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TCNW 432 : Neal Brower Interviews Harvey Bullock 2002 Part 1

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Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:39:55

Over the next few weeks, we have a real jewel to enjoy. Neal Brower interviewed Harvey Bullock at Mayberry Days in 2002. Harvey Bullock (June 4, 1921 – April 23, 2006) wrote 31 episodes of The Andy Griffith Show, 21 episodes of Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. and co-wrote the TV movie Return to Mayberry with Everett Greenbaum. So much of what we, as fans, know of the town of Mayberry was created by the mind of this amazing man.

The audio quality isn’t quite as good as you may be use to for this podcast but the content is something you won’t find anywhere else. Harvey didn’t want to hold the mic up to his face and the audio comes from a video tape so at times there are artifacts but I’ve cleaned it up to a point that I don’t think you’ll be distracted.

In this episode Harvey discusses his early career, meeting his wife Betty on the Today Show, Opie’s Hobo Friend, where “Tuscarora” and “Gollywobbler” came from, and so much more.

And this is just part one so be sure to come back for the rest.

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

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  • Janet Anderson June 28, 2017, 12:50 am

    I am loving this interview with Harvey Bullock! Can’t wait for the remaining two parts! It’s fascinating to hear him talk about how he came up with certain names or ideas. Harvey is one of my favorite writers on TAGS, and he’s very entertaining to listen to. Thanks for running this interview, Allan!

  • Floyd June 28, 2017, 6:06 am

    I’m glad you enjoyed this episode and are looking forward to more. Harvey is amazing and there are jewels of information in almost everything he shares.

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