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Two Chairs No Waiting 70: Aaron Ruben and Howard McNear Remembered

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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Related Links:

  • 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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  • Tim Bradshaw January 30, 2013, 7:59 pm

    I really enjoy hearing things about those who were behind the camera making the greatest shows on earth. This was an interesting podcast and sounds like Mr Baer was the right man for the job to serve at Howard’s funeral. When a person has kept the faith and fought a good fight, the homegoing is uplifting, nothing to be sad about. Another great podcast.

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