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TCNW 500: The New Barber

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Two Chairs No Waiting

Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:36:38

500! Wow…I never intended to do this podcast past episode 249 since that would have matched the number of episodes of The Andy Griffith Show. Here we are at twice that number and you are still listening. THANK YOU!

Since reaching 500 episodes is a milestone, I thought it would be fitting to do something special and thanks to Joe Gritton I think this episode will be special.

Joe wrote a script for an episode of The Andy Griffith Show and we’ve turned it into an “old time radio” version of The Andy Griffith Show. It’s like finding a lost episode featuring our friends from Mayberry.

Two years ago “Mayberry After Mid-day” was released to sound like an actual episode of The Andy Griffith Show from beginning to end. Now we have a second episode, “The New Barber.”

Writer Joe Gritton provided the script featuring Mayberry barber, Floyd Lawson, and door-to-door salesman, Bert Miller, and a few other Mayberry notables. Sit back and use your imagination to picture the goings on in Mayberry, NC while you listen to this “old time radio” program.

Randy Turner will return next week with his This Week in Mayberry History.

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TCNW 389: Mayberry Folks on Radio

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Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:30:11

I really enjoy Old Time Radio (OTR) and that’s one of the reasons I did Two Chairs No Waiting #384 as an OTR special.  That love made me really enjoy a bit of feedback I got from Jim Romig about OTR and Mayberry.  We’ll talk all about that on this episode.

We’ll also talk about a question related to Andy’s hair color and try to get to the root of the question.

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Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:20:37

What if The Andy Griffith Show had been on the radio? I mean old time radio? Wouldn’t it be great to discover that there were lost episodes with our Mayberry friends in them?

Four years ago “Mayberry After Mid-day” was released here on Two Chairs but it was across two episodes (#191 &192). This speical edition is created to sound like an actual episode of The Andy Griffith Show from beginning to end.

Writer Joe Gritton provided a wonderful script featuring Mayberry barber, Floyd Lawson, and door-to-door salesman, Bert Miller. Sit back and use your mind’s eye to picture the goings on in our hometown of Mayberry, NC while listening to this “old time radio” program.

We begin “Mayberry After Mid-day” with Bert Miller walking down the sidewalk of Main Street heading from the Mayberry Grande toward the courthouse. As Bert nears Floyd’s barber shop, he slows down and considers sitting down for a rest on the bench outside the barber shop window. Join them now in Mayberry and hear what happens.

 

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Two Chairs No WaitingHost: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:16:10

Last week we heard from Floyd and Bert all about Barney and Thelma Lou’s first meeting at Wilton Blair’s funeral and the romance that followed.  That was some hay ride.

As we left the pair, they were sitting in the barber shop beginning to talk about Mr. Schwamp and Nellie.

Let’s drop by the barber shop and see what other gossip they might be sharing about the towns people of Mayberry.   Let’s join them now and hear what happens.  Listen…..

 

Thank you to writer Joe Gritton has provided a wonderful script featuring Mayberry barber, Floyd Lawson, and door-to-door salesman, Bert Miller.

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.

Don’t forget to leave comments or ask questions on the TwoChairsNoWaiting.com website or using the contact information given in the podcast. We’d love to have you be a part of our next feedback episode. Call the Two Chairs No Waiting Hot-line at (888) 684-8415 and leave a voice mail to be part of the show.

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  • Mayberry Fan Fiction – See some of the Joe Gritton’s (a.k.a. “The Untrained Voice”) work. A BIG thank you to Joe for writing our old time Radio: Mayberry episode.
  • Previous “Floyd & Bert” episodes of Two Chairs No Waiting – http://imayberry.com/podcasts/tag/flashback/
  • iMayberryCommunity.com – http://imayberrycommunity.com/
  • Audible.com – Support the podcast and get a free book! For you, the listeners of Two Chairs No Waiting, Audible is offering a free audiobook download with a free 14-day trial to give you the opportunity to check out their service.  Over 100,000 titles to choose from for your iPhone, Android, Kindle or mp3 player.

