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Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:18:48

The last few episodes we’ve been talking about things that some of the greatest writers of The Andy Griffith Show took the time to share with fans and I’ve certainly been enjoying celebrating these master writers.  The conversation led one of our Two Chairs No Waiting listeners, Joe Gritton, to write in and share his insightful thoughts about writing.

Long time listeners of Two Chairs may well remember Joe Gritton’s name from previous “flashback” episodes of the podcast written by him that featured lost scenes from The Andy Griffith Show with Floyd the barber and door-to-to salesman Bert Miller.  There are a total of 4 episodes of Two Chairs completely credited to Joe’s writing and while Joe calls himself “The Untrained Voice,” I believe you’ll join me in saying his education is worth every penny.

Be sure to head over and listen to Joe’s “flashback” episodes and I hope you enjoy his comments in this episode.

 

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Two Chairs No Waiting 232: Touch of the Pip

Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:18:02

Back on TCNW #230 I mentioned finding several letters from TAGS writer Harvey Bullock.  Harvey wrote 32 episodes of TAGS and I have several wonderful letters he wrote to me answering questions that fans had asked him and writer Everett Greenbaum.

This episode we’ll find out exactly what is the “pip” and other things like what is Pygmalion and what does it have to do with The Andy Griffith Show.  See….you really do learn things from Mayberry.

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Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:20:17

I was going through my collection of Mayberry stuff recently looking for items that might be of interest to fans of The Andy Griffith Show (TAGS) when I found several letters from Harvey Bullock.  Fans may already know that Harvey wrote 32 episodes of TAGS.  What you may not know is he was a member in good standing of the “Who’s Been Messin’ Up the Bulletin Board?” (WBMUTBB) Chapter of The Andy Griffith Show Rerun Watchers Club (TAGSRWC).

As a member of WBMUTBB, Harvey would often see questions related to episodes that he had written and he would offer answers to those question.  At times, the questions were about episodes that fellow writer Everett Greenbaum had written and Harvey would take the time to go see Everett and get the answers from him.

Let’s hear what these wonder writers have to share with us and get some of the back story of Mayberry.

 

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Burke on Mayberry #110 – 2012 Mayberry Days Festival

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Burke on Mayberry #110 = 2012 Mayberry Days

Running time: 6:48

In this “Burke on Mayberry” podcast, Dr. Kevin L. Burke discusses the annual fun event known as “Mayberry Days” in Mt. Airy, North Carolina (Andy Griffith’s childhood hometown). “It’s BIG!”

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Two Chairs No Waiting 200: Old Aunt Maria

Two Chairs No WaitingHost: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:19:51

Let’s have a fun time visiting and celebrating the 200th episode of Two Chairs No Waiting!  What better way to have fun than to talk about Ernest T. Bass and his song “Old Aunt Maria.”

We find out where the words to the song came from and what the original name was before it became “Old Aunt Maria.”

Thank you all for being part of 200 episodes of the podcast.  There is so much Mayberry in this world if we just keep looking for it.  Go out there and share the spirit of love which is the real spirit of Mayberry.

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Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:29:48

Two Chairs No WaitingThere was so much information about the connections between Mayberry and The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (TGAMC) that it took two episodes of the podcast to cover it all and part 2 is one of the longest episodes ever of Two Chairs No Waiting to fit it all in.

There are about 19 TAGS/TGAMC connections that our crack research staff..okay it was just me but it sounds better to say it was a staff…was able to find.

I hope you’ll enjoy audio clips from TGAMC and the loads of Mayberry fun in this episode of the podcast.

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Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:20:57

Two Chairs No WaitingSet in Rachel Kansas, The Ghost and Mr. Chicken is one of my favorite Don Knotts movies.  That could be because so many folks from Mayberry showed up in this, Mr. Knotts first movie after leaving The Andy Griffith Show.

The first is, of course, Don Knotts as Luther Heggs but lets start of with the behinds the scenes folk.  The Ghost and Mr. Chicken was written by Jim Fritzell and Everett Greenbaum.  Andy Griffith also helped re-write the script but is uncredited for his efforts.

That is only the beginning of the connections and fun trivia related to Mayberry and Don Knotts first movie following The Andy Griffith Show.  Turns out there was so much that this will be the first of two episodes of Two Chairs No Waiting that we’ll do on The Ghost and Mr. Chicken.

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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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  • Aaron Ruben Memorial – Located at iMayberry.com. Drop by for the complete story from the October 3, 1995 issue of TAGSRWC’s newsletter, The Bullet.
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Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:09:24

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Do you remember the story about Myray Lambert?  No…not Myra Koontz, that’s a completely different story.  I’m talking about the “news” Opie and Howie were sharing in the original version of “The Mayberry Sun.”

Frequent listeners will remember that in episode #36 of Two Chairs No Waiting we were discussing “the bomb” comment made in on TAGS episode “Opie’s Newspaper.” (Feel free to pause and go back to give#36 a listen if you missed it.)

While researching that comment, I was re-reading Neal Brower‘s wonderful book Mayberry 101 and ran across a nice insight for fan of The Andy Griffith Show and thought it was something you’d want to know or be reminded of if you have Neal’s book.

The quote I read is found on page 427 Mayberry 101: Behind The Scenes of a TV Classic by Neal Brower | John F. Blair publisher

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Q. Were there any TAGS scripts which were written but never filmed?

A. Yes .Paul, I wrote one ..( I don’t know if other writers wrote any.) Our unfilmed episode was THE WANDERING MINSTREL, which I wrote with Ray Allen Saffian for the 1962-1963 season.. It featured a charming footloose guitar player we called “Wally Jordan.” ( based on an actual musician Andy had great respect for, Brownie Mcghee)

Andy had constantly spoken in praise of Brownie, so it was inevitable someone would write the story. We wrote the outline and then the fully completed script. Now the weird part. To this day nobody on TAGS can give a reason why it wasn’t filmed. It’s still a mystery.

If you’d like to read the script, it is printed in its entirety in Richard Kelly’s seminal book THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW .. Pickled Tink to hear from you. Harvey B

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Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:12:16

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In the episode Opie’s Newspaper when Barney mentions “It must be the bomb,” did you ever wonder what he meant?  We’ll we’re gonna find out on this episode of Two Chairs No Waiting.

For those that don’t remember, Opie’s Newspape is where Opie takes his cue from the adults and spices up a penny newspaper he and his friend Howie publish with gossip he’s overheard. When Barney and the Taylors get a look at the new issue, they have to scramble to collect the copies before they are read by the rest of the town.

In the episode, Opie delivers the first edition of the “Mayberry Sun” to Andy and then to Barney at the courthouse.  Opie reports that he’s having a hard time selling his paper so Barney and Andy try to help by telling him he needs to branch out in his coverage.  Opie & Howie do just that and figure that the adults in town seem to enjoy the “Mayberry After Mid-night” section of the paper the most and set out to make their paper have that type content.

Just after Opie and Howie finish the first run of their revised paper, Opie delivers copies to Barney, Andy, and Aunt Bee in the Taylor’s kitchen at breakfast time.  Opie leaves them with the paper and goes out to place free copies in everyone in Mayberry’s hands or, in most cases, front porch.

The “It must be the bomb” comment comes while they are reflecting on the heat.

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  • Mayberry 101 – by Neal Brower this is must reading for any fan of Mayberry.
  • IMDB listing for Everett Greenbaum
  • YouTube interview with Everett Greenbaum
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