Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:18:58
Let’s talk about “party line.” No, we aren’t going into political talk. Let’s talk about telephone party lines and what happened in Mayberry the day Mr. Tucker visited. The episode is “Man in a Hurry” and was the 79th episode aired (January 14, 1963).
I’m sure you remember that Malcolm Tucker’s car broke down on a Sunday about 2 miles outside of Mayberry and he was trying to get it fixed. He took Gomer’s truck from Wally’s and Andy had to stop him. Then he wanted to make a phone call but Andy told him that the Mendelbright sisters (Maude and Cora Mt. Pilot) tie up the phone for 3 or 4 hours every Sunday afternoon.
The reason the phone was tied up was because it was a party line. Do you remember party lines? Are they still around?
Enjoy the show and welcome to Mayberry if you’re just finding us.
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