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TCNW 494: Hal Smith, Howard Morris, and more

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Two Chairs No Waiting

Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:22:29

We talked about Hal Smith last time here on Two Chairs and that inspired feedback from several of our Mayberry friends so we’ll be hearing that on this episode. We’ll also be getting a great report from Randy Turner on Mayberry’s own “Howard Morris.”

Howard was much more than Ernest T. Bass and I want to thank Randy for pushing fans to look at more of Mr. Morris’ amazing work. There’s a link in the note for an amazing skit that Howard was part of back in April 1954 on “Your Show of Shows” with Sid Caesar and Carl Reiner. If you have time, you really should watch.

Friends, go out there this week and tell your family you love them and call up an old friend or two. Spread the Mayberry spirit all around because the world certainly needs it.

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Two Chairs No Waiting

Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:35:12

This being Memorial Day here in the United States, I thought it would be a fitting time to talk about one of the veterans that were cast members of The Andy Griffith Show. Howard Morris was on my mind because he passed away on 21 May 2005 and lucky for me a couple of articles about Mr. Morris from 1955 were recently passed to me. You’re going to enjoy learning more about the man who later became Ernest T. Bass.

I also have some great feedback from listeners/viewers so we have a BIG show to enjoy.

Bonus:  This week’s installment of This Week in Mayberry History by Randy Turner featuring Don Knotts.

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TCNW 403: David Morris Interview

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Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:36:05

This episode I have a very special interview with David Morris.  David is the son of Howard “Ernest T. Bass” Morris and he has great stories and thoughts about his dad that I know you’re going to enjoy.

David is also the man behind the Official Ernest T. Bass homepage found at ErnestT.com.  Fan’s of Ernest T. will LOVE visiting the site and learning more about the amazing talent who was Howard Morris.

Thank you, David, for sharing your time and your memories with us!

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Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:32:30

This week is the conclusion of our recording from the 1994 Mayberry Squad Car Rendezvous (I mistakenly said 1993 during the podcast). Counting last weeks episode, we have almost an hour of interviews with Howard Morris, Betty Lynn, and Jean Carson for you to enjoy.  If you haven’t listened to last weeks podcast be sure to go back and give it a listen but you don’t have to listen to them in order.

If you enjoy the interviews, you might want to actually watch the video version of the episodes to be able to see these wonderful stars and feel even more like you were there.  The videos are in the show notes or you can go to our YouTube channel to enjoy the fun.

Below is a list of the questions you’ll hear addressed on this episode.

  • Did any of you get to visit with Hal Smith “Otis” before he passed?
  • When the Darlings played music on the show, was it live?
  • Howard, can you name the bodies of water?
  • How much input did Andy have on the characterization of the parts?
  • Do Daphne and Thelma Lou know how to sew up their fingers like Goober?
  • Howard, do you have a burning desire for Charlene?
  • Barney and Andy finally got mad at the Fun Girls, you said……
  • How did you keep getting out of jail?
  • Do you stay in touch with Joyce Jameson?
  • How many hours a day did you have to rehearse to do a half hour show?
  • Jean, how often do you go back to West Virginia?
  • What was is like to work with Howard “Floyd” McNear?
  • Howard talks about what being on “live” television means.
  • Has there ever been any talk about making a new series of Mayberry?
  • Did any of you take acting lessons?
  • Did you have any idea at the time that you were working on a television classic?
  • What caused the changes in the show after the first season?
  • Betty, on Return to Mayberry there was a scene with Jim Nabors singing that was cut. Why?
  • What can we do about networks/stations cutting parts of the show out for more commercials?
  • Did you do any of the sponsor shots during the series?
  • It’s me, it’s me…it’s Ernest T.

 

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Two Chairs No Waiting

Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:34:23

I’ve been going through my old 8mm video tapes and ran across the 1994 Mayberry Squad Car Rendezvous (I mistakenly said 1993 during the podcast).  Finding things like this is like Christmas coming early because this video has almost an hour of interviews with Howard Morris, Betty Lynn, and Jean Carson that, unless you were there, most Mayberry fans will never have heard.

It’s always fun to find things like this to share with you because it’s original content you won’t get anywhere else.  This is part 1 of 2.  Below is a list of the questions you’ll hear addressed on this episode.