 

Executive Producers of Two Chairs No Waiting Episode #192: Joe Gritton

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Two Chairs No WaitingHost: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:13:44

What if The Andy Griffith Show had been on the radio?  I mean old time radio?   Wouldn’t it be great to discover that there were unknown scenes with the folks from Mayberry starring in them?  

For the next two episode of Two Chairs, we’ll explore that thought.  Writer Joe Gritton has provided a wonderful script featuring Mayberry barber, Floyd Lawson, and door-to-door salesman, Bert Miller.  The episode is done in the spirit of Old Time Radio so sit back and use your mind’s eye to picture the goings on in our hometown of Mayberry, NC.

Part 1 of “Mayberry After Mid-day” we find Bert Miller walking down the sidewalk of Main Street heading from the Mayberry Grande toward the courthouse.  As Bert nears Floyd’s barber shop, he slows down and considers sitting down for a rest on the bench outside the barber shop window.  Let’s join them now in Mayberry and hear what happens.  Listen…..

 

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.

Don’t forget to leave comments or ask questions on the TwoChairsNoWaiting.com website or using the contact information given in the podcast. We’d love to have you be a part of our next feedback episode. Call the Two Chairs No Waiting Hot-line at (888) 684-8415 and leave a voice mail to be part of the show.

If you use iTunes, please visit the Two Chairs No Waiting page of the iTunes store and leave a review and rating.

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  • Mayberry Fan Fiction – See some of the Joe Gritton’s (a.k.a. “The Untrained Voice”) work. A BIG thank you to Joe for writing our old time Radio: Mayberry episode.
  • Previous “Floyd & Bert” episodes of Two Chairs No Waiting – http://imayberry.com/podcasts/tag/flashback/
  • iMayberryCommunity.com – http://imayberrycommunity.com/
  • Audible.com – Support the podcast and get a free book! For you, the listeners of Two Chairs No Waiting, Audible is offering a free audiobook download with a free 14-day trial to give you the opportunity to check out their service.  Over 100,000 titles to choose from for your iPhone, Android, Kindle or mp3 player.

 

Executive Producers of Two Chairs No Waiting Episode #191: Joe Gritton

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Two Chairs No Waiting 184: Lurene Tuttle

Two Chairs No WaitingHost: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:20:28

Do you know Lurene Tuttle?  No?  I bet you do but you didn’t even know it.  In past episodes of Two Chairs No Waiting I’ve talked about The Great Gildersleeve old time radio show. Turns out my friend Jimbo made me aware that there’s another connection between Gildersleeve and Mayberry.

It seems the role of Marjorie, Gildersleeve’s niece,  was played from the premiere radio program through 1944 by Lurene Tuttle. Tuttle was known as one of the most versatile actresses on radio, often appearing in 15 shows a week (Marjorie was junior to Tuttle by 20 years).

What?  You still don’t know who Lurene Tuttle is.

Lurene Tuttle played  “the shoplifter” in the The Andy Griffith Show episode The Shoplifter (episode #116).

I mentioned this online and our friend from the iMayberry Community, Briscoe Darling, made me aware of something I had never realized.   He let me know that the lady shoplifter was the same lady that played Annabelle Silby in Opie’s Charity (episode #8)!  Briscoe’s education is certainly worth every penny.

Another bit of trivia for you, Lurene Tuttle was the mother-in-law of composer John Williams?.

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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Executive Producer of Two Chairs No Waiting Episode #184: Gaither Harwood

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Two Chairs No WaitingHost: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:22:52

We covered some of the frequently asked questions about Barney on episode 179 of Two Chairs No Waiting so I thought it would be a good time to do the same for Andy.  We’ll look in to why Andy’s pant leg so often seems to be stuck on his boot and other trivialities.

