bavier Wikipedia – A nice write up about Ms. Bavier and worth a read.
  • Andy Griffith Museum – Neal Brower, author of Mayberry 101, will be giving a series of lectures on The Andy Griffith Show this spring at the Andy Griffith Museum. Check the Events section of the site for details.

Voice Mail

Frank  – Aunt Bee/Frances Bavier connection to NC?
Don  – Frances and how did she get along with the other cast members? Request a podcast about that.
Joe – Bankbook and who’s is it?
Bill  – George Lindsey in Mt. Airy within the last year.
John  – Lectures being done in Mt. Airy…are they being recorded?
Kyle  – Later work of some of the Mayberry characters. Angel in my Pocket, All in the Family (Burt Mustin and Ethel Pendleton schoolboard member play by Ruth McDevitt), etc.

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Co-Producers of Two Chairs No Waiting Episode #78: Jerry Farley & Dale Williams

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

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We’re back for more from the 1991 Opryland Mayberry Reunion held in Nashville, TN.  This episode we hear from Don Knotts about why he left The Andy Griffith Show as well as other memories of Mayberry.

George “Goober” Lindsey shares about where he got inspiration for the Goober character.

Hal “Otis Campbell” Smith tells us a bit about some of the cartoon voices he did for us as well.

Order of appearance: Don Knotts, George Lindsey, and Hal Smith.

We also get a bit of listener feedback about Bannertown, NC relating back to our “Opie’s Fortune” episodes #74-75.

I hope you enjoy the show.

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  • Burke on Mayberry -Dr. Kevin L. Burke of Illinois State University discusses the cultural relevance, morals and just plain fun embodied by The Andy Griffith Show.

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Executive Producer of Two Chairs No Waiting Episode #77: Kenneth Anderson

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Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:18:17

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We continue, from Two Chairs No Waiting #73, our visit back to 1991 when Opryland in Nashville, TN held a Mayberry Reunion.

In this episode we’ll hear from George Lindsey, Don Knotts, Hal Smith, Betty Lynn and Maggie Peterson as they look back and remember time spend on the set and how The Andy Griffith Show touched their lives.

There’s fly catching, impersonating, cartoon voices, and laughter so this episode has what you’re looking for in one way or another.

I hope you enjoy the show.

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  • Burke on Mayberry -Dr. Kevin L. Burke of Illinois State University discusses the cultural relevance, morals and just plain fun embodied by The Andy Griffith Show.

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Executive Producer of Two Chairs No Waiting Episode #76: Bob Bravetti

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