  • Favorite Episode?
  • What was Aunt Bee like?
  • Do you ever see/talk to Andy?
  • Howard, how were you chosen to be on The Show of Shows?
  • Do you know Mr. Schwamp’s real name? (Nobody knows his name.)
  • Does Howard have kids/grandkids as wiry as he is?
  • Why did Thelma Lou love Barney?
  • What did Daphnie think about Andy/what attracted her to Andy?
  • Did Richard Linke’s wife play parts on TAGS? (The cast didn’t know but she wasn’t on the show.)
  • Howard, were you a director or an actor first? What did you direct?
  • Do you ever run into the “Darling” clan?
  • Did you enjoy making Return to Mayberry?
  • How is Don Knotts health?
  • Betty, what was Thelma Lou’s occupation?
  • Barney can’t sing….
  • Tim Allen was on an award show and thanked Howard Morris, was that you?
  • Betty, did you ever have a relationship with Don Knotts outside the set?
  • Howard, were you married at the time the shows were being produced?
  • Do you three watch the old episodes?
  • Jean, which role did you like the best? Fun Girl or escaped convict?
  • What’s your favorite episode?
  • Is your personality similar to the character on the show?
  • Did Andy ever ask any of you to be on Matlock?
  • Any contact with Jim Nabors?
  • When Jeff Pruitt came to town looking for a wife we saw a different side of Barney.
  • Could Howard Morris do Ole Aunt Maria?
  • Did you do much improvising during the shows or stay with the script?

 

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Two Chairs No Waiting 195: Leonard Blush

Two Chairs No WaitingHost: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:21:09

We’re gonna be talking about Leonard Blush on the Two Chairs No Waiting podcast this week.  If you don’t know, Leonard was the “Masked Singer” and is somewhat of a legend in Mayberry.  You know…he sang the “Star-Spangled Banner” a the opening of the county insecticide convention.

What we’ll be talking about is a story that Two Chairs No Waiting listener John Foster made me aware of about a Pest Control company  in Florida who’s owner says TAGS was his inspiration in creating his company 24 years ago.  I’m sure that Leonard Blush had something to do with the whole thing.

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Two Chairs No Waiting 132: Poor Butterfly

Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:17:19

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We’ve spent the last several weeks talking about Lum and Abner so I thought it was time to dive into a Mayberry trivial trivialities session.

I’m sure you’ve enjoyed the episode “Convicts at Large” (episode #74 from 1962/12/10) with Big Maude Tyler, Sally and convicted husband beater Naomi Connors.  In that episode, after Barney had been dancing for a while with Sally, a song began to play and Naomi got so upset that she hit Floyd over the head with a vase.

In this episode of Two Chairs No Waiting, we’ll learn the name of the song and a few more trivialities about it.  Can you guess what we hear on “My Fair Ernest T. Bass” (episode #112 from 1964/02/03) at about 20:10 minutes into the episode?  We’ll, if you haven’t figured it out you will certainly know after to hear this episode of Two Chairs.

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Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:16:40

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This is our 8th feedback show and I can’t thank  those of you enough who have taken time to call or write and, in general, let me know you’re out there listening to Two Chairs No Waiting.  My desire is to have this podcast to be as much of a two way communication stream as possible.  I’d love to answer your questions and talk about things that interest you related to The Andy Griffith Show. The only way I can do that is by hearing from you.

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Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:15:41

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I listened to the last episode of Two Chairs No Waiting and, well….I just didn’t feel like I did justice to the memory of Howard Morris. So, I’m going to take this chance to right that wrong and share with you some of *my* memories of Howard Morris.  I’ll give you some insight on a special evening that I will never forget.

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Host: Allan Newsome
Special Guest: Howard Morris
Running time: 0:13:41

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Hello again Mayberry!

On this episode, we get to visit with Ernest T. Bass himself, Howard Morris. Mr. Morris was very kind to me and I very much enjoyed getting to know him over the years.  His son, David, has also been someone I’ve enjoyed getting to know over the years…but I digress.  You’ll hear a little of his real personality “off camera” and out of character.

The interview was recorded on 26 June 1998 in Kingsport, TN. You can hear Howard interrupting my interview with Bernard Fox back in Episode 19 of Two Chairs if you want to hear a bit more of Howard.

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