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Two Chairs No Waiting

Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:14:55

I love it when listeners help me find great content for the podcast and this episode is exactly that.  Randy Bewer sent me an e-mail with a link to a story from the May 7, 1961 edition of The Milwaukee Sentinel titled,  McNear: Barber Who ‘Cuts Up’ and it was gold.

I’ve been involved with The Andy Griffith Show Rerun Watchers Club (TAGSRWC) for going on 30 years and I had never seen nor heard about this article by United Press International writer J.A. Amant.  I hope you enjoy this little nugget even half as much as I did when I first read it.  It’s kind of like finding a lost bit of history.

You’ll also get to hear a little about the 2014 Mayberry Meet-up held in Mt. Airy in July.  A fun time was had by all and I encourage you to get out there and visit with your friends and family….turn them in the Mayberry fans if you can.

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Two Chairs No Waiting

Two Chairs No Waiting

Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:24:18

I was reviewing my archive of hard copy versions of The Bullet and found a jewel in the June 1, 1992 issue.  There’s a story in there by Jim Clark titled “Howard McNear – The Many Parts of Floyd the Barber” and it is a treasure!

On this episode of Two Chairs, I’ll read most of this wonderful focus on Howard McNear to you and I know you’re going to enjoy it.  If you enjoy it as much as I think you may, y0u can purchase a copy of the full version for yourself over at Weaver’s.

Enjoy learning more about America’s favorite barber.  “Everything’s okay in Mayberry.”

 

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Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:11:05

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As you can tell by the name of this episode, we’ll be hearing about “The Andy Griffith Show starring Andy Griffith; with Ronny Howard, Carl Griffith. Also starring, Don Knotts.”  Well, the announcer didn’t say that but I’m sure Andy would have liked it if he had.

In the episode “The Farmer Takes a Wife” guest staring the Skipper himself, Alan Hale Jr., as Jeff Pruitt we see Carl Griffith.  Listen to this episode of Two Chairs No Waiting to find exactly who Carl is and where in the episode he appears.

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Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:18:27

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For the last three episodes I’ve been talking about our Mayberry friends being on the Old Time Radio program, Gunsmoke.  Parley Baer and Howard McNear were stars of Gunsmoke on the radio but other residents of Mayberry frequented Dodge City as well.

In this episode, we’ll hear a few clips from an episode of Gunsmoke called “Cow Doctor.” Listen to see if you can pick out the actors.

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Host: Allan Newsome
Special Guest: Parley Baer
Running time: 0:19:23

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An important person very much connected to The Andy Griffith Show (TAGS) passed away on January 30, 2010 and I couldn’t let another week pass by without mentioning his passing. So, rather than this episode simply being part three of our remembering Howard McNear we are going to also remember Aaron Ruben.

Aaron Ruben was producer, story consultant, writer, and director and one of TAGS strongest pillars for the first five seasons. Jim Clark, Presiding Goober of The Andy Griffith Show Rerun Watchers Club (TAGSRWC), said this about Aaron. “Other than Andy Griffith himself, no one was more crucial behind the scenes in guiding and shaping ‘The Andy Griffith Show’ during its first five seasons.”

Mr. Ruben will be missed and fondly remembered.

Parley Baer joins us once again to share his memories of Howard McNear and his experience performing the eulogy at Howard’s funeral.  Smiles and laughter were shared that day remembering Howard and you can hear the love in Parley’s voice as he tells the story.

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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 part of our next feedback episode. Our voice mail number is (256) 513-9526 and you can leave a voice mail. (If you’d like to call toll-free, I only give that number as part of the podcast so you’ll have to listen to hear that number. )

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Host: Allan Newsome
Special Guest: Parley Baer
Running time: 0:14:33

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I hope you were able to listened to episode #68 of the podcast as this will continue along that same line. You don’t have to have heard it but I think you might like hearing it before you listen to this episode.

In this show we’ll again be hearing from Mayor Stoner himself, Parley Baer, as he tells us about his friend Howard McNear.  Folks, after you hear the first story I’m pretty sure you’ll be seeing “Floyd” in your minds eye doing what Parley describes as he speaks of Howard.  I was laughing and smiling when I heard it the first time and that joy is still present each time I listen.

Tell those Mayberry folks in your life about these episodes of Two Chairs No Waiting.  I really believe these Howard McNear episodes are some that any “Floyd” fan will love.

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 part of our next feedback episode.  Our voice mail number is (256) 513-9526 and you can leave a voice mail.  (If you’d like to call toll-free, I only give that number as part of the podcast so you’ll have to listen to hear that number. )

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Host: Allan Newsome
Special Guest: Parley Baer & William Conrad
Running time: 0:16:12

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Friends, I have found some things that I have never heard and I’m so excited to be able to share what I’ve found with you!

In this episode we hear from William Conrad and Parley “Mayor Stoner” Baer give us their memories of Mayberry’s favorite barber, Howard McNear.

Be sure to come back next week for more memories from Parley about “Floyd” and tell the Mayberry fans you know to drop by and give the podcast a listen. I think they, and you, will enjoy it.

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.

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  • Visit Two Chairs LIVE – Two Chairs No Waiting headquarters is broadcasting video LIVE (at times). Drop by this site and you can see the live feed when it is active or watch recorded episodes of the podcast “behind the scenes” production. It’s not much yet but I’m trying to make it better.

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