While we’re looking into trivia, we’ll look into the happenings over at the iMayberry Community and see what the community of Mayberry fans have been visiting about.  It seems they’ve figured out the connection between Joss Whedon, the writer of the May 2012 movie The Avengers (you know Goober would want to see that one), and Mayberry.

It seems we may have found at least one more connection with the old time radio series “The Great Gildersleeve” as well.  If you missed it, check out Two Chairs No Waiting 61: Floyd and Otis, Brothers? for more information about ties between “The Great Gildersleeve” and Mayberry.

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Executive Producer of Two Chairs No Waiting Episode #183: David Wright

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Two Chairs No Waiting 131: Opie the Man

Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:17:28

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This episode you’ll hear just a bit more about the Pine Ridge, AR connection to the people of Mayberry.  Did you know that Gomer’s grandpa is from the home town of “Lum and Abner?”  That’s right! Gomer’s Grandpa, Sergeant Otis Pyle, is a very close relative of Abner Peabody.

Next we’ll hear some feedback from a fellow listener before we get into the actual topic of our show.

Finally we’ll get into the meat of the show.  We all know what a wonderful son Andy Taylor has and we’ll take a few minutes to be reminded.  I know we’ll all agree that Opie is a man.

Don’t forget to leave comments or ask questions on the TwoChairsNoWaiting.com website or using the contact information given in the podcast. We’d love to have you be a part of our next feedback episode. Call the Two Chairs No Waiting Hot-line at (888) 684-8415 and leave a voice mail to be part of the show.

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Executive Producer of Two Chairs No Waiting Episode #131: Tom Sullivan

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Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:19:43

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Opie Cates was on “Lum and Abner” as one of the characters but there are several connections between Pine Ridge, Arkansas and Mayberry, North Carolina.  On Two Chairs No Waiting episode 129 we heard audio of Lum Eddards (played by Chester Lauck) and Abner Peabody (played by Norris Goff) interacting with Opie Taylor’s namesake, Opie Cates, and I’m sure Mayberry fans thought it was interesting but in this episode we’ll go into even greater detail.

Mayberry fans are familiar with Foley’s Market just to opposite side of Floyd’s barber show from the Mayberry Courthouse and with Mr. Foley who ran the store (“Aunt Bee, call the man.”)  By the sixth season of The Andy Griffith Show Mr. Foley had sold out to a new store owner named Mr. Doakes.  You may remember him but you may not if you’re a fan who just doesn’t watch the “color” episode of the series.  If you’re not watching the color episodes, you’re missing out on many great episodes so I encourage you to listen to see what you’re missing.

Back to the connection, on the radio program “Lum and Abner” the two men ran and were co-owners of a store called the Jot ’em Down Store in Pine Ridge, AR.  Well, okay…I’m not going to tell you here because I want to to ‘hear’ the rest of the story on this episode of Two Chairs.

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Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:15:20

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In episode 128, Tim Hollis mentioned that the namesake of Opie Taylor was from a fellow that appeared on the old time radio program “Lum and Abner” following having his very own radio program called “The Opie Cates Show.”

As you may have picked up on, Opie Taylor got his name from band leader and radio actor Opie Cates.  On “The Opie Cates Show” (1947-1948), he played a naive unsophisticated person from the country (a.k.a. a rube or hick) getting adjusted to big city life. Cates started each show by saying, “The doggonedest thing happened to me th’ other day,” and then he’d go on to introduce the story for the week. The show never found a sponsor and lasted only 13 weeks.

He then basically moved right over to “Lum and Abner” with the same character in 1949 where he’d tell stories about his hometown of Clinton, Arkansas.  Cates  appeared on a pilot episode of Lum and Abner that same year but the show wasn’t picked up by the network.

Andy Griffith named Sheriff Taylor’s son after Cates.  Both Andy and producer Sheldon Leonard liked Opie Cates so the name was a natural fit.

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